If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with a spinal cord injury after a motor vehicle accident, fall, workplace disaster, or another incident, please contact MDK Law Group for a free legal consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Our spinal cord injury attorneys are committed to helping accident victims pursue justice and get the results that they deserve. We can help you determine and protect your rights as a spinal cord injury victim. Call (623) 225-5635 for a free consultation.
How a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Can Help
There is a lot on the line for a spinal cord injury victim during a personal injury lawsuit. While no amount of money can make up for such a serious injury, obtaining a just amount is imperative for future necessary medical needs, such as physical therapy and rehabilitation. Rather than attempting to handle your claim alone – putting yourself at risk of an insurance company taking advantage of you – trust a spinal cord injury attorney to represent you for the best possible case outcome.
A Glendale spinal cord injury attorney knows how to go up against insurance providers and other powerful adversaries. Your spinal cord injury lawyer can investigate the accident that injured you, determine fault, collect evidence, hire experts and take other steps in the pursuit of justice for you. An attorney can also take your spinal cord injury case to court in Maricopa County, if necessary.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spine is one of the most important parts of the body. It is responsible for transferring messages from the brain to the body. Any type of damage to the spinal cord or its surrounding nerves can have lasting effects on a victim, including nerve damage, paralysis, chronic back pain and permanent disability. The different types of spinal cord injuries include:
- Spinal fracture
- Herniated disk
- Slipped disk
- Lumbar spinal cord injury
- Cervical spinal cord injury
- Thoracic spinal cord injury
- Complete spinal cord injury
- Incomplete spinal cord injury
- Spinal concussion
- Severed spine
- Brown-Sequard syndrome
Spinal cord injuries often require a great deal of medical care. This may include hospital stays, surgeries, x-rays, and medical tests, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medications, medical devices, and live-in care. Many survivors also require psychiatric care for the mental and emotional toll that a spine injury takes.
Who Is Liable for a Spinal Cord Injury?
Liability refers to legal and financial responsibility for a spinal cord injury and the related costs, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Liability typically goes to the party that was negligent, or careless, and caused the accident. Determining the liable party in your spinal cord injury case may require a comprehensive investigation into the accident that caused the injury. Common examples of liable parties include:
- Motor vehicle drivers (car or truck accident)
- Employers (work or construction site accident)
- Product manufacturers (defective and dangerous products)
- Private property owners or the government (hazardous properties)
- Doctors and surgeons (medical malpractice)
- Sports coaches (sports-related impacts and injuries)
It may be possible to hold multiple parties responsible for your spinal cord injury. For example, if a careless driver crashed into you and was driving for a company at the time of the wreck, you may have the power to hold both the individual driver and the employer liable. This can maximize the financial outcome of your case.
Contact Our Glendale Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
You deserve answers as someone who has been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury because of the careless or reckless actions of another party. We can review your case for free and let you know if you have grounds for a lawsuit at our local law office today. Schedule your meeting with MDK Law Group at (623) 225-5635 or by sending us a message online anytime. We are here for spinal cord injury victims and their families in Glendale and throughout Arizona.