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Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

Are you coping with the life-altering impacts of a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury? These kinds of damages are among the most financially and physically devastating injuries we see at our Alexandria-based law firm. At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, we have handled a number of catastrophic injury cases, and we understand the short and long-term consequences associated with them.

Suffering from a catastrophic injury?
Call us at (571) 290-2390.

Virginia injury laws allow injured victims only two years to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. We can help you file a compensation-seeking claim before that statute of limitation expires. Our law firm takes a comprehensive view of your case in order to pursue compensation that adequately addresses the full impact of your injury. You don't have to face this stressful situation alone.

A Closer Look at Brain Injuries

Whether a brain injury was sustained in an auto accident or trucking accident, its effects can be disastrous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report a brain injury can have a long-term impact on a victim's life. Brain injury victims may be at increased risk for brain-related conditions such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Some of the aspects of a victim's life that may be affected include:

  • Memory
  • Ability to communicate
  • Ability to taste and smell
  • Emotional health (a victim may experience depression, changes in personality, anxiety, etc.)
  • Reasoning
  • Tactile sensations

Our firm can help you build a claim or lawsuit that takes all of your accident-related expenses into account, including long-term care, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, as well as therapy and rehabilitation.

There are treatment options available for brain injury victims, including highly specialized medical procedures, prescription medications and a host of therapeutic options. These treatments may help a victim live a more fulfilling and comfortable post-injury life. We will do everything possible to help you and your family cope with your injury so you can move on with your lives.

Learn more about the benefits of filing an injury claim on our Common Questions page.

Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries

There were an estimated 273,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury in 2013, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC). Although there is a wide range of spinal injuries, the most serious occur in the spinal cord and can cause paralysis and loss of motor skills. Patients may suffer quadriplegia (all four limbs are affected) or paraplegia (legs are affected), and the injury may cause complete or incomplete loss of function.

The majority of these injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents (37.6%), although injuries caused by falls are a close second (28.5%). The NSCISC also estimates that the lifetime costs for medical and living expenses for a person suffering from a cervical injury can reach up to $4.6 million.

Some of the most serious forms of spinal injuries include:

  • High cervical injury - This type of injury may leave the patient completely without movement below the neck, and he or she may require assistance breathing. There may also be problems with bladder or bowel control.
  • Low cervical injury - This injury affects the lower cervical nerves and affects the lower extremities. Patients may be able to breathe and perform some daily living tasks on their own. They may have little bowel or bladder control and require daily assistance.
  • Thoracic or lumbar - Patients who suffer injury to the thoracic and lumbar nerves may suffer paraplegia. Patients have full use and feeling of their upper bodies but have limited or no feeling and function in their lower bodies and legs. They may be unable to control bladder and bowel functions, although they may manage on their own with special equipment.

In many cases, spinal injuries are preventable. In the event negligence was the cause of the injury, a victim who suffers a spinal cord injury can file a claim in order to obtain monetary compensation from the at-fault party. Regardless of the reason for the injury, the recovery process can be long and hard, and unfortunately, many individuals who suffer this type of injury never fully recover.

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File a claim with our help!

While we understand it is impossible to put a dollar figure on the impact a catastrophic injury will have on your life, our team strives to determine a fair settlement value that will take all possible factors into consideration. We will work with you and your medical providers to learn the full cost of your injuries and what it will cost to treat in the long-term. Your claim can also include other factors such as wage loss, transportation expenses, and in-home medical care beyond what medical insurance may provide.

Ready to move forward with your claim? Contact us as soon as possible.

Tell Us About Your Injury

It is crucial that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

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Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm?

  • We have over 30 years of personal injury and immigration experience.

  • You will be included on every step throughout the entirety of your case.

  • Fluent in English & Spanish to ensure your voice is heard no matter the language.

  • Our client-centered approach has proven to create a strategy optimized for your needs.