Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating and costly. Typically a spinal cord injury is caused by an automobile accident, followed by a slip and fall, violent acts, and/or sports-related injuries.
No matter how you were injured, our team can investigate your situation and target any responsible parties. We will do what we can to pursue the people at fault and their affiliated insurance companies to achieve a satisfactory settlement or verdict. Our team is committed to client-centered representation. We want to produce results that can better your life.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
These injuries are separated into two categories: complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury is one where the victim has no feeling or mobility below the injury site. An incomplete spinal cord injury allows for some feeling or mobility.
Some common conditions include:
- Spinal contusions
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Brown-Sequard syndrome
- Central cord syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
Spine damage can confine you to a wheelchair for the rest of your life. Many victims are unable to accomplish simple day-to-day tasks. This can take a toll on you emotionally. Our team may be able to help you seek general damages for the mental anguish you have experienced from this type of catastrophic injury. The state of Mississippi limits non-economic damages in personal injury cases to $1 million.
The Cost of Injuries in Southaven & Hernando
Often, spinal cord injuries lead to astronomical expenses. You may need to fly to another state for medical care, face multiple surgeries, hire a caretaker, modify your home or vehicle to accommodate your injury, attend physical therapy, or continue seeing physicians and specialists far into the future. In addition, you may go without a paycheck while you recover. Some victims are never able to return to their jobs.
Don’t face the finances alone–our team is here to help you fight for the compensation that could cover these costs. Contact us today for a consultation regarding your case.
Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman helps those who have suffered a spinal cord injury throughout Northern Mississippi including the cities of Southaven and Hernando as well as the counties of DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica.