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Seasoned Oklahoma Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Helping you recover compensation for back injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis

A spinal cord injury is caused by a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine that fractures, dislocates, crushes or compresses your vertebrae or that severs your spinal cord. If you sustained a spinal cord or back injury in an accident caused by the negligence, recklessness or wrongful acts of another party, you need the help of knowledgeable Oklahoma City spinal cord injury attorneys.

At Cunningham & Mears, we have more than 30 years of combined legal experience helping clients who sustained all types of spine and back injuries recover compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation and treatment, lost wages and earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

Causes of spinal cord injuries

Our experienced Oklahoma City back injury lawyers represent clients who suffer from spinal cord and back injuries sustained in a wide range of accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of other parties:

Auto and motorcycle accidents are the leading causes of spinal cord injuries, accounting for more than 40 percent of new injuries in the U.S. each year. Slip and fall accidents cause more than 25 percent of spinal cord injuries. Victims over age 65 are particularly vulnerable.

Effects of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are caused by damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or spinal cord. The type of injury you sustain depends on the severity and location of the injury, including the cervical or neck area, the thoracic or chest level and the lumbar sacral or lower back. Spinal cord injuries can cause a range of symptoms, including:

  • Complete or partial paralysis
  • Reduced mobility
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Damage to one or both sides of the body
  • Harm to your arms or legs
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Sensory problems
  • Pain and weakness
  • Numbness
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Nerve damage

Seek immediate medical attention

Without treatment, further damage can occur over days or weeks because of bleeding, swelling, inflammation or fluid accumulation in and around your spinal cord. If you injured your back or spine in an accident, you should seek immediate emergency medical attention to minimize your long term injuries and protect your rights to compensation from any negligent parties. If you need help finding the right doctors for further treatment or care, our personal injury lawyers can help.

Seek assistance from a back injury attorney in Oklahoma City, OK

If you suffer from a back injury, spinal cord injury or paralysis resulting from an accident caused by someone’s negligent, reckless or wrongful acts, you do not have to suffer alone. At Cunningham & Mears, we are committed to proving you with the assistance you need at no cost to you until we win. To learn more about our personal injury services, contact us online or call 405-757-1766 today for a free initial consultation.