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Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer in St. Louis and Missouri. When a spinal cord injury changes your life forever, you need a great spinal cord injuries lawyer on your side. Call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online now to speak to a qualified lawyer in St. Louis about your case for free. Our team of accomplished spinal cord injury lawyers have the resources, knowledge and determination to demand the great recovery you deserve. Do not waste any time. Call Burger Law now.

Missouri Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer

Spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the United States and can have a catastrophic effect on your life and the life of your loved ones. If you or a loved one sustained an injury because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you are angry and it can be difficult to know what to do and who to turn to. Your Burger Law spinal cord injuries lawyer is here to help you heal. Our team of dedicated, compassionate and experienced spinal cord injury attorneys understand the pain you are feeling and will aggressively demand your recovery until you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you have already finished your medical treatments or have learned that you or a loved one may need lifelong care due to permanent disabilities, you are entitled to a full financial recovery to help protect you and your family’s future and make you whole again. Call our spinal cord injury lawyers in Missouri today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

If your spinal cord injury was caused by a car accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice or other type of injury where someone else broke the rules and injured you, you need the expert and trustworthy spinal cord injuries lawyer of Burger Law to fight for you and demand that you get a maximum recovery. We have over two decades of experience standing up to bullies like resistant insurance companies in spinal cord injury cases and have helped our clients collect $170 million dollars in verdicts and settlements. We charge no fees until we win your case. When you hire Burger Law’s St. Louis spinal cord injuries lawyer we start working on your case immediately and we do not rest until you are awarded a complete recovery. We handle all every aspect of your spinal cord injury claim including litigation, documentation and evidence collecting so that you can put your mind at ease and focus on your rehabilitation and your family’s well being after your accident.

If you have a spinal cord injury because of somebody else's negligence or reckless behavior, use our personal injury calculator to see how much your injury could be worth.


Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is the part of your body that acts as a messenger between the brain and the rest of your body. When you want to walk, your spinal cord sends the message from your brain to your legs and feet. If your feet are cold, your spinal cord lets the brain know. When your spinal cord is damaged, it can have a profound effect on your ability to complete basic daily tasks, not to mention the damage it can do to your work, social life and emotional health. That is why you need to call the spinal cord injuries lawyer at Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT if you sustain a spinal cord injury in an accident. We have the knowledge, skill and experience to make sure you are fully compensating for the devastating impact you or your loved one’s spinal cord injury has had on your life.

The severity of spinal cord injuries are referred to as the injury’s “completeness”. A “complete” spinal cord injury means that you lose all feeling and movement below the place where the injury to your spinal cord occurred. An “incomplete” spinal cord injury means that you are able to retain some degree of sensation and movement below the injury. An injury higher on the spinal cord can lead to paralysis or loss of sensation to almost your entire body and affect all four of your limbs.

If you have been in an accident and have any of the following symptoms, you need to seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Paralysis, weakness or uncoordinated movement in any part of your body
  • Loss of or impaired sensation, such as the ability to feel heat, cold and touch
  • Extreme pain or pressure in your back or head
  • Numbness or tingling in your extremities
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of bladder control
  • A twisted back

But just getting emergency medical treatment is not enough to truly help you heal. Depending on how severe your injury is, you may need medical care and assistive devices for months, years or even the rest of your life. At Burger Law, our aggressive spinal cord injuries lawyer will insist on getting you maximum compensation to make sure your healing and recovery is taken care of financially. You can trust us to protect you and your family’s future. Do not hesitate; call our St. Louis personal injury law firm today at (314) 500-HURT for a free consultation.

Why You Need a Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer

Because of the unique and vital role spinal cord injuries play in our bodies, the consequences of a spinal cord injury can be severe. If you have a spinal cord injury because somebody else was negligent and broke the rules, you need a talented and accomplished spinal cord injuries lawyer in St. Louis like those at Burger Law to stand by your side and demand a complete financial recovery. Some of the devastating effects of a spinal cord injury are:

