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Reclaim Your Future After a Personal Injury: Partner with a Skilled Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Our Dedicated Attorneys Will Defend Your Rights - All the Way to the Courtroom

Spinal cord injuries turn lives upside down in an instant. In the aftermath of an accident that damages or severs the spinal cord, survivors face profound mobility losses, difficulty completing daily tasks independently, loss of bodily functions, chronic pain, medical complications, steep healthcare costs, lost wages, and employment challenges. A tangle of insurance claims, unpaid medical bills, denied benefits and confusing legal jargon worsens these challenges for already exhausted patients and caregivers.

As spinal cord injury lawyers, we seek to guide clients through this legal maze with a compassionate understanding of their physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Our attorneys know the value of clients’ independence and dignity - and we fiercely negotiate for the compensation and medical care spinal cord damage victims rightfully deserve. Call a Wettermark Keith spinal cord injury lawyer today at (877) 715-9300 for a free consultation

The Impact of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries cause systemic, catastrophic disruption by cutting off communication between the brain and body below injury sites. Without signals carried by spinal nerves, victims lose bodily control and sensation. This requires sudden and extreme lifestyle adjustments - survivors are forced to acquire assistive equipment, modify their homes for accessibility, undergo extensive therapy and rehabilitation, and adhere to strict self-care regimens. Because spinal cord injuries are typically permanent disabilities, survivors often cease working entirely.

Common long-term effects of spinal cord injuries include:

Paralysis below injury locations - loss of movement and coordination

Loss of bowel, bladder, and sexual function

Respiratory, circulatory, and digestive issues

Medication dependence, depression, and anxiety

Pressure sores, blood clots, chronic nerve pain and spasticity

Shortened life spans from secondary infections and complications

Family members may also carry heavy burdens as long-term caregivers, risking their careers while witnessing the decline of a loved one. Rarely do survivors return to "normal" - their entire lives must undergo transformation to adjust around disability from such catastrophic injuries. Financial compensation is necessary after a spinal cord injury not just for the sake of justice, but to pay for ongoing medical treatment and lifestyle changes.

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How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Happen?

When it comes to personal injury cases, insurance companies are not on your side, since they often try paying out as little as possible. They may try to downplay the severity of your injuries or offer you a settlement that fails to cover your expenses. This can prolong an already difficult process and add more stress to an already challenging situation.

At Wettermark Keith, we understand how frustrating and overwhelming it can be to deal with insurance companies after an accident. That's why our Birmingham personal injury attorneys will fight to ensure that you don't settle for less than you deserve. We'll be your advocates, working tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. We believe that you deserve to be compensated for your losses, and we won't back down until we get the results you deserve. Our lawyers take pride in acting as your listening ear, advocates, and companions during this challenging time in your life. We'll work with you to understand your unique needs and circumstances, and we'll fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

We're committed to providing personalized, compassionate representation to every client we serve. We believe that this approach is the key to our success, and we're proud of the results we've achieved for our clients over the years. To us, it's personal.

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road. Without the protective shell of a vehicle, a collision can easily result in a spinal cord injury, often with long-lasting consequences.

The sheer size and weight of trucks can lead to catastrophic accidents. Collisions involving trucks often result in a significant spinal cord injury, due to the immense force involved.

A car accident remains a leading cause of spinal injuries. High-speed impacts, rollovers, or even minor rear-end collisions can cause damage to the spinal cord.

Cyclists face risks from road hazards and vehicle collisions. A fall or crash can lead to a spinal cord injury, especially if safety gear like helmets and pads are not used.

Accidents involving buses can result in serious injuries to passengers, pedestrians, or occupants of other vehicles, including spinal cord damage.

Pedestrians struck by vehicles often suffer from severe injuries due to the lack of protection, with the spinal cord being particularly at risk.

Construction sites are fraught with potential dangers, from being struck by heavy machinery to falling from heights, leading to a spinal cord injury.

Slips, trips, and falls, whether in public spaces, workplaces, or private properties, can cause sudden and severe spinal cord injuries.

