Suffering an injury in an accident can be a difficult event to overcome for West Virginia residents. While many injuries are recoverable, there are some severe injuries that have no known cure or remedy. Thus, those suffering these types of injuries must endure the pain and other problems associated with the injury. Additionally, that person may require ongoing medical care for the rest of his or her life.
A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious and life-changing injuries an accident victim could suffer. It is often the case that an individual is unable to move or even care for him or herself after such a tragic injury. And while rehabilitation, surgeries and other innovative medical treatments can help a victim gain more feeling and motion, it is possible that a victim suffering a spinal cord injury will never be able to return to their old mobility and lifestyle again.
The news that follows a spinal cord injury diagnosis is rather traumatic for family members as well. Furthermore, it can be exceedingly costly for a victim to undergo treatment for such an injury, which can also impact family members. Thus, it is important that victims and their loved ones understand their rights following such a tragic event. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, LC, our knowledgeable legal team has years of experience helping accident victims navigate civil actions.
If a negligent party is liable for the accident and resulting injuries, it is possible to hold them accountable. Our attorneys have the resources and skills necessary to recover the needed information, evidence, medical records and expert witnesses to hold a negligent party liable.
To learn more, check out our law firm's spinal cord injury website. While it might be difficult initially to move forward after the news that you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury, it is possible to take action to protect your rights. This could also help you collect compensation for medical expenses and other damages.