You could be entitled to financial compensation if you suffered a spinal cord injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Our spinal cord injury lawyer can help you or someone you love identify the at-fault party and prove their actions led to the accident and resulting injury. We will help you recover your medical bills, lost wages, and any additional expenses and losses related to the accident.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish. Our familiarity with state and local law means we can help you understand and navigate the personal injury process. We make sure you get the individual time and attention you need and will fight hard for the best possible outcome of your case.
Negligence-Based Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Our spinal cord injury attorneys will help you recover from the ongoing costs of treating your injury. We start by obtaining your medical records to prove the type of injury you have, its cause, and the ongoing costs of your treatment protocol.
According to Cleveland Clinic research, a spinal cord injury can be caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Gunshot wounds
- Sports-related injuries
- Surgical complications
Depending on the extent and severity of the accident, your spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete. A complete injury will cause total paralysis and result in full or partial loss of movement in the upper or lower body or both. An incomplete injury will cause a partial loss of movement on one or both sides of your body.
The Costs of Treating Spinal Cord Injuries
From diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation, the costs you incur after sustaining a spinal cord injury should be the responsibility of the at-fault party. Diagnosis can include:
- Physical exam
- CT scan
Emergency, short-term, and long-term treatment will vary according to your injury and can include:
- Surgical intervention
- Breathing assistance
- Corticosteroid injections
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Assistive medical devices
Our lawyer will obtain and compile medical records from every healthcare facility and professional where you received treatment. We add these records to your evidence file to document your current and ongoing medical needs and expenses.
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Compensation You Can Recover After Suffering a Spinal Cord Injury
Treating a spinal cord injury can mean medical and rehabilitative care that lasts the rest of your life. Our spinal cord injury attorney will thoroughly document these costs and fight hard to recover them from the at-fault party and their insurer. Additional recoverable costs can include:
- Past, current, and future lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Property damage or total loss
- Lasting disability or disfigurement
- Ongoing physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
We will collect the documents, receipts, bills, and invoices that prove the costs of your required treatment. We also obtain a written prognosis from your medical team to understand the costs you can expect to incur in the future.
We take this step to ensure your compensation request is accurate and you are not left with uncovered expenses after your case is resolved.
The Danger of an Expired Statute of Limitations
If your spinal injury case cannot be resolved with an out-of-court settlement, we will not hesitate to take the at-fault party to court. You only have a small window of opportunity to file your lawsuit, according to the state where your accident occurred. In general:
- You have three years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina, according to G.S. § 1-52
- You also have three years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann § 15-3-530
While mandatory, complying with the statute of limitations can also be complicated. It can vary based on the age of the injured party and certain actions taken by the at-fault party. If your case involves a government or municipal agency, it could also be subjected to additional notification and filing deadlines.
If the filing deadline expires, you could lose the legal right to seek financial recovery. Let us take the burden of understanding, interpreting, and meeting the statute of limitations off your hands. With enough notice from you, our law firm will ensure your case is filed on time.
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The Role of Negligence in Identifying Financial Liability
To hold the at-fault party accountable for your accident and its resulting expenses, you are required to prove their negligence led to it. Our spinal cord injury lawyer does this for you by establishing:
- Duty of care—the at-fault party’s responsibility to act safely
- Breach of duty—the negligent action that caused your accident
- Causation—proof the accident would not have happened without the negligent action
- Damages—proof of your post-accident expenses and losses
Our team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC will explain each element and the evidence we collect that supports your version of the events that led to the accident.
Evidence We Collect to Build the Best Possible Case for You
Collecting evidence can be an overwhelming task. For example, medical records can come from multiple facilities. So can other forms of evidence and documentation. Our legal team will handle this daunting process for you and include the following in your case file:
- Accident or incident report
- Medical records and bills
- Job and salary history records
- Therapy and rehab records
- Accident scene and injury photos
- Accident witness statements
- Medical and other expert statements
We do more than collect evidence for you. We also organize it and present it to the at-fault party and their insurance provider. The weight of the evidence we collect can steer your case toward a favorable monetary settlement.
Call for a Free Review of Your Spinal Cord Injury Case Today
Are you currently undergoing treatment for a spine injury? If you or someone you love was injured in a negligence-based accident, our spinal cord injury lawyer can help you pursue the at-fault party for compensation. Find out how hard we work for your financial recovery by contacting our case review team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today.