Roswell Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Helping You Seek Compensation for Your Immediate & Future Needs
Spinal cord injuries often have a major impact, not only on the victim but also on his or her family. Victims of spinal cord damage will likely require extensive, even lifelong medical treatment and care. They may be unable to return to work on a short- or long-term basis. They can face a number of challenges navigating even seemingly simple tasks, such as driving or brushing their teeth.
At Crow Law Firm, we understand the unique challenges spinal cord injury victims face; that’s why we fight tirelessly to help victims of negligence recover the full, fair compensation they are owed. With over 10 years of legal experience, our Roswell spinal cord injury lawyer has successfully secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. We can help you pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can either be “complete” or “incomplete.” A complete spinal cord injury results in permanent, irreversible damage to the affected area. Victims of complete spinal cord injuries will often suffer total paralysis, known as paraplegia or quadriplegia/tetraplegia.
Incomplete spinal cord injuries, on the other hand, result in partial damage. Depending on the nature and severity of the actual injury itself, victims may retain some functioning and feeling above the point of injury. Incomplete spinal cord injuries can result in partial permanent or temporary paralysis, partial loss of sensation, and other complications.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are caused by some form of trauma on the body. Common causes include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Oilfield accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Train accidents
About the Spinal Cord
The spinal cord consists of vertebrae and a bundle of nerves that send information back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body. It runs from the base of the brain, down the middle of the back, and ends above the waist. When the spinal cord suffers a sudden and traumatic blow, it can result in dislocated or fractured vertebrae or damaged nerves that do not regenerate after injury.
According to a 2020 report by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCIS), there are approximately 17,810 new spinal cord trauma cases reported annually. The most common cause of spinal cord injury is auto accidents and slip and fall accidents.
Signs & Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
Even though the symptoms of most spinal cord injuries are immediately apparent, it is possible to experience a delay between the trauma and the loss of function. That is why individuals who suffer a spinal cord injury must seek immediate medical attention after a serious accident.
Common signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:
- Standing, walking, balancing, or breathing difficulties
- Numbness or loss of sensation in the feet, toes, hands, or fingers
- Significant back pain
- Pressure or weakness in the back, neck, or head area
- Partial or complete paralysis
Types of Damages Available in a Spinal Cord Injury Claim
Since spinal cord injuries may require long-term or even permanent medical care and treatment, it is imperative for an injured party to maximize their compensation. However, since negligent individuals and their insurers seek to provide little to no compensation for the accident, injured parties must understand all the potential damages they can recover for their losses.
The following are the common types of damages from a spinal cord injury lawsuit:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Property damage stemming from the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
How The Crow Law Firm Can Help You
If you or your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful actions, let Crow Law Firm fight for you and your right to recovery. We have the experience, resources, and skill to efficiently pursue the full compensation you need for your current and future medical expenses, as well as the total lifetime care costs of your injury.
B.J. is very knowledgeable and really fought for my family.- Larry
B.J. Crow and his office did an excellent job fighting on my behalf.- Mike B.
I highly recommend Crow Law Firm!- Destiny C.
B.J. and his staff were extremely professional.- John B.
Crow Law Firm got me the compensation I deserved.- Former Client