Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers In Charleston

Did you suffer a severe a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence? If so, the Charleston spinal cord injury attorneys at Murphy Crantford Meehan will be ready to help you seek compensation and justice from the at-fault party.

Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious and impactful injuries that a person can suffer. They can fundamentally alter your life for the worse. They can affect every area of your life, from your career to your relationships to your daily activities and routines. Sadly, these types of injuries are usually preventable. 

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Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury


Car accidents

Automobile accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord injuries. In fact, they make up almost half of all spinal cord injury cases each year.

Slip and fall accidents

Falls cause about 31% of all spinal injuries. In fact, slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord injuries each year in seniors aged 65 and over.

Sports injuries

Engaging in sports activities causes about 10% of all spinal cord injuries. Certain sports where players frequently impact one another are more likely to cause spinal cord injuries than others.

Violence and assault

Violent attacks, especially ones involving guns and knives, are another common cause of spinal cord injuries. Assault accounts for about 13% of all spinal cord injuries.

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A history of success in Spinal Cord Injury Cases


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A History of Success in Spinal Cord Injury Claims

At Murphy Crantford Meehan, we treat every case of spinal cord injury with the utmost care. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, our Charleston personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. 

We understand that spinal cord injuries can completely upend your way of life, which is why we take our work so seriously. We’ve helped many victims of spinal cord injuries in the Charleston area to recover damages from the negligent parties who caused their injuries.

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If you sustained a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, get in touch with one of our Charleston spinal cord injury lawyers at Murphy Crantford Meehan. For a FREE consultation, call us at 843-376-4030 or reach out to us online.

What to do after a spinal cord injury

What should I do If I have a Spinal Cord Injury?

Take these steps to protect your rights if you have been injured in a bike accident:


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Our clients always have questions when they first come to see us. After all, no one expects to be the victim of a traumatic brain injury. We’ve answered some of their questions here to give you a better understanding of the journey you’re on.

The spinal cord carries messages from your brain to the rest of your body. A spinal cord injury can result in loss of movement, sensation, and strength and can even lead to paralysis. The damage is often permanent. 

When you’ve been injured through no fault of your own and file a claim for compensation, there are a variety of elements that make up the value of your claim. Your attorney from Murphy Crantford Meehan can evaluate all the details of your case and make an accurate assessment of what your claim might be worth. Their evaluation will likely include some of these elements:

  • Medical expenses
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Transportation expenses 
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Long-term care
  • Pain and suffering

Once your attorney has all the details and documentation about your case through their careful investigation, they can put together a settlement demand for the insurance company. If the insurance company is unwilling to settle your claim for a fair amount, filing a lawsuit is the next step.

The most common cause of spinal cord injuries are traffic-related accidents. Other spinal cord injuries frequently occur when someone falls on unsafe property, has a sports-related injury, uses defective products, or is the victim of physical violence. 

Any person who caused a spinal cord injury through their negligence or through defiance of the law can be held accountable by the injured party. This can include distracted or speeding drivers, construction companies, and manufacturers, among others. You must be able to prove in court that a third party acted negligently and that your injury could have been avoided if they had acted responsibly. 

If your spinal cord injury is the result of someone else’s negligence — if it occurred because of a traffic accident, for instance — then it’s important to consult with an attorney. An attorney can help you investigate the accident, develop facts, collect witness statements, determine who the at-fault parties are, and build a solid case that will hold up before a judge. 

Our attorney fees are contingent upon winning your case in court. This type of fee is commonly known as a “contingency fee.” You pay nothing upfront. We get paid only after we win compensation for you. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

 In South Carolina, victims have three years from the date of the accident that caused their injury to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party or parties. 

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