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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 Mama Justice – MW Law Firm 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.

There is no cost and no obligation when you speak to a member of our team about your potential case. Call (888) 484-1476 or contact us online today to learn more.

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
  • Numbness
  • Paralysis
  • Pressure in the head, neck, or back
  • Nerve damage
  • Incontinence
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Respiratory issues
  • Heart problems
  • Poor reflexes
  • Inflammation
  • Inability to regulate body temperature or blood pressure
  • Spasticity

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 Mama Justice – MW Law Firm, we believe that those at fault for your injuries should be made accountable for the immense pain and suffering you have endured.