Spinal cord injuries can result from various accidents, and victims often suffer from such impairments as loss of sensation, control, and even mobility. If you or a loved one suffer from a spinal cord injury because of another party’s negligence, you should not be responsible for the expenses that come with recovery. Our spinal cord injury lawyers can fight for your compensation for a variety of damages.
The Fresno spinal cord injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen can negotiate your settlement for you or present your case for a court verdict. You can take the time you need to recover while our team works for your compensation.
What Damages Can You Claim in Your Fresno Spinal Cord Injury Case?
Since your injury accident, you’ve likely been dealing with many physical issues and financial hardships. Most likely, you have been out of work, collecting medical bills while you stay at home recovering. You deserve compensation for your losses, known legally as damages. Some of the damages you may be able to claim for compensation include:
Pain and Suffering and Other Non-Economic Damages
You can demand compensation for your physical pain and suffering, as well as any mental and emotional suffering you’ve been experiencing. If your injuries have a major impact on your life, you can also claim compensation for a loss of enjoyment of life. Loss of independence and other non-economic damages may also be compensable.
Medical and Related Expenses
Like many accidents, spinal cord injuries will require some measure of medical assistance. After receiving healthcare, you’ll probably receive numerous medical bills to pay. You can get compensation for them and any related bills, like the costs for hospital stays, physical therapy, assistive care, and medical devices.
Other Financial Damages
There may be many other damages you can receive compensation for, such as lost wages, a loss in earning potential, and the costs of renovating your home or vehicle to accommodate your spinal cord injury.
Your lawyer will collect proof of the value of your financial damages, like your medical bills. Collecting evidence for your case, such as a statement from a medical professional, may help establish the value of your damages as well. Any evidence you might have can help your lawyer build a case.
With that evidence, we can determine the fair value of your case for you. Our team can also attribute an accurate monetary value to your intangible damages, like your physical pain and suffering. Knowing this value and having the evidence to support it will help us to recover the actual monetary value of your damages.
How Can a Fresno Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Help You Recover Your Damages?
There’s a lot a lawyer from our firm can do to help you get your compensation. For one, your lawyer can help you list your damages for the insurance company or a judge. You may have certain damages we haven’t mentioned above, and your lawyer can identify them and include them in your claim or lawsuit. Your lawyer can also refer to experts, like a medical expert, who can help to identify your damages.
Your Lawyer Will Defend the Legitimacy of Your Damages
Once your lawyer has presented your case to the liable parties, your lawyer can also negotiate for a fair settlement with them. Negotiations are tricky, especially when the other party may diminish the value of your case in order to reduce the payout. Your lawyer can defend against such tactics and support the legitimacy of your damages.
Sometimes, negotiations fail. Some insurers may simply refuse to settle a case fairly. If this happens with your case, your lawyer can take the liable parties to court. In court, your lawyer will use the evidence they have collected and fight for a fair verdict from a jury.
About Our Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys in Fresno
Our firm has been in practice for over three decades now. Over this time, our attorneys have acquired great results for many of our clients. To date, our attorneys have been able to recover over $350 million for our clients.
We want to help you with your case, too. One of our attorneys can take on your case if it involves any kind of spinal injury from a personal injury incident, such as:
- Auto accidents, such as incidents involving drunk driving or speeding
- Medical malpractice incidents, like birth injuries or surgical errors
- Construction accidents, such as a fall from a great height
- A premises liability accident, such as a slip and fall
- A defective consumer product incident, such as a defective exercise machine
- An instance of nursing home abuse
- A wrongful death
It’s important to get started on your case as soon as you can. According to CCP § 335.1, you typically have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit.
The Cost of a Fresno Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you hire an attorney from Nadrich & Cohen, your attorney will work for you on a contingency-fee basis. This means your attorney will provide all their services at no upfront cost to you. You only pay a pre-approved percentage of your settlement when your attorney is successful with your case.
Contact Nadrich & Cohen for Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Fresno
You shouldn’t have to handle your spinal cord injury case on your own. Our Fresno spinal cord injury lawyers will negotiate on your behalf for a settlement or represent your case at trial. Even if your case involves other severe injuries from a personal injury incident we haven’t mentioned, a lawyer from Nadrich & Cohen can help.
Your consultation with our team will be completely free of charge. Call us today to start working on your case.