Though less common, aviation accidents can be extremely severe, with a high potential for spinal cord injury due to the forces involved.

A defective product, such as faulty automotive parts or unsafe machinery, can lead to severe accidents resulting in a spinal cord injury. Inadequate safety features or design flaws in these products can create hazardous situations, where users are at risk of sustaining life-altering spinal cord injuries.

It’s important to note that these are just a few examples of the types of accidents that can result in a spinal cord injury. Our lawyers handle a wide array of spinal cord injury cases, stemming from various causes, and our seasoned injury attorneys have both the knowledge and resources to tackle even the most complex of cases.

Navigating the Legal Process after a Spinal Cord Injury

Complex legal processes present further challenges for spinal cord injury victims already struggling with health declines and insurance claims. Our attorneys guide clients through these intricacies.

Key legal considerations our spinal cord injury lawyers assist with include:

Investigating liability - We thoroughly analyze liability and negligence to identify at-fault parties - whether individual drivers, commercial vehicles, dangerous property conditions or inadequately designed products - and hold them legally and financially accountable.

Documenting injury severity - Obtaining credible evidence regarding clients’ diagnoses, prognoses, mobility levels, treatments undergone, and quality of life impacts helps convey hardship convincingly to insurance providers and juries. This includes collecting detailed medical records and collaborating with physicians, specialists, life care planners, vocational experts and financial analysts to demonstrate long-term needs.

Navigating insurance negotiations - We relentlessly negotiate with health, disability and liability insurers to demand coverage of medical bills, assistive equipment, accessible home conversions, rehabilitation services and lifetime care requirements. Far too often, victims battle denied claims and delays by profit-driven insurers. We fight to secure rightful benefits.

Calculating loss and suffering damages - Spinal cord injuries greatly reduce life expectancy and quality - victims experience severe physical and emotional trauma from paralysis, disfigurement, chronic pain and reliance on other basic needs like bathing or using the bathroom. Our lawyers quantify these intangible losses and ensure you are compensated for each of them - even if that means taking your case to court.

With decades of focused expertise in traumatic spinal cord injury cases, our lawyers are prepared to defend your rights all the way to the courtroom. Schedule a free consultation with our compassionate legal team today at (877) 715-9300 to discuss your options and begin your journey towards recovery.


When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: If we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients. We want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life, and whatever we can do to make that happen, we're ready to do it.

Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after sustaining a spinal cord injury. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our website and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call (877) 715-9300 for a free consultation. We’re here for you, no matter what.


Our 3-Step Process

Connect With Us:

Call our office at (877) 715-9300 or use our online form to arrange a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our legal team.

We Assess Your Case

In our initial review, our experienced team will analyze the details of your case and map out potential strategies. If you've experienced an injury due to negligence, we’ll assign one of our expert personal injury attorneys to handle your case.

We Defend Your Rights

As one of the Southeast’s top personal injury firms, Wettermark Keith is fully committed to advocating for your rightful compensation and recovery. If an injury has disrupted your life, let our dedicated attorneys seek justice on your behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spinal cord injuries commonly result from traumatic events such as car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violent encounters. Medical conditions like arthritis, cancer, or infections can also cause spinal cord damage.

If you suspect a spinal cord injury, it's crucial to seek immediate medical evaluation. Additionally, it's important to understand how a single back injury can impact so many aspects of your daily life, from basic mobility and comfort to more complex activities like working, driving, or engaging in leisure activities. This wide range of potential effects highlights the importance of prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Compensation for spinal cord injuries may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and in some cases, punitive damages. The specifics depend on the severity of the injury and its impact on your life. When navigating these complex claims, the guidance of a knowledgeable lawyer is invaluable. Particularly in cases resulting from a car accident, a skilled lawyer can expertly handle the intricacies involved. Our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the nuances of spinal cord injury cases, ensuring that every detail is meticulously addressed.

