Only about 18 inches long, the spinal cord extends from the base of the brain, down along the middle of the back, to the mid-section of the body. Damage to the spinal cord can be permanently debilitating.
Around 40% of spinal cord and head injuries are caused by auto, truck or motorcycle accidents including SUV rollovers, or accidents involving all-terrain vehicles. Brain injuries often occur in car accidents or truck accidents when the head hits the windshield.
Concussions in football or other sports can cause long-term brain injury or permanent back and spinal cord injury. Falls – or violence – can also cause spinal cord or brain injury. Males between the ages of 15 and 35 are most often victims of spinal cord damage.
Head injury or spinal cord paralysis can also happen on construction or job sites.
Tom D’Amore represented a man who was paralyzed while working at a construction site in a small town northwest of Portland, Oregon. Drywall that had been improperly stacked fell on him, knocking him through a temporary guard rail. He fell head-first onto the floor below. Unable to move from the neck down, he will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. D’Amore Law Group filed a claim on behalf of this client, securing a significant recovery.
If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury, contact a law firm experienced in negotiating the best possible settlement. D’Amore Law Group practices in Oregon, California and Washington, with offices in Portland, Bend, and Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.