Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in North Carolina

If you, or a loved one, suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may have many questions, and mounting bills. Is the insurance company playing fair? Our spine injury attorneys are on your side.

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Our North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Can Help You if You’ve Been Hurt

Some of the most debilitating and serious injuries you can sustain are those to your spine, specifically a spinal cord injury (SCI). Whether you suffered your injury in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, on the job, or even because of medical malpractice, the future complications could be devastating.

Unfortunately, these injuries do happen. In one 2024 case in Wilmington, North Carolina, a person was awarded more than half a million dollars after they suffered a spine injury in a car accident due to another person’s negligence.

If you suffered a spinal cord injury due to another’s carelessness and want to seek maximum compensation for your harms and losses, our spinal cord injury lawyers can help you. You don’t have to face this alone. For clarity on your case with no obligation, call 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.

What Are the Different Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?

There are several different types of spinal cord injuries (SCI), including:

  • Complete SCI, in which there is a total loss of feeling and control below the area affected by the injury
  • Incomplete SCI, in which some feeling or control remains below the area affected by the injury
  • Concussion caused by an impact in which the body parts below the affected area are temporarily paralyzed
  • Contusion caused by an impact in which the spinal cord is injured or bruised, causing the body parts below the affected area to be temporarily paralyzed
  • Compression caused by herniated discs, tumors, or narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
  • Paraplegia, in which paralysis affects the lower half of the body
  • Quadriplegia, also called tetraplegia, in which all four limbs and the trunk of the body are paralyzed

What Are the Levels of Spinal Cord Injuries?

A “level” of a spinal cord injury refers to the section of the spine affected by the injury and the corresponding vertebrae in the spinal column:

  • Cervical, located in the upper part of the spine – injuries in the cervical region can result in quadriplegia
  • Thoracic, located in the middle part of the spine – injuries in the thoracic region can result in paraplegia
  • Lumbar, located in the lower part of the spine – injuries in the lumbar region can result in paralysis of the lower body and legs
  • Sacral, located at the base of the spine – injuries in the sacral region can affect organ function

What Do I Do After Suffering a Spine Injury?

If you suffer a spine injury, there are several crucial steps you should take:

  1. Seek medical attention
  2. Follow your doctor’s instructions and complete your course of care
  3. Document the incident and collect as much evidence as possible, including photos and contact information for witnesses
  4. Notify relevant parties such as your insurance company, your employer if you’re too injured to work or if you were injured in a workplace accident, the property owner where the incident occurred, etc. and fill out any forms they require
  5. Consider filing a personal injury claim for help covering the costs of your injuries
  6. Do not accept a quick or lowball offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company – they may make more money by paying you less, but you can push back for the full amount of compensation you may deserve
  7. Consult with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer. At our firm, we can give you a free case evaluation with no obligation – just call 1-866-900-7078 any time

Seven steps to take when you endure a spinal cord injury.

An experienced spine injury attorney can increase your chances of a favorable outcome for your case and helps you by:

  • Guiding you, advising you, and keeping you in the loop every step of the way
  • Filing (complete and accurate) paperwork within strict deadlines
  • Collecting your medical records
  • Fighting for everything you may deserve based on their knowledge and experience with spine injury cases
  • Dealing with the insurance company on your behalf and countering their tactics
  • Gathering and preserving evidence to build your case
  • Seeking to get you as much as possible, as quickly as possible
  • Taking your case to trial if needed

Common Causes of Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries

There are many ways that you may become the victim of a spine injury through no fault of your own, including:

  • Auto accidents caused by others’ negligent behaviors such as speeding, driving recklessly, or DWI
  • Slip and fall accidents caused by negligent property owners who breach their duty to keep their properties safe
  • Workplace accidents that may result in workers’ compensation claims

Proving Negligence in a North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Case

To prove that your spinal cord injury was the result of someone’s negligence in North Carolina, you must show:

  1. That the negligent party had a duty of care
  2. That this duty of care was breached by their action or inaction
  3. You were hurt as a direct result of their breach of care
  4. You suffered damages because of your injuries

An experienced spine injury attorney can build your case for you and can significantly increase your odds of receiving maximum compensation.

Compensation Available for an Injury to the Spine

You may be entitled to significant compensation if you suffer a spinal cord injury due to another’s negligence, such as:

  • Medical expenses for past, current, and future costs related to treatment of your spinal cord injury (SCI), including any permanent injuries
  • Pain and suffering including physical discomfort and emotional trauma
  • Lost wages for time missed from work, losing your job, or any permanent disability preventing you from being able to work
  • Wrongful death in cases where an SCI results in the tragic and untimely passing of a loved one
  • Potential punitive damages

Free Case Evaluation – Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Our spinal cord injury lawyers care deeply about helping hurt people going up against powerful forces in North Carolina. Our team can take up the fight on your behalf so you can focus on your family and your health.

It’s our policy to put you first in all our decisions as we work to try to get you as much as possible as quickly as possible. Our results include recovering more than $1.8 billion in total compensation for more than 65,000 people since 1997.1 And you owe us no attorney’s fee at all if we don’t recover compensation for you. Guaranteed.2

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does a spinal cord injury affect your life?

A spinal cord injury can have devastating consequences, including paralysis and other symptoms that can severely impact your day-to-day life.

How can I prove negligence in a spinal cord injury case?

To prove negligence in a spinal cord injury case, you must demonstrate that the other person had a duty of care to you and breached that duty, directly causing your injuries.

What compensation is available for spinal cord injury victims?

Significant compensation may be available for spinal cord injury victims for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

Why is it important to have an attorney represent me for my spinal cord injury?

The at-fault person’s insurance adjuster is protecting their company’s interests, not yours. But an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer can significantly increase your odds of receiving maximum compensation.

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