While many spinal cord injuries occur during car crashes or slip and falls, you can also sustain a spinal cord injury from physical alterations or in domestic abuse situations. Spinal cord injuries are serious, and likely to impose drastic effects on many different aspects of your life. Some of these effects can range from reduced sensory input, damage to sexual function, difficulty with bladder control, and even permanent changes like total paralysis of the limbs. 

Emotional Damage and Trauma Related to Violence

Being a victim of intentional violence also subjects you to added emotional damage and trauma, which can add to the pain and suffering that you’ve had to endure. With the help of a personal injury attorney, you can attempt to recover some of the costs of past and future medical treatment and therapies needed to deal with spinal cord injury difficulties, wage loss, and the pain and suffering caused by these life-altering events.

Unfortunately, many assault cases have few viable paths for the victim to seek recovery outside of the criminal justice system. This is because the perpetrators of assault and other violence-related situations seldom have sufficient assets or liability insurance to cover a judgment for a civil lawsuit. It is important to contact an attorney with experience in injury cases as a result of violence, so they can properly assess your case and provide you with the information that you need.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys in Richmond, VA

The Mottley Law Firm has previously handled cases of violence, and we know what to expect. Our attorneys are here to support you through your difficult situation and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to an act of violence, give us a call at (804) 409-0876 to discuss what your civil lawsuit options are.


Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims