Posted on March 9th, 2012
In the pursuit of justice, the esteemed Maryland spinal cord injury lawyers of The Snyder Litigation Team have developed a reputation for offering experience, wisdom and results. Snyder & Snyder can get you the compensation you so rightly deserve if you’ve sustained spinal injuries due to malpractice or the gross negligence of others.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury (also referred to as myelopathy or SCI) often entails the loss of feeling and mobility one experiences when the body’s spinal cord is lacerated due to a sudden blunt trauma. Moreover, the ensuing bleeding, swelling, and inflammation can make the damage worse over time. The most common type of spinal cord injuries are compression, involving excess pressure being applied directly to the spinal cord, and contusion, which involves the bruising of the spine. These serious life-affecting injuries are often brought on by accidents –most commonly motor vehicle accidents for those under the age of 65. Those over the age of 65 are more prone to suffering spinal lacerations due to falling accidents.
Spinal Injury Statistics
Sadly, every year, an estimated 11,000 Americans suffer a spinal cord injury. Among those individuals who have suffered serious spinal trauma, only 52% are covered by insurance at the time of injury. Many individuals do not receive the treatments they so desperately need. This is perhaps why 200,000 Americans still sustain long-term disability due to spinal cord injury. Individuals who’ve suffered this most grievous form of injury because of the wrongdoings of others deserve better. While the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke is working hard to ensure spinal cord injury can be alleviated in the future, you deserve justice now. If you’ve suffered SCI due to negligence or medical malpractice, you can always turn to Maryland spinal cord injury lawyers, Snyder & Snyder.
Proven Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Highly renowned for our decisive $150 million verdict in an MTBE Ground Water Contamination case against Exxon Mobile, among other crucial legal victories, The Snyder Litigation Team fights to bring justice to the citizens of Maryland and Washington, DC. We offer a synthesis of experience and knowledge, which we attribute to the continued success of our firm and our clients. By devoting the necessary amount of time and attention to each of our clients’ cases, Snyder & Snyder can achieve the justice you so rightly deserve. Call today for a consultation of your potential case.