Why Hire a Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer?

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If you or a loved one has suffered from a spinal cord injury, it is imperative that you hire a spinal cord injuries lawyer to represent your interests or your loved one's interests. Insurance companies have a team of lawyers who work hard to prevent paying out claims or grossly underpaying what they should pay. Insurance representatives are also trained to get you or your loved one to say something that could hurt your chances of obtaining fair compensation. No matter how sweet they sound on the phone, you should never believe they are on your side. It is always best in these cases to find a good attorney experienced in spinal cord injuries and let that attorney handle the case.
Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating effect on one's quality of life. Here is a list of some of the possible outcomes:
  1. Complete paralysis.
  2. Severe pain and pressure in the head, neck, and back regions.
  3. A stinging sensation in and around the spine.
  4. Labored breathing.
  5. Uncontrolled bowel movements and complete loss of bladder control.
  6. Dizziness when walking or standing, sometimes making it impossible to walk.
  7. Tingling or numbness in the extremities, especially the fingers and toes.
  8. Loss of touch with the inability to detect extremely hot or cold objects against the skin.
With such a terrible reduction in quality of life, you or your loved one should be compensated in a manner that is fully commensurate with the degree of your pain and suffering. Insurance companies will try, however, to weasel out of paying what they really should. You need the aid of an experienced and highly-successful spinal cord injuries attorney to settle the case fairly or present your case to a jury in a way that they can fully understand the impact the injury has and will have on your life or the life of a loved one. This is the only way you or your loved one will be fairly compensated. If you try to represent yourself or simply leave it up to the insurance company, it is highly unlikely you or your loved one will be fairly compensated.
It is also true that the effects of many spinal cord injuries may not show up right away. This could mean that 2, 5, or 10 years down the road, you or your loved one could suffer a devastating set-back due to the spinal injury that has occurred recently. A good spinal cord injury lawyer will know this and will ensure that the compensation you receive is enough to cover all future negative outcomes due to the spinal cord injury, not just your current medical bills and other expenses.
With the right spinal cord injuries lawyer, you may be eligible for additional compensation if your injuries interfere with your ability to perform your job, have sexual relations with your spouse, be the kind of parent that you want to be, finish your schooling, or live a normal lifespan. Age and prior health condition can also be a major factor in the amount of compensation you are awarded. However, to get all of the compensation you or your loved one deserves, you need an attorney who is highly skilled in personal injury law and understands what it takes to negotiate with the insurance companies and win your case in court.


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