Spinal cord injuries are debilitating, frustrating, and often incredibly expensive. If you recently suffered from a spinal cord injury, filing a claim or lawsuit could provide financial relief and hold the party that caused your injury accountable.
At Kaine Law, our College Park spinal cord injury lawyers can streamline your pursuit of compensation, stand up for your best interests, and fight for fair compensation. A College Park personal injury lawyer from our team can handle your case from start to finish.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
According to Mayo Clinic, spinal cord injuries are usually caused by blunt force trauma to the spine. However, diseases like cancer and arthritis can also damage the spinal cord.
At Kaine Law, our spinal cord injury practice areas in College Park include the following:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Dog bites
- Premises liability
- Golf Cart accidents
- ATV accidents
- Boating accidents
- Train accidents
- Product liability
We’re a flexible law firm committed to supporting the residents of College Park. If none of these accidents apply to your case, we can still discuss your eligibility during a free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer serving College Park, call 404-214-2001
Choosing a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer From Our Firm
The medical bills, the long recovery time, the frustration of knowing that another party is responsible for your injuries – we understand what you’re going through and want to help. Our law firm can cut through the din surrounding your injury and get to what really matters, your comfort and your compensation.
These are the services we provide to our clients:
- Pursuing compensation from the party responsible for your injuries
- Providing you with frequent updates on the status of your case
- Explaining your options thoroughly
- Initiating a lawsuit or insurance claim
- Determining who’s responsible for your injuries
- Handling communications with all the parties involved with your case
Attorney Evan Kaine leads Kaine Law. Attorney Kaine holds multiple Bar certifications, has won millions of dollars in compensation for clients and is a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is joined by Attorneys Elizabeth M. Henning, John David Holt, and Liza Park, who have decades of combined legal experience.
Recent notable case results for our firm include the following:
- $11,000,000 for the victim of a car accident
- $5,750,000 for a car accident caused by a roadway defect
- $970,000 for a commercial vehicle hit and run
Our No Fee Guarantee
We’re here to make your life easier, not harder. For that reason, we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything upfront, and we don’t get paid unless we win your case. Working with a College Park spinal cord injury lawyer from our team is entirely risk-free.
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What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
The spinal cord is a dense network of nerves that run alongside the spine, transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body. If this cord is damaged or completely severed, individuals can lose the ability to move certain limbs.
Spinal cord injuries are broken into two groups, complete and incomplete:
- Complete: Complete spinal cord injuries result in a total loss of feeling and motor function from the neck down.
- Incomplete: In an incomplete spinal cord injury, an individual may retain some feeling or motor function below the neck. Incomplete spinal cord injuries are a spectrum. For example, one person with an incomplete spinal cord injury might still retain the use of their arms, whereas another may be only able to move a few fingers.
Are Spinal Cord Injuries Treatable?
Clinicians haven’t yet found a way to repair severed or seriously damaged spinal cords. However, in some cases, physical therapy or surgery can improve symptoms. These treatment processes are often quite expensive. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports that lifetime medical expenses for those with a spinal cord injury can exceed one million dollars.
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Can I Receive Compensation for My Spinal Cord Injury?
If you believe that another party was responsible for your spinal cord injury, you have the right to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit. These approaches can lead to you receiving damages, which cover:
- Upfront and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
We can work alongside economists to assess the value of your case. This way, you’ll understand the extent of your damages, making you less susceptible to unfair settlement offers.
What if I Lost a Loved One?
The NSCISC reports that spinal cord injuries are potentially fatal. We extend our deepest condolences if you’re pursuing compensation for a lost loved one. We understand that grieving is never easy and are prepared to treat your case with patience and compassion.
A College Park spinal cord injury lawyer can pursue these unique wrongful death damages on your behalf:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Medical expenses incurred before the passing of your loved one
- Reduced familial income
In most cases, only direct family members of the decedent (person who passed away) are allowed to recover damages, per O.C.G.A § 51-4-2. We can discuss this matter during a free case evaluation if you’re curious about your wrongful death case eligibility.
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Negligence and Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. In this law category, one party (the liable party) behaves negligently and injures another individual or group of individuals. To receive compensation, those injured need to prove that the liable party caused their injuries, and they may be barred from compensation if they cannot do so.
Our team is prepared to work towards proving that another party caused your injuries. To do so, we can review relevant evidence, including:
- Eyewitness statements
- Footage and images of the accident
- You or your loved one’s medical records
- Input from relevant experts, like crash reconstruction specialists
With this evidence, we could demonstrate that the four components of negligence are true, making you entitled to damages:
- Duty of care: The liable party was responsible for keeping from harm
- Breach of duty: The liable party breached this duty of care by behaving negligently
- Causation: The liable party’s negligence is linked to the accident that caused your injuries
- Damages: You suffered financial and emotional damages
Your Spinal Cord Injury Case Has a Deadline
In College Park, you have two years to file a lawsuit against the party that injured you, per O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. Our team can ensure that you meet relevant deadlines and submit necessary documentation on your behalf.
We are currently accepting College Park spinal cord injury cases. Contact our offices today for a free no-obligation case review. You have the right to legal counsel, and you have the right to fight for justice, and Kaine Law is here to represent you.