Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Augusta, Georgia
Helping Spinal Cord Injury Victims and Their Families
Spinal cord injuries are serious, can be permanently debilitating, and are sometimes catastrophic. These injuries can be sustained in car wrecks, sports accidents, slip and falls, workplace incidents, and other circumstances involving an impact to the body that causes a bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, over 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries occur annually. The victims of these injuries and their families can find themselves struggling under medical debt, the inability to return to work, disabling pain as well as the emotional toll over this type of injury.
The Augusta, Georgia spinal cord injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand how hard it can be to suffer from a spinal cord injury – the physical, emotional and financial pain. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury whether minor or life-changing, due to the fault of another person or a company, call for a free consultation. We provide caring and knowledgeable representation to accident victims across the state of Georgia and in the Southeast.
Frequently Asked Questions About Spinal Cord Injuries
What are the effects of a spinal cord injury?
The effects of spinal cord injury may include the following:
- Loss of movement.
- Loss of sensation.
- Loss of bowel and/or bladder control.
- Exaggerated reflex actions or spasms.
- Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility.
- Pain or intense stinging sensation.
The severity and permanency of these effects is dependent upon what level and how severely the spinal cord has been injured. Complete spinal cord injuries can result in either complete or partial paralysis. Injuries at the neck level may leave the accident victim totally paralyzed or quadriplegic, whereas injuries to the middle back may cause paraplegia. Other spinal cord injuries, such as herniated/bulging discs, may not necessarily result in full or partial paralysis, but can result in abnormal sensations or mobility. Such injuries can also cause accident victims to experience numbness and tingling below the injury site, radiating pain, bladder or bowel issues, restricted movement, and other symptoms.
What are the costs of a spinal cord injury in Augusta?
Spinal cord injury victims will likely incur a wide array of financial costs due to their injuries. Some expenses associated with spinal cord injuries include, among others:
- Ongoing costly medical care
- Surgical costs
- Caregiver expenses
- Loss of income
- Ongoing disability
- Wheelchair and/or medical equipment costs
The expenses surrounding a serious spinal cord injury can quickly mount into the hundreds of thousands. These figures do not even include the significant non-economic costs that accompany spinal cord injuries, such as Pain and Suffering, emotional trauma, loss of consortium, and others.
What are my rights if I have sustained a spinal cord injury?
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to recover compensation from those who are responsible. Generally, an investigation will be necessary to determine who is at fault for the incident and if multiple parties may be responsible. Thereafter, your damages need to be determined – the amount of medical bills; whether future/ongoing/rehabilitative care is required; the extent of any wage loss; pain and suffering - past, ongoing and future. If the spinal cord injury is severe, semi-catastrophic or catastrophic, costs may include modifications to work and home to facilitate a wheelchair, the cost of at-home therapy and rehabilitation and cost of equipment needed to assist with activities of everyday living.
It can be difficult for accident victims to uncover whether they have a viable cause of action against the party that caused their injuries, and even more complicated to determine what steps they must take. Dealing with the day to day reality of a spinal cord injury as well as insurance companies can often be too much to handle. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Georgia firm offers you a free consultation in which our spinal cord attorneys will examine the facts and circumstances of what happened in your accident and advise you on what actions should be taken to preserve your rights.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you or a loved one sustains a spinal cord injury due to negligence, contact our Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. For over 35 years, our law firm has assisted thousands of injured clients throughout Georgia including the city of Augusta. Our compassionate law firm offers you a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to protect those legal rights.
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.
Serving the Augusta, Georgia area since 1984.