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Jackson Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Our brain and spinal cord make up what is known as the body’s central nervous system. The spinal cord links the brain with the nerves in our bodies.    When the spinal cord is injured, the brain may lose the ability to communicate with the body.  If the spinal cord becomes severed, the brain cannot communicate with any part of the body below the location of the injury.  If the spinal cord is severed at the mid or lower back, the injured person is likely to lose feeling and use of the lower body and legs.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another, contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi. Your best course of action is to consult with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney as soon as possible to determine whether you have a claim for damages against the responsible party.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are available for questions or concerns 24/7 and we respond promptly to calls, texts and emails.
  • We put our clients first, going above and beyond to ensure their legal needs are met.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that every client we represent gets the attention they deserve.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us any money unless we successfully recover for you.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Spinal cord injuries are typically major life-altering events, requiring months to years of medical treatment and rehabilitation. This can place a significant financial burden on the injured person and their family. After serious spinal cord injuries, our experienced Jackson spinal cord injury lawyer will work diligently to secure the maximum compensation available under the law. We focus our practice solely on personal injury law – It is all we do.

Spinal Cord Injury Facts

The following facts are reported by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC):

  • Estimated incidence of spinal cord injury is 54 cases per one million people in the U.S.
  • Approximately 17,700 new cases of spinal cord injury occur in the U.S. every year.
  • Approximately 288,000 people are living with spinal cord injury in the U.S. today.
  • Average age at injury has increased to 43 from 29 in the 1970s.
  • Approximately 78% of all new spinal cord injury cases are male.
  • More than half of people with spinal cord injury are single.

Types of Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete. With a complete injury, all sensation and motor function are lost below the level of the injury. With an incomplete injury, some motor or sensory function remains below the affected area.

Paralysis caused by spinal cord injury is referred to as:

  • Tetraplegia (also known as quadriplegia):The arms, hands, torso, pelvic organs and legs are affected by the injury.
  • Paraplegia:Paralysis affects the legs, pelvic organs and all or part of the torso.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

As stated by NSCISC, the leading causes of spinal cord injury are:

  • Car accidents
  • Falls
  • Violent acts (primarily gunshot wounds)
  • Sports and recreation accidents

Rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

Spinal cord injuries are serious. They require emergency medical attention and extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Once a patient is stabilized, a comprehensive plan for rehabilitation may include:

  • In-home medical assistance
  • Breathing assistance
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Wheelchairs, ramps and/or adaptive technologies
  • Modifications to home and vehicle

Medical expenses and necessities for spinal cord injury victims can be financially burdensome. Our Jackson personal injury attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you need to pay for your medical expenses and other losses.

Contact Our Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys | (601) 500-5357

If you or your loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation. We can advise you of your options under the law.