Car accidents, falls from heights, and many other incidents can lead to devastating outcomes, including spinal cord injuries. These are often catastrophic injuries with long-term implications on health and well-being. If you are the victim of an accident caused by another person or company, hire a Roswell spinal cord injury lawyer to help you navigate your next steps.

At The Stoddard Firm, we pursue those responsible for your losses and help you seek out the full compensation owed to you. Set up a free consultation with us now to learn more about your legal rights.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries We Take On

A spinal cord injury occurs when the nerves that move through the spinal column from various locations of the body to the brain suffer damage. Even minor amounts of damage can cause catastrophic injury and paralysis. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injury that we take on include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents very commonly cause spinal cord injuries due to the force of one vehicle striking the other. The Mayo Clinic states that nearly half of all spinal cord injuries each year come from this cause.
  • Violence: Spinal cord injuries may also be due to violence, such as assault.
  • Falls from Heights: Any instance in which the vertebrae of the spine are broken creates a risk for damage to the nerves within, and falls from heights can lead to the crushing of those bones.
  • Sports injuries: This can occur due to blows to various areas or the lack of use of proper protection equipment.

There are some instances in which medical malpractice can lead to spinal cord injury as well, including surgeries that are not appropriate for the treatment of inflammation or arthritis.

The Complications and Costs of Spinal Cord Injuries

Those suffering spinal cord injuries due to the negligence or recklessness of another person should work closely with a trusted, experienced spinal cord injury lawyer in Roswell to ensure they fully understand the extensiveness of their losses. Some spinal cord injuries can improve over time, some require significant rehabilitation to reach a point of improvement, and others are unlikely to ever improve.

Complications from spinal cord injuries range widely but could include:

  • Partial paralysis
  • Full paralysis
  • Permanent paralysis
  • Nerve damage
  • Chronic pain
  • Bowel control problems
  • Circulatory control limitations
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Changes to bone density, increasing the risk of fractures
  • Fitness and overall wellness risks.

With the help of a spinal cord injury attorney, you gain insight into what your legal rights are in pursuing compensation for the losses you have. Browse through our previous case results to see how we have helped clients just like you.

Types of Compensation You May Be Owed in Spinal Cord Injuries

Our spinal cord injury attorney in Roswell works closely with people who are suffering serious injuries from spinal cord-related accidents. This gives us unique insight into some of the losses you may encounter, as well as what type and amount of compensation you may be owed as a result. Some examples include the following:

Medical Bill Compensation

Spinal cord injuries are complex, often resulting in one or more surgical procedures, ongoing rehabilitation, and therapy, as well as numerous ongoing medical needs. Some examples of medical costs you may be able to seek compensation for include:

  • Emergency medical bills
  • Surgeries and in-hospital stays
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Ongoing at-home support
  • Treatment for complications
  • Assistive equipment.

For those with permanent paralysis, a comprehensive change of life becomes necessary, potentially including 24-hour medical support and care, modifications to home, and ongoing pain management.

Lost Time at Work

Many people experiencing serious spinal cord injuries will spend months unable to work if they do improve. This often leads to a loss of income and benefits.

Loss of earning capacity is also a concern, especially if treatment does not work and long-term modifications are necessary.

Pain and Suffering

Spinal cord injuries are debilitating, emotionally and physically. They often result in people struggling with ongoing pain that may worsen over time if they cannot become more mobile. There is also an emotional toll that occurs, especially for those who have lost a significant amount of their quality of life from short- or long-term paralysis or nerve control.

Many other types of losses are possible, including emotional trauma, loss of companionship, property damage, and loss of consortium. As your Roswell spinal cord injury attorney, we take pride in working with our clients to streamline methods for recovering the damages you have suffered in all of these areas.

Do Not Settle with the Insurance Company Without an Attorney

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most difficult to estimate in terms of value. As a result, it is critical that you work with a trusted, experienced personal injury attorney who can help you assert your rights to compensation. This includes your ability to negotiate a high-value level of compensation to ensure you recover as much money as possible to rebuild your life.

Insurance companies will try to close your case fast. They may want you to settle within a very short amount of time, long before you know what your total losses are or what type of ongoing treatment you may need. You need to focus on your recovery.

Set Up a Free Consultation with an Attorney Ready to Fight for You

You have so much on the line when it comes to a spinal cord injury. You need a trusted, experienced Roswell spinal cord injury lawyer who is ready and willing to fight for you. At The Stoddard Firm, we bring experience, dedication, and proven results to the fight every time. Our goal is always to help our clients to recover the damages they are owed.

Contact The Stoddard Firm now to schedule a consultation at no cost to you to discuss your case with our spinal cord injury attorneys in Roswell. Call 470-467-2200 for the guidance and support you need. There is no cost and no risk to you for reaching out to our team for help.

Attorney Matt Stoddard

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Matt StoddardMatt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]

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