Spinal Cord Injuries

Gainesville Lawyers Representing Accident Victims in Claims for Compensation

Spinal cord injuries are devastating for not only the victim but their families as well. We have spent our career representing spinal cord injury victims and their loved ones. If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should consider exploring your possible options with the Gainesville spinal cord injury attorneys at Cook Law Group. We understand that spinal cord injuries often take a physical, emotional, and financial toll on a victim and their entire family. Our injury lawyers are committed to providing you with aggressive legal representation at every step of the way. We have repeatedly obtained multi-million dollar results in spinal cord injury cases and know the burden that injury imposes.

You should not trust such a serious case to just any lawyer. Consider their experience and results – the defendants and their insurance companies will. Our track record speaks for itself. We have former clients that you can speak with who will share their experience with you about the level of service our firm provided to them. We have represented many patients who were treated at the Shepherd Center, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta. We have experts who will prepare a lifecare plan and economic projections to assist the jury in valuing the loss.

Taking Legal Action Based on a Spinal Cord Injury

The spinal cord is the column of nerve tissue protected by the spine and is in charge of delivering messages from the brain to the rest of the body. A victim may suffer a number of different types of spinal cord injuries, such as a herniated disc, crushed vertebrae, spinal cord compression, and fractured spine. Many spinal cord injuries cause complete paralysis of the lower limbs and usually the lower torso, known as paraplegia. They may also lead to complete paralysis of all four limbs, known as quadriplegia. Some victims have complete or incomplete injuries and most need lifelong rehab services and assistance.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 11,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries each year. Some common causes of these injuries are motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, sports accidents, and construction accidents.

In many cases, spinal cord injuries could have been prevented. If you have been involved in an accident because of the negligence of another party in the Gainesville area, our spinal cord injury lawyers can help you determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. Negligence occurs when someone causes harm because they failed to use the level of care that a reasonable person would have used in the same or similar circumstances. In order to succeed in a negligence claim, the plaintiff must provide evidence that the defendant had a duty to use a certain level of care, the defendant failed to use this level of care, and their spinal cord injury was a direct result of the defendant’s failure to use the proper care.

Under Georgia law, a plaintiff must establish their case by a preponderance of the evidence. This means only that the plaintiff’s version of events is more likely to be true than the defendant’s version of events. If a plaintiff meets this burden, they may be able to obtain compensation for a wide range of costs related to their medical bills and any lost income or earning capacity. They also may be able to receive compensation for their subjective pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and any disability that they developed.

Seek Guidance from a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in the Gainesville Area

At Cook Law Group, we can examine the circumstances of your case and gather evidence to prove a defendant’s liability. While we aim to settle each case in a timely manner, we prepare for the possibility of litigation from the outset of the process. Our Gainesville spinal cord injury lawyers represent people in Athens, Atlanta, Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Valdosta, Augusta, and Columbus, as well as other areas of Hall, Clarke, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Lowndes, Richmond, and Muscogee Counties. Call us at 678-298-3899 or contact us online for a free appointment with a car accident attorney or assistance with another type of personal injury claim.

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