Each year over 10,000 Americans suffer a traumatic spinal cord injury. Most of these injuries come from car accidents. Other major causes include slip and falls, work related injuries, and sports injuries. If you have been injured by another’s negligence, call us at 1-800-738-WE-WIN.
Spinal cord injury victims are often faced with life-long injuries with a lifetime of medical and rehabilitation expenses, loss wages, and pain and suffering. Because of the severity of these types of accidents, victims should select an Atlanta spinal cord injury attorney that has expertise, resources, and staff with a proven track record of results.
The Merritt & Merritt Law Firm represents clients in Atlanta, and throughout Georgia. For a free consultation, please contact us via phone at 1-800-738-WE-WIN or fill out the free case review form at the bottom of this page.
“I was hit from behind on the interstate and there wasn’t much damage to my car. I hit my head pretty hard on the steering wheel and had severe back pain. The attorney made sure he got me a great settlement offer even though my car wasn’t totaled. The staff found me a chiropractor near me and answered all of my questions. One thing I like best about this firm is how well they communicate. They kept me updated every step of the way and explained everything so that I could understand. Hopefully I never get in a car accident again but I will be sure to tell my friends and family to use this firm if they ever get in an accident.”
About the Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord runs from the brain, down the center of the back, and ends slightly above the waist. The spinal cord consists of nerves which send information between the brain stem and the rest of the body. The spinal cord is also protected by 33 ring-shaped bones, or vertebrae, making up the spinal column. Any sudden, serious blow to the spinal column can dislocate or fracture the vertebrae, damaging the surrounding nerves in the spinal cord.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries:
Spinal cord injuries are classified as partial or complete depending upon the severity of the damaged nerves
- Partial: There is minimal function and feeling below the injury. The victim may be able to move one limb a little more than the other or have more sensation on one side than the other.
- Complete: There is no sensation at the point of injury and practically not able to move limb.
Whether an injury is complete or partial may determine the outcome of your case. Many individuals with a partial spinal cord injury may experience a significant physical recovery meaning they may recover fully while injury victims with a complete spinal cord injury will be totally paralyzed.
It’s important to choose the right attorney
Many times these cases require large sums of money to prosecute and you will need a law firm that has the resources to handle such cases. Our law firm is staffed with spinal cord accident lawyers that can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contacting a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Merritt & Merritt Law Firm is a respected and well-established law firm with a 40 year track of successes in catastrophic injury cases in Georgia, including neck, back, and spinal cord injuries.
Please call us for a free and immediate consultation regarding your spinal cord injury case. Contact us today via phone at 1-800-738-WE-WIN or fill out the free case review form at the bottom of this page.