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How Can a Lawyer Assist With My Spinal Cord Injury?

January 10, 2022 Spinal Cord Injury

How Can a Lawyer Assist With My Spinal Cord Injury?Spinal cord injuries can have a major impact on your life. You may not be able to work, care for family members or manage everyday tasks. With stress levels rising, it is critical to hire a spinal cord injury lawyer who can ensure you are treated fairly and recover the compensation you need for you and your family to remain financially secure.

An Attorney Can Provide Trusted and Skilled Advice

Filing a spinal cord injury lawsuit can be complicated. The process of determining who should be held liable is not easy, and there is often more than one party at fault. A  lawyer will help you investigate your accident, collect evidence of fault, and guide you through the claims process. With their experience, they will be able to build a solid case unique to your goals, and that will maximize your compensation. 

Meet Deadlines and File Paperwork

Dealing with a slip and fall injury can be devastating for you and your family. The thought of handling an insurance claim or lawsuit may be overwhelming. An attorney will handle every aspect of your claim for you, including ensuring that your right to compensation is protected. Victims typically only have two years from the date of an injury to file a suit, or they risk losing their right to pursue a claim. A lawyer will already be familiar with the legal process and can make sure you meet the deadline applicable to your case so that you can recover the compensation you deserve. 

Hire Expert Witnesses

The success of spinal cord injury cases relies heavily on expert witnesses to determine case value, prove negligence, and the extent of the injury. A lawyer will have the resources to hire expert witnesses, such as medical professionals, forensic accountants, or accident reconstruction experts. Paralysis can result in significant financial losses. With so much on the line, medical and forensic accountant experts will be able to help you prove the lifetime expected cost of your particular injury. They will assess your healthcare needs, any medical treatments you could require, and whether you will be able to work in the future. 

They Will Not Back Down Against the Insurance Company

After your accident, the at-fault parties and their insurance companies will look for any way possible to minimize their liability and reduce your payment. If you are not represented by an injury attorney, the insurance adjuster will likely try to take advantage of that fact by pressuring you into accepting an unreasonably low settlement offer to resolve your claim quickly. They may also use tactics to trip you up in your story so that you admit fault in some way. Hiring an attorney ensures you will be treated fairly as they are not scared of dealing with the insurance companies. Insurance companies would much rather settle than risk losing at trial, and if you have an attorney, they will take you seriously. Studies show that victims represented by a lawyer recover three and a half times more than those who file a claim on their own.