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Spinal Injury & Paralysis

Spinal fractures, herniated discs, and paralysis are among the worst injuries we encounter.  Nonetheless, we remain encouraged by advances in medicine, technology and rehabilitation to help get you back on the road to recovery.

At Cannella & O’Neal, we have over 40 years of trial experience successfully representing clients who have suffered severe spinal injuries, herniated discs, and/or paralysis as a result of tractor trailer accidents, automobile crashes, falls and motorcycle cases. The lawyers at Cannella & O’Neal know that these spinal injuries can be devastating to you and your family. The spinal injury lawyers at Cannella & O’Neal have had the opportunity to work with some of the best orthopedic doctors and neurosurgeons throughout the State.

The spinal injury attorneys at Cannella & O’Neal work with your doctors and rehabilitation team to assist in coordinating care and hopefully get you back on the road to recovery. Additionally, we work with other professionals including vocational experts and life care planners who will assist us in calculating and presenting your future lost wages and future medical care costs during your lifetime.



Since serious spinal cord injuries are so incapacitating and their efforts can be so wide-ranging, you need a knowledgeable attorney to assist you with every aspect of your case. The attorneys at Cannella & O’Neal will work with your doctors and rehabilitation team to completely investigate and document your extensive physical and emotional losses. Additionally, our attorneys know how to develop and present medical opinions, as well as any other testimony that will be necessary to demonstrate to a jury (or an insurance company) the nature of your spinal cord injury, the cost of your past and future medical treatment, the overall extent of your permanent disabilities, and how the injury will reduce your future ability to earn a living. These are all part of the damages in your case.

Cannella and O’Neal — Your Guide

It seems like many of the most serious spinal injury cases we deal with involve tractor trailer cases and motorcycle accidents. In tractor trailer cases, the force of impact from an 80,000 pound tractor trailer can cause devastating injuries to the occupants of a small car or SUV. We have seen several cases involving spinal fractures and multiple herniated discs which require surgical intervention and placement of spinal support rods. In the case of motorcycle accidents, we often see bikers who have hit the pavement with such force and violence that they suffer multiple serious injuries beyond spinal injuries. Multiple injuries that we have seen in motorcycle cases include leg fractures, shoulder injuries, concussions, minor traumatic brain injuries and scarring. All of this takes coordination of care and effort to get you the justice you deserve.

If you have suffered a serious spinal cord injury or paralysis as a result of an accident, then right now, you are concerned about your injuries, medical bills, lost wages and how all this is going to affect you and your family. You have questions, and we have answers. Call Cannella & O’Neal today, and you will speak directly with spinal cord injury and paralysis attorney who can start the process of helping you right now. You can fill out the intake form or call day or night for a Free Consultation, 7 days a week on our Injury Hotline at (800) 843-4090. We are Richmond attorneys who handle Virginia spinal cord and paralysis injury cases throughout the state.

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Our attorneys service a wide range of areas throughout the State of Virginia, including:

  • Richmond
  • Henrico
  • Chesterfield
  • Fredericksburg
  • Petersburg
  • Halifax
  • Portsmouth
  • Fairfax
  • Caroline County
  • Tappahannock
  • Buckingham County
  • Lynchburg