The spinal cord injury attorneys at Epperly Follis P.C. are experienced in working with complex injury cases involving back and neck injuries.
Every year in the United States, thousands of people suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI) – not including those who die at the scene of the accident. Unfortunately, we see these cases all too often in our central Virginia offices. Our team of attorneys will help you get the compensation you’ll need to cover your medical expenses.
Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by a traumatic blow to the head, neck, or back that fractures or dislocates the vertebrae. This is a sensitive area, because the spinal cord comprises a bundle of nerves that transmits information between the brain and the rest of the body. When a spinal cord injury occurs, this system is damaged, often resulting in physical impairment. While some victims will experience almost complete recovery, others will be completely and permanently paralyzed.
Impact to the spinal cord may fracture, dislocate or compress the vertebrae, which in turn crushes the extensive nerve cells (axons) that carry signals along the spinal cord between the brain and the body. Specific effects of a spinal cord injury on the body usually depend on the location and severity of the injury. An injury to the spinal cord can damage a small number of axons or almost all of them.
Paralysis, or loss of movement and sensation, can be complete or incomplete with a spinal cord injury. The complete/incomplete classification indicates how much movement and feeling is left in the affected areas after initial recovery. The victim of a complete injury totally lacks sensory and motor function below the injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury victim retains some sensory motor function below the injury. Less than one percent of those hospitalized with a spinal cord injury completely recover. The majority of those with spinal cord injuries have incomplete quadriplegia, followed by complete paraplegia, complete quadriplegia, and incomplete paraplegia.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, or are paraplegic or quadriplegic, you may need a lawyer. An SCI can cause more than physical harm – it can also impact the victims’ family, finances and future. The attorneys of Epperly & Follis can help make sure SCI victims or the families of victims receive enough monetary compensation to meet the challenges of the future with less worry about medical bills, employment and rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, some spinal cord injuries are irreversible. Automobile accidents cause the majority of spinal cord injuries. Other causes include sports mishaps, falls, birth trauma, violence and disease. Caring for those who have survived a spinal cord injury is often a lifelong endeavor. Treating a patient with a spinal cord injury often involves a team of medical professionals dedicated to every aspect of a patient’s well being. Many people who live with spinal cord injury have secondary complications including pain, respiratory and heart problems, bladder and bowel dysfunction, pressure sores, respiratory complications, urinary tract infections, spasticity, and scoliosis.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of another’s negligent actions, it is important to consult with an attorney who understands this type of injury and is experienced in handling these sensitive cases.
The personal injury attorneys of Epperly & Follis handle cases involving mild, moderate and traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries. Let us put our legal expertise to work for you, to get the recovery you deserve.
Contact the spinal injury law firm of Epperly & Follis in Richmond, Virginia for a free consultation today at 1-888-703-0109 or (804) 648-6480, or contact us via our online Contact Form.
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