Richmond Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Experiencing a spinal cord injury means having your life altered permanently or for the long term. The losses you experience are immense, and the pain and suffering you feel are overwhelming.
Although nothing can undo the past, you can find some relief from a compensation payout. At The Joel Bieber Firm, we fight hard to get spinal cord injury victims the financial resources they need to address their losses and provide some hope and stability for the future.
Liability for Spinal Cord Injuries
Liability for spinal cord injuries depends on the context in which they occur. Although spinal cord injuries can occur in many different situations, they tend to happen more often in certain situations than others, such as:
- Traffic Accidents: Negligent and reckless drivers are typically to blame
- Worksites: Construction and industrial worksites with subpar safety measures
- Sports: High-impact sports, especially where safety equipment is lacking
- Violence: Assaults, especially with firearms
Whatever the cause, your attorney will work vigorously to gather the proof they need to hold the responsible party liable for your losses.
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury victims are entitled to seek economic and non-economic damages from those responsible for their injuries. Economic damages include income you could not earn because of your injuries as well as all medical costs related to your injury, such as:
- Treatment costs
- Travel costs related to medical care
- Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs
- Home healthcare service
And non-economic damages cover non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering and emotional and mental distress and anguish.
If malice, willfulness, or wanton disregard for your safety were involved, then you may also be entitled to punitive damages.
Get Compensation for Your Injury
Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on how extensive your spinal cord injury is and the extent of your losses. Hence, it is impossible to give you an estimate until a Richmond spinal cord injury lawyer reviews your case. That said, spinal cord injuries are typically devastating, which means victims need substantial compensation to cover their losses.
It is not possible to say until an attorney reviews your case. Generally speaking, the more straightforward your case is in terms of liability, the faster it is likely to be resolved. Also, if the insurance company agrees to a reasonable settlement fairly quickly, your case could be over in a matter of months.
In Virginia, spinal cord injury victims have a total of two years to pursue compensation for their losses. Although to some, two years seems like a long time, in no case should you wait to take legal action for your injuries. Your case will be much stronger the earlier you begin your claim.
Richmond spinal cord injury lawyers charge a percentage of the compensation they win for you. In the event your attorney is unsuccessful, you pay nothing. Additionally, you only pay at the end when you receive your award for compensation, which means there are no upfront payments.