Spinal Cord Injury
Competent Mississippi Lawyers Upholding the Rights of Spinal Cord Injury Victims
Quality legal services you can trust after a serious spine injury
The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system of your body, with messages from the brain being dispersed to the rest of your body through the spinal cord. When a person’s negligence causes injury to another’s spinal cord, the brain may lose the ability to communicate with the parts of your body, causing full or partial paralysis. Failure to diagnose spinal abscesses, ruptured discs or other spinal abnormalities can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Spinal cord injuries can be life altering, requiring months or years of costly medical care. The lawyers of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. understand the financial burden that a spinal cord injury can have on an innocent victim. That is why we earnestly work to secure the compensation needed to afford necessary medical treatments, rehabilitation and related expenses. Our seasoned lawyers do not back down from complex personal injury cases. We are the firm that other lawyers count on and refer their clients to us to handle these complicated cases. Trust us to handle your case.
Experienced representation for various spinal cord injuries
The effects of a spinal cord injury depend on the type and the level of the injury. Minor damage may result in such symptoms as bruising, breathing difficulties, urinary dysfunction or chronic back pain. Myelopathy, a more aggressive condition, can also occur as a result of an injury, or because of an act of chiropractic malpractice. Severe spinal cord paralysis is generally classified into two types of injuries:
- Complete injury. When the spinal cord is completely severed, it is referred to as a complete injury, which fully eliminates function below the level of the injury. The injured individual will experience no sensation and no voluntary movement, affecting both sides of the body.
- Incomplete injury. These injuries result when the spinal cord is partially severed, which allows for some functioning below the location of the injury. For example, the injured individual may be able to move only one side of the body or have greater movement in one limb when compared to the other.
The experienced injury lawyers of Merkel & Cocke have helped numerous individuals with various degrees of spinal cord injuries. Throughout decades of providing service to our community, we have obtained the resources and knowledge to hold negligent parties accountable for the injuries they cause. Whether your injury resulted from a vehicle accident or a slip and fall, our team can help you pursue legal justice.
Understanding the financial consequences of a spinal injury
Spinal cord injuries are serious, requiring extensive medical treatment. The hours following the initial injury-causing accident are critical to preventing long-term complications. Once the patient is stabilized, a comprehensive rehabilitation plan may be necessary, including such measures as:
- Physical therapy
- In-home medical assistance
- Breathing assistance
- Pain management
- Medical equipment, such as a wheelchairs, ramps, and adaptive technologies
- Housing accommodation modifications
All of these medical necessities are expensive, but with the help of an aggressive lawyer, you can get the compensation you need to cover your expenses.
Call today for a free consultation with a Mississippi spinal cord injury lawyer
Our legal team of knowledgeable attorneys helps individuals obtain the compensation they need for recovery after a severe injury. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so there is no need to worry about up-front legal costs. We don’t get paid until we secure a settlement or verdict in your case. Contact the legal team of Merkel & Cocke today. We serve injured clients throughout Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas from our offices in Jackson and Clarksdale. Call us at 662-627-9641 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.