As experienced and knowledgeable West Virginia spinal cord injury attorneys, we are keenly aware of the hardships that this injury and the subsequent paralysis can cause in a person’s life.
The most frequent cause of spinal cord injuries is motor vehicle wrecks but these injuries happen as a result of other activities as well.
Diving into a shallow pool of water or falling off a horse are two other ways that a person can break his or her neck and back and become paralyzed. Other violent contact sports like American football have been know to occasionally cause a player to suffer a broken neck or back.
Another occasional cause of spinal cord injury is a gun shot wound. If you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident, sporting injury, or criminal attack you could have received a spinal cord injury and have had your life drastically altered forever.
The attorneys at The Adams Legal Group LLC are sensitive to the many ways that your life can damaged from this injury.
1. Your Employment
Your ability to make a living, feed, clothe and put a roof over their head, will be severely impacted if you have suffered a spinal cord injury. There are very few jobs that do not require some degree of mobility or manual dexterity where you could do your job as effectively, if at all, if you are no longer able to use your hands and or legs.
2. Your Hobbies and Sports
If you had a hobby, physical activity like running, biking or swimming, or played sports like softball or tennis, you’ll probably have to give it up if you are immobilized because of a spinal cord injury. For many of us, our daily physical activity was not only good for us physically but also mentally, as participating in the sport provided a relief from the mental stress of day to day life. Not being able to participate in sports could be the worse part of becoming paralyses by a spinal cord injury.
3. Your Relationships
A married person spousal relationship is another important aspect of our overall well being and being paralyzed can put a strain on our relationship. It’s not that your partner would necessarily be overly disappointed in you, but the issue in your mind could be the loss of your self-esteem because you may have a feeling of no longer being able to please your partner or to be of worth to your family.
In addition, the daily routines of cooking, cleaning and even getting up to go to the bathroom could be hindered by a spinal cord injury and could put even more pressure on your spouse to pick up these additional responsibilities.
As you can see, spinal cord injuries can adversely effect many aspects of a person’s life and you need an attorney that is sensitive them all and one that cares about your total well-being.
Adams Legal Group are just such attorneys and we look forward to coming out to visit you if you are incapacitated and unable to make it in to see us. We will listen carefully to all of the facts pertaining to your case and work diligently to secure the best possible legal settlement for you.