We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after an accident involving serious injury. Accident victims and families in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, rely on the experienced accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to help them navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.
A spinal cord injury is defined as damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function, such as mobility or feeling. For example, in an auto accident, your spinal cord may be compressed or severed resulting in serious injuries and death.
Approximately 10,000 new spinal cord injuries occur each year with life-changing consequences. Victims and their families often have to deal with permanent disabilities such as paraplegia, quadriplegia and myelopathy.
Some causes of spinal cord injury are:
The resulting spine injury, neck injury or back injury may include:
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is Minnesota’s largest personal injury law firm. We maintain a national reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our spinal cord injury clients.
Our success is attributed to the combination of experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client. Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney. Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured. The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.