If you or a family member suffered a recent accident and a spinal cord injury, you likely have many physical, financial and other damages. However, you can be compensated for these damages, and our firm can help. One of our lawyers may be able to sue the responsible party for you and fight in court for your due compensation.
During a free consultation, we’ll review your case with you. We’ll also tell you all about working with a Bakersfield spinal cord injury lawyer from our firm.
What Compensation Can I Claim for a Spinal Cord Injury?
In a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim, you can request all of the damages related to your personal injury incident. These damages can be any physical, mental/emotional and financial damages you’ve suffered or incurred and any damages you’ll have in the future. You may want to claim:
- Damage to your vehicle or other property
- Medical bills you have and will have
- Bills for rehabilitative or long-term care services
- An inability to enjoy certain activities
- Any inability to work for a living
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental/emotional suffering
- Wrongful death damages if a family member passed away due to their injuries
Listing Your Damages
You may have other damages we haven’t listed above, such as certain mental or emotional damages. A Bakersfield spinal cord injury lawyer from our firm can help you determine what your damages are and then list them in your lawsuit or claim so you can claim them from the other party.
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Valuating Your Damages
It can be difficult for a claimant to determine the monetary value of some of their damages. For example, you may struggle to valuate your mental and emotional damages. One of our firm’s lawyers can do this for you and put the valuation into your lawsuit or claim so you can claim a fair amount.
Establishing Your Damages
To actually prove what your damages are and what your financial damages are worth, your lawyer can collect various pieces of evidence. This evidence could be your medical bills, a statement from an expert, and other kinds of evidence.
Your lawyer will have used a proper valuation method to valuate your damages, but your lawyer may still have to convince the other party your intangible damages were valuated fairly.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me Get Compensated?
Once your lawyer has prepared your lawsuit or claim for you, your lawyer will present it to the other party and possibly try to resolve it with them. This may be easier and less expensive than taking your case directly to court.
During negotiations, your lawyer will represent your needs and interests and reason with the other party. If they refuse to settle your case fairly, your lawyer can threaten to take your case to trial or to file a bad faith lawsuit against the other party. This may convince them to compensate you fairly.
If the other party still refuses to settle your case fairly, your lawyer will take the next appropriate step. This may be taking your case to trial. If so, your lawyer can hire experts to corroborate your case, and then your lawyer will argue your case to a judge and fight for a fair court verdict. If your lawyer files a bad faith lawsuit as well, it may help you recover additional compensation.
Meeting the Lawsuit Filing Deadline
In order to qualify for compensation in the first place, you’ll have to meet California’s filing deadline for your lawsuit. The filing deadline for a personal injury suit is two years from the date of the injury, and the deadline for a wrongful death suit is two years from the date of the loss of life, per CCP § 335.1.
Your Bakersfield spinal cord injury lawyer can prepare and file your lawsuit in a timely manner in order to meet the deadline.
What Can You Tell Me About Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Bakersfield?
The personal injury lawyers from our firm have been practicing law for about 30 years now. In this time, they’ve handled many difficult insurance companies and resolved many difficult cases successfully. To date, our lawyers have been able to recover over $350 million for clients and have resolved cases involving such incidents as:
- Accidents involving dangerous consumer or business products
- Accidents on private properties
- Accidents on construction/industrial sites
- Accidents and abuse in care facilities
- Medical malpractice
- Car, motorcycle, and other vehicle accidents
- Incidents leading to class action/mass tort cases against large companies
- Incidents involving serious spinal cord injuries
- Incidents involving wrongful death
Our Lawyers Charge for Their Services on Contingency
There are no upfront or ongoing fees for retaining one of our lawyers. Instead, our lawyers charge their clients once their case is over and only if the case is resolved successfully. Our clients find this contingency arrangement simple and affordable.
Our Lawyers Can Refer You to a Doctor Who Works on a Lien
Our lawyers work with doctors who charge our clients once their case is over. Your lawyer can refer you to one of these doctors if you need further care, and the doctor may even be able to provide a written or verbal statement for your case, which may help you recover your due damages.
Connect with Nadrich & Cohen for Your Bakersfield Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Something else our firm can do for you is consult with you for free. During your free, no-obligation consultation, we’ll ask you about your (or your loved one’s) case and advise you about proceeding with it. If you choose to hire one of our Bakersfield spinal cord injury lawyers, your lawyer won’t charge you until and unless your lawyer recovers your due damages for you.
Your attorney will do everything they can for you. Your attorney will understand how important compensation is to you and your family, so your attorney will pursue it into the courtroom, if necessary. To learn more about hiring a member of our team, contact Nadrich & Cohen for a free consultation.