The spinal cord is the connection between the brain and the rest of the body. Information is relayed from the body to the brain for interpretation and nerve impulses are carried from the brain to the muscles via the spinal cord. Any damage to the spinal cord may cause harm that may be irreversible.

Injuries can occur to the spinal cord via the fracture, separation or compression of the vertebrae that house and protect the cord. Given the amount of force typically necessary to result in damage to the spinal cord, many of these injuries happen when accidents such as car accident or falls from a height occur. Many spinal cord injuries are permanent and severe. If enough damage is suffered by the spinal cord it will cease to function as a connection between the brain and body. Paralysis in the form of paraplegia or quadriplegia may follow. Facing the ongoing challenges of a life redefined by paralysis requires the assistance of rehabilitative specialists who can help you successfully adjust to new circumstances.

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At the law firm of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, our Fairfax spinal damage lawyers have spent decades helping the victims of personal injury pursue just compensation for the injuries they have suffered. We bring a track record of success for our clients, which has been built on that experience. Let us help ensure that you have everything you need to be able to move forward as best is possible after a spinal cord injury.

Contact our Northern Virginia Attorneys for Paralysis Victims

When spinal cord injuries occur, recovery can depend on having access to expensive medical care. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, turn to the experienced Fairfax personal injury attorneys of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, in Fairfax, Virginia. To schedule your free initial consultation, call 703-691-8333, or contact us online. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. We collect no fee unless we secure compensation for you.


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