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 Knoxville 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. More catastrophic injuries can lead to permanent paralysis, feeding tubes and a host of other complications. 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.
Spinal cord 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 cord 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 17,000 new spinal cord injury cases every year. If you suffer a back or spinal cord injury, first seek medical attention. After you have received proper medical treatment, consult with an experienced Knoxville injury lawyer. At Banks & Jones, our attorneys successfully assist back and spinal injury victims every day in recovering compensation when their injury was a result of someone else’s negligence. 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, motorcycle and pedestrian 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.
- Workplace accidents. A spinal cord injury can occur in an industrial transportation accident, falls, machinery accidents and because of countless other hazardous workplace conditions.
- Medical malpractice. If medical negligence results in spinal cord injury you may be able to take legal action against the physician responsible for your injuries.
Proving negligence after an accident causes a spinal cord injury
If your spinal cord injury occurred in a car accident that happened because of another driver’s negligent behavior, you may be able to take legal action to recover compensation for your injuries, but first you must be able to prove that the person’s negligence was the direct cause of your injuries.
In proving negligence, you must show how the at fault party owed a duty of care, how their actions breached that duty of care, and how their actions were a direct cause of your injury.
If, with the support of your Knoxville spinal cord injury lawyer, you are successful in proving liability, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses current and future, your lost wages from being unable to work, the pain and suffering and emotional distress from the accident and because of your loss of mobility.
By combining empathetic client care with a strident determination to attain justice on their behalf, our spinal cord injury lawyers represent those injured in a broad range of cases. We achieve settlements or judgements that allow our clients to take care of themselves and their families and provide for a stable future. We are ready to serve you.
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 aggressive legal team or call us at 865-546-2141 today. Fight 2 Win!