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  • American Association for Justice
    As members of the AAJ, we are committed to promoting a fair, effective justice system that allows for victims of misconduct or negligence to obtain the justice they deserve.
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
    Members of the Rhode Island Association for Justice follow the organization’s mission: Working together to ensure equality.
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    The Rhode Island Bar Association has been working to uphold and protect federal and state laws since 1898, with an emphasis on maintaining a democratic government and honoring the justice system.
  • DC Bar
    Membership with the DC Bar provides us with access to legal research materials, professional service providers, and more that can be used for the benefit of our clients.
  • Super Lawyers
    Only 2.5% of attorneys in a given state are selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars® list. Members must be aged 40 or younger, or be in practice for 10 years or less.
  • Distinguished Martindale Hubbell
    Distinguished® attorneys are peer-review rated and selected based on their honorable professional achievements.
  • Brain Injury Association
    Our work with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is designed to provide information and services to survivors.
  • Brain Association of America
    As members of the Brain Injury Association of America, we are the voice of awareness, and we are here to help survivors.
  • Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
  • NABIS
    This is a society of multidisciplinary brain injury professionals who come together to discuss issues concerning brain injury and bring the science behind brain injuries into practice.
  • Melvin M Belli
    Lawyers are initiated into the Melvin M. Belli society by invitation-only and are considered to be distinguished trial lawyers.

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Providence

Seeking Full Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

The spinal cord consists of a bundle of nerves within each spinal column, which sends messages back and forth between the brain and body. When damage occurs to the spinal cord, it often results in partial or complete loss of sensation and motor control, sometimes leaving victims paralyzed from the waist down or in all four limbs. Additionally, since the spinal cord controls specific functions of the body—such as body temperature, breathing, bladder control, and sexual functions—an injury case pose significant health issues.

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 288,000 individuals in the United States are currently living with a spinal cord injury. Every year, tens of thousands of people experience serious spinal cord injury—with 10,000 of these victims becoming permanently paralyzed. This type of catastrophic injury dramatically affects a person’s quality of life, resulting in serious disabilities that require around-the-clock medical care, which can be a financial and physical burden to the victim’s family, as well as significantly costly.

A spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating, life-altering types of injuries that can result from serious accidents such as:

Understanding injuries and the causes of serious accidents, as well as liability, helps our Providence catastrophic injury lawyers prepare compelling cases on behalf of our clients. After a client has suffered a neck or back injury, attorneys at Karns & Kerrison are relentless in pursuit of the compensation the injured person needs and deserves.

As we work to help our Providenceclients recover all available compensation, detailed investigations help us determine:

  • Evidence of any potential dram shop case in the case of a drunk driving accident. Did a bar or restaurant serve alcohol to an obviously intoxicated driver?
  • Evidence such as factors of negligence such as distracted driving that can strengthen claims for compensation.
  • All insurance policies that may apply in the case of a truck accident: Insurance held by the dispatch company, the hiring entity, the truck owner, the goods broker and/or the loading dock outfit, for example.

While a spinal cord injury victim can make great progress toward improved functionality through rehabilitative therapy, there is nearly always a lasting loss of quality of life. The location on the spine of the injury will determine in large part how extensive the disabilities are.

Paralysis as a disability can pose great challenges to the injured person as well as his or her family. Specialized durable medical equipment such as a motorized wheelchair and a mechanical lift represent financial and strategic burdens. Costs of medical care, therapy, medical equipment, personal care requirements, and disability accommodations become overwhelming for many families.

Liability for Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

If a negligent party caused an accident that resulted in your spinal cord injury, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against them. You must prove the at-fault party had a legal duty of exercise reasonable care, they failed to uphold that duty, and the breach of duty caused your injury and damages.

On the other hand, if your spinal cord injury is caused by a dangerous or defective product, you may file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer, designer, or distributor of that product. Rather than proving negligence, you must prove the manufacturer made an unreasonably hazardous product.

Collaboration in Support of Effective Claims & Lawsuits for Injury Victims

At Karns & Kerrison, when our personal injury attorneys represent people with spinal cord injuries, we collaborate thoughtfully and purposefully with experts who can help us build strong cases. Life-care planners and economists help us project future costs to add to the already long list of medical bills and other expenses incurred since the accident. We get to know our clients and their families well as we gather evidence of the losses they have experienced.

Well-armed with documented evidence, we diligently prepare to file persuasive injury claims seeking damages, including compensation for pain and suffering.

Advice & Advocacy for Accident Victims Suffering from Neck Injury & Back Injury

Tell your story to a well-respected spinal cord injury lawyer in Providence. We represent the injured on a contingency fee basis. This means you will owe no attorney fees unless we win compensation for you.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else's negligence, we invite you to call our office at (888) 281-3100 to schedule a free consultation.

  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury
    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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