Were you diagnosed with a spinal cord injury after a catastrophic event, such as a workplace accident or a motor vehicle accident? Our Covington spinal cord injury lawyer could help you secure damages from the party or parties responsible for your accident.
Damages cannot give you back everything you have lost. However, they could ensure that you never have to worry about how you will get medical care or support your family. Our personal injury law firm can give you the chance to fight for the money you deserve.
What Are Spinal Cord Injury Damages?
Spinal cord injury damages include any money you collect from the at-fault party in exchange for the financial, physical, and psychological suffering caused by your accident.
Examples of financial losses for which you could seek compensation include:
- Medical bills: As Cleveland Clinic states, there are many ways to treat all levels of spinal cord injuries. The liable party could reimburse you for any treatment your doctor says is necessary.
- Loss of wages: It could take a long time before you are ready to go back to work. In the meantime, you are missing out on much-needed income. We could pursue compensation for those wages.
- Loss of employment: Did your boss fire you because you could no longer fulfill your responsibilities? Did you have to retire early because of permanent injuries? Either way, you deserve compensation for the loss of your job.
Examples of physical and psychological losses that are compensable under Georgia law include:
- Pain and suffering: You should not have suffered the physical and mental anguish resulting from your accident and injury. We want to make the liable party pay you compensation for what you have endured.
- Disability: Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis, loss of feeling, and more. Such consequences qualify as a disability. In addition, if you develop another health problem (e.g., breathing trouble) because of the spinal cord injury, this could also entitle you to damages.
- Loss of reputation: For instance, did the accident occur in public, causing you humiliation or a loss of credibility? That could qualify you for damages based on loss of reputation.
If you suffered other injuries in addition to the spinal cord injury, we could help you pursue compensation for them as well.
Please note that you can only qualify for these damages for a limited time. O.C.G.A § 9-3-33 states that any case not filed within two years of the injury date is not legally valid. This deadline may be longer or shorter in some cases. It is best to get legal help as soon as possible so you can start learning about your rights.
For a free legal consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer serving Covington, call 404-214-2001
Spinal Cord Injuries and Your Legal Case
Suffering any type of back or spine injury can be frightening. We rely on our spines to do just about everything, from sitting and standing to walking and lifting objects. Even if such an injury does not paralyze you, it could have a massive, lifelong impact on your well-being.
Kaine Law wants you to recover the compensation you need without having to risk your recovery by trying to handle it all alone. We can ease your burden by:
- Conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your accident by visiting the scene, gathering evidence, and so on
- Sharing with you the results of the investigation and how they could help us get compensation for you
- Asking the liable party’s insurance company to pay what you need, either through a settlement or a jury award
- Providing timely answers and advice when you need them most
- Acting as your communication manager, interacting with other parties on your behalf so you do not have to worry about speaking with anyone you do not have to speak with
- Making sure that any settlement offer from the insurance company is fair and will meet your needs—and rejecting it if it is not
We can also take your case if you are filing on behalf of a loved one who did not survive their spinal cord injury. Our firm fights just as hard on wrongful death cases as on personal injury cases.
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How Spinal Cord Injuries Happen
According to Mayo Clinic, spinal cord injuries have many causes, including “a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine.” Such an injury could occur because of events like the following:
- Traffic accidents: A car accident, truck accident, or any other kind of roadway collision could lead to the kind of violent impact that may cause a spinal cord injury. The Mayo Clinic reports that this is the most common cause of spinal cord injuries.
- Workplace accidents: People in any profession could sustain an on-the-job injury, but those who spend a lot of time walking, working, or climbing in dangerous environments could be most at risk.
- Premises liability accidents: Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property—and all the buildings on it—safe. If they do not, you could end up falling down stairs, suffering a blow to the back, and so on.
- Boating accidents: Similar to traffic accidents, boating accidents involve heavy vehicles moving quickly, jolting passengers and drivers.
When considering your legal options, the kind of accident you suffered matters less than whether or not someone else’s negligence contributed to it. We work hard to prove that our clients’ injuries only occurred because:
- The liable party had a duty to protect you by obeying the law and behaving as any reasonable person in their situation would behave.
- The liable party breached their duty of care.
- This breach of duty caused your accident.
- Your accident caused your spinal cord injury and all of the resulting economic and non-economic losses.
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After a Spinal Cord Injury, We Can Help
We know that you and your family have already been through a lot. A Covington spinal cord injury lawyer from Kaine Law could fight for the compensation you need—and you would not have to worry about handling the case alone. Call today to get a free case assessment from our team.