SPINAL CORD INJURY

Have you, or a loved one been the victim of an accident in Anderson County, Greenville County or Spartanburg County that resulted in a spinal cord injury? Are you concerned about who will pay your medical, medication, therapy and treatment bills? Do you have concerns regarding how you will make ends meet due to missing time at work and possibly not being able to return to work? If so, you need the help of a skilled personal injury attorney serving the entire Anderson County, Greenville County and Spartanburg County areas.

Please do not hesitate to contact Greenville Injury Lawyer Ryan Montgomery. He possesses a wealth of experience handling serious injury claims in South Carolina. Mr. Montgomery offers free consultations to those who have been injured due to the negligence of another person or corporate entity.

Spinal Cord Injury Statistics

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, in 2014, between 240,000 to 337,000 people suffered a spinal cord injury in the U.S. People with spinal cord injuries spent 11 days on average in the hospital. The estimated lifetime cost of a 25-year-old diagnosed with low tetraplegia was $3,398,426.00. With such alarming statistics, it is imperative that you contact an injury attorney for a consultation regarding your spinal cord injuries.

A spinal cord injury can have a significant impact on your life. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may need lifelong medical care to treat it. This can result in a loss enjoyment of life, loss of wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Please contact Greenville spinal cord attorney Ryan Montgomery for a free consultation. Mr. Montgomery will ensure you get the compensation you need to treat your spinal cord injury throughout your lifetime. Read on to learn more about spinal cord injuries and how personal injury attorney Ryan Montgomery can help you.

Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are either classified as complete or incomplete injuries. A complete injury occurs when a person is no longer able to feel and move below the level of the injury, such as the case when people are diagnosed with complete paraplegia or tetraplegia. If a person is diagnosed with an incomplete spinal injury, he/she is still able to maintain some movement and sensory function below the injury level. Common types of incomplete spinal cord injuries consist of the following:

1. Anterior Cord Syndrome

2. Central Cord Syndrome

3. Posterior Cord Syndrome

4. Brown Sequard Syndrome

5. Cauda Equina Lesion

6. C-Spine Fractures

7. T-Spine Fractures

8. L-Spine Fractures

9. S-Spine Fractures

10. Co-Spine Fractures

11. Disc Injuries

The majority of spinal cord injuries are due to preventable causes such as road traffic crashes, falls, or physical violence. Alcohol has been found to play a major factor in 25% of spinal cord injuries. Other common causes of spinal cord injuries arise from car accidents, sports and recreation activities, and genetic diseases such as osteoporosis.

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Spinal Cord Injury Liability

If a negligent person has caused you or a loved one to incur a spinal cord injury, you will have to establish liability in order to be compensated for damages and losses. This will require your personal injury attorney to prove the common elements of a negligence claim:

1) Duty of care

2) Breach of duty

3) Causation

4) Damages.

If the court finds that the defendant’s actions were negligent and caused your spinal cord injury, you will be able to obtain a judgment for compensatory and/or punitive damages.

Statute of Limitations on Spinal Cord Injury Claims

You will have 3 years from the date of the accident or injury to file a claim for bodily damage according to South Carolina law. If you do not file your civil action during that time frame, the court will not hear your case.

Contact A Greenville County Injury Attorney

To discuss your case please call Greenville Accident Lawyer Ryan Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery will do everything necessary to obtain the full, fair and just amount of compensation for your injuries, medical expenses and, if applicable, pain and suffering.

Paraplegia Injuries

A paraplegia injury is usually defined as a loss of use of the lower extremities or a paralysis of your legs.

This typically occurs due to damage at a lower level of the spinal cord or a spine injury at a lower level of the neck or back.

Long-Term Effects Of A Spinal Cord Injury

Regardless of what type of spinal cord injury someone sustains, the result can be devastating and can change a life in the blink of an eye. Things we take for granted in our daily life, like going for a walk, using the bathroom or getting dressed, can end in an instant. Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, has handled spinal cord injury cases and spinal cord workers’ compensation claims dealing with quadriplegia and paraplegia. He knows the best doctors to see, and knows how to seek the most compensation for an injury that will impact the injured person for the remainder of his or her life that includes needing a wheel chair, ramps, scooters, retrofitting a home, etc.

Call Greenville Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Ryan Montgomery at (864) 406-3776 to schedule your free consultation with a South Carolina spinal cord injury attorney. You may also use the contact form for an immediate response.

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