Spinal Cord Injuries

One of the most life-altering injuries an individual can sustain is damage to the spinal cord. Because the spinal cord carries messages between the brain and the body, injuries to this area of the body often result in full or partial loss of motor control and sensation.

The impact of a spinal cord injury (SCI) on the lives of victims and families can be devastating — both emotionally and financially. In fact, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports that the average yearly expense of a C1-C4 spinal cord injury can reach over $1 million for the first year and over $184,000 for each year thereafter.

Spinal Cord Injury Victims Are Not Alone

According to the NSCISC, approximately 17,000 Americans sustain an SCI each year — and nearly 285,000 people in the U.S. live with a disability related to an SCI.

The leading cause for SCIs among people under the age of 65 is automobile crashes, while recreational activities and sports lead to about 18 percent of SCI cases. And more than half of persons who sustain an SCI are between the ages of 15 and 29.

For the majority of people living with spinal cord injuries, secondary health issues become the biggest hurdle to overcome. These issues may include:

  • Pressure sores
  • Respiratory complications
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Spasticity
  • Scoliosis

Getting Help — And Compensation — For An SCI

Victims of SCIs may be able to ease some of their suffering and financial burden by pursuing legal action against those who were negligent in causing the injury. SCIs caused by any of the following occurrences or events may give rise to a lawsuit for damages:

  • Negligence of another
  • Defective products
  • Car and motorcycle accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Sports and recreational activities
  • Medical and surgical complications

If you or a loved one has suffered paralysis, long-term disability or mobility loss as a result of an SCI, the lawyers at Malone Law can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. Attorneys Tommy and Adam Malone have extensive knowledge and experience representing clients who have suffered SCIs caused by the negligence of others.

At Malone Law, we have a reputation for excellence and want to put that tradition to work for you. Call our law office in Atlanta, Georgia, at 770-913-6423 or send us an email online.