Lawrenceville spinal cord injury attorneys know that spinal cord injuries can be physically and financially incapacitating. These injuries can be life changing for injured victims and their families, but when the injuries are caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct, financial compensation for injuries and damages sustained may be recoverable. Every spinal cord injury case is different and the amount of compensation depends on the facts of the case and injuries sustained.
Facts that affect your claim and recovery
- Liability – Proving liability is essential in order to recover in a spinal cord injury case. Liability may be clear in some circumstances and in others it may take a little more work to prove. Spinal cord injury attorneys will conduct a fact gathering investigation in order to strengthen your case against the defendant. Experts for consulting and/or testimony may be necessary. For example, an attorney may hire an accident reconstruction expert in a car accident case to help determine how and why a car accident happened.
- Medical bills and lost wages – Spinal cord injury sufferers usually amass large medical bills and will seek reimbursement for past medical bills as well as ongoing treatment. Adding to the plaintiff’s financial stress is the fact that spinal cord injuries usually cause plaintiffs missed work and lost wages, which also may be recoverable.
- Extent of injuries – Typically, the greater the injuries, the greater the recovery. The severity of spinal cord injuries can vary greatly and accordingly, the pain and limitations a plaintiff suffers due to the injury is affected by the severity of the injury. Plaintiffs may recover for additional injuries resulting from the accident as well such as broken bones and internal organ damage.
- Prognosis – Spinal cord injury prognosis depends largely on the severity of the injury. Incomplete spinal injuries will have a better prognosis and in mild injury cases, there may be a possibility for a complete recovery over time. Complete spinal injuries are the most severe cases and the possibility of a complete recovery is unlikely which means that the plaintiff is permanently impaired.
- Ability to return to work – Depending on the severity of the injury and the plaintiff’s prognosis, returning to work may or may not be an option. When returning to work is an option, a spinal cord injury may still limit the plaintiff’s ability to work in certain types of jobs and the plaintiff may not be able to earn as much money as he or she would have had the spinal cord injury not occurred.
- Future medical treatment required and anticipated expenses – Future medical treatment will be necessary in spinal cord injury cases, but the amount of treatment required and expenses anticipated will depend on the severity of the injury and the likelihood of any full or partial recovery.
If you or a loved on has sustained a spinal cord injury caused by someone else’s fault, Lawrenceville spinal cord injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are available for consultation. We know spinal cord injuries are often devastating and overwhelming. Our attorneys will work with you and your family to secure a financial recovery that will help to ease some of the pressures that go along with spinal cord injuries.