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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Virginia, Washington, D.C. & Maryland

Dedicated Legal Help for Severe Injuries

There is almost no injury more catastrophic than a spinal cord injury. These serious personal injuries can have devastating effects that change your life forever. The spine is the information superhighway of the body, housing the nerves that transmit signals from your brain to nearly every part of your body. When your spinal cord is damaged, there are numerous complications that may arise. When this is the result of someone else’s negligence, the skilled lawyers at Portner & Shure, P.A. are here to help.

If you’ve suffered a serious spinal cord injury from an accident caused by another’s carelessness, contact the spinal cord injury lawyers at Portner & Shure, P.A. today at (410) 995-1515 for your free consultation.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

There are many ways a spinal cord injury can occur. No matter what caused your injury, our highly skilled lawyers at Portner & Shure, P.A. have the experience to help you hold the negligent party responsible and pursue the fair compensation you deserve.

We can help you if your spinal cord injury is the result of a:

Whether the injury was caused by an automobile accident, if you were hit by a vehicle while walking or biking, or because of unsafe conditions on a commercial or private property, we will fight to hold the negligent parties accountable. We understand that these injuries not only affect you, but also your loved ones and your livelihood, and we’ll work on your behalf to help bring some peace back to your life.

The Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries

The effects of spinal cord injuries are some of the most life-altering of all serious injuries. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system, along with the brain, and is a bundle of nerves and cells that send information throughout your body from your brain. The information these nerves send control motor functions, sensory functions, and muscle control, as well at autonomic functions that control body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate.

The most serious effects of spinal cord injuries are paralysis, and come in these forms:

  • Paraplegia: This type of paralysis affects all or part of your trunk, legs, and pelvic organs
  • Quadriplegia: This paralysis affects your arms and hands, as well as your trunk, legs, and pelvic organs

Spinal cord injuries may also result in one or more of these symptoms:

  • Loss of heat, cold, and touch sensation
  • Loss of movement, incoordination of limbs, or selective paralysis
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Negative effects on sexual function, sensitivity, and fertility
  • Pain or intense stinging sensations in back, neck, or head
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty with balance

If you suffer any injury to your head, neck, or spine as a result of an accident, it’s recommended that you seek medical attention immediately to assess the extent of your injuries.

How Our Firm Can Help

Spinal cord injuries do not only impact your physical well-being; they also result in serious financial consequences. The cost of treating a spinal cord injury over the course of one’s lifetime can easily exceed hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of dollars. On top of massive medical bills, victims may be unable to return to work at fully capacity or at all. They may even be unable to care for themselves.

At Portner & Shure, P.A., our spinal cord injury lawyers understand the immense physical, financial, and emotional consequences of spinal cord injuries. We fight tirelessly to recover maximum compensation for our clients, helping them seek recovery for both their current and future damages.

Our legal team can help you fight to recover just compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including but not limited to:

  • Expenses associated with past, current, and future medical care
  • Ongoing medical treatment costs (surgeries, rehabilitation, etc.)
  • Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
  • Lost future earnings and reduced earning capacity due to disability
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
  • In-home care costs and modifications to a home
  • Medications, medical devices, and medical equipment costs
  • Reduced/lost quality of life

When you trust your serious injury case to our team, you can rest assured that we will use all available resources to thoroughly investigate what happened and who is liable. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for justice for our clients and holding negligent parties accountable.

Contact an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today

With over 30 years of experience, our lawyers at Portner & Shure, P.A. have proven records of success winning settlements and trial awards across a variety of practice areas. Our team has earned recognition nationally from prestigious organizations and publications through our aggressive pursuit of justice on the behalf of our clients.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious spinal cord injury from the carelessness of another, don’t hesitate to call us at (410) 995-1515 for your free consultation. Our injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that we don't get paid until you do.


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