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Hampton Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Provide Compassionate Counsel

Skilled attorneys seek compensation for Newport News accident victims

A spinal cord injury can have life-altering physical, emotional, cognitive and social impacts. Such injuries can cause temporary or permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions. The lawyers at Forbes & Broadwell have more than 50 years of combined experience successfully handling personal injury claims in Hampton, Newport News and throughout York County that involve spinal cord injuries. Our team has the skills and resources to estimate long-term medical care and other expenses that these serious injuries often require.

Serious injuries with a range of symptoms

Damage to any part of the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal can result in serious and lasting injury, but symptoms may vary widely and the extent of the injury is not always apparent immediately following the fall or accident. Some symptoms may appear gradually. It is essential to get treatment quickly if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain or pressure in the neck, head or back
  • Weakness, numbness or paralysis
  • Loss of movement or sensation in limbs
  • Inability to feel heat or cold
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Impaired balance or mobility
  • Difficulty breathing or coughing

Because spinal cord injuries can have severe and lifelong impacts, in addition to getting prompt medical attention, it’s important to get legal representation as soon as possible. Attorneys who are experienced handling spinal injury claims can help ensure that victims seek the appropriate compensation for their injuries.

Common causes of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries caused by someone else’s negligence or action can happen in many types of incidents:

  • Car accidents — Almost half of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents.
  • Motorcycle accidents — Riders ejected from their motorcycles due to uneven road surfaces or collisions with cars are likely to suffer injuries to their spinal cords when they land on pavement.
  • Medical malpractice — Spinal cord injuries can occur during back surgery and other medical procedures such as lumbar punctures.
  • Falls — For people over 65, most spinal cord injuries are caused by falling.
  • Act of violence — Violent acts such as shootings account for about 12 percent of spinal cord injuries nationwide.
  • Sports injuries — About 10 percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by contact sports such as football or recreation-related accidents such as diving.

If someone’s negligence has caused you or a family member to suffer a spinal cord injury, you may be able to pursue compensation. Since 1994, Forbes & Broadwell has represented spinal cord injury victims throughout The Peninsula and Tidewater region. We have the background and resources to seek damages that cover your medical expenses, lost wages and other losses now and over the long term.

Contact our Hampton attorneys for help if you have suffered a spinal cord injury

If you or a family member suffers a spinal cord injury in Newport News or the vicinity due to someone else’s negligence or action, Forbes & Broadwell can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. Please call 757-637-6835 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Hampton office.

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  • Hampton Office
    606 Aberdeen Road
    Hampton, Virginia 23661
    Phone: 757-825-8835