When someone’s thoughtless action injures someone’s spine, the injury can affect every facet of the victim’s life. If this happened to you, a Dunwoody spinal injury lawyer can step up and fight for you to receive damages. Don’t wait to get started—contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now and receive a free consultation at (404) 888-8888.
When Your Spinal Injury Qualifies You for Damages
The injury is just the beginning, as severe spinal injuries can permanently change your life. These are considerations we will also include in valuing your case; health is more than just physical. Health is also mental, emotional, and even financial.
Loss of Work
If your spine injury caused you to miss work, temporarily or permanently, you could receive compensation for lost wages. Your damages may also cover occupational therapy and job retraining so you can return to the workforce.
Loss of Consortium
Consortium is a legal term for companionship, both romantic and familial. Your spine injury may have affected your ability to be intimate with your spouse, prevented you from enjoying time with your children, or made maintaining other relationships challenging. This loss is a consequence of your accident, and the negligent party can be held liable for it.
Loss of Independence
Whether you experienced paralysis or a temporary spine injury that still left you with reduced mobility, you likely had to rely on others to accomplish daily tasks. Your lost independence can count in your suit as much as your lost wages and medical bills.
For a free legal consultation with a spinal injury lawyer serving Dunwoody, call (404) 888-8888
Proving Your Injuries Is Necessary to Recover Compensation
The Mayo Clinic reports that auto and motorcycle crashes represent the leading cause of spinal injuries, causing nearly half of new injuries annually. To pursue the other driver for payment, however, you must prove negligence.
An example of negligence is drunk driving. Mayo Clinic highlights that alcohol is a factor in a quarter of all spinal cord injuries. If the driver who struck you was drunk, they violated their duty to responsibly operate a vehicle. When that violation caused you injury, that drunk driver became liable for that injury.
Our legal team will work to demonstrate negligence by gathering evidence illustrating:
- The other driver had a responsibility to drive carefully
- By engaging in a careless act, that driver did not uphold their responsibility
- That careless act caused an accident that led to your injuries
- The fact that you were injured means the driver can be held liable
In other words, we reconstruct the chain of events that led to your spinal injury. At each stage, we can gather supporting proof of how the driver could have avoided an accident by behaving reasonably (but failed to do so).
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Tailoring Compensation to Your Needs
There is no magic number set for damages. Instead, a Dunwoody spinal injury lawyer from our team can consult you, your doctors, and other experts to get an idea of what treatment you need to recover from your spine injury.
Through this investigation and analysis, we can then determine what you deserve. This helps us in reviewing settlement offers from the other party.
Of particular use are:
- Test results
- Medical records
- Second opinions
- Expert testimony
- Medical bills
- Treatment plans
- Comparable cases
Together, we will get a picture of what happened to you in the accident and what will happen to you in the future because of it. Speak to the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team today at (404) 888-8888.
Any Level of Spine Injury May Qualify You for Damages
Consult an attorney if you suffered from injuries relating to:
Injuries to these parts of the spine can cause incredible pain and limited mobility, interfering with daily activities. You may even become more susceptible to similar injuries later on.
Paralysis Is a Compensable Loss
Spinal cord injuries are a leading cause of paralysis. If your car accident caused a spinal cord injury, you could pursue compensation to cover the specific needs that come with paralysis, such as:
- Imaging tests
- Spinal surgery
- Physical therapy
- At-home healthcare
- Wheelchairs or walking aids
Even if your paralysis was temporary or incomplete, it still could have been prevented if it weren’t for the negligent party. Remember: you do not have to suffer the worst possible scenario to be entitled to damages. If negligence caused your spinal injury, you could pursue compensation.
We Use Multiple Avenues to Demonstrate Negligence
Our goal is to bolster your case with proof in as many different areas as possible. This supports your account of the accident and provides us with material to counter any arguments from the opposition.
Possible evidence includes:
- Traffic cameras
- Accident photos
- Third-party footage
- Witness testimony
- Phone records
- Police reports
- Accident reconstruction
- Medical evidence
Some pieces of evidence can be used to highlight just how the negligent driver deviated from their duty. For instance, if the driver was drunk, we can obtain police reports and alcohol tests. We can comb social media and phone records in distracted driving cases, potentially highlighting the exact moment the driver was distracted.
Consult our team to learn what avenues we can pursue on your behalf. Spinal cord injuries carry heavy consequences, but you can obtain help for recovery.
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Using the Statute of Limitations to Aid Your Case
The statute of limitations is the window of time you have to file your lawsuit. In Georgia, it’s two years from the date of your injury, per OCGA §9-3-33. Instead of viewing this as a ticking clock, we view it as an opportunity.
During this period, you can focus on healing while we research, compile evidence, and even review settlement offers. Contact us now so we can get started.
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Don’t wait another day wondering how you’ll pay your bills or fund your new lifestyle following your accident. A Dunwoody spinal injury lawyer can investigate, support, and negotiate your case. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to get started at (404) 888-8888.