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Spinal Cord Injury

Neck, back, and other painful spine injuries are common after accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, construction or work-related incidents, and slip and fall injuries. Spinal cord injuries often cause permanent changes in the levels of strength and sensation below the site of the injury. They can lead to debilitating nerve pain and paralysis, including paraplegia or quadriplegia. The devastating consequences of these injuries affect every aspect of an individual’s life, and an attorney must consider the full impact of the injury and account for complete life-care needs in order to achieve a legal outcome that provides for quality of life and productive post-injury living.

Because of Ogborn Mihm’s extensive experience with spinal cord injury clients, we are involved with and support The Chanda Plan Foundation.  The Chanda Plan Foundation is a non-profit foundation that helps people with spinal cord injuries to access integrative therapies such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic and adaptive yoga to improve blood flow, strength and sometimes sensation.

We Take Spinal Injuries Seriously

Although spinal injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, many insurance companies try to downplay their severity in order to save money on claims. Throughout our years of practicing personal injury law, the team at Ogborn Mihm has seen numerous insurers attempt to minimize the permanency and severity of neck and back injuries by referring to them as “soft tissue” injuries. The goal of using this specific language is to imply that our clients’ spinal injuries are “not a big deal.”  But we know better.

How We Can Help

Ogborn Mihm’s expertise in spinal injuries sets us apart from other personal injury firms. Our attorneys go the extra mile to assess each individual situation, and exhaustively prepare each case, taking the time to research and understand the anatomy and treatment of a client’s injuries.  Our firm recognizes that our clients’ spinal injuries are serious and have specific pain generators. We are well aware of the far-reaching effects of injuries like disc herniation, radiculopathy, ligamentous laxity, facet joint damage and other painful injuries that necessitate spinal fusion, injections or other treatments. It is important that you receive a complete diagnosis of your injuries and pain generators in order to determine the permanency of your condition.