Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas, NV
Helping Seriously Injured Accident Victims Get Back on Their Feet
None of us can stay independent or lead a prosperous life without a functioning spinal cord. An array of accidents can lead to severe spinal cord injuries, which may even lead to paralysis and a sudden, sharp decline in your quality of life.
If you were injured or if your loved one was paralyzed in an accident and you believe someone else is to blame, you need a qualified Las Vegas spinal cord injury attorney to examine your case and inform you of your rights. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we have decades of experience and have secured millions of dollars for severely injured accident victims throughout the Las Vegas area. We offer free, confidential consultations and there are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.
For a free consultation with one of our Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyers, call (702) 505-8115. We can travel to you if necessary.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
In the United States, there are around 200,000 people living with spinal cord injuries. It’s estimated that more than 12,000 people will become victims of spinal cord injuries every year. 80% of those victims will be male and up to 70% of them will be under the age of 35. The cost of treatment can be as much as $30,000 per patient every year.
The Effects & Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord consists of millions of nerves that link your brain to the rest of your body. When the spinal cord is damaged, the body stops receiving signals from the brain, resulting in paralysis or loss of sensation. Depending on where the injury hits the spinal cord, the body below that point may no longer be functional. There are also two tracts—one ascending and one descending—that carry information to the brain and sends signals back to the rest of the body. In the event of a complete spinal cord injury, both tracts will be damaged, which means both sides of the body are equally affected.
In a medical evaluation, physicians will look for the following signs of a spinal cord injury:
- Loss of sensation in the limbs
- Muscle contractions
- Fractured or dislocated vertebrae
- Paralysis or low muscle strength
- Loss of normal bowel or bladder control
What Are the Main Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Besides physical assault and gunshot wounds, the leading causes for spinal cord injuries include:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Sports accidents
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Options
Extensive surgery and treatment are usually required to reduce tissue swelling and remove fluid or reset bones. Once the patient has been deemed ready, rehabilitation can begin. These programs often involve relearning motor skills and practicing techniques to adapt their disability to daily life.
In addition, medical technology has been developed to assist spinal cord injury patients, including:
- Electronic wheelchairs that can move over unstable ground or climb stairs
- Computers that use voice recognition or key guards
- Voice-activated electronic aids for doing household chores
- Electric stimulation devices that control arm and leg muscles for activities like standing, walking, and gripping
- Robotic gait training that enables patients to walk again
What Our Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Do for You
Those who suffer this kind of tragic injury may need medical care and financial support for the rest of their lives. If someone else’s negligence was responsible for causing your spinal cord injury, you need the help of a qualified Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyer.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we’re dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you need for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and general pain and suffering. Our attorneys put their combined experience and knowledge of personal injury law at your disposal.
Don’t let a spinal cord injury ruin the rest of your life. No matter how severe the damage might be, you deserve the best care and monetary compensation. The Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyers at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith are ready to give you the counsel and support you need to make your case in court. We offer a free initial consultation and will visit any client unable to leave their home or the hospital.
Contact us online or call (702) 505-8115 today to learn more about how we can help you on the road to recovery.
“John Bertoldo made us feel very at ease about the situation... They truly care about their clients and making them feel at ease through the entire process. Overall I think the process has been exceptional.”- Pete
“Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”- Aaliyah R.
“They were fast, caring, and always answered my questions and reassured me throughout the process. I highly recommend Lindsay Cullen as an attorney and the firm to represent you if you're seeking any legal guidance.”- Jay G.
Experience You Can Trust
Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.
Legacy of Client Satisfaction
Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.
Committed to the Community
We are proud to support a number of charitable organizations as a way to give back to the community we are honored to serve.
We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.
Proven Record of Results
We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.
Comprehensive Legal Guidance
Our attorneys will handle each aspect of your case, including securing short and long-term medical care, helping to recover lost wages and more.