Spinal Cord Injuries
Some injuries suffered due to another's negligence may heal over time, but
spinal cord injuries may leave victims with permanent disabilities.
A spinal cord injury is defined as an injury of the nerves contained
within the spinal canal often associated with trauma to the spinal
A spinal cord injury can be categorized as complete which means that nerve
damage has obstructed all signals between the brain and body, or incomplete
meaning that nerve damage has obstructed some of the signals between the brain
In the most severe cases, a spinal cord injury may render the victim a paraplegic
Paraplegia: Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body
including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.
Quadriplegia: Complete paralysis of the body from the neck
down, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.
Most spinal cord injuries are due to trauma to the spine often caused by accidents
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents,
slip and fall accidents and swimming and diving accidents.
If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to negligence,
it is important that you contact a personal injury law firm that specializes
in serious injury cases.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have over 25 years experience in personal
injury matters. Our experienced team of lawyers will investigate the facts,
evaluate your claim, determine which parties and insurance companies are responsible,
and handle all of the details of preparing and presenting your case.
Your ability to make a claim for personal injury rests upon three
- First is liability, that is, who caused the accident and is legally
- Second is the establishment of an amount of damages to which
you are legally entitled, and;
- Third, the ability to collect the damages, specifically what
sources, such as insurance or individual assets, are available for
payment of a settlement or damage award.
As attorneys, we help our clients establish the liability, evaluate and prove
the damages, and collect the settlement or judgment. We handle all of the details
and are prepared to help our clients get through the hardships and stress created
by a serious and often permanent injury.
As lawyers, we act both as advocates and negotiators on behalf of our clients.
We handle personal injury claims on a daily basis, ranging from
simple whiplash injuries to catastrophic injury and death claims.
We handle claims from the start to the finish, including a professional
evaluation of the claim, meeting the legal deadlines, all dealings
with insurance adjusters and other lawyers, and taking care of a
lot of the details that accompany any injury claim.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have been representing injured
individuals for over 25 years. Our team of dedicated lawyers represents
those who have suffered serious injury, financial loss, personal
and future damages due to negligence and wrongful acts of others,
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents, aviation accidents, construction accidents, slip and
accidents and defective products.
If you have sufferred a spinal cord injury due to another's negligence, we will be glad to discuss your case
with you at no charge and with no obligation.
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