A spinal cord injury is a life changing event.  When the cause of that injury is the negligence of a third-party, you may be able to recover for the injuries and damages you or your loved one have suffered and will suffer in the future. The attorneys at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. are a team of experienced advocates well-positioned to help you through the process. While a full physical recovery may be impossible, a lawsuit against the wrongdoer can help ease the financial and emotional burdens.

In Alabama, you may bring a claim for the compensatory damages associated with the injury – permanent injury, lost wages (past and future), emotional distress and physical pain and suffering (past and future), medical bills (past and future) and other out of pocket costs you have incurred or will incur in the future.  You may be entitled to punitive damages punitive damages against the individual designed to punish the wrongdoer and to deter others from similar conduct. If you are married or the injury is to a minor child in your custody, you can bring a claim for your loss of services of the injured person. A catastrophic injury lawyer at  Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. will investigate your claim and pursue a recovery against all who may be responsible if the facts merit doing so. Contact us at 800-574-4332 to begin the conversation today.

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries can vary in the degree of severity and come about from a variety of causes. No one injury is the same. Your experience will define the way that this impacts your life and, importantly, the way that our attorneys can help aid in obtaining compensation for you. In the United States, the most common cause of this is in motor vehicle accidents, followed closely by falls, particularly among people over the age of 65. Alcohol is involved as a factor in about one quarter of the cases of spinal cord injuries.

In order to recover, the injury must be directly caused by the wrongful action or inaction of a third-party.  All personal injury cases are civil cases; they do not assign criminal responsibility for the injury. Whether or not criminal charges are filed against those responsible does not affect your ability to bring a claim in civil court for your spinal cord injury.  It is burden in a civil case to prove that it was more likely than not that the wrongdoer caused your injuries.

What Will an Alabama Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Provide?

Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., is able to offer a spinal cord injury lawyer to lead you through what can be a traumatic experience.  We will handle your case with professionalism and sensitivity. You deserve the support and advocacy that our attorneys will provide.

In the state of Alabama, the statute of limitations on spinal cord injury cases is only two years from the date of injury. Accordingly, you should reach out to the attorneys at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury and believe it may have been due to the negligence of a third-party, reach out to our team of Mobile spinal cord injury attorneys today to discuss your legal options. We do not charge a fee to evaluate your case.


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