Savannah Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Helping You Secure a Bright Future After a Catastrophic Injury
The spinal cord is responsible for sending signals from your brain to the rest of your body. When it is injured, these signals can get interrupted, causing anything from numbness to total paraysis of an appendage or half the body.
Injuries to the spine, even those regarded as minor, can require you to undergo surgery and months of intensive rehabilitation. With medical bills pilling up and missed time at work, your life may seem like an overwhelming mess.
By filing a catastrophic injury lawsuit with Tate Law Group, you can have an experienced legal advocate on your side who is fighting for your best interests to ensure your life gets back on track after an accident. Call (912) 234-3030 for a free consultation!
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
Simply put, a spinal cord injury, or SCI, is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function. This type of injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine. Once spinal vertebrae are fractured or dislocated, the spinal cord is at risk of being bruised or torn by bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments.
SCIs don’t typically sever the spinal cord. Instead, spinal trauma destroys neural axons, which compromises the nerve cells’ ability to communicate with the rest of the body.
The severity of your SCI may depend on how many axons are destroyed at the time of your injury. Some SCIs will allow nearly complete recovery, but others constitute complete paralysis.
If your spinal cord has been damaged, call (912) 234-3030 to speak with an experienced attorney about recovering the compensation you deserve.
Classifying Your Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete, and the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) grades them on a scale from A to E.
Complete SCIs indicate the total loss of motor and sensory function below the level of injury. Both sides of the body are equally affected, and about 50% of SCIs are complete.
Anincomplete SCI may allow function below the affected part of the spinal cord. Incomplete SCIs do not affect both sides of the body equally and may allow one arm or leg to move or feel more than the other.
The ASIA impairment scale includes:
- A – a complete SCI with no sensory or motor function preserved
- B – an SCI that may allow sensations below the level of injury, but prohibits motor function
- C – a motor incomplete injury where less than half the muscle groups are anti-gravity*
- D – a motor complete injury where more than half the muscle groups are anti-gravity
- E – normal; indicates full recovery after an initial SCI
*In this context, anti-gravity means that the muscles can exhibit a full range of movement against the force of gravity.
If you are facing medical bills after recovering from an ASIA-E injury or living with the effects of an ASIA A-D injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our attorneys today.
What Situations Cause SCIs
Motor vehicle accidents and falls are the leading causes of spinal cord injuries in the United States. SCIs can also be sustained during sports or recreational activities. People aged 16 to 30, especially men in this age range, are susceptible to SCIs, along with people over 65.
Treatment Options for Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is considered a medical emergency, and immediate intervention can reduce long-term effects. Fortunately, emergency care has improved and is better able to mitigate nerve damage than ever before. Unfortunately, very few people recover completely from an SCI.
Once a patient is stable, they can address their SCI with the following techniques:
- Rehabilitative care
- Electrical stimulation
- Mobility aids
- Assistive care and devices
- Inpatient or outpatient care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
The more financial resources you have, the more treatment options you can pursue. Take the first step towards securing compensation with a free consultation from our Savannah spinal cord injury lawyers.
Why Choose Tate Law Group, LLC?
Founding attorney, Mark Tate, has been practicing personal injury law for over 25 years. Our firm has provided real results to our clients since 2005 and remains dedicated to pursuing justice for the injured throughout Georgia.
If you retain our services, we will handle your case with the personalized care and attention it deserves. While we will always treat you with compassion, we are not afraid to fight for your rights.
Call us at (912) 234-3030 today to set up your complimentary, risk-free case evaluation.
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