Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Washington DC
Personal Injury Attorney Seeking Justice for Injured Throughout the Washington Metro Area
Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious and catastrophic injuries that a person can experience. A spinal cord injury occurs when the cells in the spine are damaged or when the nerve tracts of the spine are severed. Spinal cord injuries can happen as a result of degenerative problems or disease, but they are also commonly caused by trauma from an accident.
When someone suffers a spinal cord injury, the costs of care can be astronomical, especially if the injury results in paralysis. It is imperative that these costs be covered by the person or company responsible for the accident that resulted in the spinal cord injury. At The Abelson Personal Injury Law Firm, we represent spinal cord injury victims in personal injury cases, and we work to get them the full compensation that is available under the law.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. The injury can be temporary or it can be permanent and impact you for the rest of your life. Some of the common types of spinal cord injuries include:
- Central cord syndrome.
When a severe spinal cord injury occurs, you may experience a loss of both feeling and function below the area of the injury. This can leave you paralyzed, with no physical sensations and no reflex functions in the parts of your body below where the injury occurred. Severe injuries can also impact bowel and bladder control and can cause pain, muscle spasms, sensitivity and sexual dysfunction. Many patients also experience secondary health issues as well pressure sores or infections in the bladder and lungs.
Why You Need a Lawyer After Spinal Cord Injury
Typically, even temporary spinal cord injuries come with a long recovery period and can necessitate very expensive medical care. In the event that your injury is a permanent one, then you may require medical assistance and the use of adaptive devices for the rest of your life. Your quality of life may significantly decrease as a result of a permanent spinal cord injury, and the damage to your health may either limit your ability to work or make working impossible.
You should not have to bear the cost of any of the financial losses if your spinal cord injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. At the Abelson Personal Injury Law Firm, our goal is to identify who the potential defendants are in your spinal cord injury case and to take appropriate action on your behalf. We will work with your insurance company or the insurance company of the person responsible for your spinal cord damage, and we will help you to ensure that the bills get paid.
Compensation for spinal cord and back injuries could include payment for medical costs, lost income, reduced earning ability, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life and emotional distress. If your spinal cord injury has changed your life and made future work impossible, then we will fight to make sure that your ongoing lost wages and lifetime medical costs are covered. We will also help to make sure you get the medical assistance you need by connecting you to our network of vocational counselors, health care service providers and professionals vested with the creation of long-term medical care plans.
In every case, the aim of our Washington DC spinal cord injury lawyer is to fight for your rights in these serious injury situations. You need an advocate who handles catastrophic injury cases, and the lawyer at The Abelson Personal Injury Law Firm, have what it takes to negotiate a fair settlement or to litigate on your behalf in a court of law.
If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact us online or call us at 202-331-0600 for a free consultation.