Spinal Cord Injury
What Types of Accidents Can Lead to Spinal Cord Injury?
The largest number of spinal cord injuries occur in auto accidents, which account for almost half of all spinal cord injuries. Other major causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Acts of violence
- Sports injuries
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or partial, depending upon how many of the nerves in the spinal cord are damaged. If a spinal cord injury is complete, there is no sensation or voluntary movement below the point of injury and both sides of the body are affected. If a spinal cord injury is partial, or incomplete, there is some function and feeling below the point of injury. The victim may be able to move one limb more than the other or have more sensation on one side than the other. Whether a spinal cord injury is complete or partial may determine the outcome of the injury. Many individuals with partial spinal cord injury may experience significant recovery, while victims with complete spinal cord injury are often permanently paralyzed.
While there currently is no way to reverse damage to the spinal cord, rehabilitation may help prevent further injury and educate those with spinal cord injuries to return to an active and productive life.
Our attorneys understand and know that any settlement or verdict that is made must account for the enormous costs associated with a spinal cord injury. Gray will seek the compensation you or your family member may require to pay for a lifetime of medical needs and living expenses. Contact Gray today.
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
Let our Virginia injury attorneys assist you or your loved one maximize your recovery as a victim of a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury victims may be recover damages for the following
- Medical bills
- Medical monitoring
- Lost wages
- Impairment of earning capacity
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Adaptive Technology
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Lifestyle changes
- Future damages
I’ve Been in an Accident. Now What?
Being in an accident is frightening. If you’ve been involved in or witnessed an accident, take a deep breath and take the following actions:
- Make sure everyone is okay. In the event of injury, call 911.
- Call the police. You will need to file a police report to make a claim with your insurance company even if you just want to cover the repair of your own vehicle.
- Take photos of the scene. It’s important to have photo evidence of the damage to your vehicle, and if you have any visible injuries, you should document those as well.
- Provide an accurate statement to the police officer. It’s important to only give the facts when speaking to the police. If you are unsure about your injuries or the cause of the accident, say that you are unsure. It’s important that all records of your accident are accurate.
- Get Medical Attention. You may be in shock and unaware of any injuries following a crash. If you were in a high impact collision, you may be at risk for a concussion or other brain injury.
- Call Gray. Contact us for a free case evaluation. There is no obligation. If you retain us, we’ll help you file an insurance claim and advocate for you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
How Much does a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Cost in Virginia?
We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no legal fees unless we recover money for you. If we are successful, then we take a percentage of the recovery. This way, our interests are aligned. Our goal is always to maximize your recovery. Additionally, we will evaluate your case for free, so do not hesitate to call us and ask us any questions you would like!
Gray focuses his attention on personal injury. We can dedicate our wealth of experience and resources to your case. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may feel you have limited options for paying your bills and keeping your family afloat. Our Virginia law firm is happy to guide you through the process of civil litigation and help you receive compensation for damages. We help our clients get settlements to pay for past and future medical bills, lost wages, losses in earning capacity, and damages such as emotional anguish and pain and suffering.
We offer our undivided and personalized attention to all of our clients. If payment is a concern, we offer services on a contingency-fee basis, which means you’ll only owe legal fees if we recover for you.
To learn more about how we can help, contact us to set up a free initial consultation.