Reasons to Consult with a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Finding the right spinal cord injury attorney can mean all the difference to someone who is suffering due to the negligence of others. This type of catastrophic injury can be the result of a car accident, medical malpractice, an accident in the workplace or a slip and fall incident. Regardless of the cause, a qualified lawyer can protect the rights of the injured party and fight for fair compensation.
Few injuries are more devastating than damage to the neck or spinal cord. The consequences can be life changing and result in permanent disabilities that have long-term physical and psychological effects on the victim.
The first priority for anyone who suffers from this type of injury is to seek the help of a qualified medical professional. Receiving immediate medical treatment is the most effective way to mitigate damages and ensure the best possible medical outcome. The next step should be to find a qualified personal injury lawyer who is familiar with spinal cord injuries and understands the challenges faced by someone who is recovering from such a traumatic event. An attorney has the resources available to determine the maximum compensation the injured party is entitled to receive. He or she will review the medical records and hire a reputable medical expert to testify on behalf of the client in court.
Financial compensation in these cases aims to cover medical expenses, hospitalization, home care, rehabilitation, psychiatric care, lost income, support services for the injured party’s family and more. The most severe injuries result in paralysis with all body parts below the injury affected in some way. Individuals are often at higher risk for other medical problems including lung infections, bladder dysfunction and bedsores. In most cases, they require a lifetime of medication and specialized medical care. It is crucial to research the possibility of legal action because insurance often covers only a small portion of the costs.
Individuals with legal representation are more likely to receive fair compensation for their injuries. Call the law offices of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez at 702-388-GGRM (4476) to schedule a free consultation with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney today.