Macon Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Providing the Personalized Representation You Need
Few injuries are as severe, debilitating, and life-altering as spinal cord injuries. Because the spinal cord houses the body’s central nervous system and is responsible for relaying nearly all communication to the brain regarding function, sensation, and movement, an injury to the spinal cord is typically catastrophic.
These injuries often require extensive and sometimes lifelong medical treatment. Victims and their families are left facing enormous medical bills, often compounded by the fact that the spinal cord injury victim is unable to work and earn a living. At Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C., we believe that you should not have to simply face the immense financial consequences—not to mention the physical and emotional impact—of a spinal cord injury on your own.
If someone else was responsible for your injury, our Macon spinal cord injury lawyers can help fight to hold them accountable. By filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent person or party, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages, including your current and future medical bills, current and future lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Get in touch with our legal team today to learn more about how we can help you with your claim during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (478) 449-0137 to get started.
How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Happen & Who Is Liable?
Both incomplete and complete spinal cord injuries are often the result of another person or party’s negligent or wrongful actions or omissions. When this is the case, the negligent party can be held legally liable for the victim’s damages.
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the United States include:
If you suffered a slipped or ruptured disc in a car accident, were paralyzed after being hit by a large semi-truck, or suffered a spinal cord injury leading to chronic back pain after slipping and falling on a wet floor in a grocery store, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact our Macon spinal cord injury lawyers today to learn more, including how we can help you with your claim.
The True Impact of a Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries often affect just about every aspect of the victim’s life, from their ability to get around, care for themselves, and earn income to support themselves and their families. Victims often experience a great deal of emotional distress as a result of their new disabilities and may suffer from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the wake of an accident. All of this has a serious and profound impact on a victim’s life.
Additionally, the cost of treating a spinal cord injury over the course of one’s lifetime is generally exorbitant. Ongoing surgeries, rehabilitation therapy, medication and pain management, experimental treatments, and other associated care can easily exceed hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.
When a spinal cord injury is the direct or proximate result of negligence, the victim is entitled to seek financial compensation under Georgia’s personal injury laws. While no amount of financial compensation can undo the trauma and suffering you have been through, a successful claim can provide you with the financial resources you need to move forward with your life.
Our firm can help you work to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Emergency medical care
- Ongoing treatment
- Projected future care costs
- In-home care
- Modifications to your home
- Medical equipment/devices
- Lost income/wages
- Lost earning ability and future income
- Pain and suffering
- Trauma and emotional distress
- Counseling services
In some cases, when the at-fault party was egregiously negligent or acted unlawfully, we may also be able to recover punitive damages, a type of damage meant to punish the liable party and help prevent similar incidents from occurring again in the future.
Millions Recovered for Our Clients
With over 150 years of legal experience, our team has successfully secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We understand the unique challenges spinal cord injury victims face, and we know how to aggressively pursue the maximum recovery you are entitled to receive.
Our firm offers contingency fees so if we do not win your case, you do not pay. We prioritize client-focused advocacy and results-driven representation, offering individualized attention and support to each and every client.