Baltimore Back and Spinal Injury
Experienced Maryland personal injury lawyers
With over a decade of successful experience as dedicated advocates for injured clients throughout Maryland, the law firm of Discepolo LLP offers knowledgeable, seasoned legal representation to individuals suffering back, spinal, and other serious injury.
In a serious accident, an injury to the back, spine, head, or brain can change life in an instant. The spinal cord and brain work collaboratively to conduct electrical and chemical signals throughout the body, maintaining vital functions and normal mobility. When injury interferes with communication, different functions of the limbs and body can be lost—and victims and their families must make various adjustments in the life ahead.
Understanding back and spinal injury
The spinal cord is a whitish bundle of nerve tissue extending from the base of the brain downward through bony vertebrae known as the spinal column. Damage to the spinal column results in the following types of injury:
- Back injury. Vertebrae that form the spinal column can be broken, fractured, or crushed. Spongy disks between vertebrae can be pinched or ruptured—resulting in severe pain. While any injury—or repair—to the spinal column can damage the spinal cord, damage to the backbone does not always cause spinal cord injury. Back injury is sometimes disabling and painful, resulting in loss of mobility but not usually paralysis.
- Spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI is damage to the nerve tissue of the spinal cord or the spinal nerves peripheral to the spinal column. The spinal cord does not have to be—and is usually not—severed in an SCI. SCI commonly occurs after a car accident, or other forceful impact or fall. While direct impact can damage the spinal cord, splinters of crushed vertebrae can slice, nick, compress, or bruise the spinal cord, causing usually irreparable inhibition of motor and sensory function below the injury site.
Unsurpassed legal help with spinal and back injury in Maryland
SCI or back injury is serious and causes loss of physical independence and normal expectations for quality of life.
Whether your SCI was caused by medical malpractice or car accident, our lawyers use a network of medical and reconstructive accident experts to build your case for settlement negotiation or trial. Because Maryland follows a rule of pure comparative negligence, our litigation team must prove you were not responsible for the accident that caused your injury.
We offer meticulous attention and formidable knowledge of the law—if you suffer SCI or back injury, speak with our personal injury attorneys today.
Personal injury attorneys that make a difference
Any personal injury attorney can take your case. Don’t settle for just any attorney. Contact the Baltimore-based law firm of Discepolo LLP 24 hours a day to see how we can help. We offer a free initial consultation, and we take personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis—you pay nothing unless we achieve compensation on your behalf.
Located in the Inner Harbor, our law firm is easily accessible and offers on-site, validated parking.
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