A neck, back, or spinal cord injury can upend your life. You may experience severe pain and might be forced to permanently alter the way you live your life. You may also have costly medical bills. These serious or catastrophic injuries can make you feel helpless and uncertain about your future.
Spine, neck, and back injuries are so devastating because the spine, neck, and back form the framework of the body’s structure. The neck and back support the core of the body from head to waist. Any injury can have far-reaching effects.
The outcome can be even worse when damage occurs to the spinal cord – a bundle of nerves that run through the neck and back bones called vertebrae. The spinal cord allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. Damage to the spinal cord itself can cause paralysis.
Spinal cord damage and injuries to the neck, back, and spine happen in many kinds of accidents. People who suffer an injury to the spinal cord, neck, back, or spine should not be left with the bill for expensive treatments and ongoing disabilities when someone else was at fault for the accident.
The Butler Law Firm is ready to help you. We take a limited number cases each year so we can focus on delivering exceptional client service while dedicating the full force of our legal arsenal to pursuing the results our clients need in their personal injury claims.
If you believe that our Atlanta spinal cord injury lawyers might be able to help you, please contact us as soon as you are ready. We would like to discuss your situation and your options for seeking the compensation you need to get on with life. Talking to us is free.
Why You Need a Lawyer If You Have Suffered a Spinal Injury in an Accident
When you suffer a spinal cord injury in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are eligible to seek compensation from the liable party. The Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Butler Law Firm will work hard to ensure the at-fault party is held responsible for your losses and damages.
Our compassionate personal injury attorneys understand the financial and emotional costs of your neck, back, or spinal cord injury. We will fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome in your case.
The Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys at Butler Law Firm can help you by:
- Answering all your questions
- Explaining your legal options
- Conducting a thorough investigation of your accident
- Calculating how much your case is potentially worth
- Filing a lawsuit on your behalf
- Collecting evidence to support your claim
- Consulting with medical experts
- Negotiating for a fair settlement
- Taking your case to court if a settlement cannot be reached
- Fighting for a favorable verdict
Handling a spinal cord injury claim on your own is very difficult, especially when you still have severe pain from your injury. Spinal cord injury claims are complex. You have to conduct an in-depth investigation to establish the other party is liable for your injury.
You will also have to negotiate with aggressive insurance adjusters. The adjusters want to settle for the lowest amount possible. These are some of the reasons why you need a highly skilled and experienced spine injury lawyer from the Butler Law Firm. We are committed to fighting for your rights and pursuing the maximum compensation you deserve.
Seeking Full Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury victims may be entitled to a range of damages, including:
- Interference with normal living
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Cost of a caregiver
- Pain and suffering (past and future)
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys at the Butler Law Firm fully understand the difficulties victims suffer after a traumatic accident. Our legal team will you assess your damages and explore how your life may be affected as a result. We will then demand the full compensation you deserve for your spinal cord injury.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries often result from these and other accidents:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
People who have suffered spinal cord injuries may exhibit any of these symptoms:
- Full or partial paralysis
- Extreme back pain
- Slurred speech
- Severe headaches
- Loss of sensation
- Difficulty walking
- Numbness and tingling in appendages
- Inability to move arms or legs
- Loss of cognitive abilities
- Memory loss
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of sexual function
- Impaired body temperature regulation
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
Injuries to the neck, back, and spine that do not damage the spinal cord itself may cause symptoms such as severe pain, stiffness, numbness, instability, and more.
Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries
Unfortunately, no cure exists for a spinal cord injury. However, some treatments have proven to be effective in maintaining some function. Those treatments can prevent complications and further injury. Spinal cord injury treatments include:
- Decompression (removing pressure from the spinal cord)
- Internal fixation (putting metal rods and screws on the vertebrae)
- Steroid infusion
- Muscle relaxant
Talk to an Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Dealing with a spinal cord injury is extremely challenging – physically, emotionally, and financially. This is largely because the impact of these serious injuries can linger for many years.
At the Butler Law Firm, we fight to ensure the negligent parties responsible for our client’s spinal cord injuries provide compensation to take care of them for as long as is needed, even if it’s the rest of their life. Although we cannot undo what happened to you, we can prepare you for a better and brighter future.
The Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys at the Butler Law Firm have the skills, experience, and resources needed to help you with your spinal cord injury case. For many years, we have assisted spinal cord injury victims throughout the Atlanta metro area seek the justice and compensation they deserved.
We understand that no two spinal cord injury cases are exactly alike. We provide each client with knowledgeable representation and individualized attention. If you believe we can help you, call us or contact us online. The consultation is free, confidential, and comes without strings attached.