Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Spinal cord injury lawyers are professionals who represent victims of injuries to the spine, especially in cases where the victim was not at fault. They work on assessing damages for the victim, negotiating settlements with defense attorneys, and litigating cases in court.spinal cord injury attorneys

 

Spinal cord injury lawyers specialize in accidents that have affected the spinal cord. This could be from medical malpractice, a car accident, or another accident.

Spinal cord injuries are no joke and affect the person’s entire life.

They are often no longer able to work, pay for needed medical assistance, or socialize as they once did.

Our team of spinal cord attorneys is dedicated to assisting clients that have had a spinal cord injury and want to seek compensation for it.

We hold parties responsible for their actions and accountable.

If you or someone you know and love has suffered a spinal cord injury, you understand the level of medical attention that is needed.

While the medical bills keep coming in, the chance of working again is looking slim. However, we will work hard to ensure that you are compensated for your losses.

FAQs

Product Liability

Strict Liability

Product liability is one reason for a spinal cord injury. The manufacturer might be liable if you genuinely feel that something was wrong with the vehicle that caused the accident.

You must prove that the product caused the injury in a liability case. This is done without proof of negligence. Strict liability is not an option if you purchased your car second-hand or used.

However, if you had a new car that had something go wrong, this is an option.

Negligence

If you believe that a part of the car or the car is responsible for the injury, you may be able to recover compensation from the manufacturer.

  • The defect caused the injuries sustained.
  • The manufacturer may have known that there was a possible issue but didn’t do anything about it. This is called breached duty.
  • The manufacturer had a duty to sell a safe product.

It is up to your spinal cord injury lawyers to determine whether you have a case for product liability. However, this will mean they will have to look at the manufacturing process and determine how other parts of the vehicle were manufactured.

Car Accidents

Negligence

If you are suffering a spinal cord injury due to a car accident and believe it is due to someone else’s negligence, you might have a case. While product liability is one option, most patients will fall under negligence.

Negligence is when it is someone else’s fault. It is the duty of your spinal cord injury attorneys to prove four elements in this case.

These are that the defendant owed you a duty of care, they failed at that duty, that failure is what caused the spinal cord injury.

Collecting Evidence

Spinal cord injury attorneys assist with collecting the evidence to prove your case. This could be things such as:

  • Consulting experts in the auto accident field could include accident re-creationists.
  • Reviewing information taken by the insurance companies.
  • Reviewing the traffic footage
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Evaluating the crime scene.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice might be another option you will need to discuss with our spinal cord injury attorneys. If you believe a medical professional has injured you, medical malpractice may be something to look at.

The spinal cord injury attorney has to prove that they somehow breached the duty of care. They have a duty to care for their patients in a caring manner.

This could be due to a surgical procedure gone wrong. Maybe the surgeon knew something had gone wrong but didn’t think it was insignificant. Or they fail to notice that they made a mistake in the first place.

It is up to the patient and their spinal injury attorneys to prove that the surgeon is at fault.

Maybe you were fine after surgery, but a bit later, things started going south due to a spinal injury that had gone unnoticed. The hardest part about this type of case is proving causation.

That is that the surgeon’s neglect is the direct cause of the spinal injury.

To do this, your spinal cord injury attorney will need to launch an investigation of their own. They will call in witnesses and look at medical documents. They will look at procedure notes and go into the surgeon’s background.

What damages can you receive for your spinal cord injury lawsuit?

Pain and Suffering: A spinal cord injury is an injury that will last for a lifetime. Victims will often have pain and suffering throughout their lives due to this sort of injury.

Lost Wages: You will lose time and work and even retrain for a new job. You may not even be able to work again at all.

Medical Bills: Spinal cord injuries have many medical bills that will need to cover from the initial injury to medical bills that will continue due to this injury.

Wrongful Death: In the case of wrongful death, the family may seek pain and suffering from the patient as well the financial burden that was left behind on the family.

Get peace of mind by speaking to a spinal cord injury attorney today.  Find out if you might have a case.  You don’t pay until we win, so you have nothing to lose.

Who is liable if you suffered a spinal cord injury at work?

If you suffer a spinal cord injury at work, your employer is usually liable for providing you with medical care and financial support. This includes temporary total disability, permanent total disability, medical expenses, and vocational rehabilitation.

You can also sue your employer if they violated any health or safety laws that could have prevented the accident.

Workers’ compensation covers your injuries in most cases. However, if you are denied workers’ compensation, you should seek the advice of an attorney.

Spinal cord injuries are life-changing, and you should always speak to spinal cord injury lawyers to help get the compensation they deserve. Call today and let our spinal cord injury lawyers take a look at your case and see what we can do.

Call the Charlotte NC Car Accident Lawyers Group at (980) 239-2275 to get a complimentary case evaluation.

Charlotte Car Accident Attorney

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Compassion, Commitment, Creativity & Personal Attention Born in Winston-Salem, NC in 1965. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1988 and his JD degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1991. Steve authored the chapter on ad valorem taxation in the Minister’s Legal Desk Reference. He began the practice of law in Charlotte in August 1991, with emphasis in personal injury and worker’s compensation litigation. Steve has represented many people who have been involved in accidents, whether it be car, motorcycle, truck, construction or on the job accidents, including wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. Steve Hayes is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina and all Federal Courts. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the Mecklenburg Trial Lawyers Association and the Mecklenburg Medical Legal Society. He is an experienced trial lawyer. Steve is married to Jordan Denton Hayes and they have four children, Ella, Gabriel, Madelyn and Lillian. Steve is an active member of: American Bar Association North Carolina Bar Association South Carolina Bar Association Mecklenburg Medical Legal Society Mecklenburg Trial Lawyers Association Association of Trial Lawyers of America South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Steve is licensed to practice in both North and South Carolina and all Federal Courts. Expertise Justia Contact the Charlotte NC Car Accident Lawyers Group at 980-239-2275.

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