What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries often have devastating impacts on a person, and if you recently sustained a spinal cord injury due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation. Read on and reach out to our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about spinal cord injuries and how we can help if you have sustained one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the function of a spinal cord?

Spinal cords enable us to move as we wish. When something happens to our spinal cords, they can no longer transmit signals from the brain to the rest of our bodies.

How do I know if I sustained a spinal cord injury?

The most common symptom of a spinal cord injury is, unfortunately, paralysis. However, there are various other symptoms of spinal cord injuries, including the following:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Depression
  • Bladder and bowel issues
  • Urinary tract problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Lung problems or difficulty breathing
  • Pressure sores

Do I have a case if I wrongfully sustained a spinal cord injury?

When someone is injured in an accident, whether due to a slip and fall, medical malpractice, or an auto accident, there is a very good chance that they will require financial compensation to heal, especially if the injury is as severe as a spinal cord injury. If this has happened to you, we are here to assist you. As long as we can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence through various forms of evidence such as medical documents, pictures of the accident, videos of the accident, witness testimony, and more, there is a very good chance that we will satisfy the burden of proof and win you the compensation you deserve and need.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C.?

When someone is injured in an accident, they will have to take legal action in accordance with Washington D.C.’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. If you wait any longer than three years, there is a very good chance that you will lose your right to sue. If you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury, time is of the essence–give us a call today.

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.

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