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Legal Help for Victims of Spine Injuries

Even a minor spinal cord injury (SCI) can cause great discomfort and limited mobility, impacting a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Those who suffer more serious damage to their spine often end up having to deal with the repercussions for a lifetime. In fact, many never return to the normal life they once lived. Although medical technology has progressed rapidly over recent years, there are still many SCIs that have no cure. It is truly one of the most devastating injuries an individual can suffer.

Even a minor spinal cord injury (SCI) can cause great discomfort and limited mobility, impacting a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Those who suffer more serious damage to their spine often end up having to deal with the repercussions for a lifetime. In fact, many never return to the normal life they once lived. Although medical technology has progressed rapidly over recent years, there are still many SCIs that have no cure. It is truly one of the most devastating injuries an individual can suffer.

If you have been inflicted with a spinal injury in an accident caused by another party, you have the right to pursue compensation for all related damages. The experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Grant Law Office can help you negotiate a full and fair settlement that will cover your past and future medical treatments, rehabilitation, lost wages, and more. If a trial becomes necessary, our husband and wife team will fight aggressively to win your case. If you believe you may have an SCI claim, please call us today at (404) 995-3955 or (866) 249-5513 for a free consultation.

What Are the Different Types of Spinal Cord Injury?

The spinal cord is essentially a collection of many, many nerves, numbering in the millions. It is about 18 inches long and as wide as the average human thumb. In spite of its relatively small size, it is a vastly complex structure that is absolutely essential to the body's many functions. Think of it as the primary information highway that allows signals to pass from our brain to our body, and vice versa. The spinal column, made of 33 bones called vertebrae, covers the spinal cord, shielding it from damage.

The effects of a spinal cord injury will depend on where the trauma took place along the spine and its severity. The various types of SCI include the following:

  • Cervical SCI: Affects the eight vertebrae in the top region of the spinal column. May result in paralysis or weakness in limbs, a condition referred to as quadriplegia or tetraplegia.
  • Thoracic SCI: Affects 12 vertebrae in the top-middle region of the spinal column. May result in paralysis or weakness of the legs. May also adversely affect bowel, bladder, and sexual function.
  • Lumbar SCI: Affects five vertebrae in the lower-middle region of the spinal column. May result in paralysis or weakness of the legs, a condition known as paraplegia.
  • Sacral SCI: Affects five vertebrae in the lower region of the spinal column. May adversely affect bowel, bladder, and sexual function. Can also cause paralysis or weakness of the legs or hips.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Since SCIs tend to result in partial or complete paralysis of different parts of the body, a victim may endure extended periods of rehabilitation or therapy, along with surgery. He or she may also suffer emotional and mental trauma in the aftermath, making mental health treatment necessary. Depression and anxiety are not uncommon in SCI victims.

The expenses involved in the recovery process can be extremely high; a six-figure estimate is not unreasonable. Even with medical insurance, a victim may spend the rest of his life paying off bill after bill. However, if the victim's injuries were caused by another person, the victim may pursue financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim.

Providing Compassionate Representation in Georgia

A spinal cord injury can radically change your life or the life of someone you love. Georgia law protects the rights of those who suffer from spinal cord injuries, giving you the right to seek compensation from any negligent parties.

The experienced Atlanta lawyers at Grant Law Office may be able to help you recover your losses after an SCI. For a free consultation with Wayne and Kimberly Grant, please call (404) 995-3955 or (866) 249-5513.

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