Southaven Spinal Injury Lawyers On Your Side
Proudly serving injured clients throughout the state from offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch
The human spinal cord is a miracle of nature and it is a study in contrasts. The spinal cord is at once incredibly strong and flexible while at the same time quite sensitive with fragile connections. Spinal cord injuries are most often the result of a traumatic injury from a catastrophic accident such as a car crash, a fall or a blow from a blunt object. Because the spinal cord includes the housing for all of the nerve endings and connections between the brain and the rest of the body, even a relatively minor injury to the spinal cord can interrupt those signals which results in loss of sensation, function and movement to affected parts of the body.
At the law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor, the skilled team of personal injury attorneys has been serving the needs of the injured in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch for more than 50 years. They are focused on making sure that their clients obtain the best compensation possible when they have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another.
Facts about spinal cord injury
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates that there are about 12,500 new cases of SCI each year (not including those who die from an SCI at the scene of an accident). In 2014, there were approximately 276,000 people in the United States suffering from spinal cord injury.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of SCI at 38 percent, followed by falls at 30 percent, acts of violence, sports injuries, medical errors and other causes making up the remainder.
What are the consequences of spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury can have devastating effects, which is why these injuries are often categorized as catastrophic. The severity depends on the site and the intensity of the injury. As a general rule, the higher the location of the injury on the spinal cord, the greater the proportion of the body is affected and the greater the amount of paralysis and dysfunction in the body.
A complete spinal cord injury is one in which the spinal cord is severely damaged leaving no sensation, movement or function below the level of the injury. An incomplete SCI does not spread across the whole spinal cord leaving some areas intact enough to retain some function.
Depending on the severity of the injury, spinal cord injury victims could require long term medical care. A person who has been rendered completely paralyzed in a catastrophic car crash will most likely never work again and will require assistance for even the most basic activities of daily living. They will also require ongoing medical care, and their house may have to be modified in order to accommodate wheelchairs and other medical equipment.
Holding negligent parties responsible for spinal cord injuries
In order to be able to recover monetary damages for your injuries, you will either have to settle your case with the insurance company or file a personal injury lawsuit if a fair settlement does not seem possible. If the SCI occurred during a motor vehicle crash, then the person who is responsible for causing the accident would be the defendant in the lawsuit. As the plaintiff, you would have to prove that the defendant’s negligence is what caused your injuries.
Southaven spinal cord injury attorneys dedicated providing excellent legal services to the injured
An experienced Southaven, Hernando or Olive Branch spinal cord injury attorney from the law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor would investigate the accident to discern who is responsible, evaluate your injuries and determine the long-term costs. They will hold the negligent party accountable for their fault in causing your injuries. They are happy to offer a free consultation to evaluate your case and advise you of the best course of legal action.
Don’t let a spinal cord injury ruin your future
Recovering from a spinal cord injury can be a long road. At Taylor Jones Taylor, an experienced lawyer can help after you have suffered a spinal cord injury in Mississippi. To learn more about the firm’s experience and services, you are welcome to call 662.253.5193, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. Although the firm has offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, it is also well known throughout Grenada, Batesville, Tupelo, Cleveland and Oxford for its dedication to clients. How can we help you and your family?