As one of the leading Atlanta personal injury firms, the attorneys of Powell & Associates have witnessed the overwhelming effects of spinal cord injuries. Whether the injury was a result of medical error, vehicle accident, or other traumatic event, spinal cord injuries can result in life-changing impairments.
Since 1988, Doug Powell and Douglas Powell have demonstrated a dedication to helping victims of spinal cord injuries hold those responsible accountable for their negligent or intentional actions. We have the experience and knowledge to help victims receive the compensation required to readjust to life after an accident.
Spinal cord injuries are caused by damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord includes a bundle of nerves housed in the “backbone” or spinal column. These essential nerves are tasked with transporting messages between your body and brain. Spinal cord injuries can have serious ramifications, such as the partial or full loss of sensation and motor control.
Many spinal cord injuries leave victims paralyzed in the lower parts of their body (paraplegic) or in all four limbs (quadriplegia). The spinal cord plays a vital role in a long list of normal bodily functions, such as sexual functioning, bladder, body temperature, and breathing. Accident victims may be left to deal with an array of serious and permanent health problems.
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Spinal cord injuries cause many people to become disabled and unable to work. These injuries may cause partial or complete paralysis. In either case, those suffering from a spinal cord injury may need continual medical care and personal assistance throughout their lives. In addition, those suffering from spinal cord injuries may incur overwhelming medical expenses.
Sometimes accidents are unavoidable. Far too often, however, serious accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, such as medical malpractice, a vehicle accident, disregard for workplace safety, or product liability. In any case, the results of this negligence is irreversible when it involves a spinal cord injury.
If you or a family member have been impaired by a spinal cord injury caused by another party’s intent or negligence, the experienced Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys of Powell & Associates may be able help. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve and the responsible party is held accountable
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