Trusted Gulfport Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Serving Victims in Biloxi Also
Among all of the different types of accident-related injuries, perhaps no diagnosis is more distressing than a spinal cord injury. Your spinal cord is one of the most important – and most fragile – parts of your body. Even a relatively-minor injury can have a lifetime of consequences.
With symptoms ranging from back pain to paralysis, spinal cord injuries (SCI) can take several different forms, and they can impact all levels of the spine. While injuries higher up the spinal cord tend to have the greatest potential consequences, all traumatic spinal cord injuries should be treated as potential medical emergencies.
Experienced Lawyers for Spinal Cord Injuries are On Your Side
At Smith & Holder, PLLC, we are committed to helping accident victims who have suffered severe traumatic injuries recover just compensation for their losses. We understand the life-altering effects of spinal cord injuries, and we know that recovery can be a slow, difficult, and painful process. We also know that it can be extraordinarily expensive, and that accident victims often struggle to recover the money they need to move on.
If you have been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury following a vehicle collision or other accident in Gulfport, we are here to help. Our spinal cord injury lawyers are here to explain your legal rights in language you can understand, and we are here to make sure you win the compensation you deserve. One of our injury attorneys will meet with you personally in a free and confidential consultation. If you cannot travel we will come to you. And if you hire us to represent you, you won’t pay a dime until you receive a settlement or win a verdict at trial.
Common Causes of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries
Our practice involves representing individuals and families who are struggling to cope with the effects of all types of accident-related injuries. Regardless of what happened, if you or a family member has been diagnosed with an injury involving your spinal cord, you owe it to yourself to find out if you have a claim for compensation. As experienced Gulfport Spinal cord injury attorneys we have the expertise in representing accident victims in the greater Gulfport area, and we handle cases including those involving:
- Automotive Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
- Premises-Related Accidents (including Slips, Trips, and Falls)
- Product Liability – Related Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
These, including motorcycle accidents, sports, and recreation accidents in addition to other accidents, can cause many different types of spinal cord injuries. We help accident victims who have been diagnosed with injuries such as:
- Anterior Cord Syndrome
- Brown-Sequard Syndrome
- Central Cord Syndrome
- Herniated Discs
- Penetrating Spinal Cord Injuries
- Spinal Fractures
Answers to FAQs: Spinal Cord Injuries from Vehicle Collisions and Other Accidents
Q: How common are spinal cord injuries from automotive accidents?
Spinal cord injuries from automotive accidents are more common than most people realize. In fact, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), auto accidents are the leading cause of traumatic spinal cord injuries among people under the age of 65. Falls are the leading cause for older individuals, although many seniors will be at increased risk for these types of personal injuries in the event of a motor vehicle collision as well.
Q: What are the initial symptoms of a traumatic spinal cord injury?
While the symptoms of different types of spinal cord injuries vary, muscle pain and weakness are common signs of all types of traumatic SCI. Other common symptoms include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Digestive problems
- Heart rate or blood pressure abnormalities
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Loss of sensation (particularly in the torso, arms and legs)
- Muscle spasticity
- Sexual dysfunction
If you are concerned about a possible injury to your spinal cord and you have not yet sought medical attention, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure where to go for treatment, we can provide you with a referral.
Q: What is an acute spinal cord injury?
In the context of SCI, “acute” is another word for traumatic. So, an acute spinal cord injury is any injury that results from an impact, tearing, torsion, or penetration of the spine.
Q: Can I recover my lost wages if I am unable to work due to a traumatic injury to my spinal cord?
Yes, if someone else was at fault in the accident, you are entitled to recover all of your financial and non-financial losses under Mississippi law. This includes your lost wages through the date of your settlement or court verdict as well as future lost wages if you are diagnosed with a long-term disability. In many cases, accident victims’ future losses will be far greater than the losses they suffer while their case is pending. Accurately calculating future losses is a crucial step toward recovering just compensation.
Q: Can I recover financial compensation for chronic back pain?
Yes. “Pain and suffering” is a category of non-financial losses that can be recovered in a successful personal injury claim in Mississippi. In addition to compensation for your ongoing medical treatment and prescriptions, we can help you seek compensation for the physical and psychological effects of your injured spinal cord.
Committed and Aggressive Advocates for Accident Victims
If you have questions about your legal rights, it is important that you speak with a spinal cord injury law firm in Gulfport. Here are five reasons why accident victims in Gulfport trust lawyers Chris Smith and Morgan Holder:
- Personalized Attention: We care about your case, and it shows.
- Direct 24/7 Access: You can reach your attorney directly 24/7.
- Attention to Detail: We focus on the details to maximize our clients’ recoveries.
- Unwavering Commitment: We do what it takes to win.
- Client-Focused Representation: If you aren’t satisfied, neither are we.
Contact our Gulfport Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
To find out how much you are entitled to recover for the injury to your spinal cord, please contact us to schedule your free, no-obligation initial consultation. Call us today to speak with our injury attorneys about your case, we are here to help you. Phone directly, or send us your contact information and we will call, text, or email you shortly. As experienced injury attorneys, we also have expertise in representing accident victims with other types of personal injury cases such as trucking accidents, traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death. Our law firm is located in Gulfport, Mississippi and we are honored to serve Biloxi, Pascagoula and all of Jackson and Harrison Counties.