Spine Injury Attorney in Hampton Roads, Virginia
Your Spinal Cord Injury Warrants Experienced, Compassionate Counsel
Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering physical, emotional, and even social impacts. These injuries can cause temporary or permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions.
Because spinal cord injuries can have severe and lifelong complications, in addition to getting prompt medical attention following the injury, it’s also important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Attorneys experienced in handling spinal injury claims can help ensure that victims are seeking appropriate compensation for their injuries.
If another person’s negligence has caused you or a loved one to suffer a spinal cord injury, you likely qualify to seek compensation. Forbes Law Firm has represented spinal cord injury victims throughout Hampton Roads since 1994 — we have the skills and resources available to accurately estimate long-term medical care and other expenses that these serious injuries often require, which is critical in obtaining the maximum possible compensation for your injury.
Serious Injuries With a Range of Symptoms
Damage to any part of the spinal cord (as well as to the cauda equina, or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal) can result in a serious and lasting injury, but symptoms can vary widely — and some can even onset gradually. Therefore, the full extent of a spinal injury is not always immediately apparent following the incident, so it’s essential to obtain treatment quickly — especially if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Pain or pressure in the neck, head, or back
Weakness, numbness, or paralysis
Loss of movement or sensation in limbs
Inability to feel heat or cold
Loss of bladder or bowel control
Impaired balance or mobility
Difficulty breathing or coughing
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries due to someone else’s negligence can happen in many types of incidents:
Car Accidents — Almost half of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents.
Motorcycle Accidents — Riders ejected from their motorcycles due to uneven road surfaces or collisions with cars are likely to suffer spinal injuries upon impact with the pavement.
Medical Malpractice — Spinal cord injuries can occur during back surgery and other medical procedures such as lumbar punctures.
Falls — For people over 65, most spinal cord injuries are caused by falling.
Act of Violence — Violent acts such as shootings account for about 12 percent of spinal cord injuries nationwide.
Sports Injuries — About 10 percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by contact sports such as football or recreation-related accidents such as diving.
Contact Forbes Law Firm if You’ve Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury
If you or a family member suffers a spinal cord injury in Hampton Roads due to someone else’s carelessness, we can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve. Call or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with us at our Hampton office.