  • Loss of Upper Extremity Function. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, you may lose partial or complete function of your arms and upper body. This can be devastating to you or your loved one as basic daily activities like brushing your teeth are no longer possible. You may have to hire a care provider and may have to depend on someone else for mobility.
  • Loss of Lower Extremity Function. Loss of leg and lower body functions can make activities like running, climbing or even walking difficult or impossible. You may be confined to a wheelchair, limiting your mobility and ability to do things like drive.
  • Skin. If you or a loved one no longer has feeling on parts of their skin, they will be highly susceptible to burns, bedsores or other dangerous skin conditions.
  • Blood-flow. If your blood flow is disrupted by a spinal cord injury, you could experience low blood pressure, dangerous blood clots or even a life threatening rise in blood pressure.
  • Loss of Bladder and Bowel Control. Your spinal cord injury puts you at risk of loss of control of your bladder and bowel movements, which not only has an immense effect on your daily life but can lead to dangerous complications or infections.
  • Respiratory Difficulty. Higher level spinal cord injuries can also affect the muscles that control breathing, meaning you may have to be temporarily or permanently placed on a respirator and are at higher risk for pneumonia and other infections.

The terrible and total impact a spinal cord injury can have on your life is precisely why it is imperative to reach out to the spinal cord injuries lawyer at Burger Law today. We will hold the liable party accountable for your injury, demand that all past and future medical expenses are paid for and that you are also fully compensated for the emotional devastation the injury has had on the life of you and your loved ones. We fight back against bullies like insurance companies who use deceptive tactics to try to swindle you out of the money you deserve. It is essential to hire the right law firm, and the sooner you hire Burger Law the sooner our spinal cord injury lawyers can start working on your case and fighting to protect you and your family’s future.


How Can a Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer Help Determine Who Is Liable for My Injury?

Many, but not all, spinal cord injuries are caused by another person’s negligence or reckless actions. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be able to receive compensation from the negligent party by filing a personal injury claim in Missouri. If you think you or a loved one is entitled to financial compensation for a spinal cord injury, contact Burger Law today for a free case evaluation to see what you can recover. Our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers start working on your case right away to get you all the compensation you deserve.

Below are some of the most common cases in which you may have a claim and we can hold another party accountable for your spinal cord injuries and win you maximum compensation.

Spinal Cord Injuries from Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents account for about 38 percent of spinal cord injuries. There are a number of situations where a driver may break the rules of the road and would be responsible for your injuries:

  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Speeding
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Distracted driving, some examples include:
    • Eating
    • Looking at directions
    • Texting or otherwise using their phone while driving
    • Personal grooming, such as applying makeup or shaving
    • Daydreaming
    • Focused on a conversation with a passenger
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Failure to stop at red lights or stop signs

If you or a loved one experienced a spinal cord injury in a car crash, call our spinal cord injuries lawyers in Missouri at (314) 500-HURT for a free case evaluation. When you hire a spinal cord injuries lawyer at Burger Law, we get to work on your claim immediately. We will gather all important evidence, including taking official statements and depositions from eye witnesses, obtaining police reports, acquiring surveillance footage of the accident and even reviewing the at-fault driver’s cell phone records. We utilize a network of car accident experts to prove exactly how your spinal cord injury occurred and exactly how extensive your damages are.

Spinal Cord Injuries from Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents occur when a dangerous condition such as a hazardous surface or object causes you to lose your balance and fall, which can result in spinal cord injuries. Over 32 percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of a fall of some kind. Slip and fall injuries are usually covered under a law called Premises Liability. The owner or operator of a property must keep their property reasonably safe. Examples of common slip and fall causes where the property owner or manager may be liable are:

  • Wet surfaces without warning signage
  • Broken, damaged or poorly constructed buildings
  • Stray cords or wires
  • Poor lighting
  • Objects not being placed where they should be

According to Missouri Revised Statute §537.348, property owners are liable for injuries when they did not “guard or warn against a dangerous condition.” In order to prove a property owner’s negligence caused your slip and fall spinal cord injuries, your spinal cord injuries lawyer will demonstrate three things:

  1. That the property was not reasonably safe
  2. That the property owner was aware of, or should have been aware of, the dangerous condition; and
  3. That the property owner did not fix the dangerous condition, warn of its existence or that the attempted solution did not adequately fix the dangerous condition.

If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury in a slip and fall accident in the St. Louis area or anywhere in Missouri, your Burger Law spinal cord injuries lawyer will know how to hold a negligent property owner accountable. We have over two decades of experience fighting, proving and winning the tough cases. We get great results and maximum compensation for our spinal cord injury clients.

