Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries and What to Do Next
Spinal cord injuries can be incredibly devastating, causing paralysis, requiring constant medical care, and the inability to work. If someone else is responsible for your spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and the permanent reduction in your quality of life.
Our lawyers are ready to fight for you. At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, our Birmingham spinal cord injury lawyers have the experience to understand what it takes to care for spinal cord injury survivors and a proven track record of successfully recovering fair compensation for victims. If you or your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, call us today.
Accidents that Cause Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are caused by trauma. The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- car accidents
- truck accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- defective products
- medical malpractice
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, one of the first calls you should make is to an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer. Under Alabama law, an adult has two years to file a personal injury claim.
Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury
It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury and seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury can include:
- Severe back pain or pressure in your head or neck
- Trouble breathing
- Weakness and lack of coordination
- Paralysis in any part of your body
- Numbness in your fingers or toes
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Speech impediments
Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury causes total loss of mobility and sensation below the site of the injury. Both sides of the body are affected equally. On the other hand, patients with an incomplete injury have some function below the level of the injury. They may be able to move one arm or leg more than the other.
Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury
The cost of life care for survivors of serious spinal cord injuries is enormous. Our spinal cord injury lawyers will also fight to get you compensation for current and future medical expenses, therapy and rehabilitation costs, medical devices, modifications to your home and vehicle, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, emotional trauma, and lost wages. Given the fact that every moment of your life has been changed, you deserve to be compensated accordingly. If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury, give our experienced Birmingham spinal cord injury lawyers a call.
How Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton Can Help
After a spinal cord injury, every moment of your life has changed permanently. The experienced lawyers at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP, understand what it takes to care for spinal cord injury survivors and a proven track record of successfully recovering fair compensation for victims. No call is more important for a family or spinal cord injury survivor than the one to a Birmingham spinal cord injury lawyer.
Our law firm has a national reputation for exceptional results and a long history of serving clients with integrity and compassion. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Contact us today at 855-965-1688 for a free consultation about your spinal cord injury case.