Spinal cord injuries can have devastating impacts on injury victims and their families. Thanks to medical and technological advances, however, today’s spinal cord injury sufferers have better chances for improvement and recovery than ever before. Unfortunately, medical treatment for spinal cord injuries comes at an astonishingly high cost.
Spinal cord injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. know that medical expenses for spinal cord injuries can be financially crippling for injury victims and their families. If someone else was responsible for your spinal cord injury, you deserve to be compensated. Our Suffolk County personal injury attorneys can help you secure the financial recovery that you deserve.
Spinal cord injury symptoms vary depending on the location and severity of the injury. Some spinal cord injuries lead to significant and permanent impairment. Other spinal cord injuries may be less severe with possibilities for recovery and improvement. Common symptoms include paralysis, restricted and impaired movement, pain, spasms, loss of bodily functions, and loss of feeling and sensation.
Spinal cord injury cases typically involve defendant insurance companies. Insurance companies do not like spinal cord injury claims because they are very costly. In an effort to reduce their costs, insurance companies often try to deny or limit their liability. They frequently argue that the injury victim’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident. It is also typical for insurance companies to call into question the validity and extent of injuries sustained. Our attorneys are not afraid to stand up to insurance companies. They will handle all communication with insurance companies, including settlement agreement negotiations.
If someone’s negligence or recklessness caused your spinal cord injury, you should be compensated for your losses. Depending on the circumstances of your accident and injuries sustained, you may collect compensation for losses such as medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In cases involving a defendant’s willful and wanton conduct, punitive damages may be appropriate as well.
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct, contact a personal injury attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. for a free case evaluation. With so much at stake for you and your family, your spinal cord injury claim should only be entrusted to an experienced attorney.