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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
You can also seek noneconomic damages, such as:
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.
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.
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:
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.