Back Injury Lawyer in Charlottesville, VA

Patient seeking medical care for a back injury

David B. Kendall is an experienced Charlottesville personal injury lawyer who has worked with back and spinal cord injury victims in Virginia for more than 30 years. He knows how these injuries can drastically change people’s lives. Suddenly, victims and their families may face expensive medical treatment, significant loss of income and enduring physical pain and emotional anguish. To help victims to tackle these challenges, David and our legal team work hard to pursue the compensation they need and deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered back or spinal cord injury due to another’s negligence, contact Kendall Law Firm today to discuss how we can help you. We will provide a free consultation – with no strings attached – through our offices in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Winchester, Staunton or Woodstock. We will review your case and explain all of the legal options available to you.

How Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Charlottesville Can Help

When you work with Kendall Law Firm on your back or spinal cord injury case, you will benefit from our skill and experience as well as our passion for protecting the rights of personal injury victims and their families in Virginia. You can expect our legal team to:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation of the accident that caused your back or spinal cord injury, including identifying all parties who should be held responsible.
  • Carefully review your medical records and consult with medical professionals to determine the nature and full extent of your back injury.
  • Work with life care planners in order to assess your future medical needs and costs, including any hospitalization, assisted living, rehabilitation, medical equipment and medication that you will need.
  • Determine the impact of your back or spinal cord injury on your ability to work and earn a living, including consulting with economists and vocational rehabilitation counselors.
  • Present a carefully prepared case to the at-fault party’s insurance company and seek a settlement that fully and fairly compensates you.
  • Fight for your right to compensation in court if a trial is necessary.

As you can see from our results, we have an extensive background in handling serious catastrophic injury cases in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. Unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you, we will charge nothing for our services. The bottom line: We want you to focus on your future and not worry about paying for an attorney.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord and Back Injuries

Spinal cord and back injuries frequently result from the careless or reckless conduct of others. Kendall Law Firm often works with people who suffered these injuries in cases that involve:

Back and spinal cord injuries are severe and often permanent. The financial stakes are high when victims bring personal injury claims. Insurance companies want to avoid making those big payouts. So, they will make every effort to deny or minimize a victim’s claim. You will need an advocate in your corner that will stand up for you and aggressively pursue all compensation you are due.

Different Types of Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Our legal team has worked with clients who suffered a wide range of back and spinal cord injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of others. We know how the impact of a collision or fall can cause damage such as:

  • Back strains and sprains – Many accident victims suffer torn or stretched muscles, tendons or ligaments in the back. Some people refer to this type of injury as a “pulled back.”
  • Slipped, herniated or ruptured discs – If a person suffers a traumatic blow to the spine, it can damage the rubbery discs that cushion bones in the spinal column, or vertebrae. The soft center of the discs may push through the outer part and irritate nearby nerves. If the outer part tears open, it is called a rupture.
  • Pinched or compressed nerves – If a bone or disc pressures nerves in the back, a person may suffer severe, radiating pain and loss of feeling and control in the arms or legs.
  • Paralysis – This is one of the most severe injuries that a person can suffer in an accident. The spinal cord injury (SCI) may be classified as either complete (total loss of sensation and control) or incomplete (partial loss). The point of the injury will determine the severity. For instance, if the injury occurs at a high point, it may lead to quadriplegia or tetraplegia (affecting all limbs as well as the trunk). If it occurs at a lower point, the person may suffer paraplegia (affecting the legs and trunk area but not the arms).

If you get into any type of accident in Virginia, you should see a doctor as soon as possible in order to get checked for potential back injuries and started on a course of treatment. It is especially important to see a doctor if you detect any back injury symptoms such as pain, pressure, weakness, tingling, numbness or loss of bladder or bowel control.  You should also contact an attorney from Kendall Law Firm. We will take immediate steps to protect your legal rights.

Spinal Cord & Back Injury Compensation

At Kendall Law Firm, our spinal cord injury lawyer knows we cannot undo the past. However, we can pursue compensation that will help you to move forward in life after you or a loved one has suffered a serious back or spinal cord injury in an accident. We will explore all sources of compensation available to you and pursue damages that may include:

  • Economic damages – Compensation for your past and future medical expenses, from emergency treatment to long-term care, as well as any income you have lost or will lose in the future due to your back injury.
  • Non-economic damages – Compensation for your physical pain, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and other intangible harm.
  • Punitive damages – These damages are aimed at punishing and deterring those who engage in especially wrongful conduct such as drunk driving.

We will pay close attention to how your back injury has uniquely affected your life. We will take the time to understand your goals and seek a result that meets those objectives.

Get Help Today from an Experienced Charlottesville Back Injury Attorney

You have only a limited period of time in which to bring a personal injury claim in Virginia. So, don’t wait to take action in your back or spine injury case. Contact the back injury attorneys Kendall Law Firm and allow an experienced and compassionate spinal cord injury lawyer from our firm to provide a free review of your case. We serve clients in Charlottesville and throughout Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

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