North Georgia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Maximize Your Damages in the Surrounding Areas of Cartersville, Canton & Atlanta
Spinal cord injuries are devastating. If you or a loved one has survived a spinal cord injury, your life may have changed drastically. Often, spinal cord injuries leave victims paralyzed and disabled, and family members must step up to provide care and support.
Regardless of the impact of the injury, spinal cord injury victims often need a lifetime of special care, which does not come for free.
Spinal cord damage can result from a truck accident, pedestrian accident or motorcycle accident injury. Such accidents can occur for a number of reasons, but they often happen because of another party’s negligence. If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident or after a fall, for example, you need aggressive legal representation.
Choosing the right attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make after a spinal cord injury and can be a significant factor in how much compensation you recover.
After a catastrophic event like a spinal cord injury, you will want to pursue maximum compensation to help you move forward from what you have experienced and secure your future. Our skilled spinal injury attorney at Pritchard Injury Firm in Georgia can help.
Call us at (470) 577-8152 to start building the life you deserve.
Types of Accidents that Involve Spinal Cord Injuries
Any accident can lead to a spinal cord injury. Among the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Car accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Violence (intentional torts)
- Sports injuries
Some victims of spinal cord injuries also get hurt in devastating workplace accidents. We can help you with both catastrophic injury lawsuits and workplace compensation claims.
What a Spinal Injury Case Can Be Worth
The value of your spinal cord injury case depends on the specifics of your accident and the extent of your medical injuries.
You may suffer a host of adverse effects as a result of your spinal cord injury, including soft tissue damage, loss of muscle strength, decreased motor function, and paralysis.
Because spinal cord injuries are so serious and severe, the compensation in these cases generally tends to be high. Courts will consider the following factors when assessing a damage award in a spinal injury case:
Past, Current & Future Medical Bills
You’ve likely already had to spend a lot on medical expenses due to your spinal cord injury.
Courts may award compensation for medical bills, whether they were already incurred or will be incurred in the future. Medical bills incorporate more than doctor visits and cover expenses like surgery, ongoing treatment, medical equipment, and even modifications you may need to make to your home.
Lost Wages & Lost Earning Capacity
You may be unable to work because of your spinal cord injury.
Some people are able to go back to their jobs in the future, but others need to begin work in a different capacity or lose their ability to work entirely. Courts may award damages based on the time you’ve already taken off work and your future earning potential (or loss thereof).
Pain & Suffering
In addition to with covering economic damages such as medical bills and lost wages, courts may also cover non-economic damages.
This type of damages includes emotional trauma, pain and suffering, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Your attorney will help you calculate these damages according to several several factors, including the severity of your injury and its impact on your life.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Loss of enjoyment of life is another non-economic expense that may be included in your spinal cord injury award. In these cases, in particular, “loss of enjoyment of life” damages account for the fact that the victim’s life needs to change completely.
Loss of Consortium may also be available in cases where the victim cannot be present for their family relationships in the same way as they used to be.
Non-economic damages can be difficult to quantify, but Georgia courts recognize your suffering, and our Georgia lawyers can help you estimate the amount of money you should receive for the pain you’ve experienced. An experienced spinal injury attorney will be able to help you analyze your case to determine what it is worth.
Contact Pritchard Injury Firm
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you need aggressive legal representation on your side.
You need a spinal injury attorney in Georgia who knows exactly what you are dealing with and how to maximize the compensation in your case.
Contact our experienced and empathetic spinal injury lawyer, Zach Pritchard, at Pritchard Injury Firm. Our firm offers free, no-obligation case reviews, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Let our Georgia spinal cord injury attorneys help you. Call us at (470) 577-8152 today.
What Does It Take to File a Lawsuit?
The process of managing your spinal cord injury lawsuit begins when you find a spinal cord injury lawyer.
You should take your time researching. Be sure to pick a spinal injury attorney who has specific experience with this type of case and look for someone who focuses on personal injury law.
Pritchard Injury Firm understands how difficult choosing a lawyer can be, so we offer free consultations to help you make the best choice.
Once you decide on an attorney, your chosen counsel will begin their research.
Generally, this involves an investigatory period where your lawyer will gather evidence. They’ll speak to you about the accident and everything you’ve experienced.
They’ll also talk to other parties who were involved in treating or documenting your injury, such as health care providers and insurance companies. They’ll do as much research as they can and gather all relevant documents.
After this, your attorney will make a demand against the responsible party.
This may be a demand for damages from a driver’s insurance company, for example. The goal is to get you as much compensation as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Usually, this happens through a settlement rather than a trial. There may be several rounds of communication and counteroffers between your attorney and the insurance company or the responsible party’s attorney.
If a reasonable settlement is not possible, you and your attorney will discuss going to trial. Rest assured, we will help guide you through all your legal options, and we are not afraid to go to court if it is the best option for your case.
We will give you our opinions, but the decision of whether or not you take your case to trial is yours.
At trial, both sides will present evidence. Ultimately, the conclusion of the trial will be the conclusion of your case; a judge or jury will determine how much compensation you should receive, and you will receive an “award” of damages.