Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury can have serious and long-term consequences for an individual’s life and the daily lives of their family members. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash or another accident, it is important to reach out to a Maryland spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Burgos & Burgos, we can advocate for your rights at every step of the way. With over 30 years of experience on which to draw, we understand how to navigate these types of claims carefully and thoroughly. We have assisted many injured people in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, as well as Washington, D.C. Everyone on our staff is fluent in Spanish, so we can assist you in that language at your convenience.Spinal Cord Injuries Can Have Devastating Consequences
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 11,000 people in the United States sustain spinal cord injuries on an annual basis. The spinal cord is a column of nerve tissue protected by the spine and is in charge of delivering messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The information that these nerves send controls vital bodily functions, such as motor functions, sensory functions, muscle control, and autonomic functions that control body temperature, blood pressure, and even heart rate. Spinal cord injuries can range in severity. The most serious consequences of this type of injury, however, can involve partial or total paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can happen in a variety of ways, including car crashes, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective products, and slip and falls.
If your spinal cord injury was a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation from that at-fault party. Negligence describes a situation in which a person acts in a careless or reckless manner, causing injuries or death to another person. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. In order to prove negligence, a spinal cord injury attorney in Maryland must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to exercise reasonable care, the defendant breached that duty, and the plaintiff suffered a spinal cord injury as a direct result of the defendant’s breach.
The financial impact of a spinal cord injury can be multifaceted and burdensome. Our Maryland spinal cord injury attorneys can zealously pursue compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, future earning potential, pain and suffering, disability, and any other losses stemming from the accident. In the event that a spinal cord injury led to the death of your loved one, we can seek wrongful death damages, such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and more. Each case is different, and the exact amount of compensation that a plaintiff will be entitled to obtain in a given case will depend on the nature and extent of the harm suffered.Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Maryland to Discuss Your Case
Trying to navigate through life after a spinal cord injury can take a serious physical, financial, and emotional toll on a person and their family. If you or someone close to you has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help. At Burgos & Burgos, our attorneys understand how to help our clients pursue the compensation that they need for their harm. We recognize that this is a stressful time in your life, and we will handle your case with the utmost compassion. We represent people in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Hyattsville, as well as other areas of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties and in Washington, D.C. To discuss a car crash, a slip and fall, or another serious accident with us, call us at (301) 681-1111 or contact us online.