Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis in Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transport in Alabama, famous for their speed, cost-effectiveness, and the freedom they offer riders. However, motorcycle riders face an exponentially higher risk of severe injuries in an accident compared to passengers in a vehicle. One of the most devastating injuries that motorcyclists can endure is damage to the spinal cord, leading to partial or complete paralysis. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury in Alabama due to a motorcycle accident, experienced personal injury lawyer Stephen Thompson can help you understand and fight for your rights.

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) involve any damage to the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. This injury often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the point of the injury. Injuries can range from mild bruising or swelling of the spinal cord to severe or traumatic injuries, leading to paralysis. Stephen Thompson, a trusted Alabama-based personal injury lawyer, is experienced in representing clients suffering from spinal cord injuries.

Typically, spinal cord injuries result in one of two types of paralysis: Paraplegia and Quadriplegia. Paraplegia, often the result of injuries to the lower spinal cord, affects the motor and sensory functions of the lower body, including the legs. On the other hand, Quadriplegia (also known as Tetraplegia) is caused by injuries higher up in the spinal cord and affects all four limbs and the torso. The extent and location of paralysis can severely disrupt the lives of victims and their families.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama

While any accident can trigger spinal cord injury, motorcycle accidents have a high incidence rate due to less protective safeguarding compared to enclosed vehicles. Common scenarios include cars making left-hand turns in front of a motorcycle, motorcyclists losing control due to road hazards or speeding, and rear-end collisions. Stephen Thompson’s personal injury practice is devoted to representing clients injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others, especially in motorcycle accident cases.

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Seeking Legitimate Compensation

Victims of motorcycle accidents in Alabama involving spinal cord injuries may be entitled to compensation. This can cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. However, each state has different laws concerning personal injury, and Alabama follows the 'contributory negligence' rule, meaning if you're found even slightly at fault for the accident, you may lose your rights to these compensations. This underscores the importance of engaging a knowledgeable lawyer like Stephen Thompson.

Why You Need an Experienced Alabama Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Navigating a motorcycle accident claim can be complicated, more so when spinal cord injuries are involved. Therefore, you need a skilled attorney like Stephen Thompson to represent your interests. With extensive experience in Alabama's personal injury law, Stephen can handle the legal fallout of your motorcycle accident, allowing you to concentrate on recovery.

Moreover, insurance companies often try to minimize the settlement amount. Stephen’s understanding of spinal cord injury cases arising from motorcycle accidents ensures he will valiantly fight to get you the full compensation you deserve. His depth of experience includes investigating the accident, establishing liability, dealing with insurance companies, and where necessary, taking the case to trial.

The aftermath of a spinal cord injury from a motorcycle accident can be terrifying, with victims often facing lifelong challenges. It's crucial to have a dedicated ally who can guide you through Alabama's complex personal injury laws. As one of the top personal injury lawyers specializing in motorcycle accidents across Alabama, Stephen Thompson is committed to delivering justice for his clients. If you've suffered a spinal cord injury from a motorcycle accident, contact Stephen Thompson to help navigate the legal complexities and ensure your rights are protected.

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During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
  • If your claim is something that I think I can help you with, I will explain the services that I can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that I do not think I can help you with, then I will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unkowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed some light on what you can expect, and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.

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