Spinal Cord & Brain Injuries
Those suffering from brain or spinal cord injuries often have a long road to recovery. These can be serious injuries and can lead to permanent physical injuries and mental impairment. Often those involved in serious accidents are so concerned about their own recovery or helping those they love to get better they forget about their legal rights.
If severe injuries were caused by the negligence of others, those involved in the accident need to know their legal rights. Those that live in or near the San Joaquin Valley need to contact the experts at Carter Law Group.
Common Causes of Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries:
Some of the common causes of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Acts of violence
- Workplace injuries
We represent individuals who have suffered spinal and traumatic brain injuries in all types of situations from motor vehicle collisions to slip and falls.
What To Do When You Have A Spinal Cord Or Brain Injury?
The first thing that should be done in the case of serious injuries, is to get immediate medical attention for those injured.
Here are some other steps to take:
- Contact the police
- Get photographs of the scene and objects involved
- Collect contact information from witnesses
- Contact a lawyer
- Do not make any statements to the other party’s insurance company until you have contacted an attorney
- Keep records of all medical treatment, injuries, diagnoses, etc.
Know Your Legal Rights:
By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can hold the negligent party accountable for the financial, physical, and emotional pain and suffering that you or your loved ones suffered in the accident. By pursuing an injury claim, you could be entitled to compensation for:
Past and future medical expenses including hospitalizations, prescription medications, surgeries, and checkups. Treatment for a severe spine or brain injury can sometimes continue throughout the victim’s life.
Lost wages and lost earning capacity including the wages that you lost during your treatment and if your injury prevents you from working again, you can also collect damages for future earnings.
Pain and suffering including physical and emotional damages that you suffered as a result of the accident. This commonly includes damages for ongoing/chronic pain, emotional distress, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, and physical or mental disability.
Contact Us Today:
After any serious accident, the primary goal of the negligent party’s insurance company is to settle your claim as quickly as possible and for as little as possible. In a serious accident that involves serious injuries, most insurance companies will use substantial resources to fight liability and avoid paying you what you deserve. Without an attorney by your side, it can be difficult to stand up to the insurance companies and get the compensation you are due.
Carter Law Group will fight aggressively against the negligent parties and the insurance companies who are trying to avoid paying you what you deserve. If the insurance company in unwilling to settle your case, Carter Law Group will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Mr. Carter’s primary goal is getting you maximum recovery and compensation so you can pick up the pieces and get your life back on track.
Contact the team at Carter Law Group to set up your free consultation.