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Paralysis Injuries

Committed Virginia Paralysis Injury Attorneys Pursue Accident Damages

Experienced Charlottesville lawyers represent victims of catastrophic injuries

A paralysis injury sustained in an accident drastically alters a person’s life. The physical toll of paralysis is compounded by the financial impact associated with accommodating and caring for the spinal cord injury victim. At Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C., our Virginia lawyers can help paralyzed individuals and their loved ones claim the compensation needed to pay for immediate and long-term accident expenses. From offices in Charlottesville and three other locations, we file personal injury lawsuits on behalf of clients injured throughout Virginia, including in Albemarle, Rockingham, Fluvanna and Augusta counties.

Skilled litigators hold negligent parties accountable for paralysis accidents

Paralysis is the partial or complete loss of muscle function resulting from nerve damage. This condition can be temporary or permanent. Types of paralysis include:

  • Quadriplegia — All four limbs are paralyzed. A person with quadriplegia may be unable to control movement of their body from the neck down, and may also experience trouble with organ function.
  • Paraplegia — A person loses control of both legs but maintains control of their upper limbs.
  • Hemiplegia — This condition involves paralysis of both limbs on one side of the body.
  • Monoplegia — One limb is paralyzed, while the other limbs remain functional.
  • Diplegia — Paralysis affects the right and left side of one area of the body, such as both hands.
  • Localized — One part of the body is paralyzed, such as the face.

Common causes of paralysis include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents — Auto accidents are responsible for more than one third of all spinal cord injuries. Distracted driving, inebriated driving and speeding are frequently to blame for devastating car accidents on local roads and major thoroughfares such as the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Medical malpractice — A person may suffer paralysis due to a doctor’s surgical mistake, diagnostical error or insufficient treatment plan.
  • Birth injuries — An obstetrician who uses unnecessary force during labor and delivery can cause brachial plexus injuries involving damage to nerves in a newborn’s neck area and other types of harm. Cerebral palsy can also be caused by medical error during childbirth. 
  • Construction accidents — Construction sites include all kinds of dangers. Falls, dropped objects and crush injuries can cause paralysis.
  • Sports injuries — Excessive force, inadequate protective gear and failure to remove dangers from the playing field are among the factors that can contribute to devastating sports injuries. 
  • Acts of violence — People are paralyzed by physical assaults and gun violence every year.

In Virginia, the person or entity at fault for an injury-causing accident is responsible for reimbursing the victim for the financial impact stemming from the incident. Our attorneys can build cases to establish the negligence of motorists, medical professionals and other parties whose actions result in paralysis injuries.

Detail-oriented attorneys calculate costs of paralysis injuries

When seeking damages for a spinal cord injury, it is crucial to account for all economic and non-economic impacts of the accident. Our law firm will work to help you recoup the financial value of losses and additional expenses including:

  • Past and future medical care
  • Lost income from inability to work or advance one’s career
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wheelchairs and other assistive equipment
  • Caregiver costs
  • Home modifications
  • Pain and suffering

We work tirelessly to secure settlement agreements and court verdicts that provide our clients with the financial resources needed to cover immediate and long-term expenses. Our legal strategy will reflect the specifics of your case. 

Contact a Virginia paralysis injury attorney to schedule your free initial consultation

Located in Charlottesville, the attorneys of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. want to help Virginians paralyzed in accidents. We also maintain offices in Harrisonburg, Staunton and Palmyra. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers, call 434-973-7474 or contact us online.

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