If you suffered spinal cord injuries because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you can hold that person accountable. Recovering compensation for your medical care, income losses, and other damages may be possible. Our Atlanta spinal cord injury lawyers represent victims hurt in these incidents and fights for a fair financial recovery on their behalf.
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, our team can review your case facts at no cost to you or your family. We want to explain your rights and options for seeking compensation. We can answer your questions, provide information about our services, and explain how we have handled similar cases. Contact us for your initial consultation today.
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Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group Handles Spinal Cord Injury Accidents
A spinal cord injury attorney from Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group knows how to pursue fair compensation in spinal cord injury cases. We understand how quickly expenses and losses add up with catastrophic injuries. Recovering an appropriate payout to cover your current and future damages is essential, and we are here to guide you through the legal process.
When you trust our team with your case, we can manage all aspects of it. You can focus on your rehabilitation and regaining independence while we take care of the rest. We handle all communications, build strong support for an insurance claim, and prepare the case for trial when necessary.
We know how to determine a fair settlement value for your case, document your future and ongoing care needs, and negotiate with the insurer for an appropriate payout. Let us deal with the complexities of your case for you.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis When We Take Your Spinal Cord Injury Case
Many prospective clients contact us with questions about how they will pay our lawyers. However, this should not be a worry. We work on a contingency-fee basis. Our personal injury clients do not pay upfront or out-of-pocket fees.
Instead, your attorney is paid a percentage of the compensation you secure once your case is closed. This gives you the opportunity to pursue your case without taking on any financial risk.
Damages You Could Recover as an Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Survivor
The recoverable damages you may recover depend on the losses you experienced because of your spinal cord injury accident.
Some common examples of recoverable damages include:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Ongoing care and support costs
- Income losses
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost life enjoyment
- Mental anguish
Our attorneys know how to document your expenses and losses to date using paperwork such as bills, receipts, and tax returns. We calculate a value for your non-economic damages based on the circumstances of the case. We also work with experts to better understand your prognosis, ongoing needs, and future care costs.
This process ensures we seek an appropriate payout for your case without leaving money on the negotiating table.
Wrongful Death Damages in an Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Accident
Unfortunately, the complications of spinal cord injuries can sometimes cause an injury victim to lose their life. When an accident victim passes away from their injuries, certain family members may benefit from a wrongful death action.
Some wrongful death damages include:
- Lost income your loved one would have provided
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
- Loss of companionship
Our attorneys manage these cases for families who need our help. We can review your case with you for free.
Let Our Attorney Pursue Compensation for You in Your Spinal Cord Injury Incident
When our Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys take on a case, we manage all aspects. We can handle all communication with the insurer and liable party, protecting your rights and fighting for fair compensation. We want you to have a fair outcome in your case, which requires us to develop a strong argument while you focus on rehabilitation.
We investigate spinal cord injury cases, gathering evidence that helps us tell a compelling story about what happened and how it affected our client.
We work with experts and use firm resources to show:
- What happened to cause your spinal cord injury
- Who is responsible for causing your injury
- How the liable party’s actions led to your injury
- Your prognosis
- Your future treatment and care needs
- Your recoverable damages
Once we understand the details of your case, we can demand fair compensation from the insurer, sue the at-fault party, or pursue both avenues concurrently. Our approach to your case will depend greatly on the circumstances and case facts.
We Can Make Sure You’re Aware of Atlanta’s Lawsuit Filing Deadline
Under state law, we generally only have two years to sue the accused party. We must begin a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out or risk your right to pursue compensation. Exceptions to the statute of limitations sometimes exist, though. You could have more or less time to file, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Connect with our team as soon as possible to ensure we meet all applicable deadlines.
Spinal Cord Injuries in Atlanta Can Be Expensive To Treat
Spinal cord injuries are among the most expensive injuries to treat and manage. Even those who experience a remarkable recovery and have few, if any, lasting issues often require extensive hospitalization, treatment, and care. These costs add up.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, those who suffer spinal cord injuries will likely receive treatment and stabilization at one of the city’s three trauma units:
- Grady Memorial Hospital, a level I trauma center
- WellStar Kennestone Hospital, a level II trauma center
- Wellstar North Fulton Hospital, a level II trauma center
Following their initial inpatient treatment, most spinal cord injury victims require inpatient rehabilitation and extensive therapies.
