How to Sue For a Spinal Cord Injury in Washington D.C.

Spinal cord injuries are among the worst injuries that a person can sustain, which is why if you are someone who has recently been injured in an accident, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and do not hesitate to speak with our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process.

What does the spinal cord do?

Everybody needs their spinal cord to function as intended. If it doesn’t, people can suffer serious disabilities as a result. The spinal cord’s job is to transmit signals from the brain to the rest of the body, which allows us essentially to move our extremities. When a spinal cord injury occurs, this signal is disturbed.

What are the most common symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

If you are someone who has recently sustained a spinal cord injury, there is a very good chance you now have paralysis, at least to a certain extent. Some of the most common symptoms and side effects of sustaining spinal cord injuries are as follows:

  • Pressure sores
  • Muscle spasms
  • Depression and other psychological issues.
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • They may have lung problems or trouble breathing
  • Bladder and bowel issues
  • Urinary tract problems

How do I file a lawsuit for a spinal cord injury?

If you have been injured in an accident and have sustained damage to your spinal cord, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you recover. Fortunately, no matter whether you sustained your injury in a car accident, a slip and fall injury, or as a result of medical malpractice, our firm is here to help. We can obtain evidence on your behalf proving that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. We know how crucial this point in your life is, which is why we are here to help you through, every step of the way.

You should note, however, that people in Washington D.C. must abide by the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, you will, in most cases, have three years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action. That being said, you must not wait another day. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process as soon as you bring your case to our attention.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.