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Spinal Cord Injuries

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 Carter Smith & Cullen, 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 Carter Smith & Cullen, 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 Carter Smith & Cullen 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.

Our Promise to You

Why You Can Count on Our Firm
  • 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.
  • Client-Centered Approach

    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.

Client testimonials

Real Stories From Real Clients
    “They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”
    “The kindness and compassion they showed during my case was amazing! They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”
    - Ryan W.
    “So seamless and easy for me.”
    “I was involved in two car accidents within a year. They made everything so seamless and easy for me and were always available for questions or reassurance. This law firm clearly not only cares about what they do, but the clients they do it for. Thank you, ”
    - Aimee W.
    “The process has been exceptional.”
    “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 S.
    “Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith took great care of me.”
    “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.
    “Very nice & professional.”
    “Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”
    - Aaliyah R.
    “A Lawyer that cares and will fight for you.”
    “Since day one of meeting Brett, I knew I was in good hands. Brett made sure to thoroughly explain and cover any/all question or concern that I had, and was able to ease my mind and get me an answer to the question/s I was seeking.”
    - Julie M.
    “By far, one of the best and most reputable firm's in Las Vegas.”
    “I highly recommend Steve Baker and the entire team. Thank you again for always answering all of our questions and being so easy to work with, something I have not experienced with other firms here in town.”
    - Steven P.
    “Best help I could have asked for.”
    “Thank you all so much for all the hard work you put into my case. All of you mean the world to me and I am thankful to have received the most quality help from the BBC&S team. Thanks again and I miss you all!”
    - Sierra S. P.

A Proven Record of Results

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • $100 Million Product Defect and Fatality from Helicopter Crash
  • $30 Million Fatality/Burn Disfigurement from Helicopter Crash
  • $19.5 Million Brain Damage from Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $18.5 Million Wrongful Death from Aircraft Accident
  • $16 Million Motor Vehicle Accident, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $12 Million Negligence Security leading to Sexual Assault
  • $10.8 Million Brain Injury, Premises Liability
  • $10 Million Brain Injury, Premises Liability