Experienced Washington Back and Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC is proudly serving Seattle, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Takoma, Spokane, Olympia, and other areas in Washington State.

spinal cord injury diagnosisThere are perhaps no more common injuries our clients suffer after an accident than back and spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries can be especially painful and long-lasting or permanent, and negatively affect the quality of life for our clients.

Our Washington back and spinal cord injury attorneys see several common injuries in their clients, which include milder types like back sprain and strain, to severe forms like disc herniation and fractures. Some other common injuries include a bruise (also called a contusion), a partial tear, or a complete tear (called a transection) in the spinal cord. Many clients have secondary complications including pain, respiratory and heart problems, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and respiratory complications. Many people can no longer work in their chosen career fields.

If a back injury has left you permanently injured or a spinal cord injury has impacted your ability to work and care for yourself and your family, contact our Washington back and spinal cord injury lawyers today. We can assess your case and help you understand the next steps to get you the compensation you deserve.

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury is an injury that damages the spinal cord itself or one that damages tissues and bones in your spine. Spinal cord injuries can have debilitating consequences throughout your body. Because your spinal cord relays signals between your brain and the rest of your body, an injury to your spinal cord can affect the function of almost any structure in your body.

Often, a spinal cord injury causes mobility issues. It can also cause a loss of sensation below the location of the trauma on the body. This can be particularly problematic if you suffer a cervical spinal cord injury and lose sensation below your neck, since with a spinal cord injury, many people lose feeling in their limbs or extremities, often permanently.

Regardless of the severity of your spinal cord injury, many accident victims can still lead the lives they had before. Physical therapy, surgery, and assistive medical devices can help individuals with mobility and with daily tasks. 

However, it is essential that you hire Washington back and spinal cord injury lawyers as soon as possible after experiencing a spinal cord injury. At Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC, we can conduct an investigation into your accident and help get to the bottom of what really caused your injuries. We will build a case against a negligent or reckless party and use hard data to help get you the best recovery possible. Don’t try to handle a complex personal injury case on your own. Instead, you can rely on one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers to help you navigate your spinal cord injury claim.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are shockingly common. Whether your injury is a cervical spinal cord injury (top of the spine) or a thoracic or lumbar spinal cord injury (lower spine), similar events usually cause these major injuries. The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents,
  • Defective products,
  • Medical malpractice, and
  • Construction accidents.

If you have been the victim of an accident, dangerous product, or abusive situation that has led to a spinal cord injury, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away. The Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner team has been helping spinal cord injury victims get compensation for their injuries for many years.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents are common causes of spinal cord injuries. The World Health Organization estimates that most spinal cord injuries worldwide result from preventable causes, like traffic accidents. If you were in an auto accident and suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be able to file a claim against the other driver to recover for your losses. Common reasons for motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Speeding,
  • Failing to obey traffic signs and signals,
  • Tailgating,
  • Reckless driving,
  • Driving under the influence, and
  • Drowsy or distracted driving.

Motor vehicle accidents can change your life and the lives of others in an instant. If your motor vehicle accident caused a spinal cord injury that changed your life, contact our Washington back and spinal cord lawyers today. We may be able to help you get back on track. 

Defective Products

Defective products are products or devices that are inherently dangerous. These products can harm a user due to manufacturing errors, design issues, and other problems that cause the product to malfunction or fail. These malfunctions and failures can lead to spinal cord injuries. 

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can also lead to spinal cord injuries. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider injures a patient by way of negligence or by a direct act or omission. This can be from a surgical error or from performing an unnecessary procedure. However, it can also result from inadequate care or failure to diagnose a serious condition. If you have experienced a back or spinal cord injury due to medical malpractice, contact our Washington back and spinal cord injury lawyers as soon as possible.

Construction Accidents

Accidents on work sites cause spinal cord injuries with alarming frequency. These life-altering injuries can be due to slip and fall hazards, faulty equipment, or even more routine job site risks, like repetitive motion injuries. If you think that your career in construction may have caused your persistent pain, speak with our experienced Washington back and spinal cord injury lawyers as soon as possible. 

What does a successful claim look like?

When a client is suffering from a back injury or spinal cord injury caused by an accident, our lawyers take special steps to identify the extent of the injury, to evaluate its cause, and to determine how the injury affects our client’s life, now and in the future. Since victims often require long-term, costly medical care, we ensure that this cost is fully factored into the insurance-claim process. A successful claim is one in which our client receives a settlement or verdict that enables them to fully recover financially, and compensates them for their current and future losses.

Helping clients heal is our job, and we are very, very good at our job.

As Washington personal injury lawyers, we have achieved great results for our clients dealing with back and spinal-cord injuries, including:

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