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If you, or someone you love, in Savannah, Georgia have suffered significant back trauma because of another individual's negligent behavior, The Brown Firm's Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve.Spinal Cord Injury Case Settlement Georgia

There are thousands of citizens in the United States who experience a traumatic spinal cord injury each year, resulting in temporary or permanent motor deficit, sensory deficit, or bowel dysfunction.

The Brown Firm has 30 years of experience in helping individuals who suffer every single day from the paralysis that is caused by a traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.

If you want legal guidance that you can count on and representation for your Spinal Cord Injury, contact The Brown Firm today.

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What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) occurs when the spinal cord, or any nerves at the end of the spinal canal, are damaged. SCIs often cause permanent changes in how the body functions, which can include motion, strength, and overall sensation.

In addition to physical changes you may suffer after an SCI, many victims also feel a significant emotional and mental impact.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries tend to occur from unexpected accidents, such as a sudden blow to your spine that dislocates, fractures, compresses, or crushes one or more of your vertebrae.

Some of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Slip and Fall
  • Car Accidents 
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Disease
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Sports Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Types of Spinal Cord Injury

Whether a spine injury is traumatic or not, the damage sustained impacts the nerve fibers that pass through the injured area. This damage can impair your corresponding muscles and nerves below the injury site.

These effects play a significant role in determining how severe your spinal injury is.

There are two types of Spinal Cord Injuries:
  1. Complete: A complete SCI occurs when there is no function below the level of the injury. That includes a complete lack of motion, sensation, and voluntary movement. Both sides of the body are equally affected.

  2. Incomplete: An incomplete SCI occurs when there is still some level of functioning below the primary injury location. For example, a person with an incomplete spinal cord injury may be able to move one limb and not the other limb, or they may be able to feel parts of the body that they cannot voluntarily move. Both sides of the body tend not to be affected equally.

How Do spinal cord injury cases differ from other personal injury cases?

For the majority of Personal Injury Accidents, there is a significant suffering period, but then you recover. 

With cases of SCI, the extensive care and health issues that accompany the injury are life-long. These negative effects include long-term suffering, emotional distress, and consistent expenses.

The life expectancy rate for individuals suffering from SCIs is noticeably lower than those without a spine injury. Mortality rates among individuals with SCIs are the highest in the first year after the injury, especially when an SCI results in neurological impairments.

The most common causes of death surrounding SCIs include septicemia, digestive/urinary diseases, pneumonia, and accidents.

However, that is not to say that individuals with SCIs cannot lead wonderful lives. Full-time work, college, and building a family are options and every year more research is poured into physical and regenerative therapy opportunities.

 

How Much is a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Worth?

No Personal Injury should ever be taken lightly. However, it cannot be understated that SCIs are life-changing injuries.

Savannah Georgia SCI LawyerOverall sensation, strength, and motor function are permanently affected.

Due to the catastrophic nature of these accidents and injuries, our Savannah, Georgia clients tend to be awarded a significant compensation. Our attorneys strongly believe the victims of spinal cord injuries deserve this compensation for a vast range of damages. These include the following:

  • Medical Costs: Medical expenses for SCI victims can include injury-related medical bills, surgical costs, and equipment needed such as wheelchairs or any home-life modifications that are deemed necessary.
  • Emotional Distress: Adjusting to a lifestyle with limited motor function and a lack of sensation can take a mental toll. This is just one area of lifestyle changes. The emotional damage of coping with an SCI and the loss of function that they once had is long-term and severe.
  • Quality of Life: A change in a person's quality of life is inevitable in spinal cord injury cases. Many victims end up suffering permanent paralysis and others can never leave the hospital after an accident that results in an SCI. While it may be difficult to place an exact dollar amount on these life-altering changes, the Savannah, GA courts abide by specific calculations to construct appropriate figures.

Contact OUR Top Attorneys

If you, or someone you love, has suffered from a complete or incomplete Spinal Cord Injury in Savannah, Georgia due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.

Do not wait to contact The Brown Firm for a Free Case Evaluation to see if we can accept and take on your case. Your Brown Firm attorney will work diligently to help get you the compensation you so rightly deserve.

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