Head and Spinal Injuries
Dealing with devastating injuries
Head and spinal injuries are among the most devastating types of personal injuries a person can sustain. Such injuries can be permanent and require a lifetime of assistive care. The financial hardship associated with severe injuries is often extreme, which makes it vital to obtain legal help when another party caused your injury.
A spine or head injury lawyer at Simms Showers LLP can review the circumstances surrounding your injury and evaluate the prospects for taking legal action. Your legal rights under Virginia law allow you to pursue compensation for a personal injury as long as you did not contribute to causing your own injury. If the court determines that you had any percentage of fault — with the exception of railroad accidents — you lose your right to sue.
A traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious types of head injuries people experience. It can occur as a result of a penetrating head injury or a strong jolt or blow to the head. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year, a minimum of 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur. While people can recover from a mild traumatic brain injury, severe injuries can result in permanent brain damage or death. In severe cases, a head injury attorney can work with family members to maximize the recovery and deal with high medical costs.
According to the CDC, the main cause of spinal cord injuries is motor vehicle accidents. Using a seatbelt can reduce the chances of spinal cord injury by 60 percent and the combined use of a seatbelt and airbag reduces injury chances by 80 percent. The second most common cause of spinal injuries is falls, followed by violence and then sports. If someone else is 100 percent at fault for causing your injury through their negligence or intentional act, a spinal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for damages. Annual spinal injury medical costs typically range between $15,000 and $30,000 a year. Lifetime medical costs span between $500,000 to over $3 million for serious spinal injuries.
Getting legal help is vital when injuries are severe.
Contact Simms Showers LLP today
Find out how a head injury or spinal injury lawyer can help you deal with severe injuries. Call 888-409-8671 or contact us online for quality legal counsel.
Simms Showers LLP represents clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Leesburg, Sterling and the surrounding areas of Loudoun County as well as Arlington County, Clarke County, Frederick County, Fairfax County and Prince William County. Se habla español.