Spinal Cord Injuries from Medical Malpractice

We trust doctors and healthcare professionals to give us proper care and follow all the rules when we are at our most vulnerable. Sometimes they break those rules and give you substandard care, such as missing a diagnosis or not properly monitoring you during surgery. When that happens, you need the trustworthy and experienced spinal cord injury attorneys at Burger Law to hold the negligent doctor responsible. Common types of medical malpractice that could lead to spinal cord injuries are:

  • Surgery. Even if the surgery is not related to the spine, a surgical team still has to make sure your body is positioned correctly. Sometimes a botched surgery, even one made to correct a relatively minor spinal cord injury, could worsen a spinal cord injury and cause paralysis.
  • Anesthesia. Improper administration of anesthesia can cause an epidural hematoma, which can lead to lifelong spinal cord injuries.
  • Emergency Room. If a spinal cord injury is misdiagnosed and not treated in time, or if a patient is moved incorrectly during their emergency room stay, permanent spinal cord injuries can occur.
  • Failing to Diagnose a Spinal Tumor. Spinal nerves can become compressed under spinal tumors, which can lead to lifelong nerve damage and loss of movement and sensation.

While medical malpractice cases are notoriously difficult to win, the spinal cord injury attorneys at Burger Law have over two decades of experience with every type of spinal cord injury case. Resistant insurance companies fear us because they know we are the St. Louis and Missouri law firm that will take on and win the tough cases and that we demand maximum compensation for our clients. Your Burger Law spinal cord injuries lawyer will give you the heartfelt attention and care your medical professionals failed to show you.

Spinal Cord Injuries from Product Liability

Manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe and that any safety instructions are communicated clearly to the consumer. When they are negligent and you suffer a spinal cord injury by using a dangerous product, you need the talented Burger Law spinal cord injury attorneys in St. Louis to hold them accountable. There are a number of products that can lead to spinal cord injuries:

  • Automobile parts, such as faulty brakes, that lead to car accidents
  • Medical equipment
  • Prescribed or over-the-counter drugs
  • Playground equipment
  • Heavy machinery
  • Sports equipment
  • Malfunctioning firearms or other weapons

When a company failed to properly test a product, approved an inherently flawed design, did not issue a recall or otherwise failed to ensure the safety of their product, they need to pay for breaking the rules. An accomplished and skilled spinal cord injuries lawyer in St. Louis like the ones at Burger Law will work tirelessly to make sure you get the full recovery a negligent company owes you.

Spinal Cord Injuries from An Employer

12 percent of workplace injuries cause damage to the spinal cord. If you receive a spinal cord injury at work, you may be able to file a Missouri workers’ compensation claim or third party claim against your employer if the work environment was unsafe. In general, spinal cord injuries at work are caused in two different ways:

  1. Acute Injuries. This is an injury where the damage to the spinal cord occurs immediately, for example if you fall or if something falls on you. More dangerous workplaces, like construction sites or warehouses, put employees at a higher risk of these types of injuries. Your employer has an obligation to make sure the workplace and all equipment is safe and that all employees receive proper safety training. If your employer breaks the rules and does not provide an adequately safe work environment in St. Louis, you can count on Burger Law to hold them responsible for your spinal cord injury.
  2. Repetitive Stress Damage. This occurs when a worker repeats an activity – such as lifting a heavy object – and the body wears down over time. These can be difficult cases to win because it is hard to prove when or why exactly the injury occurred. That is why it is important to seek medical attention at the onset of symptoms, and to call a spinal cord injuries lawyer immediately to discuss your case. At Burger Law, we have a network of dedicated and knowledgeable doctors and medical professionals we work with who will help us prove your case and get you the expert medical care you need.

If your employer sends you to an off-location site where you are injured because of the property owner's negligence, you need a spinal cord injuries lawyer who is well-versed in both workers’ compensation and premises liability laws in Missouri. The Burger Law spinal cord injury lawyers have seen and won every type of personal injury case. You can be confident that when an employer or property owner is responsible for your spinal cord injury, our spinal cord injury attorneys will use every applicable law to hold them accountable and maximize your compensation.

