Causes of Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

A spinal cord injury can occur in any place and at any time. Whether it is a medical error, on-the-job accident or even an apparently innocent fender bender, injuries happen more commonly than you may think. Some of the spinal cord injury lawsuits include:

  • Wrongful death
  • Birth injuries and birth defects
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Car accidents

Wrongful Death

One of the first questions family members asks is, “Why?” Why did they have to lose their daughter, son mother or father suddenly and violently? When the authorities decide that negligence caused the accident, the legal concept of wrongful death comes to the forefront.

Premises Liability

Did you or your loved ones suffer an accident caused by dangerous and defective property, either while outside or inside a building? These are known as “premises liability." They can take place at residences (rentals or private homes), commercial buildings (offices or stores) or on public property (public transportation, streets, or parks).

Premises can be dangerous for many reasons: dangerous clutter, poor maintenance, shoddy building materials or faulty design. Dangerous premises can lead to having something fall on or hit you.

There are two rules to determine who is legally responsible when someone suffers a spinal cord injury

  • Rule One: The owner has to keep the property safe.
  • Rule Two: The visitor must use property normally.

Birth Injury

The birth of a child is the most joyful time in a parent's life, and thankfully, most child deliveries go comparatively smoothly. But complications do arise during delivery or even pregnancy, potentially leading to injury of the child. In such situations where the harm was avoidable, it is crucial that the legal right of both the parent and the child are adequately safeguarded.

Most birth injuries involve one the following scenarios:

  • Doctor’s failure to respond or assess conditions
  • Injuries due to prenatal care

Boating and Motorcycle Accidents

A tranquil trip on the lake can turn deadly through sinking, swamping, grounding, explosions, fires, floating or fixed objects or a collision with another vessel. Motorcycle accidents can result in spine injuries, severe burns, broken bones and other serious injuries.

If you find yourself in one of these situations, seek legal help from qualified law firm such as Maloney-Lyons, LLC any time.