Spinal Cord Injury


Missouri Spinal Cord Injury Claims and Litigation

Severe truck or auto accidents, falls from heights, or an undiagnosed infection at a hospital can all result in paralysis due to spinal cord damage. If you need legal advice about your options for recovering damages from the person or institution responsible for a serious injury to the neck or back, contact an experienced trial attorney at Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard in St. Louis.

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The first step, of course, is to prove liability against the defendant – in other words, to prove that you have the right to collect compensation from the person whose negligence or indifference to your safety caused your spine injury. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we are thoroughly familiar with the full range of accident investigation techniques. We know what facts are necessary to prove negligence in motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases and other situations, and we know how to present those facts to their greatest persuasive effect both in settlement negotiations and in court.

Proof of damages through experts in spinal cord injury cases

Even while we are working up the liability side of your case, we monitor your physical condition and medical prognosis in order to ensure your access to the treatment and rehabilitation services you need for the greatest physical recovery possible. In cases where paraplegia or quadriplegia appear likely, we engage experienced life care planning experts to work with you and identify the full range of your present and future needs for adaptive technology, in-home assistance, pain management, counseling, and physical therapy to preserve your remaining physical health and capacity for independent living as much as possible.

In a case such as a truck accident or car wreck, there is usually little question that the spinal cord injury was the direct result of the collision. Once liability is established against the defendant, any remaining issues tend to involve the correct amount of future medical and rehabilitation expenses. In medical malpractice cases, however, the issue of causation is often in sharp dispute. The defendant physician or hospital might argue that a spinal injury resulted from preexisting conditions or infections that the health care provider could not reasonably have detected or prevented, given the patient’s other symptoms.

Skilled trial representation for disabled clients since 1976

With 30 years of success on behalf of seriously injured clients and their families, the trial lawyers of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard have demonstrated the ability to meet and overcome defenses to liability and damages in case after case, no matter how complex. We can commit whatever legal or forensic resources are necessary to establish your case within the limits of the facts and the law. To learn more about our ability to represent your interests in a spinal cord injury case,contact one of our AV-rated* attorneys in St. Louis for a free consultation.

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