A skilled Seattle spinal cord injury attorney at The Fang Law Firm can help you recover financially from the at-fault party.
Spinal cord injuries are devastating. When you or a loved one is faced with a spinal cord injury, you are staring down an unknown path and a long road to recovery. Many people that suffer from spinal cord injuries may never be able to return to work or live the normal life they once lived. In addition to facing a road of unknowns, medical bills start to pile up. You or your loved one shouldn’t have to worry about paying medical bills and rehabilitation costs for an injury that was no fault of your own.
A spinal cord injury is an injury that causes damage to any part of the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can result in reduced physical and mental capacity or full or partial paralysis. There are multiple types of spinal cord injuries.
A Seattle spinal cord injury lawyer can help you manage the claims process and obtain the highest settlement or damage award possible. Insurance companies are a business first and foremost. They will do everything they can to convince you to take the lowest settlement amount possible. A spinal cord injury attorney knows, first hand, the tricks that insurance companies and opposing counsel use to reduce your settlement amount or damage award. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can combat those defenses and successfully argue your case in front of a judge.
It is important to note that Washington is a comparative fault state. The insurance company or opposing counsel will try to argue that you contributed to your spinal cord injury. If they are successful, the jury can reduce your damage award by the percentage that you were at fault. A Seattle spinal cord injury attorney can help you gather and present evidence to combat comparative fault claims.
In addition to combating comparative fault claims, a spinal cord injury attorney can help you with the following:
The common causes of spinal cord injuries are accidents, including but not limited to:
There is not a cure for spinal cord injuries, people who suffer from spinal cord injuries will need rehabilitative care the rest of their lives. Spinal cord injury care can be expensive and costs anywhere from $300,000 – $1,000,000 for the first year of care and $42,000 – $180,000 for each subsequent year.
You can recover financially from the person who caused your spinal cord injury.
If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury that resulted from a car accident, you can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Washington law requires that all drivers carry the following insurance:
These coverage amounts are likely not enough to cover the entirety of your medical bills and continued care. A Seattle spinal injury lawyer can assist you in filing a civil lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Spinal cord injuries can result due to slips and falls. If you are injured on someone else’s property you can file a claim through their property insurance. You could recover financial compensation for medical bills and rehabilitative care. In the event that the property insurance company denies your claim or offers you a settlement amount lower than desired, you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party or their insurance company.
People who suffer from a spinal cord injury can file a personal injury claim against an at-fault party. A spinal cord injury attorney can help you gather and present evidence to prove that the at-fault party’s actions caused your injury. At the end of your case, the jury can award economic and non-economic damages related to your injury.
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Washington is three years. That means you must file a complaint with the court within three years of your injury date.
The Fang Law Firm is who you want in your corner, advocating for the settlement award you deserve. We have a 98 percent win rate across 10,000 litigation cases. We won’t stop until the at-fault party or their insurance company pays you what you deserve. The last thing you should have to think about is how you’re going to pay your bills. Call us today at (206) 489-5140 for a free case consultation. One of our knowledgeable Seattle spinal cord injury lawyers is standing by to assist you in charting a path to financial recovery.
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