Rogersville Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Exhaustive Experience Working On Back & Spinal Cord Injuries
When you think about it, life generally falls into three primary categories: sleep, work, and spending time doing the things you love. A serious back or spinal nerve injury affects all three. Back injury victims have a hard time sleeping without medication. They may not be able to do the work that once supported their families, and many find that they cannot even help around the house the way they used to. From lawn mowing to laundry to playing with the kids, a spinal injury affects their lives in every way.
The Stapleton Law Office is committed to helping victims of spinal cord and other back injuries obtain fair compensation that will help them cover their medical bills and other expenses related to their injury. Our Rogersville spinal cord injury lawyer Mark Stapleton has spent over 35 years fighting for the rights of wrongfully injured people just like you. We will do everything in our power to help you secure a settlement that will cover your accident-related expenses and treatment for life.
What Are Spinal Cord Injuries?
According to the Mayo Clinic, a spinal cord injury occurs when a part of the spinal cord (or the “cauda equina,” the nerves at the end of the spinal canal) is damaged. Serious back and spinal cord injury can result in paralysis in a leg or arm. The most devastating back and spine injuries can result in paralysis from the waist or mid-chest down.
Because the spinal cord is critical to many motor functions and sensations, a serious spinal cord injury can affect every aspect of a person’s life—perhaps even permanently. People with spinal cord injuries may have trouble moving, breathing, and completing standard bodily functions.
Spinal cord injuries affect the area below when the injury occurred. This means that if your spinal cord injury was caused by neck trauma, for example, every body part below your neck could be affected.
The two main types of spinal cord injury include:
- Complete/total: A total spinal cord injury occurs when all sensory and motor functions are lost below the spinal cord injury.
- Incomplete/partial: Spinal cord injuries that leave some motor and/or sensory functions intact below the site of the injury are considered partial or “incomplete.”
Experienced Help From an Established Civil Trial Specialist Trial Firm
If you or someone you love has suffered a back or spinal cord injury, contact the Stapleton Law Office to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your options. Our founding attorney Mark Stapleton is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil law. He has successfully handled many cases regarding back and spinal injury to a successful conclusion. His preparation results not only in successful mediation without the need for trial, but also in successful jury trial results and verdicts.
Mark is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education events for other lawyers. He is also the author of many publications and has been named by Tennessee Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Tennessee from 2006 through 2016.
A Lawyer With the Knowledge It Takes to Tell Your Story
Mark has a background in healthcare law, which gives him in-depth knowledge on the medical aspects of a spinal cord injury lawsuit. He can read medical records and charts, allowing him to discover and calculate damages for exactly what damage the accident caused.
More importantly, Mark can clearly convey this information to the jury, so jurors truly understand your story and the challenges you face. His education in the health care field includes a master’s degree in health care organization and policy from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and a postdoctoral degree in health law from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.
This allows our law firm to represent people with many different types of back and spinal cord injuries:
- Ruptured, herniated, and bulging disks
- Pinched nerves
- Fractured vertebrae
- And more
At the Stapleton Law Office, we can talk with you about what you’re going through medically. Focusing on the medical facts of your back injury, we can convince insurance companies and juries of the pain you are experiencing so you receive the fair and just compensation you deserve.
Helping You Secure Your Future
When we take your case, securing your future is our goal. We know that you may not be able to work for a certain period of time and find daily tasks difficult. We can put you in a position to make up for that loss by helping you get the compensation you need for lost wages and expected pain. We aim to make sure that an accident impacts your future as little as possible.