Nashville Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
If you’re the victim of a spinal injury, you already know how painful and difficult life can be. You may even suffer serious complications from spinal damage like blood clots, severe back pain, paralysis, or infertility. Most spinal cord injuries result from car accidents, but contact sports, physical violence, and other circumstances can also be a cause.
Victims of spinal cord injuries or damage must understand their legal rights. If your injury was the result of an individual or company’s negligence, take legal action. Nashville victims can receive compensation that will pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the injury.
Our expert attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner are here to fight for you. Contact our Nashville office today and put yourself on track to living better, healthier days. View our FAQ section for more information about spinal cord injuries. You can visit our offices: 2214 Elliston Place Suite 304 Nashville TN 37203.
Real Results for Injury Victims
- A Steinger, Greene & Feiner client was returning home from Gatorland Zoo with his family when their vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The driver was operating on a suspended license. As a result of the accident, our client sustained an exacerbation from prior back injuries as well as an injury to his neck. He underwent spinal injections for pain relief, followed by an anterior cervical microdiscectomy (a procedure to reduce neck and back pain), and finally, a revisional surgery for a procedure previously performed on his back. Due to the traumatic injuries to his neck and back caused by the tractor-trailer accident, our client may require additional surgery in the future. Although the defendant’s insurance carrier disputed our client’s injuries and surgery, claiming they were pre-existing, Steinger, Greene & Feiner achieved a total settlement of $1,450,000 to help our client pay for his substantial medical bills.
- Steinger, Greene & Feiner also won a total of $2,705,000 for three separate clients who sustained serious cervical injuries resulting from auto accidents:
- $1.9 million was awarded to our client who suffered from herniated cervical disks after an auto accident.
- $330,000 was awarded to our client following an auto accident which led to a two-level cervical fusion procedure (surgery that relieves pain from pressure placed on nerves in the cervical spine, located in the neck).
- $475,000 was awarded to our client who was the victim of a head-on collision. Our client underwent a cervical fusion procedure and may need additional future surgeries.
My case couldn't have been handled better. It was handled in a timely manner - it wasn't rushed. If something ever happened again and I needed an attorney, Steinger, Greene & Feiner would be the first place I would go.
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating for victims and their families. The impacts aren’t only financial, as spinal correction and rehabilitation procedures are expensive, but emotional. You or a loved one may experience chronic pain and mental anguish from an accident that was not your fault.
If you are the victim, contact the Nashville Steinger, Greene & Feiner office today. Our goal is to get you a fair settlement so you can pay your medical bills, provide for your family, and move past the accident that’s already done enough damage.
We defend and stand up for our clients so they can live better lives. With decades of experience and high standards for client satisfaction, you can trust that we will do everything we can for you and your family.
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How Spinal Cord Injuries Affect the Body
Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. Complete spinal cord injuries cause permanent damage to the affected area of the spine because those nerves can no longer communicate with the brain. Incomplete injuries cause partial damage to the affected area with some communication still possible between the nerves and the brain.
The ability to recuperate from both types of injuries depends on the individual and their medical history. Always consult your doctor if you believe you have spine damage or a spinal injury.
The following are some emergency signs and symptoms of spinal cord injuries, as reported by the Mayo Clinic. This is not a complete list and you should always consult a medical professional with questions.
- Extreme back pain or pressure in head, neck, or back
- Tingling sensation, numbness, or loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet, or toes
- Incoordination, weakness, or paralysis in any part of the body
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty balancing or walking
- Difficulty breathing after an accident
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that the yearly incidence of spinal cord injuries is approximately 17,730. This means there are 17,730 new cases of spinal cord injuries in the United States every year, excluding the cases of people who died at the location of the accident that caused their injury.
Why Choose Us?
We at Steinger, Greene & Feiner are proud to serve the Nashville community and enjoy working in this city of culture and music. Our goal is to provide Nashville area residents with fair and just legal services.
Contact our Nashville office today to set up a free consultation. We are here to investigate, evaluate, and assist you in every step of your legal journey. Our decades of experience and many satisfied clients attest to our expertise and ability to handle your case. Call today and take the first step in recovering compensation for you and your family as you move beyond your injury.
- Males. According to the Mayo Clinic, males account for 80% of spinal cord injuries in the United States.
- Aged 16-30. Several factors including physical activity levels support this group’s susceptibility for suffering from a spinal cord injury.
- Older than 65. Slip-and-falls are another common cause of spinal cord injuries, and they happen most often to the elderly.
- Vehicle accidents. The annual leading cause of spinal cord injuries are car and motorcycle accidents.
- Slip-and-falls. According to the Mayo Clinic, these account for 31% of all spinal cord injuries.
- Violence. Violent acts, particularly those involving gunfire, are another serious cause of these injuries.
- Sports and recreational injuries. Impact sports like football or activities like diving (into shallow water) make up about 10% of spinal cord injuries.
- Bone-related diseases. The Mayo Clinic reports that diseases including cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, and spinal inflammation can lead to these injuries.