Spinal Cord Injury

Suffering a spinal cord injury is bound to have a significant impact on your health and life as, even with the latest technology the chances remain slim that you will make a full recovery. You might be paralyzed or lose part of your normal mobility or even suffer pain for the rest of your life. You are likely to need specialized medical care for the rest of your life. If your injury was serious and led to paralysis, you will need specialized equipment, your house and vehicle might need to be adapted to suit wheelchair use and you will need ongoing therapy.

A spinal cord injury will also likely have an impact on your ability to earn a living.

It is estimated that in the USA alone, 10 000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year whether through motor vehicle accidents, shooting incidents, diving accidents, falls or medical malpractice.

In order to make your life, following a spinal cord injury, as comfortable as possible it is imperative that you involve a specialized attorney who can see to it that you are compensated by the person through whose negligence you have been injured.  There might be time restrictions applicable to you claims, which mean that it will be best if you find an attorney as quickly as possible.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury is it important to firstly record the exact circumstances of the incident and make sure that you get the names and contact numbers of any eye witnesses. Keep a careful record of your medical reports, medical bills and doctors’ reports.

You can be compensated for the injuries you had suffered, for your present and future medical expenses, for loss of earnings and for pain and suffering. Usually an attorney will see you for free the first time to get an idea if you have a claim and what such a claim will be worth.

Even if you think your injury was caused by your own fault, it will be prudent to see an attorney as, other parties might be partially liable for failing to create a safe environment or product and this have contributed to your injury. An attorney will be able to identify who can be held liable.

To prove your claim you will also need to present expert evidence on your injuries, the prospects of recovery and complicate actuarial evidence on loss of earning capability and future medical- and other expenses.  Attorneys specializing in spinal cord injuries are experienced in running these incredibly complicated lawsuits.

As lawsuits following spinal cord injuries can take up to several years to resolve, an attorney will also be able to organize interim payments to make sure that you receive proper medical care and can afford the right equipment, like wheelchairs, to make you as comfortable as possible.

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