Virginia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Filing a Spinal Cord Injury Claim
Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries a person can endure. Often, damage to the spine or spinal cord results in debilitating pain, nerve damage, physical impairment, and even permanent paralysis. Victims typically require extensive medical care and ongoing treatment, and many will be unable to work during the recovery process—or ever again.
If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury, you are likely facing many physical, emotional, and financial challenges. At Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C., our Virginia spinal cord injury attorneys are here to help you fight for the justice you deserve. We understand the difficulties you have been through, and we are prepared to aggressively advocate for the maximum recovery you are owed. We have offices in Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach and proudly represent clients throughout Virginia in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Reach out to us today at (757) 599-6050 to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Any serious accident or traumatic event can result in a spinal cord injury.
Even a seemingly minor incident, such as a fall, can cause significant and lasting damage to the spine.
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Falls, including slip and falls and falls from heights
- Motor vehicle collisions, including car, motorcycle, and truck accidents
- Pedestrian-vehicle and bicyclist-vehicle collisions
- Sports-related accidents
- Boating, diving, ATV, and other recreation accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Violence and criminal conduct, such as assault
Alcohol is often a contributing factor in spinal cord injuries. For example, a drunk driver might cause a collision that results in the driver of the other vehicle being paralyzed, or an intoxicated boater might collide with someone swimming in the water, leading to devastating and permanent spine damage.
If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional conduct, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Our Virginia spine injury lawyers at Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C. can review your case and provide detailed information regarding your legal rights and options.
What Damages Are Available in a Spinal Cord Injury Case?
Spinal cord injuries are generally considered catastrophic. This is because of the severity of these injuries and the impact they have on victims’ lives, as well as the lives of victims’ families and loved ones. As a result, spinal cord injury claims tend to be relatively high in value.
While the exact value of your claim will depend on the specific details of your situation, many people recover the following types of damages in spinal cord injury cases:
- Emergency medical care costs
- Hospital and ambulance fees
- Costs associated with surgery, rehabilitation, and other medical treatments
- Over-the-counter and prescription medication costs
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Lost future earnings
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Costs related to modifying a home to accommodate an injury or disability
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury
At Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C., we strive to maximize our clients’ recoveries. We understand how important it is that you secure full and fair compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, which is why we are dedicated to holding the liable party accountable and fighting for every penny you are owed.
Why Choose Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C.?
Our spinal cord injury lawyers have over a century and a half of collective experience representing injured victims of negligence throughout Virginia, as well as the families of catastrophic injury victims and those wrongfully killed due to the negligence and wrongful conduct of others. We are a family owned and operated law firm with deep roots in our local community. We take great pride in helping our clients fight back against a system that often disadvantages the injured and empowers the already powerful. Our goal is to level the playing field and help you secure the fair compensation you deserve.
When you choose Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C., you can trust that we will be there for you every step of the way. Our attorneys are ready to fight tirelessly for you, even if that means taking your case to trial. We have an in-depth understanding of spinal cord injuries and how they affect victims—and we know how to build powerful and
persuasive cases on behalf of our clients.