Spinal Cord Injuries

Personal Injury

Spinal Cord Injuries


Have you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury? One of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain in an accident is a spinal cord injury. Nearly half of all spinal cord injuries happen in car accidents. Spinal cord injuries are often severe and life altering to the victim and their families. The paralysis that may result from an SCI, will also cause family members or friends to adjust their lifestyles in order to support their loved one as advocates for resources or caregivers. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. For more than a twenty years, our Huntsville spinal cord injury lawyers have been helping people injured in serious accidents. Call now for your no obligation, free consultation. Call 256-534-3435. We can help.

Causes of Alabama Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at virtually any time in a variety of situations. We have represented Decatur and Huntsville victims of spinal cord injuries who were injured in many different settings and situations. Some of those include:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Falls
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Assaults
  • Diving Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Work Place Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Premises liability – slip & fall, trip and fall or products falling from shelves

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can cause the following symptoms:

  • Exaggerated reflex activities or muscle spasms
  • Extreme back pain or pressure in the neck, head or back
  • Impaired breathing
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Loss of movement
  • Loss of sensation in arms, legs and body, including the ability to feel heat, cold and touch
  • Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility
  • Difficulty with balance and walking
  • Noticeably disfigured or twisted neck or back
  • Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet or toes
  • Pain or an intense stinging sensation caused by damage to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord
  • Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of the body

Damages you can Recover

Brain and spinal injuries invariably lead to permanent disabilities, and a lifetime of added medical expenses, not to mention the emotional costs of the challenging circumstances of simply living day to day. Victims of these injuries and their families deserve to be fully compensated for the damages they have suffered and the comprehensive costs of the following:

  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Permanent disability
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Emotional trauma
  • Death
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lifelong care

Spinal Cord Injuries and Long Term Care

Lifelong medical treatment and rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury can cost millions of dollars. Spinal cord injuries are life changing, and victims may require around-the-clock medical care for the rest of their lives. The expense of paying for hospitalizations, long-term care, living modifications due to being in a wheelchair, prescriptions, surgeries and lost earnings, and even lost insurance benefits due to not being able to return to work, can be financially devastating. According to University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, only 52% of spinal cord injury victims are covered by private health insurance at the time of an injury. Because of the expenses associated for caring for an injury victim, getting full and fair compensation from whoever is responsible for an accident is essential. Monetary damages recovered for a spinal cord injury can include compensation for all medical care, hospitalization costs, rehabilitation, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other accident related expenses.

Why Hire Ferguson & Ferguson

If you or a member of your family has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact an attorney at Ferguson & Ferguson to discuss your case today. We are available 24/7, and if necessary we can visit you at Huntsville Hospital, Decatur General Hospital, Crestwood Medical Center or Parkway Medical Center. All consultations are free, with no obligation. If our Huntsville or Decatur personal injury law firm handles your case, we will not charge any fees unless and until we recover money for you. In the event we do not recover