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Accidents can happen anywhere and under any circumstances. When the unexpected happens it can leave you suffering from physical pain as well as the personal uncertainties and challenges that come with a severe injury. If you suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, the law may allow you to seek compensation for your losses and damages. Call our Eau Claire spinal cord injury lawyers right now to find out how.
The experienced and compassionate Eau Claire spinal cord injury attorneys at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers understand the delicate nature of recovering from a spinal cord injury. We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family as you adjust to the aftermath of the accident you have suffered. If you choose to work with us, we will work hard to represent you and your rights as we fight for the compensation you deserve under the law.
Spinal cord injuries are catastrophic injuries. These injuries often affect a person’s ability to move, function, feel, and take care of themselves. The severity of a spinal cord injury differs depending on where on the spine it occurred and how extensive the damage is, but the impact of any spinal cord injury can be felt in every aspect of a victim’s life.
When a spinal cord injury occurs due to someone else’s negligence, the injury victim may be entitled to financial compensation for the accident-related losses and damages they have sustained. To recover compensation from the at-fault party, you must be able to prove that they were negligent in causing your injury.
In Wisconsin, a victim must prove that the at-fault party was negligent by offering clear evidence of:
Spinal cord injuries occur in many different types of accidents. Some of the most common causes include:
A spinal cord injury does not just affect your physical health but can also impact how you experience life now and in the future. Unfortunately, many individuals who suffer a spinal cord injury face a range of lifelong limitations and health concerns that restrict their ability to live their life as they did before the accident occurred.
Disabilities are common after a spinal cord injury. Injury to the spine can affect your mobility and ability to engage in day-to-day activities that were a normal part of your life in the past. Many victims of spinal cord damage suffer some form of paralysis that can range from limited movement to complete paralysis. This change in mobility has a profound impact on a victim’s quality of life.
A severe spinal cord injury affects how you can live your life. If you are unable to enjoy your life as you did before or even care for yourself in basic ways, your quality of life can be drastically reduced because of your injury.
Spinal injuries often require extended medical care, treatment, and rehabilitation. The long recovery after a spinal cord injury is likely to cause you to miss extended periods of work, which results in significant losses of income. In addition, permanent injuries that cause significant disability may make it impossible to return to your previous job or advance your career.
Injuries as severe as spinal cord damage can have a profound impact on your personal relationships and the lives of your family members. Family members are often tasked with the basic care the injured person requires and must assist them with their daily routine and tasks. This can create stress and additional financial burdens as many family caretakers must leave or modify their careers to care for their injured loved one.
Spinal cord injuries are painful and traumatic for the victim. A victim of an injury of this magnitude not only suffers physically but also endures mental and emotional trauma as a result of their accident and new limitations. For many, the accident is a constant fear they must face, and the injuries are a reminder of that accident day in and day out.
If you have suffered a severe injury to your spine, the future you face may seem uncertain. You may be unsure of how you will pay for the medical expenses and how the injuries will affect your life in the future. You must focus your energy on your recovery, but you also need to make sure your rights are protected against all of the interests in the aftermath of an accident.
Contact us as soon as possible after your spinal cord accident. We can work to protect your rights in an injury claim and lawsuit if the circumstances warrant such a claim. A spinal cord accident attorney can manage your case and take on the stress of taking the actions necessary to protect your claim.
If you decide to work with a lawyer, they will do the following for you:
An accident attorney will use the resources at their disposal to investigate how and why your injury occurred. When a victim suffers an injury in an accident, they may not be fully aware of how they were injured. A lawyer can help you understand the circumstances that led to your injury. They will work with you to collect evidence and gather information to support your claim.
In many cases, it’s not all that straightforward to figure which party or parties are responsible for your injuries. The liability and fault in an accident depend on many factors, including the relationship a potentially at-fault party had with you as well as the relationships that at-fault party had with others who may bear liability for your accident. A lawyer will work to uncover who is to blame for your injuries and who might be legally responsible for your losses.
Your lawyer will help you calculate the full amount of damages you have sustained due to your spinal cord injury. An insurer or at-fault party will almost always try to settle your case for the minimum compensation they can get away with. But under the law, you may seek more than your economic losses.
Damages in a spinal cord injury accident can include medical expenses, income loss, pain and suffering, future impacts on your life, and the loss of quality of life you have suffered. A lawyer working on your behalf will take the time to understand the severity of your injury and the way the injury has affected your life and your livelihood.
Once a party has accepted liability for your injuries, a lawyer will work to ensure you receive fair and reasonable compensation for the damages you have incurred. With your input and assistance, a lawyer will negotiate a settlement on your behalf that will help you move forward and set a path for your future after your devastating accident.
There are some situations in which a lawsuit may become necessary in your case. While many spinal cord accidents resolve through a settlement out of court, if you disagree over who caused the accident or you cannot agree with the at-fault party on your damages, you may need to file a lawsuit in court.
When you have an attorney on your side, you will be relieved to know an advocate will speak up for your interests and rights throughout each step of the process. Insurers and at-fault parties will fight for their own interests and to protect their pocketbooks as best they can. To go it alone against these parties can risk your overall claim and the amount of compensation that you ultimately receive for your accident.
Contact the experienced and compassionate Claire spinal cord injury attorneys at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers as soon as possible after your accident for your free case evaluation. There are deadlines for filing your claim, so don’t delay—call now at (715) 226-6149. Protect your rights and your future by reaching out to our attorneys today.
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