There are three primary options for spinal injury rehab in the Midstate:
- The Spinal Cord Injury Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- The Center for Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University Hospital
- The Shepherd Center, a world-renowned rehabilitation facility for SCIs and traumatic brain injuries
Even once you return home, therapies and ongoing support are commonly required. If you go home in a wheelchair or need other assistance with mobility, out-of-pocket expenses such as building ramps and widening doorways might be necessary. It is important to keep all relevant receipts because we can use them to determine the cost of your recoverable damages.
What Kind of Accidents Lead to Spinal Cord Injury Cases in Atlanta?
Spinal cord injuries could occur as a result of any traumatic accident.
Some accidents that could cause a spinal cord injury include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Bicycle accidents
- Premises liability accidents
Our attorneys have handled a wide range of these cases and understand some of the common causes of spinal cord injuries. We can determine what happened and who is legally liable when we understand the type of accident you were involved in.
As We Build Your Spinal Cord Injury Case, We Can Determine Negligence
Negligence is the legal term for someone else’s carelessness or recklessness.
We show that the liable party’s negligence led to your injury by gathering evidence to confirm:
- Duty of care: The liable party owed you a duty of care. This means they should have taken actions to keep you safe or avoided actions that would cause you harm.
- Breach of duty: The liable party failed to uphold this duty.
- Causation: Their breach of duty was the proximate cause of the incident and injuries you suffered.
- Damages: You suffered damages such as pain and suffering and medical bills because of the liable party’s negligence.
Our attorneys can hold the liable party accountable by establishing the four elements of negligence. This allows us to demand fair compensation from their insurance company or ask a jury to award appropriate monetary damages.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Our Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Below, you will find answers to some of your frequently asked questions. You can also have your questions answered during a free consultation with a member of our team.
How Much Money Can You Get for Your Spinal Cord Injury?
The amount of compensation you could receive for your spinal cord injury depends on the details of your case. Your attorney may need to gather documentation such as medical bills, receipts, tax forms, and other paperwork to determine the expenses and losses you experienced.
With a spinal cord injury, we may likely also need to consult experts about your injury and prognosis. We need to have a good understanding of the costs of your ongoing treatment as well as your care and support needs before determining a fair settlement range for the case.
Can You Seek Ongoing Care Costs in a Spinal Cord Injury Case?
Our attorneys seek both current and future damages in every case. When it comes to spinal cord injuries, we can consider therapies, equipment needs, and ongoing care costs when we demand compensation. We know how to estimate the cost of these expenses with the help of experts such as doctors and economists.
We believe seeking financial stability and support for our clients’ futures is one of the most important parts of recovering a payout in these cases. We do not want your family to have to pay for your future medical needs.
Can You Hire an Attorney for Your Injured Loved One?
In some cases, family members act on behalf of their loved ones following a catastrophic injury. This could be possible in a spinal cord injury case if the injured party’s medical condition does not allow them to make decisions about the case.
Our team can speak with immediate family members, usually spouses or parents, during a free initial consultation. During this conversation, we help you determine the next steps to take and what might be possible based on the case facts. We can also discuss who can represent the victim and how to establish that right legally.
When Should You Call an Attorney About Your Spinal Cord Injury?
We encourage clients to call us as soon as their injuries allow. We will have important deadlines to meet in your case. The sooner you contact us, the better, as this allows our team to begin collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses.
Our team can also ensure you are aware of the statute of limitations, given enough time from you. We do not want you to miss your chance to recover compensation, so we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.
If your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury and is incapacitated because of their treatment or injury, you can reach out to our team to discuss the best options for your family.
How Can Our Lawyers Help With Your Spinal Cord Injury Case?
When you hire our lawyers to represent you in a spinal cord injury case, you choose to work with someone who knows the law, has experience navigating the legal process, and will stay by your side throughout the duration of your case. You will have someone fighting for you every step of the way. We handle all aspects of the case, including investigating what happened, filing an insurance claim, and representing you at trial if necessary.
Your attorney knows the ins and outs of personal injury cases, understanding what must happen to recover compensation based on your recoverable damages. When you have a lawyer on your side, you can focus on healing while they take care of the rest.
Your Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Case and Legal Options With Our Team for Free
Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta offers free consultations for victims of personal injury accidents. We can discuss your spinal cord injury with you for free today. We want to ensure you know your rights and legal options. Let us assess your case to determine your next steps and explain how our attorneys can help you.
Contact us today at (833) 285-9467 to get more information.
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