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Dealing with Spinal Cord Injuries: The First 90 Days.

By Burg Simpson
June 3, 2019
4 min read


According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, it is estimated that more than 17,000 people each year suffer from spinal cord injuries. Recent data from the NSCISC indicates there are nearly 300,000 people in the United States who are currently living with a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Burg Simpson shareholder Peter W. Burg has been a champion for SCI patients for many years. He is one of the country’s foremost trial lawyers as well as a leading authority on handling claims for people with traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injuries. Burg says:  “Compensation for an injury of this nature is about re-payment for your losses, payment for what has been taken away from you, and being provided economic resources to assist you with your medical and life care needs created due to the wrongdoing of someone else.”

If you have been in an accident that’s left you with a serious spinal cord injury, it is possible that in addition to your medical care, you may also require the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. You can contact a personal injury lawyer at Burg Simpson by filling out our online form, or by calling us at 888 895 2080 now.


The First 90 Days, written by Sam Maddox, is a resource tool for SCI patients. The information contained in this volume is designed to assist SCI patients and those who care for them, and addresses issues that include:

  • Emergency management.
  • The basics of SCIs.
  • Rehabilitation
  • The mental consequences of SCIs.
  • Caregivers
  • Research and recovery.

Click here to access the Arizona Edition of the First 90 Days.


Peter Burg’s contribution to the book answers some of the legal related questions a patient might have, particularly where they have sustained their injury in an accident caused by another party. Many victims of these injuries often overlook that they could be eligible for compensation for the injuries they have suffered due to the acts or omissions by another party.


Burg Simpson is a law firm with over four decades of experience dealing with SCI personal injury cases. Peter Burg and the personal injury attorneys at the firm are trained to handle these cases. The team includes:

  • Michael S. Burg:  founder and a nationally recognized trial lawyer.
  • Peter W. Burg: shareholder who represents victims of auto crashes, trucking accidents, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, wrongful death, and more.
  • Stephen J. Burg: shareholder who represents victims of auto crashes, trucking accidents, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, wrongful death, and more.
  • Jacob M. Burg: up-and-coming attorney whose focus is on personal injury litigation.
  • Scott J. Eldredge: shareholder, and the practice group leader of the firm’s medical malpractice division. Mr. Eldredge has spent years representing SCI clients.


In addition to fighting for SCI patients rights, and making contributions to publications such as this, Burg Simpson has been a longtime supporter of Craig Hospital, one of the country’s leading rehab and research hospitals for SCI and traumatic brain injury patients. Burg Simpson shareholders frequently serve as members of the Craig Hospital PUSH for a Cure Committee in addition to helping organize the Craig Hospital Foundation’s annual flagship fundraising dinner. Peter Burg is a past chairman of Craig Hospital’s Operating Board and spent over a decade serving on Craig’s Operating and Foundation Boards.


Burg Simpson is a personal injury law firm that knows how devastating spinal cord injuries can be. Call us today at 888 895 2080 so you can speak with a spinal cord injury lawyer or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form now.



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