Birmingham Spine Injury Lawyers

When Do You Need a Spine Injury Attorney?

How Can You File a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?

As a leading Birmingham personal Injury law firm, we have seen the devastating impact a spinal cord injury can have on an individual and their family. In the blink of an eye, an injury to the spine can forever change the course of your life. Without warning, you may be facing lifelong disabilities and a financial burden you and your family are unprepared for.

At the law office of Pittman Dutton & Hellums, our Birmingham spinal cord injury lawyers are committed to helping accident victims and their families. We have been compassionately representing injury victims for over 30 years. Contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling (205) 322-8880 to schedule a free consultation.

What Is the Aftermath of a Spinal Cord Injury?

The lowest normal part of your spinal cord is referred to as the neurological level of your injury. The severity of the injury is often called “the completeness” and is classified as either of the following:

Your ability to feel and control your limbs after a spinal cord injury depends on two factors: The location of the injury along your spine and the severity of the injury to the spine.

The lowest function part of your spinal cord is referred to as the level of your injury. Healthcare professionals will often refer to the severity of the injury as “the completeness” and are classified as below:

  • Complete. If all feeling (sensory) and all ability to control movement (motor function) are lost below the spinal cord injury, your injury is called complete.
  • Incomplete. If you have some motor or sensory function below the affected area, your injury is called incomplete. There are varying degrees of incomplete injury.

Additionally, paralysis from a spinal cord injury may be referred to as:

  • Paraplegia. This paralysis affects all or part of the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.
  • Quadriplegia: Generally speaking, this means you are paralyzed from the neck down. Arms, hands, trunk and pelvic organs are all affected.
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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Injuries to the spinal cord often result in one or more of the following:

- Loss of movement
- Loss or altered sensation, including the ability to feel heat, cold and touch
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
- Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity, and fertility
- Pain or an intense stinging sensation caused by damage to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord
- Difficulty breathing, coughing or clearing secretions from your lungs

What Could a Spinal Cord Injury Settlement Mean For You?

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of others, our skilled team of injury attorneys are committed to going after more than just compensation – we will seek justice and hold the responsible parties accountable for the upheaval and devastation your injuries have caused you and your loved ones. Our spinal cord injury attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of accident and malpractice victims and will fight aggressively to recover damages such as:

- Pain and suffering
- Home renovations
- Vehicle modifications
- Occupational therapy
- Physical rehabilitative therapy
- Medical equipment
- Medical costs
- Loss of earnings and earning potential

If you have been injured in the Birmingham area, contact the spinal cord injury lawyers at Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann online or at (205) 322-8880 to discuss your case for free.

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What Do Our Clients Say?

Ruth Weakley

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I highly recommend this law firm.  I was always kept informed of any progress in my case.  Any time I called them my concerns were met.  Attorney Jon Mann was always very through in his responses.  I can't thank this law firm for taking excellent care of my case.

Beth Huffstutler

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The assistance we received from Mike Bradley has been a great experience. Mike communicated directly with us, answering our questions and concerns. He was always upfront and honest about our case. I would trust him completely with any legal matter. Mike's years of experience and extensive knowledge is evident in every interaction. Great attorney and firm!

Lee Huffstutler

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Outstanding firm!  Extremely pleased with the service, consistency & hard work of the firm as a whole and Michael Bradley as my representative.

Without a doubt, I would recommend anyone who is in need of a personal injury attorney to give Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann a call - good people that strive to look after your interests. Thanks for all you have done!

Larry Smith

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I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. Initially I mostly spoke to Rebecca & she made me feel very comfortable in a stressful situation. Later many of my calls were with Jon Mann & he also spoke to me with respect & thoughtfulness. Kind of strange but a close bond between lawyers & a client but not only did we discuss the matter at hand but we would discuss our personal lives & the good & bad going on in my life & their concern for my health was comforting. I would definitely recommend this firm! Keep up the great work guys.

Doris M.

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I feel very fortunate to have met this firm. During the first conference, my attorney made me feel totally at ease when sharing my situation with him. He has a way about him that makes you feel his sincerity and honesty. Thank you for taking my burden and for the wonderful job that you did to complete my case successfully. I am VERY PLEASED!

Cathye H.

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My case was one that was a part of a nationwide claim. I researched and prayed for the appropriate attorney and I found that in Mike Bradley. While my case lasted, Mike and his assistant Karen stayed current and knowledgeable on the status and updates. I never once called or emailed that one of them didn't respond to me immediately. Mike would call to answer an email because he felt it would be more personal and efficient than typing. I highly recommend this firm.

Tyna B.

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I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Jon Mann of Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann. I am so grateful for your knowledge, passion, dedication, and professionalism you have exhibited through this entire ordeal. Mr. Jon Mann took in all the relevant information, analyzed it and created a plan to settle my case. Again, I value the help you've given me. Thank you!!

Emily W.

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I was very pleased with the work that Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann did for us. I had been injured in a car accident and was in quite a bit of pain for sometime. They always treated me like a person and not a case—never failed to return a call and kept us apprised of what was going on. I had a time when I had to be totally focused on recovery, they were able to take care of the situation and I didn’t have to worry about it. I owe this firm a lot of thanks.

Luxi Choi

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Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann prides themselves on hard work and proven results.They earnestly work to provide the best outcomes for their clients. It's truly been an honor to work with them.

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