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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
in Phoenix, AZ

Making a Difference for Spine Injury Victims

Victims who suffer spinal cord injuries in car accidents, workplace accidents, or due to medical malpractice must deal with the repercussions of their injuries for the rest of their lives. Spinal cord injuries are one of the most severe injuries a person can suffer. Spinal cord injuries will probably never fully heal, changing the victims’ lives forever.

As Phoenix injury attorneys, we at Cullan & Cullan are here to deliver quality legal counsel if you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury. Because our firm has four attorneys who also have medical degrees and degrees in anatomy, engineering, and obstetrics, we understand the legal and medical implications of spine injuries. We know how to fight for fair compensation and will spare no effort in securing the best result possible.

To find out more, call (602) 900-9483 for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

Spinal Cord Injuries in the U.S.

Approximately 450,000 people in the United States actively suffer from a spinal cord injury, with an average of 11,000 new cases per year. This statistic doesn’t include the people who suffer fatal spinal cord injuries, which amounts to thousands more. Most spinal cord injuries are the result of trauma to the spinal column, which affects the spinal cord’s ability to transmit signals between the brain and body. This results in the loss of sensory, motor, and autonomic function.

The most common type of spinal cord injury is incomplete tetraplegia, or damage to the spinal cord that leaves victims with some motor and sensory function. These victims can typically feel but have little or no movement. Incomplete tetraplegia accounts for about 45% of all spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries often result in partial paralysis of different parts of the body depending on the location and severity of the injury.

More often than not, victims of spinal cord injuries cannot live on their own and require lifelong assistance. They face physical and neurological deficits, leading to loss of function. Victims may need supportive care, rehabilitation, surgeries, and emotional counseling to cope with the severity of their injuries. Many spinal cord injuries are fatal due to respiratory problems (if they don’t immediately result in death at the time of the accident).

Common Causes of Spine Injuries

Many different types of accidents can cause spinal cord injuries:

  • High-speed automobile collisions
  • Aviation accidents
  • Sports-related accidents
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries

When the body experiences a tremendous impact, the spinal cord is likely to sustain injury due to a broken neck or back. Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, followed by slips and falls. It only takes one distracted or intoxicated driver to cause a high-impact collision, ruining or claiming the lives of the passengers in the other vehicle. Car accidents can completely sever spinal cords, resulting in paralysis or wrongful death. Workplace slips and falls can lead to broken necks and brain and nerve damage.

When a product manufacturer, employer, distracted driver, or other negligent party caused your spinal cord injury accident, you deserve to file a claim and obtain compensation for your damages. If you face lifelong medical bills, expensive house or vehicle modifications, diminished quality of life, and reduced earning capacity, a Phoenix spinal cord injury attorney can help you recover all your tangible and intangible damages.

Highly Knowledgeable in Spinal Cord Injuries & Personal Injury Law

At Cullan & Cullan, our experience as both medical doctors and trial lawyers, and engineers equips us to handle serious personal injury cases involving spinal cord damage. We have extensive knowledge in the fields of medicine and law in Arizona and the surrounding states. With a unique understanding of both disciplines, we’re more than qualified to handle any type of personal injury lawsuit.

Spinal cord injuries can affect the rest of your life. Don’t let a negligent party get away with causing your injuries. Call (602) 900-9483 today.

Record SettingVerdicts

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  • $19 Million

    Truck Accident

    Negligent truck driver made a right-hand turn into plaintiff’s vehicle, causing fractured vertebra and partial paralysis. Defendant alleged plaintiff was trying to pass him on the shoulder. The insurance company offered zero before trial.

  • $17 Million

    Birth Injury

    Negligence by nurses and hospital staff in failing to assess the position of the baby, improper use of Pitocin, and failing to obtain an assessment by physician, resulting in severe oxygen deprivation and brain injury to the baby.

  • $13.2 Million

    Birth Injury

    A newborn suffered brain damage due to improper administration of Pitocin, failure to monitor preeclampsia and failure to perform timely c-section.



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  • "The settlement gave my family the security we needed!"

    - Mary A.

  • "Dr. Gene Cullan was very professional and compassionate!"

    - Margo D.

  • "We will always be grateful for the Cullans!"

    - Juanita B.

  • "I trust them with every decision!"

    - E.C.

  • "They helped my family through a very difficult time in our lives!"

    - S.J.

  • "They genuinely care about their clients!"

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Families We've Helped

  • "Joe and Pat came to meet me helped me fight my case. I was who they cared about and I felt so important with the Cullan brothers."
  • "For anybody who's been in an accident and suffered a catastrophic injury, Dr. Sam is the best person you could possibly call to help. Not only is he someone who is knowledgeable and very friendly, he's also a humble person - someone who will hold your hand and guide you through the process as he did with me."
  • "After suffering a spinal cord injury during a rollover accident, our client Tony Durham was left paralyzed for the rest of his life. Listen to his story on our website."
  • ""His team is phenomenal, and we are forever grateful for everything they have done for us.""
  • "We knew these would be lifelong issues for our son. You have to advocate for your kids because no one else will do it. Cullan & Cullan knew what was going on and we knew they would be successful in helping us."
  • "If your child is damaged or you think your child is damaged, you should seek a lawyer. Having a doctor-lawyer on my side really gave me hope."
  • "My child had permanent paralysis in her left arm and no one gave us a straight answer on how bad it actually was. We needed lawyers who understood the medical side of this case and hiring the Cullan brothers gave us the attention we needed."
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