A spinal cord injury can cause long-term or permanent disability and other severe consequences, including mental, emotional, and financial damages. However, if you or your loved one suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence, you could hold the responsible party accountable for these damages and recover compensation from them.
Nadrich & Cohen can help you or your injured loved one recover the compensation you’re due. One of our Palm Desert spinal cord injury lawyers can review your case and determine how best to proceed during a free case evaluation.
How Can a Palm Desert Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Help Me Recover Damages?
Your lawyer will calculate your damages to demand in your lawsuit or insurance claim. Once they have prepared your case, your attorney will present it to the other party’s insurer and legal team, then work to negotiate a settlement with them.
The other party may be willing to settle your case fairly, but if not, your lawyer will ready your case for trial. They will organize your evidence, hire experts to corroborate your case, and argue for a fair verdict before a judge and jury.
Your lawyer could also file a bad faith lawsuit against the insurance company if it denies your claim without cause or did not attempt “in good faith to effectuate prompt, fair, and equitable settlements of claims in which liability has become reasonably clear.” This lawsuit could help you recover additional damages.
Our Palm Desert Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Attorneys
The Nadrich & Cohen team has been in practice for over 30 years, acquiring a wealth of experience in personal injury law. In addition, much of this experience is with clients who have suffered a severe injury, like a spinal cord injury, through no fault of their own. Many of our cases involve clients with injuries from:
- A motor vehicle crash
- A workplace accident
- A defective consumer product
- A slip and fall accident
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
To date, our lawyers have recovered over $350 million in damages for their clients. These damages have helped our clients afford the care they need and improve their household financial situations. We’re confident we can help you as well.
You can retain the services of a spinal cord injury attorney from our firm on a contingency fee basis. In this arrangement, you pay no upfront fees, nor will you pay your lawyer anything unless we recover damages for you. Then, you’ll pay your lawyer a percentage of your award. This arrangement makes it very affordable to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Our Referral Service
Do you still need medical care for your spinal cord injury? Your lawyer could refer you to a medical professional we know and trust. This professional could treat you on a lien, so you wouldn’t pay for your care until after your case resolves. In addition, this plan might help you afford any expensive care you may need.
How Much Can You Get for a Spinal Cord Injury?
You may have substantial losses due to your accident and resulting injuries. In addition, you might have additional damages you haven’t considered yet. For example, you may not have considered all your mental or emotional damages. However, a lawyer from our firm could help you determine all your damages so you can include them in your lawsuit or insurance claim.
Your claim might include economic (monetary) and noneconomic (intangible) damages.
- Your medical bills
- Any bills for physical therapy, short- or long-term care, and other services you require
- Any loss in your ability to earn a living
- Any property-related damages you incurred
- Your physical pain and suffering
- Any disability you suffer
- Any loss of consortium you have
- Mental anguish
- Any loss in your ability to enjoy your life
Once your lawyer has listed all your damages, your lawyer will calculate their value. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine the value of intangible damages, such as mental anguish. However, your lawyer has specific formulas for determining their value. Once your attorney has calculated your damages, they can give you an idea of your case’s total worth.
Your family might also qualify for wrongful death damages if you lose a loved one due to spinal cord injuries. You could recover funeral and burial costs, loss of income from the family’s primary breadwinner, loss of love and support, and much more.
Is There a Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit in California?
In California, CCP § 335.1 establishes the filing deadline for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Generally, a victim must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident date, while families must file wrongful death suits within two years of their loved one’s passing.
A Palm Desert spinal cord injury attorney from our firm can help you meet the filing deadline for a lawsuit. Complying with this deadline is essential because if you fail to meet it, you may be unable to seek damages in court and recover your due compensation.
Contact Nadrich & Cohen for a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Palm Desert
You deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and trauma caused by your spinal cord injury. A lawyer from Nadrich & Cohen can help you build a case to recover damages that will help your family survive these challenging times. In addition, your attorney could resolve your issue without taking it to court.
We want to make our services affordable, so we offer you a complimentary consultation with our firm. A team member will review your case with you at no cost. You’ll pay nothing out of pocket and owe us nothing unless you receive an award. To learn more, contact Nadrich & Cohen today.