Spinal Cord Injury

Tennessee Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis

Serving clients in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis TN

Paralysis resulting from serious spinal cord injury devastates the lives of thousands of victims and their families. The fact that more spinal cord injuries result from car accidents than any other cause also makes this life-changing event completely unexpected – a hardship no family is prepared to deal with.

Facts about Spinal Cord Injury Occurrence

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association reports that an estimated 250,000 to 400,000 persons in the U.S. have sustained spinal cord injuries. Approximately 11,000 persons are added to this total every year, which equates to 30 additional spinal cord injuries per day.

Spinal Cord Damage

When nerves in the extremities are damaged, they can repair themselves. For example, the damaged nerve endings in your toe may grow back and re-create previous connections when given a chance to heal. However, the spinal cord does not have this self-healing capability. Once damaged or severed, the area below the neural damage cannot restore communication and results in permanent lost sensation or movement, known as paralysis.

Whether paralysis is partial or complete, and which areas are paralyzed depend on the degree of damage and the section of the spinal cord which has become impaired. Paraplegia refers to spinal cord damage that paralyzes the lower body, including the legs. In quadriplegia, the arms and legs are paralyzed from an injury high on the spinal cord.

Impact of Medical and Rehabilitative Costs

When a spinal cord injury is serious, the victim never fully recovers, requiring a lifetime of medical treatment, therapy and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation aims to train the injured individual to deal with a body that operates differently. Occupational therapists use adaptive techniques to teach victims to perform daily living activities, facilitate their ability to cope, and through sets of exercises strengthen their muscles so they can learn to function and be more independent. However, long-term care and medical expenses are tremendous. Often the person suffering from spinal cord injury is unable to work. The only recourse most people have to manage the extreme costs of healthcare is to obtain compensation from responsible parties if the accident resulting in spinal cord injury resulted from negligence or wrongdoing.

Effective Legal Help

At Morgan Adams, located in Chattanooga, our injury lawyers take the necessary legal steps to help spinal cord injury/paralysis victims receive the compensation they deserve. Employing more than 60 years of combined experience, our attorneys work with multi-disciplinary teams of rehabilitative and medical specialists who can explain to juries the extent of your injury and why just compensation is vital for future care. While spinal cord injury cases are challenging, our firm has acquired the skills and level of sophistication necessary to successfully represent spinal cord injury/paralysis cases.

Arrange a Free Consultation

Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your spinal cord injury and will take your case on a contingency basis, meaning that you owe nothing until we win your case. Find out how our attorneys can help. Please call (423) 265-2020 or (866) 580-4878 to speak with an Tennessee Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer, or email us.

The Law Offices of Morgan Adams serves clients in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville, Jackson & Monteagle, TN that have suffered a Serious Personal Injury due to an auto accident, truck wreck or railroad accident.

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The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423-265-2020
Toll Free: 866-580-4878

Nashville Office:
200 Fourth Avenue North
Noel Place-Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37219