Various incidents, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and sports accidents, can lead to spinal cord injuries. When someone else’s negligence is to blame, you have the right to seek compensation to cover your current and future medical bills.
The Rutherfordton spinal cord injury lawyers with Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can handle the legal process for you while you focus on your recovery. We can file a personal injury lawsuit or an insurance claim to seek financial recovery for other accident-related losses, as well.
Potential Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a spinal cord injury involves damage to the cells and nerves that operate the spine and the rest of the body. These types of injuries may require more than emergency room care. Chronic conditions or disability can require long-term medical treatment that can be simply unaffordable for accident victims and their families.
Our Rutherfordton spinal cord injury attorneys can seek financial recovery for the following losses:
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
When facing a lifelong disability, no one should have to worry about footing the bill for the care they need when someone else was responsible for their accident. We will make sure to communicate with your doctors and specialists to understand what your future medical expenses will be so that we can seek fair compensation.
Wrongful Death Damages You May Recover for a Fatal Spinal Injury
Spinal cord injuries can be so severe that they lead to life-threatening conditions. If you lost a loved one due to a spinal cord injury, our wrongful death lawyers can pursue the liable party for compensation. Though nothing can take the place of your loved one, a potential settlement or verdict could help you and your family cope in their absence.
We can seek damages for:
- Funeral and burial/cremation services
- Loss of the decedent’s income
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Their pain and suffering
Other damages may apply, and we can explore these as we take on your case. We can also determine who in your family, such as the executor of the decedent’s estate, has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
How Our Rutherfordton Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Can Help You
When our legal team takes on your case, we put every resource we have to use. We will investigate the nature of your accident to determine who bears liability. From there, we will gather evidence of their negligence and your losses.
We can also:
- Handle all of the necessary paperwork for you
- File an insurance claim
- Negotiate with insurers
- Communicate with the liable party and their defense attorneys
- File a personal injury lawsuit for you
- Streamline your case as much as possible
- Meet important deadlines for your case
- Represent you in a trial if necessary
You never have to worry about being left in the dark when it comes to your case, either. We strive to afford all of our clients personalized legal care. We make it a point to keep them updated about the progress of their cases and make ourselves available to answer any questions that arise during the process.
Establishing the Four Elements of Negligence in a Spinal Cord Injury Case
When we look into the cause and contributing factors of your accident, we will consider how any involved parties acted to determine if negligence played a role. We can collect evidence, such as camera footage, eyewitness testimony, and police reports, to establish the following four elements:
- Duty of care: Someone owed you a duty of care to keep you reasonably safe. For example, other motorists have a responsibility to follow traffic laws.
- Breach of duty: That party breached their duty of care in some way, such as by failing to yield the right of way before turning left.
- Causation: That breach led to or contributed to your accident. For example, the failure to yield the right of way may have caused another driver to crash into you at an intersection.
- Damages: This accident caused your spinal cord injury.
If multiple parties played a part in the accident that led to your spinal cord injury, we will pursue each of them for fair compensation.
Make Sure You Continue With Your Medical Treatment After a Spinal Cord Injury
One way you can heal from your spinal cord injury is to see a doctor and follow through with their prescribed treatment. Even if your injury is recent and you feel it is not serious, prioritize medical attention. Your symptoms could worsen without immediate intervention, and you deserve to reach your maximum medical recovery and get back to normal as soon as possible.
Following through with your treatment plan will also support your case for compensation. Your medical records will serve as key evidence of your damages, especially if you face an ongoing or disabling condition. Any gap in your treatment may open the door for an insurer to undervalue or deny your claim.
Do not let someone get away with causing your suffering and financial losses. Get started on your medical care and your case as soon as possible.
Let Our Rutherfordton Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Help You
Spinal cord injuries have the potential to change your life forever. You deserve fair compensation so that you can access the medical care you need to heal and make up for other accident-related losses.
Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today to get started on your legal case. We offer free consultations, and we will work on your case without any upfront payments.