Spinal Injury

Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Injuries

The human body can absorb a lot of trauma, but it is simply not built to withstand the physics of a motor vehicle crash. The jarring forces at impact can result in instant paralysis, as well as more subtle damage to the spine and nerves that become severely debilitating.

If you or a family member suffered a spinal injury in a collision, a fall, or other type of accident caused by the negligence of others, contact John G. Rice, P.L.C. of Winchester, Kentucky. I am an attorney dedicated to helping victims recover as much as medically possible, by securing the full financial damages needed to pay for years or a lifetime of treatment. Call us 859-759-4404 or toll-free at 1-866-542-2293.

Former Rehabilitation Counselor • 21 Years of Personal Injury Litigation

The head weighs more than the muscles and ligaments can handle in a motorcycle or motor vehicle collision. Even at low speed, the forces overcome the support structures and cause a range of injuries.

I'm not a doctor, but I do have over 30 years of experience in the complex medical issues relating to injuries of the spinal column and spinal cord. Before I practiced law, I spent 12 years in the physical and vocational rehabilitation field. I've dealt with and litigated a wide variety of spinal injuries:

  • Paralyzation (paraplegia, quadriplegia, hemiplegia)
  • Paraparesis (partial paralysis with limited mobility)
  • Fractured vertebrae (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Herniated disc (bulging/ruptured disc)
  • Nerve damage (loss of feeling and/or loss of motor function)
  • Cauda equina syndrome (damage to the collection of nerves at the base of the spinal cord)

I have educated juries and insurance claims adjusters about the technical aspects of what happens to the human spine in an accident, and I guide clients in understanding their injury and seeking the right medical and rehab care.

The problem with spinal injury is that symptoms may come and go. Like a pinched garden hose cuts off the flow, damaged nerves or pressure from a herniated disc can send intermittent signals, resulting in shooting pains, loss of sensation, muscle weakness. Victims may feel fine one day, and completely debilitated the next.

In seeking damages from the responsible parties, I track your medical progress and consult with your doctors and medical experts. For permanent injuries, we assemble economists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and other experts to develop a life plan that projects your medical and financial needs (future surgery, home modification, nursing or personal care, and replacement of earnings). In your lawsuit or insurance claim, we also seek damages for pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. However, we don't think in terms of permanent disability — we pursue your case from the perspective of what it will take for you to get better.

Contact an experienced spinal injury lawyer for a free case evaluation. You can reach us 859-759-4404 or toll-free at 1-866-542-2293. Weekend and evening appointments are available on request, including hospital visits.

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Winchester, Kentucky 40391
Phone 859-759-4404
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Toll Free 1-866-542-2293

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