Virginia Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
In 2013, there were an estimated
273,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury, 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), in which the victim suffers complete or incomplete loss
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in a preventable
accident, The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC is ready to help you get compensated.
Backed by decades of experience and millions of dollars in recoveries,
our experienced Alexandria personal injury attorneys know how to handle
catastrophic injury cases and strive to recover maximum results for our
most severely injured clients. We understand the physical, emotional,
and financial strain that you and your family are going through, and we
genuinely want to help you in any way possible.
Our compassionate team is standing by to help you. Request an
initial evaluation today.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
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.
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, depending on the age at which the victim was injured and
the severity of the injury.
You Have Rights! Let Us Protect Them
In many cases, spinal cord 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.
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?
as soon as possible.