Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious and life-altering of traumatic injuries. Damage to the spine caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, workplace accidents, sports injuries, or others can require months or even years of rehabilitation and recovery time. At times, the damage is irreversible, and your quality of life can decrease because of the permanent change in your mobility or functioning.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to negligence, the spinal cord injury and paralysis attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, can help. Our regional personal injury law firm assists spinal cord injury victims across the Southeast States. We understand the seriousness of a spinal cord injury and our compassionate lawyers fight diligently for each client to see that they obtain the compensation they deserve.
Spinal cord injuries can be divided into two broad categories: complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries. Complete spinal cord injuries result in the total inability of the spinal cord to send signals below the level of injury. This results in paralysis, or a lack of sensory and motor functions. An incomplete injury, on the other hand, will leave some ability for the spinal cord to send messages to and from the brain. Those with an incomplete spinal cord injury can still be able to move or retain some sensation below the injury site.
The extent of your spinal cord injury will often depend on its location. If a complete spinal cord injury occurs lower on the back, it can result in paraplegia. Paraplegia is the loss of voluntary movement to the lower parts of the body, including the feet, toes, legs, and potentially the abdomen. Tetraplegia or quadriplegia involve injuries higher up the spinal cord. Those with this disability may be unable to move or feel their hands, fingers, chest, legs, feet, toes, and potentially their head, neck, and shoulders.
Spinal cord injuries are often the result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the Southeast states include:
If the negligence of another caused your spinal cord injury or paralysis, you should be eligible to seek compensation from the at fault driver or company. Spinal cord injuries can be enormously expensive due to the amount of medical treatment and rehabilitation involved, as well as their long-term nature. Spinal cord accident victims could recover compensation for the following damages, among others:
Your medical recovery will depend on numerous factors, including your location, the extent of your injuries, and the circumstances surrounding the accident. Consult with a spinal cord injury attorney for help with your individual case.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in any type of accident, the Southeast Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. For over 33 years, our regional law firm has assisted individuals with spinal cord injuries and paralysis across the Southeast states, including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama.
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.