Utah Spinal Cord and Neck Injury Lawyers
A spinal cord injury can change a victim’s life forever, leaving them with lifelong challenges or, in the most serious cases, life-altering paralysis. When you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, you deserve to pursue financial recovery from those responsible for your injuries and losses. A Utah spinal cord injury lawyer from Swenson & Shelley can help.
Our nationally recognized spinal cord injury law firm has an extensive, proven track record of successfully representing victims of catastrophic injuries. We have the skills and resources to build a strong, persuasive case for the financial recovery you need to get the best possible care. Our seasoned litigators are known for going toe-to-toe with large insurance companies in our relentless pursuit of justice for accident victims.™
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury caused by someone else’s negligence, talk to a compassionate and skilled attorney at Swenson & Shelley today. We’ll review your best options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
Can You File a Personal Injury Claim After a Spinal Cord Injury?
You may be entitled to file a spine injury claim if your injury occurred in an accident or other incident that was caused by another party’s carelessness or other wrongdoing. For example, if you were hurt in a truck accident caused by a negligent driver, this could give rise to a personal injury claim. As part of your spinal cord injury claim, you will also need to show the financial and personal losses that you have suffered. This would include medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other tangible or intangible losses.
What Can You Be Compensated for in a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
Through a spinal cord injury claim, you may be entitled to pursue financial recovery for your expenses, losses, and future needs. Compensation for a spinal cord injury may cover:
- Medical treatment and rehabilitation expenses, including hospital stays, surgeries, inpatient and outpatient physical or occupational therapy, and purchases of medical or mobility equipment
- Long-term care expenses, including for home health services or renovations to your home to help accommodate permanent disabilities
- Loss of income if you miss time from work while rehabilitating, or loss of future earning potential and employment benefits if you are permanently disabled from working
- Physical pain and emotional trauma and distress
- Loss of enjoyment and quality of life or reduction in life expectancy
There is no way to calculate from the outset how much your spinal cord injury case is worth. It will take time to understand what treatment you will need and how your injury will affect your life. You want to make sure your claim for compensation takes into account the full impact of your injury. And it will take time to understand that.