Jackson Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Filing a Spine Injury Claim
Spinal cord injuries are incredibly devastating, often leading to significant physical impairment and permanent disability. Victims may experience considerable, chronic pain, as well as partial or total paralysis. The sheer severity of these injuries often leaves victims and their families grappling with immense emotional challenges, not to mention significant financial hardships.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, our team at MW Law Firm - Mama Justice understands exactly what you and your family are going through—and we want to help. From our office in Jackson, our spinal cord injury attorneys provide personalized and attentive legal representation to victims of catastrophic injuries and their loved ones. We know that the legal process can seem daunting, but with our team by your side, you can have the confidence that comes with knowing someone is fighting tirelessly for you, your rights, and your best interests.
Incomplete vs. Complete Spinal Cord Injuries
There are many different types of spine and spinal cord injuries, ranging from whiplash and slipped, or herniated, discs to paraplegia, quadriplegia/tetraplegia, and triplegia.
However, all of these injuries are categorized in one of the following two ways:
- Complete: A complete spinal cord injury occurs when all communication between the brain and the body at or below the point of injury is severed.
- Incomplete: An incomplete spinal cord injury occurs when some communication between the brain and the body at or below the point of injury is retained.
In general, complete spinal cord injuries are considered more serious than incomplete spinal cord injuries, but both types can have significant and lasting consequences for victims. That being said, those who suffer complete spinal cord injuries will typically experience some permanent paralysis, whether partial or total, along with other significant complications.
What Are the Most Common Effects of Spine Injuries?
Depending on the location, type, and severity of the injury, a spinal cord injury can have many serious and long-lasting effects.
Some of the most common include:
- Pain, including chronic pain
- Loss of mobility
- Pressure in the head, neck, or back
- Nerve damage
- Sexual dysfunction
- Respiratory issues
- Heart problems
- Poor reflexes
- Inability to regulate body temperature or blood pressure
Spinal cord injuries generally constitute medical emergencies; anyone who suffers a spine injury should seek immediate medical attention. Without proper treatment, these injuries can lead to serious complications and may even be fatal.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Spinal cord injuries typically result from serious accidents and other catastrophic events.
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, motorcycle, and truck crashes
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Falls, including slip and falls and falls from heights
- Sports-related accidents
- Recreational accidents, including ATV crashes and boating accidents
- Diving accidents
- Criminal acts and violence, including assault and gunshot wounds
- Work-related accidents
All too often, these and other accidents are entirely preventable, occurring only because someone else was negligent, reckless, or intentionally trying to cause harm. At MW Law Firm - Mama Justice, we believe that those at fault for your injuries should be made accountable for the immense pain and suffering you have endured.
Damages for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
Victims of spine injuries will likely need extensive medical treatment and ongoing care. Depending on the severity of their injuries, they may be unable to return to work for months, years, or even the rest of their lives. Victims and their families can easily find themselves facing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in unexpected expenses and losses, adding significant strain to the physical and emotional challenges they are already experiencing.
Our spinal cord injury lawyers in Jackson understand the importance of recovering fair compensation so that victims can get back on their feet. Because of this, we build powerful cases and fight tirelessly to maximize our clients’ recoveries.
Depending on the specific details of your case, we may be able to help you recover financial compensation for the following losses:
- All medical expenses related to your treatment and care
- Future medical care costs, including in-home assistance
- Lost income/wages, including future lost earnings
- Lost or diminished earning capacity due to disability
- Medications, medical equipment, and modifications/accommodations
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and trauma
- Counseling services/therapy
- Treatment, including medications, for mental health conditions
You should not have to suffer any more because of the negligent or wrongful actions of someone else; turn to our team at MW Law Firm - Mama Justice for the dedicated legal representation you need.
Why Hire a Jackson Spinal Cord Injury Attorney?
Because spinal cord injury claims tend to be high in value, insurance companies are even more invested in disputing or denying these types of personal injury claims. They may offer a lowball settlement that covers your immediate medical bills but does little, if anything, to compensate you for your ongoing and future care, not to mention your lost income and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
At MW Law Firm - Mama Justice, our spine injury attorneys in Jackson know how to fight back against the insurance company’s attempts to get away with paying you as little as possible—or nothing at all. We have built a reputation for providing our clients with personalized and caring support, as well as aggressive and relentless advocacy in and out of the courtroom.
As your legal team, we will handle every detail of your case, allowing you to focus on what matters most: healing. We provide completely free initial consultations with zero obligation on your part. We also offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorney fees unless/until we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
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