Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

Experienced Sevierville Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Protect

Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries

Helping people in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge who suffer injuries to the central nervous system

According to The Johns Hopkins Hospital about 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) occur each year. The most common sites of these are in the cervical (neck) and thoracic (trunk) areas. SCI is a common cause of permanent disability in men, and in young adults.

The Sevier County personal injury lawyers at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC have seen first-hand the effects of spinal cord injuries ranging from pain and limitations in movement, to complete and permanent paralysis of the victim’s body. Our compassionate and dedicated team fights tirelessly on behalf of clients and their families in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge for the settlements they need: compensation to cover their extensive, often life-long medical costs; for loss of income; and for living with pain. No case is too complex for our skills or too big for our resources. We put our years of experience to work for you.

What are spinal cord injuries?

The spinal cord is a major component of the central nervous system. It is a soft, rope-like bundle of nerves that extends from the base of the brain through the neck and the spinal column, to the lower back. It is the means by which the brain communicates with the nerves in the body’s internal organs, arms, and legs. The spinal cord is protected by the bones of the spine, called vertebrae. Discs of cartilage lie between adjacent vertebrae to cushion them and allow the spine to bend. A traumatic injury to the spine can result either in a bruise, a partial tear, or a complete tear or transection in the spinal cord. Some kinds of spinal cord injury can be treatable – such as by removal of bone or cartilage pressure. But an injury that severs the spinal cord or its root nerves causes a permanent decrease or absence of movement, sensation, and body organ function below the level of the injury.

There are two types of SCI: complete injury, in which there is no sensation or function below the level of the injury, and incomplete injury, in which there is at least some sensation or function below that level. Both complete and incomplete injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord.

What causes spinal cord injuries?

The spine is susceptible to injury by twisting, compression, and impact. As a result, any force capable of twisting or bending it beyond its normal limits of movement, or of displacing any of the vertebrae or discs, is also capable of damaging or severing the spinal cord and the nerves extending from it. These kinds of injuries can happen during birth, but typically happen because of:

  • Slips and falls
  • Automobile accidents
  • Criminal acts such as shootings, stabbings, or beatings
  • Blunt force trauma resulting from contact sports
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Crush-related accidents on a worksite

Your advocates when spinal cord injury is caused by another’s negligence

If you or a loved one has suffered partial or total paralysis from a spinal cord injury let one of the experienced Sevierville personal and catastrophic injury attorneys at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC meet with you and your family to discuss your case. We offer the personal and professional attention you deserve. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin helping you protect your rights.

To schedule a no-obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge, please call 865.280.3686 or fill out our contact form.

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Testimonials

Kim

"When I was faced with the tragic loss of my husband in 2012 and found myself needing an attorney for the first time in my life, I knew immediately that I would be calling on Attorney Bryan Delius. It was a huge source of comfort and a weight lifted off my shoulders to know that Mr. Delius and his staff would treat my case as if I were his only client and take care of me as if I were a family member."

Kim

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2015-09-17T16:02:47+00:00

Kim

"When I was faced with the tragic loss of my husband in 2012 and found myself needing an attorney for the first time in my life, I knew immediately that I would be calling on Attorney Bryan Delius. It was a huge source of comfort and a weight lifted off my shoulders to know that Mr. Delius and his staff would treat my case as if I were his only client and take care of me as if I were a family member."

Ronnie Allen

"I was involved in a very serious motorcycle crash and was airlifted to UT Hospital for trauma care and emergency surgery.  Upon release from the hospital a few days later I was informed of my prolonged recovery time and the possibility of never being able to return to my chosen profession. Within a few days of my release the medical bills started arriving.....it was at this point I knew I need the help of a professional, Mr. Delius."

Ronnie Allen

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2015-09-30T10:20:22+00:00

Ronnie Allen

"I was involved in a very serious motorcycle crash and was airlifted to UT Hospital for trauma care and emergency surgery.  Upon release from the hospital a few days later I was informed of my prolonged recovery time and the possibility of never being able to return to my chosen profession. Within a few days of my release the medical bills started arriving.....it was at this point I knew I need the help of a professional, Mr. Delius."

Christopher and Rebekah

"I can not begin to express how thankful Chris and I are for all of the hard work and dedication put into my husband's lawsuit. You made a difficult and stressful situation so much easier on us both. Chris and I work full time while raising 4 kids and your office understood the importance of expediting our case and getting it resolved in a timely manner...."

Chris and Rebekah

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2017-01-03T14:46:22+00:00

Chris and Rebekah

"I can not begin to express how thankful Chris and I are for all of the hard work and dedication put into my husband's lawsuit. You made a difficult and stressful situation so much easier on us both. Chris and I work full time while raising 4 kids and your office understood the importance of expediting our case and getting it resolved in a timely manner...."

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