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Spinal Cord Injuries


Atlanta spinal cord injury lawyer

Among the worst injuries a person can have is spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, either quadriplegia or paraplegia. We are fortunate here in Atlanta that we have two great rehab centers for traumatic spinal cord injury: The Shepherd Center and the Emory Rehab Center. Both are excellent. 

Some of our spinal cord injury clients who have been treated at one or both of those places have really inspired me. We had a quadriplegic client who was determined to return to college teaching and write books with the assistance and technology that were provided through the money we were able to recover for him in his case. 

One young woman who was a paraplegic due to her injury, moved out west on her own and became Miss Wheelchair California and did such things as adaptive surfing with TV stars. Both physical and emotional aspects of spinal cord injuries are devastating. However, one may work through that depression to see that even under the most adverse circumstances, sometimes the glass is still half full. I never cease to be amazed by the resilience of the human spirit. 

Some people with these injuries have gone onto accomplish great things in life even getting elected to Congress and graduating from Harvard and other things you would never expect. Inspired by them we try and keep abreast of the advances in medical treatment of spinal cord injury. 

Understanding the full range of the effects of spinal cord injuries such as muscle spasticity, pressure sores, autonomic disreflexia and so forth is important to be able to explain those to judge and jurors and is essential to trial advocacy for spinal cord injury survivors. If you or a loved one have had a spinal cord injury that was someone else’s fault, give us a call. We are just a few minutes from both Shepherd and Emory and would be happy to meet with you wherever is most convenient even at the hospital so you don’t have to leave your loved ones side. I look forward to talking with you.

Client Reviews
"Goes above and beyond and is a mountain of knowledge on spine and brain injuries. He does his research and represents you with a level of excellence. Remains a friend after representing me." Dee M., Woodstock, GA
"I have collaborated with Mr. Shigley on several initiatives within Georgia’s Judiciary over the past few years and found him to be a persistent and attentive individual. Ken has taken great pride in his involvement with the projects that I have worked on and he is good at influencing success. Despite his hectic schedule, Ken has always made time to discuss, research and review ideas for the best way to accomplish goals. I look forward to a continued working relationship in this and future roles." Jorge B., CIO, Judicial Council of Georgia
"After having to have a hole drilled in an automobile part at a machine shop 10 years ago, I told my uncle I could have done that. My uncle replied, "You are doing this once these guys do it every day" That simply means if you don't know where to turn, get help and get an expert. Ken was that help when I was severely injured during a fatal accident. Ken and his team at Shigley Law are experts, and are here to help you during your crisis. Ken will be there during the injury, recovery, and trial. He and his firm will work hard to see that you are represented fairly!" Jeremy R.
"Ken is a very kind man. He has a wealth of knowledge and is going above and beyond to help us while representing our case." Candy F., spouse of catastrophic injury client, Plains, GA
"I know Ken as trial lawyer of highest standards. Ken is knowledgeable and innovative and that translates to success in the courtroom. He is outgoing, compassionate and personable which makes him a pleasure to work with in any setting." Eric B., Attorney, Canton, GA