If you were injured in an Indiana motorcycle accident, contact Boughter Sinak, LLC. Our Indiana motorcycle accident lawyers know the tricks and excuses insurance adjusters use to justify tiny settlements for major injuries. We don’t accept such nonsense and negotiate aggressively for your maximum compensation.
Our established Fort Wayne law firm offers free case consultations to injured Indiana crash victims. At no cost to you, we can answer your motorcycle accident-related legal questions and estimate the value of your claim.
What is a spinal cord injury?
Your spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves that relay messages from your brain to the rest of your body. The spinal cord is protected by the spinal column, also known as the backbone: a stack of interconnected bony discs (vertebrae) alternating with spongy material from about the base of your skull to the tip of your tailbone.
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) mean there is damage to the nerves in the spinal cord. Nerves may be frayed, pinched, or severed in this type of injury.
Signs and symptoms of spinal cord injuries include extreme pain in the head, back, or neck; tingling or loss of sensation in fingers, feet, or toes; loss of control over one or more parts of your body; reduced urinary and bowel retention; bulge(s) on the spine; and difficulty balancing and walking.
After a bad motorcycle wreck, diagnosing an SCI will likely involve a physical examination and body imaging like an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT scan, or X-ray.
Boughter Sinak, LLC protects the rights of injured motorcycle accident victims to collect maximum compensation for injuries. We understand the unique circumstances and requirements for SCI treatment and will aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.
Spinal injuries can be “complete,” which means the cord cannot send signals below the level of the injury, possibly resulting in paralysis, or “incomplete,” which means your movement and sensation below the injury has been reduced. SCIs can lead to the following conditions:
- Paralysis – Loss of voluntary body movement.
- Tetraplegia (aka quadriplegia) – Injuries to one of the eight cervical (neck) segments of the spinal cord that stops the voluntary movement of upper and lower parts of the body. Affected parts may include the fingers, hands, arms, chest, legs, feet, and toes. The head, neck, and shoulders may be affected, too. Someone with a “C4” level injury is paralyzed from the shoulders down.
- Paraplegia – Lesions in the thoracic (chest), lumbar (lower back), or sacral (pelvis and tailbone) regions of the spinal cord reduce ability to voluntarily move lower parts of the body like toes, feet, legs, and possibly abdomen. Someone with a “T12” level of injury is paralyzed from the waist down.
SCIs can also be fatal. Injuries to cervical discs in the neck could make breathing without a ventilator difficult or impossible. Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand the complexities of biker injuries and how to prove their severity to insurance adjusters.
When you need results, experience matters
If you are suffering with a spinal cord injury after a motorcycle accident, the lawyer you choose can make all the difference to your comfort and quality of life.
Boughter Sinak, LLC has recovered millions of dollars for Indiana’s injured. We are relentless in getting you the compensation you deserve. Our past case results include recovering $1.4 million in damages for the family of a fatal motorcycle accident. In another case, we recovered $225,000 for an injured biker who was ejected from their motorcycle in a crash.
If you were injured or a loved one died in a Fort Wayne motorcycle accident, get Boughter Sinak, LLC’s signature aggressive and compassionate Five Diamond Service. Start with a free case consultation.
Do not delay. Indiana has a statute of limitations on motorcycle accidents, so there is a deadline for you to seek compensation. Contact Boughter Sinak, LLC now to schedule your free case consultation. We have offices in Fort Wayne and South Bend and serve all of Indiana. If you can’t come to us, we can go to you. Get in touch today.