According to statics, every year, 4,529 Canadians suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). Currently, approximately 85,556 people are living with SCI.
Have you suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident? Have you injured your back due to someone else’s negligence?
If so, you should find legal assistance to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. When looking for legal help, it’s always best to locate a lawyer specializing in your case type. This will ensure the best chances of success.
But, is it possible to find a spinal cord injury lawyer? Do you get attorneys that specialize in this area of law? Yes, you do.
In this guide, we will outline why there are lawyers that specifically handle personal injury claims related to spinal injury. We’ll also get into the details of why you need a spinal cord injury lawyer.
Keep reading to find out everything you need to know to make a successful claim.
Can You Get a Lawyer for a Spinal Cord Injury?
If you are in doubt as to whether or it’s possible to get a spinal cord injury lawyer, the answer is yes you can. We specialize in this area of law, as do some other attorneys in the US.
However, your location may play a role as to how easy it will be to find a lawyer for a spinal cord injury claim.
Spinal injury is a specialized subset of personal injury law. If you live in a remote area, you may need to travel to meet with a spinal cord injury lawyer.
However, the extra effort you may need to put into finding a lawyer that specializes in spinal injury will be well worth it.
What a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Does
Spinal cord injury lawyers specialize in personal injury cases involving damage to the spine.
If you have suffered a spine injury, then you probably know about the complications it can cause. People with spinal cord injuries can suffer from an array of health issues. These may require costly treatments and rob you of quality of life and the ability to earn a full income.
These losses can have an emotional impact and affect various aspects of your life.
A spinal cord injury lawyer is versed in the effects that SCI can have. They know how to fight for the appropriate compensation for your injury and what angle to take with the case. Besides this, they are also well versed in personal injury law as a whole, which is vital for any personal injury case.
Why You Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
To appreciate why it’s worth finding a spinal cord injury lawyer, let’s take a close look at what these attorneys offer.
As mentioned above, a spinal cord injury lawyer will have a detailed understanding of SCI and its complications. There are many types of spinal cord injuries, so you must have a lawyer who understands each individually. They also need to understand the ramifications of what type of SCI injury you have from a personal injury law perspective.
Along with this, personal injury lawyers also have access to other experts that specialize in spinal cord injury. This can prove invaluable for arguing your case and proving the impact your injury has on your life.
In a personal injury case, it’s essential that you can bring to the stand experts that will give informed and objective opinions on your injury and its impacts. Knowing who to call is key, and a spinal cord injury lawyer will have far more contacts in the field than a lawyer who deals with general personal injury cases.
Is It Worth Pursuing a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
Another question you might be asking yourself is whether or not it’s worthwhile pursuing a spinal cord injury lawsuit. In almost all cases, it is worthwhile—here’s why.
For one, spinal cord injuries can impact you severely. You deserve to be fairly and fully compensated for this. In almost all situations, insurance companies will try to pay you out the minimum they lawfully can.
If you allow this to happen, you will have been robbed of valuable compensation that can help you recover, regain your quality of life, or support yourself if this is not fully possible.
Because spinal cord injuries can have such far-reaching effects, compensation amounts can be higher than for many other types of personal injury cases. One example of this is the famous case where the Ontario Superior Court awarded $24 million in combined damages for a spinal injury lawsuit.
Another reason why it’s worthwhile to pursue a lawsuit for a spinal cord injury is that you may be able to do this on a contingency basis.
If you are unfamiliar with the term, what this means is that you essentially only have to pay your lawyer if and when they win the case for you.
Do You Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a car accident or through someone else’s carelessness—we urge you to seek out a spinal cord injury lawyer.
A good spinal cord injury lawyer will negotiate with insurance companies and fight your case in court if need be.
Here at Assif Law, one of our areas of specialty is spinal cord injury claims. We have vast experience dealing with these case types. Therefore, we understand what you are going through, as we have seen the suffering of our past clients. Besides that, we also know how to fight for you.
By aggressively pursuing all heads of damages available under law, we are able to get our clients the maximum in combined damages that is possible. What’s more, you won’t pay us a cent until we win your case for you.
Additionally, we know of all the spinal cord specialists in the area. We will set you up with them to facilitate your recovery and pay for their reports without expecting you to repay us.
Are you ready to fight for the compensation you deserve? Contact us today for a free consultation.