Maryland Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyers
Serving those in Prince Georges, Charles, Calvert & Anne Arundel
One of the most harmful injuries you can sustain is that of spinal cord damage which often falls under the category of a catastrophic injury. That is because of how important your spinal cord is to the functioning of all parts of your body. Your spinal cord is composed of nerves and tissues that communicate directly with your brain. This communication carries messages that allow you to walk, talk, breathe, and more as well as to keep your organs working. Damage to your spinal cord can alter your life and that of your family in devastating ways and can be permanent.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you will need the services of a trusted and proven personal injury attorney. At Potter Burnett Law, we have the resources, experience, and trial skills needed to fully investigate your case, the harm you have endured, the full extent of your damages and losses, and to fight for what you deserve at the negotiation table or in court. We bring personal compassion and care to you as an individual as well as fierce legal advocacy to holding accountable those responsible for your injuries.
Spinal Cord Injury Cases
Injuries to the spinal cord are always a serious medical matter. They can have life-changing consequences leading to various types of disability, depending on the circumstances. In some cases, that disability can be permanent requiring medical attention and personal assistance forever. These types of injuries can affect your mobility, sensation, and the functioning of organs and limbs.
Spinal cord injuries generally fall into the following categories:
- Spinal contusions/nerve damage. These are the most common type of spinal cord injuries, are usually temporary, and involve a faster recovery process.
- Incomplete spinal cord injuries. These involve some degree of movement. Sensation function remains and can fall within one of five types: anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome, posterior cord syndrome, brown Sequard syndrome, or cuada equine lesion. These “syndromes” can cause motor paralysis, weakness, changes in or diminished sensation, impairment in limbs, and other issues.
- Complete spinal cord injuries. These result in total paraplegia or quadriplegia. Patients will most likely lose motor and nerve function as well as sensation and movement. Paraplegics lose control of their body usually below the waist while quadriplegics lose control below the neck down. These individuals will be confined to wheelchairs and may need assistance throughout their lives.
Spinal cord injuries, whether partial or complete, temporary or permanent, require immediate and extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation therapies. These types of care may be needed on a permanent basis. Patients may also be in need of medical devices to breathe or intake food. They are also commonly at risk for secondary health problems, such as kidney, skin, and other organ disorders as well as psychological distress and depression.
Damages that an injured person may be entitled to include:
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of income
- Long term care costs
- Pain & suffering
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Trampoline accidents
Highly Professional Legal Representation in Maryland
Spinal cord injuries can be catastrophic leading to paralysis and other devastating effects. At Potter Burnett Law, we bring outstanding legal and trial skills along with the medical resources needed to fully prepare your personal injury claim for the negotiation table or litigation in court. Our firm remains actively involved with you as well as your legal case throughout all steps of the process. We are committed to helping you with zealous advocacy in pursuing the justice you deserve.
$26,000,000 Settlement Vehicle Defect
In 1996, a Clarksburg man was in a motor vehicle accident while driving his 1987 Ford F-150 pickup.
$1,380,000 Car Accident Verdict
Our client suffered a comminuted fracture of his arm when a commercial vehicle pulled out in front of him on the highway.
$1,100,000 Car Accident Verdict
Baltimore mother and daughter rear-ended on route 301 in Virginia. Physical therapy treatment only.
$1,068,000 Car Accident Verdict
Charles County client injured when a car turned left in front of him.
$993,650 Car Accident Verdict
Woman rear ended by a hit and run vehicle and suffered lower back injury.
$650,000 Car Accident Verdict
Client was a passenger in a car, and suffered serious injuries.
$600,000 Car Accident Verdict
Our client was t-boned when the adverse driver ran a red light. Client had conservative treatment, no injections or surgery.
$600,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
Eastern Shore of Maryland wrongful death case for 83-year-old man.
$550,000 Car Accident Settlement
Prince George’s county car crash – 52 year old man injured neck, had surgery with full recovery.