Spinal Cord Injuries & West Virginia Law
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to an accident orsomeone else’s carelessness, having a lawyer who understands the difficulties and complexities of spinal cord injuries will help insure you get full and fair compensation for your losses. Having an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer is also important to making sure you get the best medical care possible.
That is why the lawyers at West Law Firm work diligently to stay up to date with the latest research involving the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord and brain injuries. Striving to understand both the law and medicine governing spinal cord injureis helps us understand our clients and fiercely advocate for their rights while providing them excellent client service. We invite you to call today for a free and confidential consultation at 1-877-943-WEST (1-877-943-9378). We never recover a fee until we win your case.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Below are some of the common causes of spinal cord injuries:
- Car accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Sports accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
- Acts of violence
Complete and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries
Depending on the nature of a person’s injury, a spinal cord injury may be what’s called either “complete” or “incomplete.” If the injury is “complete,” the injured person will have no sensation or movement below the location of the injury. Paraplegia and quadriplegia are considered complete spinal cord injuries. A complete spinal cord injury will cause paraplegia or quadriplegia, depending on the location of the injury on the spinal cord. A person with an incomplete spinal cord injury will have some feeling and possibly movement below the location of the injury, but it may be very limited. All spinal cord injuries are very serious and require immediate medical treatment. An experienced West Virginia spinal cord injury lawyer can help you recover physically, emotionally and financially.
Compensation in WV for Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury caused by an auto accident, construction accident, work-related accident, slip and fall, or the intentional or negligent act of another can be devastating and change a person’s life forever. If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury in West Virginia, you may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation for your pain and suffering as well as costs and expenses associated with:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Physical therapy
- Lost earning capacity
- Medical exams
- Assistance with essential life-activities
- Prescription medications
- Living modifications
- Long term care
- Lost wages
Choosing a West Virginia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Physical, neurological, emotional, and cognitive care are all important in helping a person overcome the challenges presented by a spinal cord injury. Such a person may experience post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, anxiety, depression and overwhelming feelings of sadness, frustration and anger. At West Law Firm, we understand the importance of estimating costs of long term care and will work with life planners to ensure you receive enough compensation to live comfortably for the rest of your life.
For a free consultation with an experienced West Virginia spinal cord injury lawyer, we invite you to call us today toll free at 1-877-934-3978. If its’ more convenient for you, we will travel to your home, hospital or other location of your choice. West Law Firm is located in Charleston, West Virginia, and we proudly serve people throughout the state and country who were wrongfully injured in West Virginia.