Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries occur in many ways and can affect people of any age. While some of these injuries are not serious, others leave accident victims with devastating injuries and rising medical costs that last a lifetime.

If you’ve been in an accident in Georgia or South Carolina and have sustained a spinal cord injury, a personal injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The Augusta personal injury lawyers at M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law specialize in helping victims that suffer from a spinal cord injury resulting from a vehicle accident or negligence of others.

While spinal cord injuries can affect anyone, men are the primary victims of this type of catastrophic injury. This is often due to accidents in high-risk, male-dominated industries, such as trucking and warehouse-oriented occupations, and during other extreme physical activities.

The most common causes of spinal cord injuries today include:

Spinal cord injuries in the cervical spine area can cause accident victims to lose function in two limbs or all four. Treatment options and quality of life considerations can vary depending on the severity of this paralysis.

Doctors define paralysis as:

  • Complete: This means the victim has no movement or voluntary movement of the affected limbs.
  • Incomplete: If an injury is incomplete, it means the accident victim has some voluntary movement in their arms, legs, and torso.

If you have suffered an injury that caused complete or incomplete paralysis, you may be entitled to obtain compensation via a personal injury lawsuit. Your spinal cord accident attorney must be able to help you prove that your injuries were due to the negligence of someone else.

Examples of negligence could include accidents that are caused by:

  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Road Rage
  • Driving Distracted
  • Failing To Keep Property Safe
  • Improper Maintenance on Property that Caused Your Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice


If you are successful in your accident claim, you may receive monetary compensation for your injuries. State law allows these victims to recover numerous damages to cover quality of life concerns the victim and their family may have post-accident.

These damages include:

  • Lost Wages
  • Hospital Bills
  • Doctor Costs
  • Cost of Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy
  • Price of Home Health Care
  • Medical Device Fees
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Future Lost Wages If You Are Disabled

After speaking with one of our attorneys we will work with you on the best way to move ahead with your claim and find the justice you deserve. Having an experienced accident attorney working for you is a good way to protect you and your future and financial interests after being injured.

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