Spinal cord injuries can alter your life significantly and may lead to paralysis, paraplegia, reduced motor skills, and chronic pain. These types of injuries may require repeated surgeries, ongoing treatment, physical therapy, and possibly joint fusion. If you or a loved one have suffered spinal damage due to another’s negligent or reckless acts, legal representation may be crucial. Our Austin spinal injury lawyers provide a high level of service to each and every one of our clients and will strive to quickly move your case forward.
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Aggressively Representing Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries in Austin
Accidents that Commonly Cause Spinal Damage in Austin
Injuries to the spine can result from a variety of accidents. These may include car accidents, motorcycle crashes, trucking collisions, injuries which occur on a bicycle, or as the result of a slip and fall. Such incidents may lead to herniated discs, damaged vertebrae, paralysis, and more. It is important to hold the defendant accountable if your injury was the result of their negligence.
Independent Medical Exam
The first step in any spinal cord injury case is for the victim to receive the care they need. Part of this care will include determining the extent of the injury, developing a treatment plan, and forecasting the extent of future harm.
An independent doctor will examine the plaintiff’s injuries and provide an unbiased opinion regarding the existence and severity of the spinal damage. Specifically, the doctor will review all of the plaintiff’s medical records, offer insight on any necessary treatment, and provide a report to both the claimant and their legal
representative detailing the extent of their injuries and new limitations.
Importantly, the report will also indicate whether the doctor believes that the defendant’s actions caused the backbone damage. In addition to the treating physicians, it may be necessary to employ medical experts who can testify about the plaintiff’s vertebrae damage in an Austin civil court.
Calculating Damages and Preparing for a Spinal Injury Lawsuit
It will also be necessary to determine the amount of financial damage resulting from injured vertebrae. This will include lost wages, future lost earnings, and other expenses incurred. Vocational rehabilitation and economic experts will likely be necessary in this area. Once one’s damages can be reasonably calculated, then a demand for payment will be sent to the negligent party’s insurance company.
Should the matter not settle, then it will be necessary to initiate a lawsuit. We will ensure that you are prepared for trial and that you know what to expect as the process moves forward. We understand that you are facing a serious situation. We will focus on your case so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
A lawsuit can be a complicated process. Hiring a well-versed legal professional can help minimize stress and make your life easier during an otherwise challenging time.
Working with one of our Austin spinal cord injury lawyers improves your chances of recovering compensation for your or your loved one’s losses. Our team understands how the legal systems works and has experience handling cases similar to yours, so call today to get started.