Spinal Cord Injuries Attorneys in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia

One of the worst possible outcomes for any accident is spinal cord damage. Any injury to the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of your spinal canal can cause permanent changes in your basic motor skills. Indeed, spinal cord damage often means partial or total paralysis in one or more extremities.

Spinal cord injuries are often the result of preventable accidents caused by third-party negligence. A qualified Richmond spinal cord injuries lawyer can assist you with investigating the underlying causes of your accident and determining who is legally at-fault. Attorney Ryan Wind and his team at Wind Law, LLC, have successfully represented many clients in obtaining a settlement or judgment as compensation for the life-altering damage caused by a spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Damage Often Means Paralysis

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury can occur in any accident where the body is subjected to a sudden and violent trauma. This includes a motor vehicle accident, a fall from a great height, or even a collision that occurs while playing a sport. If you experience any loss of movement or altered sensation following a sudden impact, it is critical that you seek immediate medical attention to confirm or rule out the possibility of spinal cord damage.

The severity of spinal cord damage generally depends on where the impact occurred on the spinal cord itself. Medical professionals classify spinal cord injuries as either “complete” or “incomplete.” A complete injury means that the person has lost all feeling or ability to control movement below the site of the injury. An incomplete injury, in contrast, means the person retains some motor or sensory function in the impacted area.

Obviously, the most immediate concern with any spinal cord injury is the possibility of paralysis. In the most severe cases, spinal cord damage leads to quadriplegia or paraplegia. But even in less severe cases, a person may experience long-term reduction in their basic motor function.

From a legal standpoint, victims of spinal cord injuries can seek compensation for both their current and estimated future economic losses. Say you are rendered partly or totally paralyzed due to a car accident caused by a drunk driver. You would be entitled to damages not only for your ongoing medical bills but also for your estimated loss of future income if you are never able to return to your previous job. You can also seek non-economic damages for your ongoing pain and suffering and overall loss of enjoyment of life.

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Spinal cord damage is almost always a catastrophic injury. It is not something a person will recover quickly from. And in many cases, they never fully recover. So if a spinal cord injury was the result of third-party negligence, the victim has a legal right to demand full and fair compensation.

If you or someone that you love has been seriously hurt in an accident and you need to speak with an experienced Richmond spinal cord injuries attorney, contact Wind Law, LLC, today to schedule an initial consultation.