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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) 876-2711 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) 876-2711 or contact us online today to request a free consultation.

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


Rear-End Collision

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

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


Failure to Treat

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

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


Medical Malpractice

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


Brain Damage

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


Failure to Diagnose

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

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

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

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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We Win Your Case

Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!

    Client Testimonials

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Attention to detail

    "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."

    - John L.

    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.