Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord are among the most feared and life changing tragedies an individual can suffer. The consequences invade the entire range of life’s concerns: financial, medical, physical, and emotional. The Nashville spinal cord injury lawyers at Cummings Manookian have significant experience litigating cases involving such injuries. We understand the devastating blow that the diagnosis of a spinal cord injury delivers not only to the victim, but also to their family.

Over one million people in the United States currently live with paralysis caused by an injury to the spinal cord. More than twelve thousand new cases occur each year. Perhaps most tragically, many of these injuries occur entirely as the result of wrongful or negligent conduct by someone other than the victim. According to the Christopher Reeve Foundation, the two leading causes of spinal cord injury are vehicular and work related accidents.

  Work-Related Accidents
  Vehicular Accidents

Securing Your Maximum Possible Recovery

Spinal cord injuries can cause extreme financial hardship for victims and their families.  The National Spinal Cord Institute estimates that the first year cost alone for a severe spinal injury is more than one million dollars.  The total lifetime cost of care for a person with paralysis can easily exceed ten million dollars after accounting for medical care, medical products, physical therapy, and home renovations.

First Year Expenses for High Severity Injury
Source: National Spinal Cord Center
Total Estimated Lifetime Costs
Age at Injury: 25 Years Old

Tennessee law entitles victims of spinal cord injuries not only to the costs of their lifetime care, but also to compensation for the physical and emotional pain that a debilitating and massively limiting condition like paralysis can cause.  Tennessee law also, however, limits the amount of time one has to file a claim for damages.  That means it is absolutely critical to contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible after the injury.

Why Choose Cummings Manookian?

The attorneys at Cummings Manookian have substantial experience providing skillful, knowledgeable, and successful representation in spinal cord injury cases.  We move quickly to assemble a team of experts for your care, and to establish the proof necessary to secure the recovery that will provide your financial peace for the present and future.

If you or a loved one are currently struggling with a spinal cord injury arising out of the negligent or wrongful conduct of others, contact the experienced attorneys at Cummings Manookian for a free and confidential consultation.  If we accept your case, we will advance all costs while working on a contingency fee basis.  You won’t pay us anything unless and until there is a settlement or judgment in your favor.