Answering Your Questions About Spinal Cord Injury Claims
At Bird Law Group, we’ve been advocating for those who have been injured and their loved ones in Atlanta and the surrounding communities for over 40 years. We understand that it can be intimidating to file a claim when you are recovering from a catastrophic accident or mistaken medical procedure. To lessen your stress, we’re providing answers to questions that we receive regarding spinal cord injury claims.
We encourage you to read our responses below. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We offer free consultations and are eager to help.
What should I do if my spinal cord injury has caused me to become disabled?
The first thing that you should do is speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Insurance companies that are responsible for paying out catastrophic injury claims will do everything in their power to limit the claim settlements. If you agree to a low payout, you may be missing out on compensation for long-term medical bills. As a result, you and your family may be financially responsible for rehabilitation costs, medications and other expenses that the insurance provider should have covered.
Our attorneys know what medical malpractice victims are entitled to receive. They also know the types of games that insurance providers play to avoid paying the injured what they truly deserve. Before you sign any agreement with an insurance provider, speak with us. We will fight for your interests. Insurance companies don’t.
What should I do if my spinal cord injury was caused by a medical procedure?
On some occasions, medical malpractice or negligence can lead to spinal cord injuries. A misdiagnosis, surgical error or anesthesia error can have life-changing implications. As with other spinal cord injury claims, it’s critical to work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney before you accept any settlement offer or take action.
Georgia hospitals retain attorneys who make it their mission to delay or discourage injury victims from taking legal action. They know that people who have been injured have a short amount of time to file a claim. If your claim expires, you lose your opportunity to fight for the compensation you may desperately need. If you believe that a medical procedure led to your spinal cord injuries, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation.
Whom can I sue for my spinal cord injury?
You may file a claim against that party that you believe is liable for your injury. The at-fault party could include a negligent property owner if you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident. If a defective product injured you, you could sue the product’s manufacturer, designer or retailer. If you were injured in a medical procedure, several parties could be considered negligent including the doctor, nurse and anyone else who was working with you.
Every case is different, which is why you should speak with a qualified personal injury attorney before you begin the legal process.
What damages could I receive if I make a spinal cord injury claim?
The damages that you could be eligible to receive depend on a variety of factors that include the extent of your injury, the impact the injury has on your well-being and your earning potential. In Georgia, accident victims are entitled to receive damages for medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other noneconomic damages.
The economic and noneconomic damages you could receive may be significant. A reputable attorney will give you an honest assessment of your claim and your options.
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