Few things are as life-altering as being severely injured in an accident. And, of all possible injuries you could sustain, a spinal cord injury has possibly the greatest potential of permanently and irreversibly changing nearly every aspect of your life.

If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, whether in an accident or after another type of traumatic event, you do not have to face the future alone. At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo spinal cord injury lawyers are prepared to walk you through your legal options and tailor a strategy to your specific needs, concerns, and goals. We have extensive experience representing victims of permanent injuries and, in our years in practice, have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We are skilled negotiators, often able to recover favorable settlements from the at-fault insurance companies. However, whenever this is not possible, we are fully prepared to take our clients’ cases to trial. Reach out and speak with a tenacious catastrophic injury attorney today.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries & Their Effects

Generally speaking, there are two types of spinal cord injuries, complete and incomplete. While a complete spinal cord injury refers to an injury that completely severs communication between the body and the brain, an incomplete spinal cord injury results in partial loss of communication between the brain and the nerves throughout the body.

Incomplete spinal cord injuries are, by far, the more common type of spinal cord injury. These types of injuries often lead to conditions like anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome, and Brown-Sequard syndrome. In contrast, though rarer, complete spinal cord injuries are much more severe. Complete spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis.

In any case, both incomplete and complete spinal cord injuries can have a number of significant, life-altering effects, including but not limited to:

  • Partial or total loss of sensation
  • Partial or total loss of movement/function
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Incontinence
  • Inability to care for oneself
  • Difficulty getting around

While some injury victims may never fully recover, others will make partial or full recoveries. In any case, individuals often go on to live long and fulfilling lives. This can be made exponentially easier when victims are able to recover compensation for the immense medical costs and other losses associated with their injuries. A Buffalo spinal cord injury attorney could help with this process.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

According to numerous studies, the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:

While these are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries, such an injury can result from any traumatic accident or event, such as a boating accident, construction accidentpedestrian accident, or act of medical malpractice. Any time a spinal cord injury could have and should have been avoided or, in other words, when it resulted from the careless or reckless actions of another person or party, the injured victim is entitled to seek compensation for their damages with the help of a Buffalo attorney.

Enlist the Help of a Buffalo Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Spinal cord injuries require extensive medical attention and ongoing care. Often, victims will face a number of challenges in caring for themselves and may require in-home care. They could need wheelchairs and modifications to accommodate this in their homes. They may be unable to return to work or earn any sort of living to support themselves or their families.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, we understand just how huge the impact of your injuries is, both on you and your loved ones. Our Buffalo spinal cord injury lawyers are ready to fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed. We work to recover damages like medical bills, ongoing care costs, future care costs, lost wages, disability, future lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Our team is ready to handle all of the legal aspects of your claim so that you can simply focus on healing and moving forward.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you fight for a fair recovery.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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Keith R. Vona
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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