Regardless of where or how a spinal cord injury occurs, the aftermath may follow a similar course of treatment. Victims have to undergo intensive medical care over a long time. They may start with the ER or Physical Therapist/Chiropractor, then receive an MRI scan, then be referred to Pain Management. Sadly, most spine injuries are irreversible, even with the best medical care. But with specialized treatment, rehabilitation, and a lot of individual hard work, one may still live a fulfilling life even after suffering serious and permanent harm. For this to occur, spinal cord injury victims and their families will have to incur huge financial losses that often follow a personal injury. Lifetime medical treatment costs and other related needs may require considerable money to afford, which the average Baytown resident may not have access to.
Fortunately, there’s hope for Baytown residents who suffer spinal cord injuries caused by the negligence of other parties. If you or someone close in your family suffered this type of injury, you can file a legal claim to be compensated for past and future losses. Even with an initial offer in place from the defendant’s insurance company, you still need reassurance that the settlement will cover all your damages, both in the past and future.
No matter how knowledgeable you are, some aspects of your injury may go unnoticed, negatively affecting the amount of compensation you get. For this reason, it’s in your best interests that you retain a skilled Baytown spinal cord injury lawyer. Having an experienced attorney working on your case allows you to concentrate on healing your injuries and attending to other important needs without worry.
Most spinal cord injuries result from a traumatic blow or harm to the spine. According to statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, this blow can be caused by anything from:
Notably, motor vehicle accidents account for at least 42% of all spinal cord injuries in the United States. This puts motorists and pedestrians at more risk of getting injured while traveling on Baytown roads and highways. Additionally, not all spine injuries result from direct blows to the spine. In some cases, medical malpractice may also injure and harm patients while under the care of doctors and surgeons. The wrong medication and surgery contribute to most spinal cord injuries suffered while in hospitals and home care facilities.
A dedicated Baytown lawyer knows that securing monetary compensation for harm suffered helps in relieving victims of some of the burdens caused by a spinal cord injury. As much as you may not fully regain some of your abilities such as sitting down or sleeping with pain or disruption, having a top dollar settlement can help you adjust by using the money to pay for future medical treatment and much more.
Before filing your case for consideration, you and your attorney must, first of all, establish the legal basis on which you are filing your severe back injury case. You may have suffered harm due to negligence or defective products. In these two cases, you must collect, analyze, prepare, and present your arguments while giving proof of liability.
Generally, most personal injury lawsuits, including spinal cord injury cases, are based on liability, or fault, of a party. If someone else’s acts of negligence resulted in your injuries, you must prove, with evidence, that the other person is liable for harm caused. To learn more about proving liability in a personal injury case, contact our legal team as soon as possible.
If your spinal cord injury is caused by a dangerous or defective product, you may qualify for compensation from multiple parties. Very often, liability in such cases falls on manufacturing companies and retail stores of the product. Every product manufacturer has a duty of care towards consumers which demands that they produce safe goods for consumer use.
If you or your loved one has suffered serious spine injuries, don’t delay in seeking legal advice from a skilled Baytown spinal cord injury lawyer. By choosing our highly experienced team of legal professionals from Lone Star Injury Attorneys, you stand a chance to secure compensation for your:
Our lawyers can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. To schedule a free case evaluation with us, please call us today for a free consultation.