Spinal injuries are very serious, they can change your ability to do things, they can affect your ability to work, and they can make your life harder from here on out. That being said, a spinal injury lawsuit can get you money for damages which can make your life easier and can help you get on with your life, despite the problems you may have faced in the past. It is absolutely critical to explore your legal options to seek compensation through a spinal injury lawsuit. For those that are dealing with a spinal injury, Stephenson Rife can help you with your case and explore what your legal options.
What is a Spinal Injury?
Spinal injuries are any injury that occurs to the spinal cord, vertebral column or the back. This can be an injury as simple as a compressed spine or a slipped disc, to something as serious as a broken back. When this type of injury occurs and it is not through any fault of your own, it can be helpful to know what sort of damages you may be entitled to and what sort of damages you may be able to get.
Spinal injuries can happen anywhere, any time, and at any place. Spinal injuries can happen as a result of a car accident or because of a head injury or all and they can occur at work. The key is to make sure that you are getting proper care and that your spinal injury is taken care of and remedied right off.
What Expenses Can Be Covered by a Spinal Cord Injury Case?
When it comes to being injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, there are plenty of different damages that you can seek. The first is your medical bills. In most cases, a spinal injury case is going to cover the cost of your initial medical bills, your emergency room visit, any surgery you need, and more. They are also going to help cover the cost of ongoing medical treatments as well. Say you have to have surgery to have the damage repaired then need continual physical therapy to help recover and to help be able to move again and to be able to work again.
A spinal injury case may also help to cover the cost of time off work. If you are injured and have to take a year off of work you may not qualify for something like short term disability or long-term disability, this means you are not going to be able to get money while you are off work. In some cases, the payout will help cover the money that you are losing by being off work and this amount will be figured into the total amount of the settlement.
Your settlement may also cover pain and suffering. This is a figure that is calculated by the severity of your injury, by how much it changed your life, and by how much you had to alter your way of life to deal with and live with this injury. This figure is going to differ from injury to injury and is going to change by the overall case. What one person gets is not the same as what another person might get in terms of a settlement.
What Steps Should You Take?
The first steps are of course to get the medical help that you need. This means getting to the doctor to fix the issue at the outset, getting to the doctor for any follow up treatment, and taking the time to get your particular injury taken care of. If you are having to deal with an ongoing injury, you also need to get your aftercare taken into account. Always make sure that you seek medical attention first.
Your attorney is going to help you to outline what happened, establish that it was the fault of the person that is being sued, and will also help you collect the information that you need. Your attorney can help you to make sure your case is going to hold up and that there is no doubt that your injuries were not your fault, and they were not the cause of your own actions. Your lawyer can help explore your legal options with you to make sure you have a plan and ensure your case is as strong as possible.
Spinal injuries are very serious, they can make it so that you cannot do any of the things you did before, and they can come with some major complications. Taking the time to make sure your final compensation and your final settlement is going to be able to cover the costs that you have accrued. Spinal injuries, on top of being very serious, can also be very expensive which means that if you are dealing with this type of injury, you are also likely dealing with very large, ongoing bills. A settlement is a great way to get the money you need to be able to cover your costs and to start to rebuild your life as a whole. Settlements are meant to help make life after a serious injury possible and to help make life after a serious injury easier. The right settlement and the right attorney can help you get your case heard, get it settled, and get you the money that you need to be able to cover your costs and your overall expenses that are related to a spinal injury.