Denver Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of spinal injuries occur and hundreds of thousands of Americans currently live with the long-term effects of spinal injuries. Any damage to the spinal cord can have severe effects because the spinal cord cannot self-repair like the rest of the body. When spinal cord injuries occur due to negligence, victims and their families need to know their options for legal recourse against those responsible. Denver spinal injury victims can find the right legal representation from our attorneys.
Why Hire Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC for Your Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC knows that a spinal cord injury is not only a terrible experience but also a potentially expensive one. Parties that cause spinal cord injuries from negligence should pay for the damage they inflict. Our team strives for excellence, integrity, and open communication with our clients in all cases. We have resolved hundreds of cases over the past several years and want to help Denver, CO spinal cord injury victims maximize their recoveries.
A spinal cord injury lawsuit will be extremely complicated and involve working with expert witnesses. The average person will not know how to contact relevant experts, build strong cases, or meet the court’s strict filing requirements to succeed with their claims on their own. An attorney can not only handle a spinal cord injury victim’s legal affairs while he or she recovers, but also offer peace of mind and a higher chance of success with a claim.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries and Liability
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the United States include sports accidents, car accidents, workplace injuries, and slip and fall accidents. When these incidents happen due to the negligence of one party, the victim can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover his or her losses. The plaintiff in a spinal cord injury lawsuit will need to prove that the defendant was negligent and breached a duty of care in the given situation. The plaintiff must also show that his or her losses were the direct result of the defendant’s actions and not some other cause. Lastly, the plaintiff must prove his or her damages. Damages in a spinal cord injury case can include:
- Medical expenses, for the costs of immediate and long-term medical treatment required after a spinal cord injury.
- Lost income, for wages lost during recovery as well as lost future earnings if the victim cannot return to work.
- Property damage, if the defendant’s behavior also damaged or destroyed any of the plaintiff’s personal property.
- Pain and suffering, which compensates for the physical pain associated with an injury as well as the long-term psychological effects that can result from suffering a permanent disability after an accident.
Depending on the location and extent of a spinal cord injury, the victim may experience a range of possible permanent effects. A complete injury that severs the spinal cord will paralyze the victim’s body below the injury site. The nerve endings of the spinal cord will no longer transmit signals to the nerves below the injury, resulting in permanent loss of motor function and sensation. An incomplete injury may lead to a loss of function, a loss of motor control, a loss of sensation, or a combination of these symptoms.
Contact Us Today
If another person or party caused a spinal cord injury to you or a loved one, you need to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to maximize your chances of securing compensation for your likely significant losses. Our Denver, CO attorneys can help you understand your legal options after a spinal cord injury in a free consultation, so contact our offices today!