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Back and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Provide Unwavering Support to Knoxville, TN Clients

Advocating on behalf of victims in Maryville, Sevierville, Clinton, Lenoir City and Loudon

If you sustain a spinal cord or back injury in a car, truck, motorcycle or other type of accident, you may be unable to work. If your condition is serious, even basic and mundane tasks may be difficult or impossible to accomplish. At Banks and Jones, we know that someone caused your injury. If that someone was a negligent party, then you deserve compensation. Although most injury cases are resolved through settlement negotiations, our lawyers only accept settlement offers when doing so is in your best interests. At our firm, we are experienced trial attorneys who fight relentlessly to help you obtain fair and just reimbursement.

Types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by a sudden and hard impact or jolt to the spinal cord or back. While some conditions are easily diagnosed, others require more in-depth testing. Even a minor back or spine injury can cause severe pain that can last weeks, months or even years. Typically, back injuries do not sever the spinal cord, but rather result in fractures or compressed vertebrae. This can, in turn, destroy axons — extensions of nerve cells that carry information and signals between the brain and other parts of the body.

Serious back injuries are classified as either incomplete or complete. A complete spinal cord injury causes a total loss of sensation and movement below the injury site. An incomplete spinal injury, however, results in a partial loss of sensation and movement below the injury. Individuals who suffer incomplete spinal cord injuries often make substantial strides in recovering, while complete spinal cord victims do not.

Causes of spinal cord injuries

It is estimated that there are 12,000 new spinal cord injury cases every year. If you suffer a back or spinal cord injury, first seek a doctor. After you have received proper medical treatment, consult with an experienced lawyer. Our attorneys in Knoxville successfully assist back and spinal injury victims every day. Whether your injury was caused by an auto accident or an assault, we can help you build a solid case. Some common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Auto accidents — Car, truck and motorcycle accidents can cause many serious conditions, including neck, brain, back and spinal cord injuries. If a drunk driver, distracted driver or reckless driver is responsible, you have the right to file a lawsuit.
  • Assault — Many victims of an assault do not realize that they may file a civil suit against their attacker. This is brought in addition to any punitive action being sought by the state.
  • Falls — Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can affect people of all ages. Depending on where and how the fall occurs, victims may suffer from neck, head, wrist and back injuries.

Get help from experienced spinal cord injury lawyers in Knoxville

With more than 90 years of combined experience, our attorneys at Banks and Jones in Knoxville know what it takes to win personal injury cases in Tennessee. Our tenacious and skilled lawyers fight to help you obtain the fair compensation you deserve when you are the victim of negligence or recklessness. Contact our sympathetic legal team online or call us at 865-407-2122 today.