Spinal Cord Injuries from Gunshot Wounds or Other Violence

Acts of violence, particularly gun shots, are the third biggest cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States. Obviously, if somebody shoots or hurts you on purpose, that is a crime, and if they are criminally charged, a prosecutor will typically order them to pay you damages. If they are not charged or refuse to pay, you may file a civil lawsuit with the help of our personal injury lawyers in St. Louis.

In the event of an accidental shooting, you have a case if you were shot by someone who was negligent (such as not properly handling the gun) or reckless (such as someone who drank heavily before handling a gun). In rare cases, you may be able to file a suit against a gun manufacturer for product liability. If you have been hurt because someone else broke the rules and was violent towards you, you are likely feeling vulnerable and afraid. That is why you need a trustworthy and compassionate St. Louis spinal cord injuries lawyer who understands what you are going through and will stand by your side until you get the complete compensation you deserve.

Below are some helpful links and frequently asked questions for hit and runs and other types of car accidents:


What Compensation Will My Lawyer Be Able to Help Me Recover for My Spinal Cord Injuries?

The compensation you receive for your spinal cord injury will depend on the impact the injury has had and will have on your life, the cost of your medical bills and, among other things, your spinal cord injuries lawyer’s skills and ability. At Burger Law we fight tirelessly to make sure you get the full recovery you deserve in order to help you heal. The state of Missouri differentiates between two different types of damages that can be awarded in spinal cord injury cases:

Economic Damages

Economic damages refers to all of the money you spent or will spend on medical expenses and all of the wages you lost or will lose as a result of not being able to work because of your injury. Spinal cord injuries can severely limit your ability to move and complete tasks. They also often require extensive hospital and physical therapy appointments along with medication and special equipment. As such, the economic damages of a spinal cord injury can be staggering.

Since 2015, about 30 percent of people with spinal cord injuries need to be re-hospitalized at least once the following year, and the average hospital stay is eighteen days. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the estimated lifetime costs for a 25-year-old who sustains a permanent spinal cord injury ranges between $1,724,594 and $5,162,152, depending on the severity of the injury. That is an incredible financial burden for anyone to pay, let alone pay because somebody else broke the rules and injured you, especially if the injuries they caused severely lowers your future earning capacity.

Our effective and dedicated spinal cord injuries lawyer at Burger Law in St. Louis work closely with economic and medical experts to calculate the exact dollar amount you are entitled to because of your medical expenses, inability to work and all other damages. If you will need a wheelchair or walker for the rest of your life, we will calculate exactly how often they need to be replaced and how much they will cost. You should not have to pay because of someone else’s careless actions. Our St. Louis spinal cord injuries lawyer works hard on your case so you do not have to. We make sure the cost of all your past and future medical expenses are covered by the negligent party and that they provide you with compensation for any wages you lost and your loss of future earning potential.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are much harder to quantify, and essentially refer to the impact your spinal cord injury has on your ability to enjoy life. The state of Missouri defines noneconomic damages as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of capacity to enjoy life
  • Loss of consortium

Unfortunately, in 2015 the Missouri state legislature passed Senate Bill 239, which limits the amount of noneconomic damages a plaintiff can receive in a medical malpractice case. Your Burger Law spinal cord injuries lawyer is personally invested in your recovery and understands that you need and deserve maximum compensation for the catastrophic impact your spinal cord injury has had on your life.


Call a Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer Today

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The legal process can be confusing and complicated, and that confusion can be compounded after your life has been turned upside down by a devastating spinal cord injury. The dedicated and talented spinal cord injuries lawyer at Burger Law in St. Louis will give you and your case the heartfelt and passionate representation you deserve. Once you hire our Missouri law firm, we start working on your case immediately, and we handle all documentation, paperwork and litigation. If we cannot reach a settlement with the defendant for the full compensation you need to make you whole again for your spinal cord injuries, we will take the fight to trial and use our finely honed trial skills to get you the recovery you deserve. We do not charge any fees until we win your case. Call us today.

Burger Law is the highest and best rated spinal cord injury law firm in the midwest. We know how spinal cord injury cases work and insist on getting you the full recovery you need to heal, whether we are negotiating with a resistant insurance company or appealing to a jury in court. contact us online for a free case evaluation, or call us at (314) 500-HURT so we can get started on your case right away.

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