If you or a loved one suffered spinal cord injuries caused by another party’s carelessness or recklessness, you likely have a case against them. Victims are able to seek and recover appropriate compensation for their injuries, expenses, and losses. The spinal injury lawyers from our team represent victims hurt by someone else’s negligence.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to handle your claim and seek compensation based on your spinal injury allows you to focus on treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. We provide free initial consultations.
Recoverable Damages After a Spinal Injury
Spinal cord injuries are expensive to treat, rehabilitate, and manage long-term. Many victims suffer lasting effects of spinal injuries, including weakness, loss of movement, limited range of motion, and paralysis. Some require around-the-clock care following their injuries. They must build ramps, renovate their homes for accessibility, and even invest in wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
The expenses and losses associated with your injury are generally recoverable in an insurance claim or lawsuit. Documenting the relevant costs with bills, receipts, and other paperwork is key. Expert witnesses will help us establish ongoing and future care costs.
If you or a loved one suffered spinal injuries, our attorneys will help you seek some or all of the following types of damages:
- Medical care costs, including therapy, rehabilitation, equipment, and medications
- Future care expenses
- Income losses from time missed at work
- Diminished earning capacity if injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job
- Pain and suffering
Let a Spinal Injury Attorney from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Handle Your Claim
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our attorneys are passionate advocates for the injured. We handle claims and lawsuits for our clients who suffered catastrophic injuries because of someone else’s careless behavior. This includes all types and severities of spinal injuries. Our team has a multilingual staff and we will gladly discuss your case with you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada if needed.
When it comes to handling your case, count on our team to:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify the liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Gather evidence
- Determine a value for your case
Our team builds compelling cases to support you, including calling in expert witnesses that could include medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle catastrophic injury cases like yours.
Our team will meet potential clients on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. We offer free initial consultations and go to work on cases with no upfront fees. You do not pay anything until we recover compensation in your case
How do Spinal Injury Cases Work?
Spinal injuries occur in many ways. Our attorneys handle various types of personal injury cases, most of which could result in serious spinal cord injury and lasting impairments. Some examples include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian collisions
- Slip and fall incidents
- Truck accidents
When someone else causes an accident and the victim suffers a spinal injury, that negligent party is usually legally responsible for covering the related expenses and losses. Our attorneys know how to identify the liable party and develop a case against them, seeking an appropriate payout.
Spinal cord injury claims are among the most expensive personal injury cases for insurance companies. This is because any injury to the spinal cord could cause significant disabilities, whether temporarily or permanently. Surgery, intensive care, therapies, inpatient rehabilitation, and other treatment is often necessary. These are frequently life-altering injuries. This makes it even more important to recover appropriate compensation based on your expenses and losses.
Actions Taken By Our Spinal Injury Lawyers
When our spinal cord injury lawyers approach a case, we evaluate the options for the client to seek appropriate compensation based on their injuries and losses. The legal options you have will depend on how your injuries occurred and the laws that apply to your case. Generally, there are at least two options for seeking financial recovery. These include:
- Negotiating an appropriate settlement with the other party’s insurance company
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party
Our attorneys know how to weigh these options and help clients determine when an insurance claim will likely be successful, when a lawsuit is necessary, or when to take another approach to the case. Many recoveries come from negotiated settlements, whether or not we file suit. However, jury trials are sometimes necessary.
How Long do You Have to Sue in a Spinal Injury Case?
There is a deadline for beginning most lawsuits based on spinal cord injuries under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214. Please note, a different and shorter statute of limitations may apply to your case. We will be glad to discuss the applicable deadlines with you when you call us for a free consultation. It is also important to note that there are also many other reasons why you should consider hiring a lawyer as soon as your injuries allow.
Some evidence in these cases fades or disappears completely in the days and weeks following the injury. For example, many traffic accidents are on video from nearby businesses. However, these businesses record over videos regularly. Without quick action, they could erase the crash video that could prove negligence and fault.
The sooner you bring your case to us, the longer we have to complete a thorough investigation. We encourage you to reach out as soon as your injuries allow or after you learn what caused your loved one’s injuries.
Discuss Your Spinal Injury With Our Team for Free
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we provide free initial consultations for accident victims and their families on Long Island and elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. We will assess your options, explain how we will navigate the legal process, and handle your case for you. Let us review your compensation case with you for free.
Call for a free consultation today.