Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
According to the World Health Organization, between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer from spinal cord injuries every year. Spinal cord injuries are always serious. They can cause many complications, including paralysis. These types of injuries can also result in serious nerve damage, which can cause a significant amount of pain. At Williams Oinonen LLC, our Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys know how devastating it can be for you or a loved one to experience this type of an injury. We also know how frustrating and disheartening it can be when the injury resulted from someone else’s negligence. Contact an attorney today for a consultation by filling out our online form or calling (404) 654-0288.
Why You Need A Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, there’s a significant likelihood that lifelong care will be needed. Whether the outcome is partial paralysis, complete paralysis, and/or nerve damage, extensive treatment will be necessary. You need an attorney who understands the consequences of spinal cord injuries and who truly knows the impact it will have on your life. An experienced attorney understands the long-term effects of spinal cord injuries. Some spinal cord injuries are simply accidents or bad luck where no one else is to blame, but often, there is a responsible party who should be held accountable. An experienced attorney can assist in determining if you have a valid claim.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries that might lead to a personal injury lawsuit include the following:
- Car accidents
- Intentional violence
- Medical malpractice
- Athletic injuries
What Damages Can I Recover in a Spinal Cord Injury Case?
Spinal cord injuries can lead to a unique set of difficulties and treatments. Some of the most common types of compensation you might be entitled to if you suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligent actions include the following:
- Typical medical costs, such as emergency room treatment and short term treatment in the hospital
- Medical supplies or devices, such as wheelchairs and in-home hospital beds
- Adaptive tools that allow a person who suffered paralysis to drive a vehicle
- Respiratory equipment to help the victim breathe properly
- Lost wages
- In-home assistance
- Physical therapy
- Damages for pain and suffering
As you can see, you might be entitled to more than simply lost wages and typical medical expenses in a case involving this type of serious injury.
What Causes Most Spinal Cord Injuries?
Most spinal cord injuries are caused by negligence or medical malpractice. If your injury was caused by negligence, it probably occurred in an automobile accident, a slip and fall, an amusement park accident, or something similar. To show negligence, you must show that the defendant had a legal duty to you, they breached that duty, the breach caused the injury, and as a result of the injury, you suffered damages.
To show medical malpractice, you must prove that the medical professional owed you a duty/there was a doctor-patient relationship, the doctor breached the duty by failing to provide the appropriate standard of care, and the breach caused your injury. Spinal cord injuries can also result in wrongful death and our experienced lawyers can help your case.
Contact Williams Oinonen LLC for Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
The spinal cord injury lawyers at Williams Oinonen LLC have significant experience successfully handling personal injury cases. All of our attorneys have experience litigating cases in court, not simply seeking settlements. As a boutique law firm, we are very selective regarding the cases we choose. This gives us the unique opportunity to give our undivided attention to each and every client we represent. Contact us today for a consultation by filling out our online form or calling (404) 654-0288.