A recent accident may have left you or a loved one with a spinal cord injury. As a result, you may have a disability or have suffered other physical injuries and additional damages. However, you might not be responsible for the financial damages you incur. Therefore, you should not have to suffer without compensation.
You can demand your due compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. The Nadrich & Cohen team can help you prepare an insurance claim or file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. We’ll explain how our firm’s Hayward spinal cord injury lawyer can help during a free consultation and case review.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get for a Spinal Cord Injury?
Since your injury accident, you may have incurred substantial monetary losses. You can claim all these and any future damages through a personal injury lawsuit or claim. These damages might include:
- Medical bills for emergency care, hospital stays, doctor’s visits and medications
- Long-term facility or in-home personal care
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma stemming from your disability
- Any loss of enjoyment in your life
- An inability to earn an income
- Property damages, such as the cost of repairing your vehicle
- Wrongful death damages if someone you love died due to a spinal cord injury
Determining What Your Damages May Be
There may be some damages you haven’t considered yet. For one, you may not have considered loss of consortium. A Hayward spinal cord injury attorney from our firm can help you list your damages so you can demand compensation for them in your lawsuit or claim.
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Determining the Value of Your Case
Something else one of our lawyers can do for you is calculate your noneconomic damages. It’s often challenging to determine the monetary value of damages like pain and suffering, but your lawyer will have various methods to do so. Usually, insurance companies and lawyers recognize and approve of these methods, so there’s a good chance the other party in your case will approve of your attorney’s valuation.
How Can a Hayward Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Help Me Get Compensation?
Once your lawyer has helped you list and valuate your damages, they will include them in your lawsuit or claim and present your demands to the other party. Then, your lawyer will try to resolve your case with the insurance company and opposing attorneys. This process may be less expensive than trying to resolve your matter before a judge and jury.
Your lawyer will negotiate with the other party in good faith. However, the other party may not try to resolve your case fairly. If this happens, your lawyer can threaten to take them to trial. On the other hand, the threat may be enough to convince the party to settle your case out of court.
However, if all else fails, your lawyer will take your case to court, find witnesses and experts to testify on your behalf, and fight for a favorable jury verdict. Additionally, your lawyer could sue the insurance company for acting in bad faith, which might allow you to recover further compensation.
Meeting the Deadline for Your Lawsuit
You may be unable to recover compensation through a lawsuit if you don’t meet the filing deadline. According to CCP § 335.1, California’s filing deadline for a personal injury or wrongful death suit is within two years from the incident date or the day your loved one passed away.
One of our firm’s spinal cord injury lawyers in Hayward can help you meet the deadline for your suit.
About Our Hayward Personal Injury Lawyers
Our firm has practiced personal injury law for over three decades, so our attorneys know how to manage a case like yours—one that involves severe injury or wrongful death. Many of their cases involve spinal cord injuries resulting from incidents like:
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Accidents on private property
- Accidents with defective household products
- Construction site accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
Our attorneys have obtained over $350 million for their clients in settlement and court awards. With this money, our clients have been able to pay off their medical bills and find a sense of closure after their incident.
Our Contingency Fee Arrangement
When you hire one of our lawyers, your attorney works on a contingency fee basis. Therefore, you won’t owe us any fees if they cannot recover compensation for you. However, if the lawyer recovers compensation on your behalf, you’ll pay your attorney’s fees from any insurance settlement or court award you receive. Many clients find this arrangement very affordable.
Our Referral Arrangement
Our firm works with medical professionals who can treat our clients on a lien. With this arrangement, you won’t pay the professional anything for their services until your case resolves. Then, you’ll pay the professional out of the compensation amount. This arrangement is also very affordable and convenient for our clients.
Connect With Nadrich & Cohen for a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Hayward
Do you or your loved one need help following a spinal cord injury but worry about whether you can afford our services? Nadrich & Cohen offers free consultations with one of our team members. We’ll review your case and offer advice about how to pursue your claim. In addition, we’ll explain the contingency agreement further, easing your concerns about upfront legal expenses, which we never charge.
You deserve compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. Nadrich & Cohen will do everything we can to help you get that compensation—even if it means taking the at-fault party to court. To learn more about what our team can do for you, contact Nadrich & Cohen today for your free case review.