Alabama Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Dothan attorneys assist individuals with nerve damage and back pain

A jolt to your spinal cord from a car accident or fall could change your life forever. Some people never regain feeling below the point of impact on their spine. At Carey & Hamner, P.C. in Dothan, we are accomplished personal injury attorneys who work diligently to achieve fair legal results for Alabama residents who have been forced to live with the effects of an injury to the spinal cord or nervous system. We handle every aspect of your legal claim and push back against weak settlement offers that fail to compensate you adequately for the harm you’ve endured.

What happens if the spinal cord is damaged?

Damage to the spinal cord or the nerves connected to it might inflict permanent harm on a victim. In serious cases, people might suffer partial or complete paralysis. While some cases are marked by only ongoing pain, severe nerve damage could trigger problems with internal organs, preventing the victim’s body from performing vital functions. Given the longstanding nature of significant spinal problems, compensation for injuries might have to cover years, or even decades, of medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and lost wages. We have decades of combined experience handling these claims and use the knowledge we’ve gained to help clients get the monetary relief they deserve.

Who is responsible when an accident causes a spinal cord injury?

The negligent party who causes you to suffer a spinal cord injury might be at the scene of the accident or thousands of miles away. Defendants in these cases can include careless drivers, property owners who ignore their duty of care and manufacturers of defective products. You might have to prove that the defendant knew, or should have known, that a hazard existed. Whether the adversary in your claim is an insurance company, a product maker or someone else, we will work diligently to prove that you are entitled to damages.

What happens if a spinal cord injury occurs at work?

Numerous spinal cord injuries occur on the job. You could be struck by a dropped object at a construction site, fall because of a damaged floor or get hurt in an accident while driving a work vehicle. The first source of relief in these cases is a workers’ compensation claim. You can obtain reimbursement for your medical expenses and lost income through your employers’ workers’ comp coverage. Disability benefits might also be available if there is long-term impairment. If some person or business not connected to your employer contributed to your spinal injury, it might be possible to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit, where you can recover damages beyond what is provided by workers’ compensation. This could be the case if you were hurt in a car crash or because your tools or other work materials were defective.

Contact an Alabama attorney for a free consultation about a spinal cord injury case

Carey & Hamner, P.C. represents Alabama victims of spinal cord injuries. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney, please call 855-435-4797 or contact us online. Our office is located in Dothan.