A spinal cord injury is one of the most catastrophic personal injuries. Damage to the spine can cause irreversible loss of movement, function, and feeling below the point of injury. Non-paralyzing spinal injuries can still cause severe chronic pain and disabilities. When someone else’s negligence causes a spinal injury, the victim should fight for financial compensation. A successful claim could result in thousands of dollars in financial recovery from the at-fault party. The Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys at Fischer Redavid PLLC can help victims and their families. Call (954) 860-8434 for a free consultation.
In our years serving personal injury clients throughout Georgia, we have come to recognize some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. Impacts that fracture or damage the spinal cord, objects that sever the spine, or accidents that affect the nerves surrounding the spine can all cause spinal injuries. These injuries are more common in certain types of accidents than others.
A dangerous premises, unsafe work environment, distracted driver, or criminal could cause someone’s lifelong spinal injury. In these situations, victims may have the right to file civil claims against the at-fault party or parties. The liable party could be a driver, company, employer, product manufacturer, landowner, or the City of Atlanta depending on the circumstance of the accident. Our Atlanta spinal cord injury lawyers can help you sort out the details of your case.
The spinal cord relays messages between the brain and the body. It uses a complex system of nerves to tell the limbs to move when the brain commands. Spinal injuries can interrupt or damage this messaging system – sometimes resulting in permanent, irreversible loss of sensation and/or function in the body.
The higher up the spinal cord injury, the more severe the impact. Damage to the cervical spine, for example, can cause quadriplegia, or paralysis in all four limbs and the trunk. Damage lower down is more likely to cause paraplegia (paralysis of the lower limbs) or a similar condition.
Although no known cure exists for spinal cord injuries, technology is always improving possibilities for victims. With surgeries, therapies, and rehabilitation, a victim may be able to increase his or her physical abilities. A personal injury lawsuit could help pay for advanced procedures and technologies to treat a spinal injury.
In personal injury law, damages refer to both the losses the victim suffered and the monetary awards he or she can receive from the defendant. Pursuing a civil action is important after a spine injury if the victim wishes to obtain compensation for related losses. The Georgia courts allow a plaintiff to seek reimbursement for both economic and noneconomic damages relating to the injury.
You could also receive payment for all out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident, such as the costs to repair property damage or attend physical rehabilitation appointments. In a catastrophic injury case, a judge may also award punitive damages to punish the defendant. Your spinal injury case could be worth tens of thousands of dollars depending on the circumstances.
Most spinal cord injuries do not arise from accidents, but from preventable incidents. If a negligent or irresponsible party contributed to you or a loved one’s spinal injury, pursue justice and compensation with help from a lawyer. An Atlanta spinal cord injury accident attorney in Atlanta can help you identify the at-fault party, go up against insurance corporations, and fight for maximum recovery. Speak to an attorney from Fischer Redavid PLLC today. Contact us online or call (954) 860-8434.