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Spinal Cord Injury
Georgia Personal Injury Law Firm For Spinal And Back Injury Claims
At the McArthur Law Firm, our Georgia spinal cord injury lawyers help those whose lives have been changed because of a severe spinal injury. These injuries can rob people of their ability to be independent. Even in those whose injuries are repairable, the person will likely require multiple surgeries. Additionally, they may still be left with long-term lower back pain or mobility problems. This will cause long-term financial, physical and emotional problems.
Personal injury lawyers and law firms generally charge the same contingent fee percentage of attorney’s fees. Investigate which attorney has experience and a history of securing favorable personal injury verdicts and settlements. Spinal cord injury attorney Kathy McArthur is a board-certified trial attorney who has been fighting for the rights of injury victims and their families for 40 years.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are the result of damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column. A spinal cord injury may result from a sudden blow to the spine that fractures, dislocates or compresses the vertebrae.
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Motor vehicle accidents. Car crashes, truck wrecks and motorcycle accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries, comprising more than 35 percent of new spinal cord injuries every year.
- Slip and fall accidents. Spinal cord injuries to the elderly is usually caused by a fall. Among all ages, falls cause more than 25 percent of spinal cord injuries.
- Acts of violence. Around 15 percent of spinal cord injuries result from violence, particularly gunshot and knife wounds. In some of these cases, negligent security may be responsible for the assault.
What are the Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?
Symptoms depend on where the spinal cord is injured and whether the injury is complete or incomplete. In incomplete injuries, victims have some remaining function of their bodies below the level of injury, whereas in complete injuries they have no function below the level of injury.
Spinal cord injuries may result in one or more of the following symptoms:
- Loss of movement
- Spasms and exaggerated reflexes
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of bladder control
- Stinging sensation caused by damage to the nerve fibers
- Difficulty breathing
Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Get Results for Back Injury Victims When We Go to Trial
As experienced trial lawyers, we refuse to accept unfair settlements. We know that insurance companies will attempt to minimize the injury and the settlement offer. We fully investigate every case, bring in the necessary medical and economic experts and prove our cases at trial to ensure our clients get the maximum compensation the law allows.
One of the many tools we have developed over the course of four decades of handling these cases is the “day in the life” video. These videos illustrate to jurors in the clearest possible terms just how dramatically life has changed for a spinal injury victim.
Call Our Georgia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation
At the McArthur Law Firm, we fight and do not back down until our clients have received a full and fair settlement, or we take the case to trial.
To schedule a free initial consultation in a neck or back injury case, call 478-238-6600. We practice nationwide.