South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Fight for Your Rights
A law firm that has the experience you need
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are about 12,500 new spinal cord injury cases each year. Injuries include temporary, partial or permanent nerve damage or paralysis. Most people who suffer a spinal cord injury do not fully recover. Spinal cord injury, called an SCI, can also cause a person to lose control of their bladder or bowel.
A South Carolina spinal cord injury lawyer at McGowan, Hood, and Felder, LLC, understands what types of accidents cause an SCI, what treatments are needed and what money is needed to provide those treatments. We have the experience to get results. Our lawyers have more than 100 combined years of experience. Our lawyers have obtained millions in settlements and verdicts to enable our clients to pay for necessary treatments and lost wages, and to compensate the accident victim for the pain and suffering they endure.
Common causes of spinal cord injuries.
Determining why an accident happened and how it happened is a prerequisite to being able to get compensation for injuries. A South Carolina spinal cord injury lawyer at our firm works tirelessly to prove that the spinal cord injury you or a loved one suffers from was caused by a:
- Truck accident
- Auto accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Medical malpractice
- Defective product
- Construction site accident
- Negligent security
Types of spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries often cause paralysis. Quadriplegia is paralysis of both the lower and upper extremities. Quadriplegia can mean that a patient will need to be on a ventilator to assist their breathing. Paraplegia affects just the lower limbs. Both types of paralysis will be life-changing for both the patient and the families. Doctors often identify the location of the spinal cord injury by the affected vertebra. The doctors use the notations C for cervical or the neck, L for lumbar or the lower back, T of thoracic or the rib cage and S for sacral or the tail bone. Each vertebra is then given a number.
Each case is unique. Some patients suffer a partial or incomplete paralysis or paraplegia. These victims can often live a full and fairly active life if they get afford long-term rehabilitation. Accident victims who suffer a complete paralysis will struggle much more than those with paraplegia. Other spinal cord injuries handled by our firm include degenerative disc disease, herniated or ruptured discs, and spondylosis.
New medical technologies such as robotics, electronic stimulators and other devices may be of help to all spinal cord injury victims. Despite this progress, it is important for spinal cord injury patients to be extremely vigilant to avoid secondary medical conditions that can be life-threatening, including infections, inflammation, Autonomic Dysreflexia Syndrome, pressure sores and blood clots.
Our South Carolina injury lawyers advocate on behalf of spinal cord injury patients to receive deserved compensation to ease the financial burdens placed upon them and their families.
South Carolina attorneys who put you and your family’s needs first
McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, are dedicated, driven, and committed to delivering results. Your spinal cord injury accident case matters to us. If you suffered a spinal cord injury or a loved one died because of complications from a spinal cord injury, let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
Contact McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, today. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced South Carolina spinal cord injury accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device. We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.