Spinal Cord Injury FAQs
At the Atlanta, Georgia, law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, neck and spinal cord injury lawyer Richard C. Mitchell represents catastrophic personal injury victims statewide. Our spinal cord injury lawyers provide victims statewide dedicated, knowledgeable, and aggressive representation. We have handled countless paralysis and neck injury lawsuits and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of past clients.
Since our firm’s establishment in 1997, we have protected the rights of victims and provided expert guidance throughout the legal process. If you have suffered spinal cord injury as a result of an auto accident, a construction accident, or medical malpractice, contact a neck and spinal cord injury attorney at our law firm today; schedule a free consultation.
What is a spinal cord injury?
- A spinal cord injury is a catastrophic personal injury which damages the conduit that delivers the brain’s messages to the rest of the body. Usually the result of a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine, a spinal cord injury results when the vertebrae are fractured, dislocated, or bruised, or when the spinal cord is crushed. When this occurs, the victim often loses function or sensation in his or her extremities. A spinal cord injury may result in paraplegia (paralysis of the lower extremities) or quadriplegia (paralysis of all four extremities).
- If you have suffered a severe neck injury, contact a lawyer and schedule a case consultation and evaluation.
Who can sue for a spinal cord injury?
- Anyone who suffers a spinal cord injury as a result of another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Whether your spinal cord injury was sustained in an auto accident, workplace accident, or as the result of a dangerous product or unsafe premises, you can bring a claim against the responsible party.
What are the signs of a spinal cord injury?
- The symptoms of a spinal cord injury generally depend on two factors: the location of the injury and the severity of the injury. When a spinal cord injury occurs higher on the spinal column, the victim suffers more extensive paralysis.
- A victim with a “partial” spinal cord injury may retain some sensation or motor function below the affected area. “Complete” spinal cord injuries are defined by complete loss of motor function and sensation below the affected area. Spinal cord injuries may result in one or more of the following:
- Pain or an intense stinging sensation
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation (ability to feel heat, cold, and touch)
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Changes in sexual function/sensitivity
- Exaggerated reflexes or spasms
- Difficulty breathing, coughing, or clearing lungs
Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia, Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
At the law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, our neck and spinal cord injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to maximize your claim. We have successfully represented many spinal cord injury victims and boast an impressive track record of substantial verdicts and settlements. If you have suffered as the result of another party’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, contact our catastrophic injury lawyers and arrange a case consultation. We will evaluate your case and fight to maximize your claim.