Spinal cord injuries cause serious pain and suffering in thousands of individuals living in Virginia each year. Spinal cord injuries can even be fatal. A spinal cord injury occurs when there is trauma to the spinal column. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spinal cord injuries can lead to long-term neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory, urinary, and gastrointestinal problems. Spinal cord injuries are not only debilitating, these injuries are costly to treat. In fact, the treatment of a spinal cord injury can leave a family virtually broke.
An individual suffering from a spinal cord injury will find this to be a life-changing event. Quite often a victim of a spinal cord injury can no longer drive, work, or even care for loved ones. All independence may be gone and the individual may need to rely on others for daily living. If another is at fault for your physical, emotional and financial suffering, you will need the assistance of a Fairfax spinal cord injury attorney.
Many of the spinal cord injuries that happen every year could have been prevented. At Shevlin Smith, our Virginia spinal cord injury lawyers believe everyone should know how to protect themselves from a debilitating spinal cord injury by:
- Driving safely and avoiding drunk driving, as most spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle crashes.
- Avoiding falls by maintaining safe practices on ladders and stairs, as well as avoiding general slips and falls.
- Being safe during sports and not diving into the shallow ends of pools.
These are only a few of the steps you can take to avoid a spinal cord injury, but our experienced attorneys know that despite all precautions, you may be a victim of another’s negligence.
If you live in Virginia or Washington DC, call our Virginia spinal cord injury attorneys if you have been injured or a loved one has died or has been injured in an accident. We are here to speak with you and to give you an honest evaluation of your case. Call 703.591.0067 to speak with a lawyer in our Fairfax office. We understand the system and we will work hard for you.