Seattle Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Injuries to the spinal cord can cause permanent disabilities. Paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other incurable paralysis conditions can change a victim’s life. If you or a loved one recently suffered a spinal cord injury, you may not know where to turn for help. Washington Injury Law’s personal injury attorneys can take care of the claims process on your behalf. We can fight for fair compensation from one or more at-fault parties. Call today for a free consultation by our Seattle spinal cord injury lawyer.
Why Choose Washington Injury Law?
- Our Seattle personal injury lawyers know the law inside and out and understand how insurance companies try to take advantage of spinal cord injury victims.
- Our lawyers are passionate about justice for injured accident victims and will always fight for the best possible results in your case.
- Our lawyers never charge a dime for their services unless they win the case. You will pay zero out-of-pocket costs when you hire our firm.
When to Discuss Your Injury With a Seattle Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Speak to a personal injury lawyer about your spinal cord injury as soon as possible after the incident. Washington has a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. If you do not file a claim within three years of your accident, you may give up your right to seek damages. Discussing your case with a lawyer can help you understand your rights and legal options. A lawyer can take over communications with claims adjusters on your behalf and prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of you during the settlement process.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
In our years handling spinal cord injury claims, we have come to recognize some of the most common circumstances leading up to damage to the spine. Negligence is at the heart of most serious injury claims.
- Car accidents
- Diving accidents
- Medical malpractice
No matter what caused your recent spinal cord injury, you could benefit from a conversation with an attorney. A lawyer can review the facts of your case and let you know if you have grounds for a claim.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
About 17,730 new spinal cord injury cases occur in the U.S. each year. The spine is a sensitive part of the body, with many opportunities for damage. Injury to any part of the spine can be permanently devastating, but injuries higher up on the spine can cause paralysis in a larger area of the body. The type of spinal cord injury can determine the patient’s level of disability, quality of life, and prognosis.
- Complete – the patient loses all ability to move and feel below the level of injury.
- Incomplete – the patient retains some functions below the level of injury.
- Cervical spinal cord injury, resulting in quadriplegia (loss of function in all four limbs and trunk).
- Thoracic or lumbar spinal cord injury, causing paraplegia (loss of function in the lower half of the body).
Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries have no known cure. However, patients may be able to improve their abilities through surgeries, rehabilitation therapies, and mobility devices.
Who Is Liable for Your Damages?
Liability refers to someone else’s legal and financial responsibility for your damages. If another party negligently or intentionally caused your injuries, that party may be liable for your losses. You could receive payment for your lifelong medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost quality of life, and other damages. A personal injury lawsuit may be the best avenue for financial recovery.
Free Consultation With A Seattle Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Washington Injury Law can answer questions of causation, liability, negligence, and more. We will use our decades of personal injury experience to find out who or what caused your injuries and to pursue full compensation through all possible outlets. Our attorneys want to help you take back your life after a tragic accident. Request a free consultation today with one of our Seattle spinal cord injury attorneys. Contact us online or call today.