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:
- 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:
- Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles
- Large commercial vehicle accidents with trucks, buses, or trains
- Falls, including slip and falls and falls from heights
- Sports and recreation accidents
- Acts of violence, including assault
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice, mistakes, and negligence
- Workplace accidents, including construction and industrial accidents
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.