Charlotte Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Helping Catastrophically Injured Victims Since 1983
Your spinal cord is a cord of nerves running from your brain down the spine to your waist and is protected by your neck and backbone. The spinal cord affects the nerves that control your sense of feeling and mobility. When the spinal cord is damaged, it can lead to a whole range of problems, including paralysis.
If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful actions, reach out to Charles G. Monnett III & Associates. Our Charlotte spinal cord injury lawyers can help you determine whether you are eligible to receive compensation for your damages, such as medical bills, lost income/wages, pain and suffering, and more. With over 37 years of experience in complex catastrophic injury claims, our team has what it takes to advocate tirelessly for you.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
Any serious or high-impact injury accident can result in a neck or back injury, causing damage to your spinal cord.
The following list is some of the more common accidents which result in paralysis or spinal cord injury:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and falls
- Collapsing walls
- Scaffolding or ladder accidents
A spinal cord injury (SCI) can impact your ability to feel or your ability to move all or parts of your body. Depending on which part of the spinal cord is damaged, you can experience different losses of function or feeling. For example, if the area of the spinal cord around your neck is damaged, you may suffer from paralyses, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
When the mid- to low-back area of the spinal cord is damaged, the resulting injury could lead to paralysis of the legs, or paraplegia. Most paraplegics will still have full function of their arms and torso, but they will require a wheelchair to get around.
When the spinal cord is damaged in your upper back or neck area, the resulting injury could lead to paralysis of your legs, as well as of the upper extremities, such as arms, hands, and fingers. In extreme cases, the ability to move your neck or head may be impaired as well.
It is also important to note that a broken back or broken neck is not necessary to have damage to your spinal cord; likewise, a broken back or broken neck may not necessarily result in a spinal cord injury.
Damage to the spinal cord may involve:
- Bruising to the spinal cord
- Scar tissue on the spinal cord
- Pinched vertebra(e)
- Broken or fractured vertebra(e)
- Burst fractures
Contact an Experienced Catastrophic Injury Attorney
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, it is important that your lawyer understands the nature of your injury, the consequences, and the time and expenses involved in caring for a spinal cord injury victim. Not all personal injury attorneys have this knowledge and may be at a disadvantage in representing your interests.
At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, our Charlotte spinal cord injury attorneys understand the consequences of these injuries. We understand the potential effects it can have on your whole family. Our goal is to work with medical specialists to thoroughly understand the prognosis and full extent of the injury so we can seek appropriate compensation to cover the past, present, and future expenses and special needs.
An Advocate for Your Rights
We only handle serious injury claims, and we have been successful for over 37 years in helping hundreds of accident victims and their families obtain full, fair, and just compensation for their injuries and other damages. Chances are excellent that we have handled a claim similar to yours. We retain a legal nurse consultant, as well as have a full arsenal of medical experts and professionals to call upon.
To obtain more information about spinal cord injuries and the effects on the whole family, or to discuss your particular situation, please schedule a free case evaluation at by calling (704) 859-2003.
Charles was always available and informative on this process.- Susan Z.
Without their help, I would probably have lost everything that I owned.- Rick M.
Lauren Newton exceeded all of my expectations and she genuinely cares about her clients.- Jade B.
The experience I had was exactly what I wanted.- Jacob G.
I was very satisfied.- Raven B.
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