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Spinal Injury Attorney in Wilmington, NC

Speaks Law Firm helps individuals seek compensation for spinal injuries suffered due to another person’s negligence.
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Do You Need Help From a Spinal Injury Attorney in North Carolina?

If you experienced a spinal injury due to another person’s negligence, then you are facing several expenses along with the pain and frustration of your debilitating condition. However, you may have a means to regain financial control over this situation and combat these compounding stresses by seeking compensation from the responsible party with the assistance of a North Carolina spinal injury attorney.

Unfortunately, spinal injuries are often severe and can entirely disrupt a victim’s livelihood, as the spine is the body’s central support structure, playing a major role in movement, stability, and the central nervous system. You shouldn’t be left alone to cover the major expenses involved in your recovery following a spinal injury accident.

At Speaks Law Firm, our spinal injury attorney team has the experience and skill set necessary to help you seek fair and appropriate compensation. At no cost to you, contact us today to schedule a free case review.

Common Causes of Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries can occur due to a wide range of causes. Accidents that would otherwise be considered mild can sometimes lead to spinal injuries. One wrong move can create a spinal injury that produces permanent paralysis.

A few common causes of spinal injuries include the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Surgical complications
  • Violence

Our experienced legal team has helped many people in North Carolina with spinal injuries like yours. We are committed to helping injured people seek recovery so they can regain control of their lives.

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The Speaks Law Firm proudly serves people throughout eastern North Carolina, including Wilmington, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Bolivia, Burgaw, Whiteville, Lumberton, Leland, Shallote, New Hanover County, Pender County, Brunswick County, Columbus County, and Robeson County.

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Why Choose Speaks Law Firm?

Accidents can happen at any time. You can be as careful as you can be, but you can never predict the action of others out on the road. When this happens, you need someone to speak on your behalf to fight for your rights. Speaks Law Firm is here for you.

  • Our People. Our team is our main differentiator. We hired each one for their solid background and experience in the field. This all-star cast of talented, dedicated, and accomplished legal professionals cares about your case. With over 20 years of experience, we will do our best to fight for your rights.
  • Our Process. We have built collaboration into our process. Our legal professionals were selected to work at the firm due to their experience. They work together to build your case and help you reach your goals.
  • Our Commitment. You need someone committed to fighting for your rights after an accident that places you in a vulnerable position. At Speaks Law Firm, our team works hard to provide our clients in Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas with sound legal service. We speak for you.
  • Free Consultation. Our lines of communication are open. You can set up a free consultation if you need to discuss your personal injury case and find the right legal option for your situation.

Proving Negligence for a Spinal Injury in North Carolina

To seek compensation following a spinal cord injury, you must prove that the other party was at fault for your accident due to their negligence. Spinal injury cases are a type of personal injury case. In order to prove fault in these cases, the following must be true:

  • The other party had a duty of care to you.
  • The other party breached that duty of care.
  • The breach of duty led to an accident.
  • You experienced an injury that was caused by the accident.

Additionally, North Carolina is a pure contributory negligence state. This means accident victims in North Carolina cannot claim any compensation if they were even 1% at fault for their accidents.

The spinal cord injury lawyers at Speaks Law Firm can help you gather evidence to support your assertion that the other party was 100% at fault for your accident.

How Much Compensation Can You Seek in a North Carolina Spinal Injury Case?

The amount of compensation you can recover for your spinal injury depends on the details of your case and the extent of your injuries and expenses. Your attorney can help you claim sufficient funds to cover the monetary expenses you have incurred from your injury. These damages, known as economic damages, include expenses such as the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Medications
  • At-home medical supplies
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to work

You can also seek noneconomic damages, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress

If the at-fault party acted recklessly to cause your accident, you can also seek punitive damages. These damages punish the defendant for their wrongful conduct by taking money out of their pocket to compensate you.

For example, if you are the victim of a car accident and the at-fault driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, your case may warrant punitive damages. We can discuss whether punitive damages would be appropriate during your free case review.

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Spinal Injury Lawsuits in North Carolina?

North Carolina has a statute of limitations of three years for personal injury cases. If you’re considering filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party or their insurance company, you must file it within three years of the date of your injury.

Schedule a Case Review To Discuss Options Following Your North Carolina Spinal Injury

If you are experiencing the devastating effects of a spinal injury, you need a qualified spinal cord injury law firm on your side to help you through the compensation process. At Speaks Law Firm, we can provide all of the following services to assist your case:

  • Help you gather evidence to support your claim
  • Communicate with the insurance company and at-fault party on your behalf
  • Provide qualified legal advice and guidance
  • Negotiate with the insurance company regarding compensation
  • File a lawsuit against the at-fault party or their insurance company
  • Take the stress and burden of handling your case off your shoulders

When adversity strikes, who speaks for you? Contact Speaks Law Firm today to schedule a free case review with our spinal injury attorney team in Wilmington, NC.

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What is a catastrophic injury? (view full answer)
Injuries are catastrophic if they cause severe and life-altering impairment. They may leave you with chronic pain or needing live-in care or life-long medical treatment. Catastrophic injuries may also prevent you from permanently engaging in gainful work. Examples of catastrophic injuries include: Limb loss Paralysis Severe burns Spinal cord injury Traumatic brain injury Ruptured internal […]
What damages can I claim for catastrophic injuries? (view full answer)
The same damages that are available in “regular” personal injury claims are also available in catastrophic injury cases: Past and future medical expenses Lost income Reduced earning capacity Physical pain Emotional suffering Loss of enjoyment of life Punitive damages An experienced Wilmington personal injury lawyer from our Speaks Law team can evaluate your claim and […]
Should I hire a Wilmington accident attorney to handle my catastrophic injury case? (view full answer)
Although you don’t have to hire a catastrophic injury attorney, it can help your claim. Catastrophic injury cases are more complex than typical personal injury cases. Claimants usually seek higher compensation, so insurance companies do everything they can to reduce their payouts. It can be hard to face them alone without professional help. A Wilmington […]
Should I try to settle with the insurers before hiring an attorney? (view full answer)
You should never attempt to settle with the insurance company before talking to a lawyer. The adjusters will know they have the upper hand and will usually make a low offer. By that point, the only way to fix your undervalued claim is usually through costly and time-consuming litigation. If our catastrophic injury attorneys represent […]

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