Spinal cord injuries occur at alarming rates nationwide. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries each year as well as approximately 282,000 people today living with spinal cord injuries, ranging from partial to complete paralysis. In 2010, less than a mere one percent experienced complete neurological recovery. Men account for the majority of new spinal cord injury cases, and the average age of injury is 42 years old. Car accidents, falls, motorcycle crashes, and acts of violence are all some of the most common accidents to inflict damage to the spinal cord.
Our Albany spinal cord injury lawyers have helped thousands of clients suffering from spinal cord injuries due to a wide array of accidents. Our injured clients often come to us in serious pain, under financial pressure, and unsure as to their legal rights. We thoroughly investigate each client’s case and develop a plan of action that will aggressively protect your legal rights. When you have so much on the line, you need experienced counsel on your side.
The American automobile has come a long way in terms of safety over the years. Still, however, car accidents remain the single greatest cause of spinal cord injuries, accounting for 38 percent of all spinal cord injuries, as reported by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. The spine is comprised of a delicate bundle of nerves that are responsible for transmitting sensation and controlling movement throughout the body. Damage to these nerves can cause loss of mobility and feeling as well as radiating pain below the point of injury.
Spinal cord injuries must be aggressively treated if there is any hope for regaining sensation and mobility. At times, the swelling caused by the accident can diminish and allow for some restoration of movement and feeling. Often, however, a spinal cord injury will be lifelong. Injuries around the neck area can impair a person’s ability to breathe and will result in paralysis of the arms, legs, and trunk. This is known as quadriplegia. Injuries lower on the spine will cause weakness and loss of movement or feeling in the legs and lower parts of the body, known as paraplegia.
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident, you should be eligible to seek compensation from the person(s) or company(s) that caused your injuries. Consult with a spinal cord injury attorney early on who can assess the facts and circumstances of your potential case. If the negligence of another caused your serious injury, your attorney can take the necessary steps to protect your rights, including obtaining compensation for your losses, such as a recovery for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a car, truck, work, or any related accident, the Albany Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. For over 33 years, our firm has assisted thousands of individuals with spinal cord injuries and paralysis across Georga, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.