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 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 today at 410-995-1515 or 301-854-9000 for assistance in Maryland, 703-734-8790 for service in Virginia, 804-916-1577 in Richmond, and 202-554-1449 in Washington D.C. 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 have the experience to help you hold the negligent party responsible and pursue the fair compensation that 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.
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, 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 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 We Can Help
As mentioned in the section above, the effects of spinal cord injuries can severely impact your life and the life of your loved ones. Not only can you suffer paralysis, but you may be significantly limited in your ability to perform work or take care of yourself. Our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers understand the complications these injuries can create and pursue compensation to help with the financial burden that is often associated with these injuries.
Our lawyers can pursue compensation for:
- Current and future medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages from time missed at work
- Future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Caretaker expenses
- Funeral expenses in cases of wrongful death
Our accident lawyers will investigate your case and evaluate the details of the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries. We will leave no stone unturned in bringing the responsible party to justice.
Contact an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today
With over 20 years of experience, our lawyers at Portner & Shure have proven records of success winning settlements and trial awards across a variety of practice areas. Our team has earned recognition nationally by prestigious organizations and publications through our unparalleled 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 or 301-854-9000 for assistance in Maryland, 703-734-8790 for service in Virginia, 804-916-1577 in Richmond, and 202-554-1449 in Washington D.C. for your free consultation. Our injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that we don't get paid until you do.