Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Over $100 Million in Recoveries Involving Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be extremely serious and can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back, carrying signals from your brain to the rest of your body. Spinal cord injuries are typically the result of trauma directly to these nerves or indirect damage to the bones, soft tissues, or vessels surrounding the cord.
If you or someone you love sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of another person or party’s negligent or wrongful actions, reach out to our legal team at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC. Our spinal cord injury lawyers in Atlanta have a proven track record of success in even the most complex of personal injury claims and have recovered more than $400 million for our clients.
Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits
If you have injured your spinal cord due to the negligence of another party, you might be entitled to financial compensation.
Damages you can seek by filing a personal injury claim include:
- Medical bills
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Ongoing medical treatment
You can also seek compensation for any home renovations that are necessary to accommodate a wheelchair or other medical devices associated with your spinal cord injury.
What Makes Spinal Cord Injury Claims So Complex?
Unlike other types of personal injury claims, catastrophic injury cases, including those involving spinal cord injuries, tend to be much more complex and difficult to prove. There are many reasons for this, including the extent of the injuries and their effects, the long-term implications of catastrophic injuries, and the insurance company’s unwillingness to pay out what are typically high-value claims.
It’s absolutely critical that you have an experienced spinal cord injury attorney in Atlanta on your side, one who not only knows the personal injury system but who also has helped spinal cord injury victims before. At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, we have a proven record of success and have earned a reputation among our peers and our clients for providing compassionate, client-focused service and aggressive, unrelenting advocacy for victims of negligence and their families.
What Are the Two Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?
There are two types of spinal cord injuries: complete and incomplete.
With a complete spinal cord injury, almost all feeling and ability to control movement are lost below the level of injury. Those with complete spinal cord injuries will nearly always experienced paralysis below the point of injury. They may become paraplegic or quadriplegic (also known as tetraplegic).
With an incomplete injury, you still have some sensation and movement below the level of injury. Every situation is unique and the prognosis for recovery will depend on a variety of factors; however, those with incomplete spinal cord injuries are generally more likely to make a partial or full recovery.
What Are the Most Common Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury?
Trauma that pulls, compresses, pushes sideways, or cuts your spinal cord can potentially cause permanent spinal cord damage.
Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Gunshot and knife wounds
- Diving into shallow water
- Electrical accidents
- Physical violence
- Sports-related injuries
- Medical malpractice
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury will vary greatly from person to person, depending on the severity and location of the injury.
Some common symptoms include:
- Loss of movement or difficulty walking
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Inability to move limbs
- Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel heat or cold
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain or stiffness in the back or neck
- Muscle spasms
Spinal cord injuries require immediate medical attention. If you suspect that someone has a back or neck injury, it is important not to move him or her. Doing so may cause permanent paralysis and other serious complications. Instead, call 911 and keep the person still.
Call Goldstein Hayes & Lina P.C. for a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love was injured, resulting in damage to the spinal cord, the Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC can help you fight for justice and compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more. We have recovered over $400 million on behalf of our clients and are ready to put our 75+ years of combined experience on your side.
Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries Requiring Extensive Treatment $30 Million
Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $9 Million
Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $4 Million
Premises Liability / Construction Defect: Traumatic Brain injury $3.74 Million
Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $3.5 Million
Tractor-Trailer Collision with Spinal Cord Injuries $3.4 Million
Trucking Negligence: Brain Injury $2.4 Million
Medical Negligence: Brain Injury $2.075 Million
Trucking Negligence: Spinal Injury $2 Million
Trucking Negligence: Brain Injury $2 Million
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75 Years of Combined Experience
We apply our 75 years of combined legal experience to make sure each and every case is meticulously prepared for trial.
Over $400 Million in Recoveries
We have successfully represented clients against some of the largest corporations, insurance companies, and hospitals.
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