Alexandria Lawyer Fighting For Compensation For Spinal Injury Victims
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that enables communication between the brain and the rest of the body. The messages sent via the spinal cord allow your body to move, feel sensations, and control important bodily functions. If the communication is cut off due to a spinal cord injury, the results can be devastating.
Sadly, many people suffer spinal cord injuries in accidents that were not their fault. If someone else is responsible for your spinal cord damage, it’s in your best interest to seek justice with the help of Malloy Law Offices, LLC. Let our spinal cord injury lawyers fight for the compensation you are entitled to by law.
How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Occur?
A spinal cord injury is caused by a sudden blow to the spine that is powerful enough to fracture, compress, or crush one or more of the vertebrae in your spinal column. A penetrating foreign object, such as a bullet, can also cause a spinal cord injury.
These injuries can occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common causes include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Acts of violence
If your spinal cord injury was caused by another person’s negligent actions, you have the right to take legal action to recover compensation.
What Are the Different Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Spinal cord injuries are classified by location and severity. A spinal cord injury can be located on the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral spinal cord. The location of the injury will determine how much of your functioning will be affected by the damage. The higher up on the spinal cord the injury is, the bigger the impact it may have on your functioning.
Spinal cord injuries are also classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete injury occurs when the spinal cord has been completely fractured, compressed, or crushed, whereas an incomplete injury is characterized by a partially compressed, crushed, or fractured spinal cord. Victims with incomplete injuries may retain some degree of sensation and movement below the point of injury. But victims with complete injuries will lose sensation and movement below the level of injury.
What is the Process For Filing A Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
There are a number of steps involved in the process of filing a spinal cord injury lawsuit. Here’s what you should expect:
- Seek legal representation from our attorneys, who have over 15 years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases.
- Our attorneys will begin investigating the claim to determine the cause of the accident and establish liability.
- Once you have reached maximum medical improvement, our attorneys will calculate the value of your claim.
- Then, we will initiate negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Don’t expect the insurance company to settle right away. Since these are typically high-value cases, the insurance company will look for every possible opportunity to try to avoid liability.
- If the insurance company makes a fair offer, we may advise you to accept it. Most cases are resolved in this manner. But if a fair offer is not on the table after endless negotiations, we may advise you to take your case to trial.
From the start to the finish, our attorneys will be by your side to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
How Much Is A Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Worth?
Spinal cord injury victims can hold at-fault parties financially responsible for their injury-related losses and expenses. In Virginia, victims are entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Mental and physical pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Spinal cord damage cam limit a victim’s ability to work, lead to substantial medical expenses, and reduce the quality of the victim’s life. For these reasons, spinal cord injury cases are often high-value cases.
Do not let the at-fault party’s insurance company try to lower the value of your claim. You need every dollar of compensation you are entitled to in order to cover your expenses and make up for your losses. Let our spinal injury attorneys work tirelessly to obtain compensation for you.
Set Up A Free Consultation With Our Spinal Injury Attorneys in Alexandria
If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, seek legal representation from Malloy Law Offices, LLC. Our spinal injury lawyers are committed to helping victims maximize their compensation. With over 15 years of legal experience, we know what it takes to help our clients win. To schedule a free consultation, call 703-214-4752 or submit your information using the form on this website.