A spinal cord injury is one of the most traumatic injuries you can suffer. The spinal cord is a conduit for communication between your brain and the rest of your body, so any damage to this nerve structure can result in loss of movement, feeling, or function below the point of injury. The physical, emotional, and financial costs of a spinal cord injury can be staggering.
If another person, corporation, or defective product is to blame for your injury, you may be entitled to substantial compensation to offset these losses. Working with an experienced Spinal cord injury attorney with proven expertise is essential to pursuing the full amount of your damages.
In some cases, you can recover punitive damages in addition to your compensatory awards. These additional damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future. In the case of a spinal cord injury caused by medical malpractice, for example, your lawyer may argue that punitive damages should also be awarded to the victim.
What Types of Spinal Cord Injuries Are Caused?
There are many different causes of a spinal cord injury, including car accidents, workplace injuries, slip and fall accidents, sports accidents, and other types of trauma. Regardless of the cause, these injuries are often devastating for the victims and their families.
A spinal cord injury can have far-reaching consequences that affect your entire life. It can leave you unable to work, requiring constant care and assistance from others. It can even result in a loss of sensation and movement below the point of injury, leaving you paralyzed. The cost of these permanent effects can be staggering, and if you are not fully compensated for your losses, it will impact your quality of life and the lives of those who depend on you.
The specialized lawyers at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices have extensive experience in bringing claims for traumatic injuries, including those involving the spine. We have a thorough understanding of the medical, legal, and financial complexities involved in spinal cord injury claims and know how to build strong cases that go after the maximum amount of damages available.
Our firm is also familiar with the medical and other expert witnesses who will be necessary to support your claim for damages. Our lawyers have established professional relationships with these experts, allowing us to bring their insights and testimony into your case in order to strengthen your argument for a high-value claim.
We can help you determine what damages you are owed for your spinal cord injury and then pursue those from the party that was responsible for your injury. Our team will be by your side every step of the way to ensure that you receive adequate compensation for all of your losses. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case. We do not charge a fee unless we recover compensation for you. We handle all types of personal injury claims, including those involving spinal cord injuries.