Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are considered severe and often can have long-term effects. Damage to the spinal cord could lead to the inability to work or it could be hard to maintain employment with certain physical requirements. A variety of your daily activities could be impaired, making your life more difficult.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence, a personal injury attorney could help you get the compensation you deserve. The at-fault party could be forced to pay for medical bills, lost wages and your mental and physical anguish. Take control of your situation and speak to a personal injury attorney.

Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Personal injury claims that result from complex neurological disorders can be complicated. It is important you have legal counsel from a personal injury attorney experienced with these conditions. Contact an Atlanta spinal cord injury attorney at The Balams Firm.

ReShea Balams will work to get you the best possible compensation in your case. If the responsible party or insurance company does not agree to a satisfactory amount, she will take them to court. Call (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free case consultation.

The Balams Firm represents clients throughout the Atlanta area, including Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, College Park, Norcross, Duluth, Smyrna, , Milton, Decatur, Brookhaven, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, Dunwoody and anywhere in Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, DeKalb or Cobb Counties.

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Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can happen in a variety of scenarios and the results can vary. In some instances the injuries could be minor, but in more severe cases, the victims may face years of recovery. The injuries often can result in complete inability to function.  Some scenarios that could lead to spinal cord injuries include:

  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Car crashes
  • Motorcycle wrecks
  • Recreational activities
  • Workplace accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Slips and falls
  • Violent acts

Other spinal cord injuries could result from tumors or electric shock. Also, accidents where there is a loss of oxygen, such as underwater accidents or surgical mishaps, could cause spinal cord injuries.

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What Types of Spinal Damage Can Occur?

The term “spinal cord damage” is broad and can refer to a variety of actual injuries. The spine is complex and can be harmed in several different ways. The symptoms of the injuries and the appropriate treatments vary depending on the type and severity of the damage.  Some of the most common forms of back and spinal injuries in Georgia include:

  • Spinal cord nerve injuries – These injuries include severed nerves or nerve damage that could lead to paralysis or quadriplegia, disabling pain or limited functioning of the extremities.
  • Disc injury – Disc injury typically results in chronic back pain or even paralysis. The pain occurs when a herniated disc pinches or presses on the spinal cord.
  • Spinal Contusions – The injury could result in bruising of the spinal cord causing bleeding from blood vessels near the injury site. This can happen although the spinal cord is not severed. 
  • Aggravated Pre-Existing Condition – Previous or pre-existing back or spinal cord injuries can become worse because of another person’s negligence. For example, if you already had a herniated disc and your car was rear ended, the condition could worsen.

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Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries in Georgia

The costs for medical treatments continue to rise each year, and spinal cord injuries are no exception. These costs should be considered when seeking compensation for your injuries. Nerve, muscle and bone damage can require a range of treatments for a full recovery, including:

  • Surgery
  • Extensive use of medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Specialized equipment
  • Routine hospital or doctor visits
  • Acupuncture

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Seeking Damages in Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Cases

Spinal cord injuries are considered serious, and the treatments are expensive. Because of the extensive amount of care needed to reach a full recovery, seeking damages is an essential factor in determining the injured party’s future quality of life. You should not have to pay for another’s person negligence.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. In Georgia, a victim is allowed two years to seek damages in personal injury cases. The statute of limitations restricts people from filing claims after that two-year mark which begins the date of the accident.

ReShea Balams will work to seek a settlement with the appropriate at-fault party. She will file a claim on your behalf with the negligent party or the negligent party’s insurance provider to hold the at-fault party fully accountable for the full extent of your injuries, damages and losses. If your claim is denied or disputed by the negligent party, your attorney will pursue a negligence lawsuit for your injuries.

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Finding the Best Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in the Atlanta Area

Atlanta spinal cord injury lawyer ReShea Balams is passionate about getting clients the help and compensation they deserve. You should not be held responsible for medical bills or other monetary issues after an accident caused by another person’s negligence. Call (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free case evaluation.


  • 5 stars
    The Balams Firm did a wonderful job handling my personal injury case. I was able to get in touch with ReShea the day after my accident and she was very understanding and helped me find the care that I needed to address my specific needs.
    - Jazmyn F.
  • 5 stars
    Very professional attorney and team. Very responsive and kept me abreast of the process the entire time.
    - Anthony J.
  • 5 stars
    ReShea and I have litigated against each other for years and she very quickly earned my respect for her competency and professionalism. Since, I have referred many clients to her and they have all been exceptionally happy with her results and service.
    - LeRyan L.
  • 5 stars
    The Balams Law Firm hands down in the best in Atlanta. I had a injury at a hotel in Atlanta and I called 5 law firms, 3 of them being the big named ones you see on tv radio and they would not take me as a client. I found their number on google and talked to them and they took my case.
    - Brandon N.
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