Dedicated Spinal Injury Lawyer in DeKalb County Law Firm Helps Accident Victims Get Compensation
Respected Stone Mountain attorneys aid people injured in accidents caused by negligence
Every year, approximately 17,000 spinal injuries occur in the United States, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA). They can cause paralysis and require expensive medical treatment and ongoing care. If you suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you have the right to seek compensation to help pay for your injuries through a lawsuit. At Jason & Bradley, LLC in Stone Mountain, our DeKalb spinal cord injury lawyers have a successful track record of holding parties who cause severe injuries to others responsible. We proudly represent clients throughout the Atlanta area and the state of Georgia.
Common causes of spinal injuries
Spinal injuries in accidents result from traumatic blows to the spine or from something penetrating and cutting the spinal cord. Trauma to the spine can occur in a variety of ways, including:
- Falling from a height or slipping and falling
- Being in a car or motorcycle accident
- Being hit by a motor vehicle on a bicycle or as a pedestrian
- Playing high-impact or extreme sports
- Diving into a swimming pool or other body of water
Injuries to the spine can affect you forever. The most serious ones can cause full or partial paralysis and require ongoing medical care and assistance with the basic daily tasks of life. If you’re suffering from such an injury, our DeKalb spinal cord injury attorneys will help hold the responsible party accountable. We will consider all the effects of your injury to arrive at a fair value range for your claim.
Types of spinal injuries
Spinal injuries can involve the spinal cord itself or the discs, vertebrae and ligaments in the spine. Minor spinal injuries, called spinal concussions, resulting from the neck being forcefully bent or compressed often resolve on their own. Serious injuries are classified as complete or incomplete. In a complete injury, there is no feeling or movement below the injury site. In an incomplete injury, there is some feeling or movement. When the trunk and legs are paralyzed it is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the trunk, arms and legs is called tetraplegia or quadriplegia, and there is no cure for these major spinal injuries.
Treatment and cost of spinal cord injuries
Treatments for spinal injuries may include emergency care, time spent in intensive care or specialized spine centers, surgeries, prosthetics, prescription medications and rehabilitation. Often, numerous medical specialists are involved in treating serious spinal injuries. All of this treatment and care is very costly. An example of cost from NSCIA data shows that a person with the most severe tetraplegia may pay more than $1 million in the first year of treatment, with lifetime costs reaching nearly $5 million depending upon their age at the time of injury.
How long do you have to file in DeKalb County?
When you have suffered a life-changing and expensive spinal injury due to negligence, we will work to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled so that you do not have to worry about mounting medical bills. Damages you can collect include payment for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. There is a two-year statute of limitations in Georgia for filing personal injury lawsuits, so it is imperative to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Once the deadline passes, you may be barred from filing.
Contact a committed Georgia spinal injury attorney for a free consultation
The attorneys at Jason & Bradley, LLC in Stone Mountain near Atlanta are dedicated to seeking compensation for Georgia residents who sustain serious spinal cord injuries in accidents caused by the negligent actions of other parties. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 404-297-9933 or contact us online.