If you get injured in an accident that causes a spinal cord injury, your life may never be the same. At Dormer Harpring, our Denver personal injury lawyers know how to navigate spinal cord injury cases and other catastrophic injury claims involving life-changing repercussions for victims. We put our clients first, ensuring that they have everything they need to make it through this difficult time.
We are resourceful and highly experienced lawyers in Denver who can help you overcome your physical, emotional and financial damage from an accident. Learn more about how we can help you fight for justice and maximum financial compensation for your spine injury. Please contact us at (303) 756-3812 for a free spinal cord injury case consultation.
The question of whether you need to hire a personal injury lawyer depends on the facts of the case. If there is a liability dispute or other complications involved, an attorney can prove invaluable to help you work through them. In general, an injury as serious as one involving the spine or a permanent disability, such as paralysis, requires legal representation. An attorney can fight for fair financial compensation from an insurance company on your behalf.
Insurance companies are more interested in saving money than offering fair payouts to claimants – especially when one has a serious and expensive injury. During the claims process, trust an attorney to negotiate maximum compensation from an insurance adjuster for you. Your lawyer can take your case to trial in Denver County, if necessary, to achieve the case results that you deserve.
You can count on a lawyer to build the strongest possible personal injury claim while you focus on your medical recovery. Your lawyer will hire qualified medical experts and accident reconstructionists, interview eyewitnesses, collect records and documents, preserve other types of evidence, handle complex legal paperwork, and complete many other tasks for you while you concentrate on healing.
Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury means that the victim will suffer permanent paralysis, or the loss of feeling and function below the point of injury on the spine. An incomplete injury can result in partial or temporary paralysis. The level of damage inflicted depends in part on the location of the injury on the spine:
Injuries to the upper back and neck are generally the most severe, as they can result in paralysis from the neck down (quadriplegia or tetraplegia). Even if a spine injury does not cause paralysis – such as a bone fracture, disk herniation, spinal concussion, muscle strains and sprains, and nerve damage – it can be painful and debilitating.
Injury or damage to the spinal cord can happen in a number of ways in Denver, Colorado. Multiple types of accidents put victims at risk of neck, back and spine injuries. At Dormer Harpring, our attorneys have experience with many types of accidents, including:
Most of these accidents are caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence (the failure to use reasonable care). In this case, the spinal cord injury survivor may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party.
Liability, or financial responsibility, for an accident that inflicts a spinal cord injury will go to the person or party most at fault for causing the accident. This generally means the party or parties that were negligent or breached their duty of care. The duty of care is an obligation to act with ordinary and reasonable care, such as a driver’s responsibility not to text and drive.
When someone acts or behaves negligently, he or she can be held liable for a related spinal cord injury. The negligent party will become the defendant and the injured victim is the plaintiff. The burden of proof, or the requirement to prove the case being made, rests with the plaintiff. An attorney from Dormer Harpring can help you prove your claim and establish liability by presenting evidence of the defendant’s negligence.
The types of financial compensation, or damages, that may be available to you and your family in a personal injury case vary based on the losses that you sustained in the accident and how your injury continues to impact your life. Available damages often include past and future medical care, medical devices and medications, surgeries, therapies and rehabilitation, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, lost wages, and punitive damages. Our lawyers can calculate the value of your case based on the circumstances.
At Dormer Harpring, our dedicated personal injury lawyers can help you navigate life after being diagnosed with a spinal cord injury. We will fight for the compensation that you need to reduce the financial burden associated with this catastrophic injury. While no amount of money will ever reverse what happened to you, it can lend you greater peace of mind and hope for the future.