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Nashville Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Helping clients in Nashville, Hendersonville, and Clarksville take back control of their lives

The spinal cord is the nexus of the central nervous system of the human body. Comprised of a complex system of bones that encase soft tissues and nerves, the spine is the link between body and brain. It directs every physical movement of the body. When this elegantly curved structure suffers physical trauma, the effects can be felt throughout the body.

At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our number one priority is obtaining justice on behalf of our injured clients. Our personal injury attorneys in Nashville, Hendersonville, and Clarksville have fought for and won compensation for clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries in accidents caused by other’s negligence. When you are seriously hurt and you don’t know where to turn, we are by your side and ready to fight for your family and your future.

"When I was a teenager, Dad got hurt. Insurance company wouldn't pay. We lost our house. But, Dad got a lawyer and we got justice. That's the moment I decided to become an attorney. As a lawyer, I have dedicated my life to helping injury victims."

~ Rocky

Who is liable for my Nashville spinal cord injury?

As with any catastrophic personal injury, the person or party that caused you harm can and should be held liable for your losses. Depending on how your SCI happened, this could be a negligent driver, your employer, a reckless co-worker, an establishment with poor security, or the manufacturer of a defective product that caused you to fall.

Our Nashville injury lawyers identify all liable parties. They are skilled at demonstrating these parties owed you or your loved one a duty of care, and that their failure in that duty caused permanent harm and injury. Then, our Gladiators in Suits work to recover the full compensation to which you’re entitled for your injuries, both now and in the future, to ensure you have everything you need.

What is the value of my Nashville spinal cord injury claim?

At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we know how vital it is for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury to receive long-term treatment for their injury. We fully investigate the accident, find the party who is responsible for your injuries, and hold them liable. We help you get the compensation you need for:

  • Current and ongoing medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Punitive damages (if appropriate)

Working with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys will give you the advantage of having proven representation by your side. We take on the legal battle on your behalf while you concentrate on getting better. We protect your rights and do everything in our power to help you take back control of your life after a devastating spinal cord injury threatens your future.

Do you have a spinal cord injury attorney near me?

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has two offices in Nashville: one at 545 Mainstream Dr., Suite 105 and one at 615 Main Street, M2. We also have state-of-the-art offices in Hendersonville and Clarksville. If you are too injured to come to our offices, we can make home and hospital visits. We also offer phone or video consultations.

What are common causes of spinal cord injuries?

Your spinal cord is a powerful bundle of nerves that runs up and down your back, carrying signals from your brain to your body and back again. Spinal trauma interrupts those signals that tell your body what to do and how to move and that inform your brain about everything the body encounters through the five senses.

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Center (NSCIC), between 250,000 to 368,000 people in the United States live with a spinal cord injury (SCI), with about 17,810 new cases annually. There are many different causes of spinal cord injuries. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our experienced Nashville personal injury lawyers have helped clients secure compensation when they have sustained spinal cord trauma caused by:

The NSCIC also reports that the most common causes of spinal cord injury is auto accidents which cause about 38.6% of spinal cord injuries across the country. Falls represent about 32.2% of these injuries throughout the US each year.

The legal team at Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is here to help victims of spinal trauma get the care and compensation they need in order to recover and regain control of their lives. We take an aggressive approach to fighting on behalf of our clients who have suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence. Our personal injury attorneys in Nashville, Hendersonville, and Clarksville will fight for your family and your future.

What are the different types of spinal cord injuries?

The NSCIC reports that incomplete tetraplegia is currently the most frequent neurological category of spinal trauma, accounting for about 47% of all injuries. The next most frequent category of spinal injury is complete paraplegia at 20%, incomplete paraplegia at 19%, and complete tetraplegia at 12 percent.

There can be many different consequences of an SCI, which can vary depending on the severity of the trauma and where the injury is located. There are two general types of injury to the spinal cord:

  • Complete spinal cord injury. These injuries result in a complete loss of function below the injury site. The victim will be left either with complete paraplegia (paralysis of the lower extremities) or quadriplegia (complete paralysis of all four extremities).
  • Incomplete spinal cord injuries. With an incomplete spinal injury, there is still some feeling and sensation below the point of injury. Mobility is likely to be affected, however.

SCIs are considered to be catastrophic injuries because they are permanent, disabling, and result in physical, emotional, and financial effects for the rest of the affected person’s life. The spinal cord injury attorneys at Rocky McElhaney Law Firm work to ensure you secure every penny of the compensation to which you’re entitled for your losses.

What are the consequences of a Nashville spinal cord injury?

People who have suffered spinal cord injuries are often re-hospitalized at least one or more times a year following their injury with an average stay of 18 days, per the NSCIC. They are more prone to skin, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and musculoskeletal diseases after having suffered spinal trauma.

The average yearly health and expenses directly attributable to SCI vary according to the individual’s level of neurological impairment and their level of education and pre-injury employment history. Without factoring in other circumstances such as wage losses, lost productivity, and diminished earning capacity, the NSCIC reports the average annual indirect costs for a person living with spinal cord injury was $77,701 per year in 2019 dollars.

In addition to how a spinal cord injury will impact a person’s health and finances, it can take a terrible toll on their life and relationships. Individuals with spinal cord injuries suffer emotional trauma and depression. Taking all of these factors into consideration is how the experienced legal team at Rocky McElhaney Law Firm helps clients to obtain the maximum compensation possible for their injuries. We hold those who are responsible accountable for our clients’ injuries, and we fight aggressively to protect our clients’ rights.

Experienced Nashville spinal cord injury attorneys ready to fight for you

A spinal cord injury can have a lasting impact on the rest of your life. We can answer your questions and address your concerns. Here at Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we help families when they need help the most. To make an appointment with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer in Nashville, Hendersonville, or Clarksville, please call 615-425-2500 or fill out our contact form.