A spinal cord injury can be catastrophic, inflicting permanent or long-term damage on the survivor. The spinal column is responsible for connecting the brain to the body. It sends messages that control movement and sensation. When an accident such as a car crash or bad fall causes a spinal cord injury, the victim could suffer permanent paralysis or other catastrophic injuries.
Trial Lawyers for Justice are here to help spinal cord injury victims fight for justice and financial compensation. Contact us today for a free initial consultation in Des Moines, Iowa.
What Makes Our Injury Lawyers Unique?
- We take our clients’ needs seriously. Our personal injury attorneys spend quality time getting to know each client to better understand his or her goals for the case. Then, we custom-tailor a legal strategy.
- We use top tools, resources and methods to achieve groundbreaking results. Our past results include one $2.25 million and one $1.23 million award for back injuries in car crashes.
- We take all claims, including catastrophic spinal cord injury claims, on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay any fees for our services in Des Moines unless we win your case.
How a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Can Benefit You
Do not accept the first settlement that comes your way from an insurance company after an accident that causes a spinal cord injury. It may be far less than the true value of your significant injury. Talk to an attorney about your case before settling. You should also contact a lawyer if an insurance company is refusing to offer anything.
A lawyer can force insurance companies to treat your claim honestly and fairly, as well as offer a reasonable amount for your damages. If necessary, a lawyer can take your spinal cord injury case to trial in Des Moines County for maximum recovery.
Common Causes of Spine and Back Injuries in Des Moines
Most spine injury claims revolve around the legal doctrine of negligence. It will be necessary for you or your attorney to prove someone else’s negligence caused your injury. This will take an investigation into the cause of your injury, as well as what could have been done differently to prevent the accident. Our spinal cord injury lawyers accept spine injury claims involving many types of accidents.
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Work injuries
- Sports and recreational incidents
- Medical malpractice
- Bullet or stab wounds
These are the most common causes of neck, back and spinal cord injuries in Iowa. No matter what circumstances caused you or a loved one’s injury, speak to us to learn your rights. One or more parties may owe you compensation for your past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
The Lifelong Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury
It is important to hire an attorney to represent you during a spinal cord injury claim due to the life-changing nature of these injuries. A severe spinal cord injury such as high or low tetraplegia could cause the permanent loss of movement and sensation below the point of injury. This could lead to a lifetime of medical care costs such as medical devices, live-in care, medications, rehabilitation, therapies, and doctor’s appointments.
According to the Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the average lifetime cost of a spine injury can vary from about $1.1 million to $4.7 million depending on the age of the victim and the severity of the injury. These are medical costs alone. With pain, suffering, lost wages, lost quality of life, lost services, and many other damages accounted for, your claim could be worth several million or more. Trust a spinal cord injury attorney from Trial Lawyers for Justice to advocate on your behalf to obtain the highest possible settlement or verdict for your significant losses.
Contact a Des Moines Spinal Cord Injury Today
You do not have to take on a spinal cord injury claim alone while also trying to focus on you or a loved one’s recovery, treatments and future. Trial Lawyers for Justice can handle legal matters for you so you can have the peace of mind you need during this difficult time.
Speak to an attorney in Des Moines, Iowa today. Call us at (866) 854-5529 or contact us online to request a free consultation.