Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Athens Trusts
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An auto collision, fall, or other accident has changed your life. With medical bills piling up, you’re wondering who you can possibly turn to for help. Start with Montlick.
In an overwhelming period of life, Montlick offers relief from the stress of dealing with the complicated insurance and legal matters that accompany a spinal cord injury or paralysis. We handle all aspects of your case–including navigating the intentionally confusing insurance minefields– so that you get the money you deserve and you and your family can focus on moving forward.
39 Years of Winning
Our Athens personal injury lawyers draw on our experience successfully representing spinal cord and paralysis accident victims since 1984. We hold negligent parties drivers for the harm they’ve inflicted on you and your family while pursuing the fullest recovery for our clients. In your darkest moments, Montlick is here.
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Our Expertise is Your Path Forward
When an accident leaves you locked in a legal fight for compensation, we understand the need for a support system. Montlick can provide that for you. We work tirelessly for our Athens clients because you deserve top-rated legal representation.
Clients First, Always
At Montlick, we believe in the Golden Rule. We treat you how we would hope to be treated in your situation. We know that between your injuries, pain, and medical care, you have enough to worry about. That’s why we handle all aspects of your case for you, keeping you informed every step of the way.
We Take On All Kinds of Spinal Cord Injury Cases:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Acts of violence
- Sports Injuries
- Workplace Injuries
- and more
Athens Spine and Paralysis Injury Attorneys
Justice for Your Injury
When you come out of the hospital after suffering from a severe spinal injury, your fight is hardly over. You still have to contend with significant obstacles. Depending on how severe your accident was, you may be looking at:
- A lifetime of medical care just to manage your pain
- Surgeries, hospitalizations, and medications.
- Expensive specialist visits
- $3,000 or more for an electric wheelchair
You didn’t cause your accident, and you shouldn’t be on the hook to pay expenses linked to it. Allow an experienced attorney from Montlick to advocate for your financial future.
Athens Paralysis Accident Injury Laywers
The Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
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Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Injuries
The extent of your spinal cord injury is determined by its location and severity. Paraplegia and quadriplegia are two serious injuries that can result from spinal cord damage. Paraplegia is the paralysis of both lower limbs, while quadriplegia is the paralysis of all four limbs. A paraplegic injury will occur lower down on the spine and a quadriplegic injury in the neck region.
Individuals with either paraplegia or quadriplegia will likely need a wheelchair. They are also at risk of a number of complications, including pain, circulatory disorders, respiratory disorders, osteoporosis, loss of sensation, autonomic disorders, sexual dysfunction, bladder problems, and more.
Anyone suffering from paraplegia or quadriplegia will require ongoing medical care, which can be quite expensive. Thus, it is imperative that individuals who have sustained paraplegia or quadriplegia due to the negligence of another person or company consult with a spinal cord injury attorney to learn about their legal rights as well as the necessary steps to protect those rights. Athens paralysis victims should be able to obtain compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, ongoing disability, and more from the at fault party.
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries
While paraplegia and quadriplegia are complete spinal cord injuries that result in a total loss of function, many other spinal cord injuries are less severe and termed “incomplete.” Incomplete spinal cord damage leaves you with some degree of feeling or function, but you can also experience abnormal sensations or mobility. Patients commonly experience tingling or numbness, as well as pain or difficulty moving parts of the body. These injuries can greatly impact a patient’s quality of life and will often require medication, rehabilitation, and potentially surgery to relieve the symptoms.
The Scope of Spinal Cord Injuries
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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, and 282,000 people today living with spinal cord injuries. Men account for the majority of new spinal cord injury cases with the average age of injury being 42 years old. Victims of spinal injuries can experience a loss of sensation, loss of movement, numbers, tingling, impaired breathing, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.
Among the spinal cord injury population, depression, chronic pain, pressure injuries, spasticity, change in bowel and bladder function, and a change in how the brain processes pleasure all change how victims experience life.