Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys Serving Atlanta, Marietta, Cumming, And Nearby Areas Of Georgia

Posted: March 7, 2018

One of the most devastating types of injuries a person can sustain is a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord plays a large role in movement of the body, as well as controlling some involuntary reflexes. If your spinal cord is damaged, it can result in full or partial paralysis that can affect your ability to work and earn an income.

If your spinal cord has been damaged as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today by calling 770-888-8901. We will be happy to evaluate your case for free.

Spinal Cord Injuries in the Workplace

If your spine was injured while working, you are most likely entitled to worker’s compensation benefits through your employer. These benefits will vary in amount depending on the nature and severity of your injury. Our experienced worker’s compensation lawyers can help make sure you obtain the maximum amount possible under the law.

In addition, although in Georgia you are prohibited from suing your employer while collecting worker’s compensation, if your accident was caused by a third party such as faulty equipment or a lax safety manager, you can sue the third party and still be entitled to worker’s comp benefits at the same time. We can help you pinpoint liability and bring the responsible third party to justice, while obtaining the maximum compensation possible for you.

Common workplace accidents that can lead to spinal cord injury include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Falling from a height
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Hit by falling heavy object
  • Structural collapses

It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident, so that you can be diagnosed and treated properly. Spinal cord injuries do not always present symptoms immediately, so you should see a doctor even if you think your injuries are minor.

Spinal Cord Injuries from a Car Accident

Injuries to the spine are unfortunately very common after a car accident. The forces involved when a car collides with another car or object at high speed can cause injuries ranging from whiplash to a broken spine.

Insurance companies will likely offer you a settlement after your accident, but this settlement offer will almost always be less than what your claim is actually worth. If you’ve had a spine injury, it can lead to significant loss of function and quality of life which can persist long-term. This is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve for:

  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Prescription medications
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future income potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • At-home care

If you accept the first settlement that your insurance offers, it is probable that you’ll find yourself unable to keep up with medical bills and deep into debt. Let our experienced car accident lawyers fight to get you the settlement you actually deserve.

Schedule Your Spinal Cord Injury Consultation

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury through someone else’s negligence, call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-888-8901 to schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation. If we decide to accept your case, you won’t owe us payment until we’ve reached a successful outcome for you.

We serve clients in Marietta, Cumming, and Atlanta, Georgia.

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