Yes, in the event of a tragic loss where a loved one dies due to a spinal cord injury, close family members or representatives of the deceased's estate can take legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In such emotionally and legally complex situations, it's crucial to seek the guidance of an experienced injury law firm. Wettermark Keith, with its expertise in injury-related legal cases, stands ready to assist in these challenging times. Our firm understands the intricacies of establishing the necessary elements in a wrongful death lawsuit, such as proving a breach of duty that led to the injury and subsequent death.

By entrusting your case to Wettermark Keith, you can ensure that your legal rights are vigorously defended, and you receive the rightful compensation and justice for your loss. This legal pursuit is not only about addressing financial and emotional damages but also serves a broader purpose of enforcing accountability and preventing future incidents.

Yes, spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete (where all feeling and ability to control movement are lost below the injury) or incomplete (where some nerve signals are still able to get through). Both have their own unique challenges.

The spinal cord is a critical component of the human body, serving as a key part of the central nervous system. It plays an essential role in transmitting neural signals between the brain and various parts of the body, enabling both voluntary movements and reflex actions. This transmission is crucial for coordinating bodily functions and movements. The spinal cord also plays a significant role in regulating autonomic functions like blood pressure, temperature control, and bladder function. Its importance is highlighted by the severe implications of spinal cord injuries, which can lead to paralysis and loss of sensory functions, underscoring its indispensable role in maintaining normal bodily operations and overall health.

When selecting a lawyer for your spinal cord injury case, it's essential to ask targeted questions to assess their expertise in personal injury law. Start by inquiring about their specific experience with spinal cord injuries, focusing on their track record and success rates in similar cases. Understanding their approach to challenging negotiations with insurance companies and opposing lawyers is crucial. It's also beneficial to discuss their communication practices, ensuring you are comfortable with how they will keep you informed throughout your case. Finally, clarify their fee structure, so you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects of engaging a spinal cord injury attorney. These inquiries will help you determine if the lawyer is well-equipped to handle your case with the required proficiency and dedication.

Recovery from a spinal cord injury varies greatly and depends on factors such as the severity and level of the injury (complete or incomplete), the immediacy and effectiveness of medical treatment, and the individual's overall health. Incomplete injuries often have a greater potential for recovery. Rehabilitation, including physical and occupational therapy, plays a crucial role in maximizing functional independence. Advances in medical research and technologies like stem cell therapy and electrical stimulation offer hope for future improvements in treatment outcomes. However, it's important to recognize that while some recovery is possible, especially with incomplete injuries, individuals with a spinal cord injury may face long-term impairments.

Wettermark Keith: Expert Lawyers for Spinal Cord and Personal Injury Cases

A spinal cord injury can be catastrophic, and not every personal injury lawyer is equipped to address the unique challenges these cases present. At Wettermark Keith, we understand the profound impact a spinal cord injury can have on your life, and are dedicated to helping you navigate this difficult process and the legalities it entails. Our experienced attorneys are committed to advocating for your rights and securing the compensation you need for recovery and rehabilitation. When you work with us, we guarantee you will be represented with the utmost respect, compassion, and expertise.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Whether your injury was the result of a common accident or a more unique situation, we are here to provide the expert legal support you need. Don’t wait - call us at (877) 715-9300 for a complimentary consultation. Our team is ready to listen to your story and offer the guidance and representation necessary to achieve the kind of favorable outcome that allows you to move forward with your life.

Wettermark Keith, with offices located throughout Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida, has an excellent reputation as one of the most accomplished personal injury firms in the country. Our reach is not only regional but includes a diverse range of practice areas, including premises liability law, personal injury cases, auto wrecks, trucking wrecks, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, on-the-job injuries, social security disability, and veterans’ disability claims, to name just a few. At Wettermark Keith, we believe in taking cases personally. Our purpose is to practice with care and compassion- to tell our clients’ stories and make their voices heard. We do this by building strong relationships based on constant communication and an unwavering dedication to truth and trust. You should never wonder what’s going on with your case. We will keep you in the loop and represent you as if you are family- because to us, you are.