Spinal Cord Injuries among Most Devastating Accident Consequences


June 01, 2011

Auto accidents account for the largest number of spinal cord injuries in our country. Serious motor vehicle accidents cause roughly 47% of all spinal cord injuries.

A traumatic blow or impact to the spine that results in fractured or dislocated vertebrae usually causes spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries are often disabling and can force an accident victim to undergo a lifetime of therapy and care. There are 12,000 people across our country that suffer from these types of injuries every year. Over 250,000 people are living with these serious debilitating injuries. The medical expenses associated with injuries like these can be huge, costing victims 100s of thousands of dollars a year. Auto accidents are not the only way people sustain these types of injuries. Other causes of spinal injuries are:

  • Construction site accidents
  • Surgery errors
  • Falls
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Violence
  • Sports accidents

If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, you should talk with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible who can advise you of your legal rights to compensation for your injuries. At Montlick and Associates, we know how much an injury like this can change every aspect of your life. Our attorneys diligently pursue the best interests of our clients, but they also have compassion and understanding for the hardships that you are facing.

Anyone can suffer a serious spinal cord injury, but the majority of victims are men. In nearly 80% of cases, they are men in their late 30's. However, the frequency of accidents resulting in spinal cord injuries involving women and the elderly are on the rise. Spinal cord injuries can cause:

  • Paralysis
  • Quadriplegia - paralysis of all 4 limbs
  • Paraplegia - paralysis of the lower body
  • Chronic pain
  • Other issues like bladder and bowel problems

A person who suffers a spinal cord injury during an accident will suffer through intense physical and emotional pain. When you seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit, you may seek compensation for expenses that you incur due to your accident. You can be compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, hospitalization, long term / life-long care, counseling, lost earning potential, travel expenses, any other support services and if a wrongful death, funeral expenses.  Depending on the situation you may also be entitled to recover punitive damages, which can greatly exceed the other items of financial compensation. 

The experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to help you recover for your losses. Whether a spinal cord injury victim is injured in a car accident, commercial trucking accident, construction accident, SUV rollover accident or other serious motor vehicle collision, a spinal cord injury typically means a long, tough road of rehabilitation and major changes in one's quality of life. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our compassionate and experienced attorneys represent spinal cord injury victims so that they can obtain legal compensation and begin rebuilding their lives.

Our Georgia spinal cord injury attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Personal Injury

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