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A spinal cord injury can completely alter your life – redefining what is normal. While you adjust to your new normal and the challenges that come with that, you need someone on your side who can help with navigating your next steps.
If your spinal cord injury was caused by someone else’s reckless conduct, you may be able to hold that person legally responsible for their actions. An experienced spinal cord injury attorney can guide you through the legal process and help you file a spinal cord injury claim to recover compensation for your injury. For more information, contact the spinal cord injury lawyers at Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP and schedule your risk-free, cost-free case consultation.
Why Choose Us
When you choose Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP, you can be rest assured that your lawyer is willing to do what it takes to get you the best results for your case. We do this by:
- Preparing every case we take for trial – to maximize recovery for our clients.
- Having a team of experienced trial lawyers, paralegals, and investigators work on each case – so every case is given the time, attention, and resources it deserves.
- Setting a track record of success – so you know what we have accomplished in the past for past clients and have the potential to in the future for you. We have won 49 verdicts and settlements over $10 million and 176 verdicts and settlements over $1 million.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal that results in the loss of motor function (movement) or sensory function (feeling). Two factors – the location of your injury on your spinal cord and the severity – determine whether or not you maintain some control over your limbs.
If the severity of your spinal cord injury is classified as complete, that means loss of all sensory and motor function below the location of your injury. If the severity of your spinal cord is classified as incomplete, there may still be some sensory and motor function.
What Are Some Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?
Keep in mind that symptoms of a spinal cord injury may not show up right after the accident. This is why it is especially important to seek medical assistance after an accident and to pay attention to any changes in your health. Common signs of a spinal cord injury may include:
- Difficulty breathing or coughing
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of movement
- Reflexes that are exaggerated or spasms
- Changes in sexual function
- Loss of sensation in the limbs
How Prevalent Are Spinal Cord Injuries?
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), there are an estimated 291,000 people living in the U.S. with a spinal cord injury.
What Is the Most Common Cause of a Spinal Cord Injury?
Motor vehicle accidents are the most likely cause of spinal cord injuries, followed by falls. According to NSCISC, 40 percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by road traffic accidents, and 28 percent by falls. Motorcycle accidents are a common cause of spinal cord injury due to the unprotected nature of a motorcycle in comparison to a passenger car. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, our experienced Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers can assist you with your claim.
Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact a trustworthy spinal cord injury attorney at Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP. We take cases on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge any fees until after we get you the compensation you deserve. Call (833) 644-1899 to speak to our Georgia personal injury attorneys today and schedule a free case consultation to find out how we can help.