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Spine Injuries

Charlotte Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Representing Spinal Injury Lawsuits Throughout North Carolina

A spinal cord injury is devastating, affecting nearly every aspect of the victim’s life. If you or someone you love sustained a spine injury and you believe someone else is to blame, you could be entitled to compensation. While no amount of financial recovery can undo what you have been through or truly make up for your injury, a successful personal injury claim can provide you with the critical monetary resources you need to obtain proper medical treatment, manage your day-to-day expenses and medical bills, and get back on your feet.

Payne Law Firm can assist you in filing a catastrophic injury claim after a serious accident. Our spinal cord injury lawyers in Charlotte are highly regarded by their peers and clients alike for their aggressive approach to litigation, as well as their compassionate approach to their clients. Our firm is committed to providing you with the attentive, caring legal support you need while also offering the tireless advocacy you deserve.

There are no fees unless we win you case. Call (704) 461-0053 now to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our dedicated spinal cord injury attorneys in Charlotte.

Types of Spine Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are typically categorized in two ways:

  • Complete Spinal Cord Injuries: Someone with a complete spinal cord injury will lose all movement and sensation below the point of injury.
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries: A person with an incomplete spinal cord injury will retain some degree of function below the point of injury.

Complete spinal cord injuries often result in conditions like paraplegia (paralysis of the lower body) or quadriplegia/tetraplegia (paralysis from the neck down). Someone who experiences an incomplete spinal cord injury, on the other hand, may suffer some degree of partial or total paralysis, which may be temporary or permanent in nature. Such injuries can affect a single limb, multiple limbs, or a specific area of the body.

Spine injuries can also occur when the spinal discs—the “cushions” between the vertebrae that comprise the human spine—are injured. Disc injuries include slipped, ruptured, and herniated discs, as well as bulging discs.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the United States are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents – approximately 50%
  • Falls – approximately 31%
  • Violence – approximately 13%
  • Sports/recreation accidents – approximately 10%

Alcohol use and various diseases—such as cancer, osteoporosis, and arthritis—also play a significant role in new spinal cord injuries in the U.S. every year.

Unfortunately, negligence and wrongful conduct plays a key role in total new spinal cord injuries in the U.S. This means that a large portion of these injuries could have been prevented. Although this can be incredibly difficult to accept, victims of negligence and wrongful conduct are entitled to seek financial compensation for the damages they have endured as a result of their spine injuries.

Compensation for Spine Injury Victims

Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and often require extensive, ongoing, and even lifelong medical treatment and care. When victims suffer chronic pain, paralysis, and other complications, they may be unable to return to work for a period of time or for good. This can add additional financial difficulties on top of an already challenging situation. In short, the cost of treating a spinal cord injury over the course of the victim’s lifetime can be exorbitant.

At Payne Law Firm, our Charlotte spinal cord injury lawyers can help you seek fair compensation for:

  • All medical expenses associated with treating your injury
  • Surgeries, rehabilitation therapy, and other treatments
  • Future projected medical care costs
  • In-home care costs
  • Lost income/wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Lost or reduced earning capacity
  • Modifications to a home or vehicle
  • Medications, medical devices, and medical equipment
  • Counseling services for emotional distress and trauma
  • Pain and suffering

We understand the importance of building a comprehensive case that takes into account all of your current and future losses. In every instance, we strive to maximize our clients’ recoveries so that they can heal and move forward with their lives.

Request a Free Consultation Today

Payne Law Firm is ready to guide you through the legal process and fight tirelessly for the full, fair compensation you are owed. If someone else was at fault for your injuries, we are ready to hold them accountable.

Our firm offers legal services in English and Spanish and can discuss your case with you during a free initial consultation either in person or over the phone.

Contact us online or call (704) 461-0053 today to get started.

Why Choose Payne Law Firm?

  • Client-Focused

    We will work to obtain compensation for EVERYTHING you deserve after being negligently injured.

  • History of Success

    We have a history of helping and winning compensation for over a thousand injured individuals.

  • Full Transparency

    Our team knows the importance of your case and who is committed to doing what is best for you.

  • Reputation With Insurance Companies

    We not only understand the complexities of insurance companies but know how to fight them.

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