Spine Injuries

Connecticut Spine Injury Lawyer

Spinal Cord Injury Cases

Injuries to the spine are incredibly devastating; victims often suffer partial or total paralysis, and many will live with life-altering conditions, such as chronic pain, nerve damage, and other complications. The physical, emotional, and financial costs of such an injury are exorbitant, and many victims are unsure of how they will be able to move forward or where to turn.

If you or your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful conduct, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. Our Connecticut spine injury lawyers are ready to help you fight for justice and the fair compensation you are owed. At Carter Mario Law Firm, we have been successfully representing victims of negligence throughout the state since 1989, recovering over $1 billion for our clients in that time. We understand the challenges you are facing, and we know how to take on the liable party’s insurance provider so that you can focus on getting the medical attention you need.

If you would like to speak to an attorney at our firm about your potential case, please contact us at (203) 806-9256 for a completely free, no-obligation consultation.

Types of Spine Injuries

Spine injuries are classified according to location, type, and severity. Generally speaking, there are two classifications of spinal cord injuries: complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury results in the total severing of communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury. This often results in total paralysis, loss of function, and loss of movement below the injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury, on the other hand, results in partial communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury. A person with an incomplete spinal cord injury may retain some functioning and motor capabilities below the injury.

Some of the most common types of spine injuries include:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia/tetraplegia
  • Triplegia
  • Brown-Sequard syndrome
  • Anterior cord syndrome
  • Central cord syndrome
  • Herniated disc (also known as a “slipped,” “ruptured,” or “bulged” disc)
  • Nerve damage

These and other spine injuries can have serious effects, ranging from paralysis to severe chronic pain to incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and more.

What Are the Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spine injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons, but they most commonly result from traumatic events.

Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

Sadly, many of these traumatic events are entirely avoidable. All too often, these incidents are the direct result of negligence; when this is the case, victims and/or their loved ones can bring claims against the liable parties and seek recovery for their losses.

How to Determine Liability in a Spine Injury Case

Determining liability in a spinal cord injury case generally involves identifying how the injury occurred and who was at fault. For example, if you suffered a spine injury in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you are entitled to file a claim against the drunk driver’s insurance provider. If you were assaulted on a commercial property due to negligent security, you could have grounds for a premises liability claim against the property owner or manager.

Our firm can provide the personalized legal guidance you need. Our Connecticut spinal cord injury lawyers often work with a team of accident reconstructionists, expert witnesses, medical professionals, economists, and other specialists to identify the cause of your injuries and build a case aimed at securing maximum compensation for your losses. This might include compensation for things like current and future medical expenses, lost income or wages, lost future earnings, disability, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, and more.

Put Our Experienced Team on Your Side

Spinal cord injuries are catastrophic injuries, meaning victims are likely to face several serious challenges when it comes to physical and financial recovery. It is important that you work with an experienced spine injury attorney who can represent you through this process and better your chances of securing the full compensation you are owed.

Since 1989, Carter Mario Law Firm has been aggressively advocating for victims of negligence throughout Connecticut. We provide compassionate, client-focused representation and unrelenting advocacy, an approach that has allowed us to recover over $1 billion for our clients. We are happy to take your call 24/7 and can travel to meet you in the hospital or at your home if necessary.

There are absolutely no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case! Give us a call at (203) 806-9256 or contact us online today to request a free consultation.


We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients Just Like You
  • Rear-End Collision $17,000,000

    Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.

  • Medical Misdiagnosis $4,000,000

    Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,400,000

    Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.

  • Medical Malpractice $3,400,000

    Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.

  • Brain Damage $3,300,000

    Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,000,000

    Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.

  • Personal Injury Resulting in Death $2,616,800

    Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.

  • Gas Poisoning $2,500,000

    Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

  • Head-On Collision $2,500,000

    The defendant crossed the center median between the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate and struck our client’s vehicle head-on.



  • Over $1 Billion Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.


Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    Such a great experience.

    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - Michelle P.
  • Client
    It felt really good to have someone.

    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
  • Client
    Took so much stress off of me.

    “When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much.”

    - Ruth H.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
  • Client
    Tough and fearless.

    “Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me.”

    - Phillip Y.