South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Representing your rights to spinal cord protection

A spinal cord injury is a life-changing experience that can cause permanent bodily damage. You need an experienced lawyer who is going to do Right By You so you can focus on getting better. We're here to help. Talk to us using our live chat or call 888-HAWKLAW.
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Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can occur during a car crashworkplace accident, a slip and fall, or while playing sports. Some SCIs result in minor back pain for a few months while others result in permanent paralysis. The spine is a delicate part of the body we must strive to protect.  

If you’ve suffered from an SCI, your ability to work and maintain a living is temporarily and potentially permanently limited due to the injury. That’s why we have passionate legal minds with experience building cases for the most serious of spinal cord injuries. 

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' spinal cord injury legal process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

Following our initial meeting, we’ll launch an investigation into how the injury occurred and assemble paperwork to help prove your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

When enough evidence is collected, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

 

 

Why Choose HawkLaw’s spinal cord injury lawyers 

The spine contains a delicate bundle of nerves, responsible for relaying messages from the brain to the body. Any level of spinal cord damage can result in significant pain and lifelong back problems. The damage is more than physical as the mental anguish and psychological impact of a serious paralyzing injury is responsible for long-term damages to one’s overall level of wellbeing.   

HawkLaw understands that spinal cord injuries are extremely damaging to the victims. We’re here to let you know that you don’t have to face the legal fight for compensation and relief on your own. In HawkLaw, you get dedicated partners who are right by your side. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or right.  

Spinal Cord Injury Facts 

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Database, nearly 70% of all spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall incidents. In the majority of all of those cases, negligence on the part of the driver or property owner significantly contributes to the injury.

It’s believed that nearly 200,000 people are victims of spinal cord injuries in any given year. These injuries risk serious and potentially permanent disability that diminishes a victim’s quality of life.

Types of injury

Complete

A complete SCI is the total severance of the spinal cord. A complete SCI eliminates all function and sensation below the point of injury. With physical therapy, it may be possible to regain some function after a complete SCI. However, therapy is expensive and it’s not something the victim should be required to pay out of pocket. 

Incomplete

An incomplete SCI is when an accident severs the spinal cord only partially, reserving some function in the injured person. The degree of function depends on the extent of the injury. An incomplete spine injury can occur to the front, center, or back of the spinal cord. The location of the SCI will determine a victim’s level and location of movement and sensation loss. 

Whiplash

Whiplash and other injuries of the neck occur when a force such as a rear-end collision “whips” the head and neck around rapidly. Accident victims may suffer a herniated disc, strained muscle, or torn ligament in the cervical spine. Whiplash can lead to a variety of related problems, including joint dysfunction, chronic neck pain, faulty movement patterns, and cognitive issues. 

Common FAQs

When a spinal cord injury impacts your quality of life, you have a right to seek fair and just compensation for the sustained injuries. You can file a claim that includes restitution for: 

 

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses, including live-in care 
  • Costs of medical equipment and home/vehicle modifications 
  • Lost wages and earning capacity 
  • Lost quality of life 
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress 

South Carolina only affords you a short window of opportunity to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, so it’s important to consult with a lawyer right away. But if some time has passed since your injury, the law does provide some limited exceptions so you might not be out of luck. Contact HawkLaw today to find out if you still have a viable claim.

Generally, the courts are open to hearing compensation cases for families of spinal cord injury victims. The mental strain and toll of caring for a loved one who’s suffered a temporary or permanent SCI is a significant cost that a case can be made to compensate the family for the impact on their lives. Speak with your lawyer about options for filing a claim on behalf of your family. 

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