Coping with a Spinal Cord Injury in Virginia

In the moments after a Virginia car accident, many people will instinctively check their arms and legs to make sure they aren’t injured. Unfortunately, it’s harder for a victim to self-check for spinal cord injures – an affliction that can carry lifelong consequences.

Spinal cord injuries can be caused by any violent blow to the head, neck or back. In some cases, bone fragments from shattered vertebrae can tear or cut the spinal cord, disrupting the nerve cells that carry commands from the brain to the body. As a result, victims may suffer chronic pain, mobility problems or even paralysis that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

Traumatic accidents can cause many different types of spinal injuries in DC, including:
  • Slipped disks
  • Herniated disks 
  • Broken backs 
  • Cervical spine injury
  • Paraplegia 
  • Quadriplegia 
  • Temporary or permanent paralysis

Emergency treatment can greatly reduce the long-term effect of spinal cord injuries. Once nerve cells are lost, they cannot be replaced, so immediate action must be taken to avoid permanent damage. If your spinal cord injury was caused by a Virginia doctor’s error, we can help. Click the link above and we’ll rush you a FREE copy of our book, Do I Have A Case? A Patient’s Guide to Virginia Medical Negligence Law.

The emotional stress of a spinal cord injury can cause just as much damage as the physical trauma. Many victims will need counseling or therapy to cope with their loss of independence. While life coaches and physical therapists provide a much-needed service, many victims cannot afford the extra cost after paying thousands of dollars in medical care.
Our Fairfax spinal cord injury attorneysknow that spinal cord injuries are both financially and physically demanding. Victims will often need lifelong treatment, expensive rehabilitation, and long-term personal care – and some experience partial or total paralysis that will limit their ability to earn a living.

If your spinal cord injury has caused paralysis in Virginia, our attorneys can get you the compensation you deserve. Call Shevlin Smith today at (703) 591-0067 for a FREE consultation on your case.