Avondale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
The spinal cord is one of the most important body parts. Spinal cord damage can have a devastating effect on your health and finances, both now and in the future.
In situations where another’s actions caused your injury, you may have a valid claim for compensation for medical expenses and other damages suffered. Our Avondale spinal cord injury lawyers at the Phillips Law Group are available for a free legal consultation to discuss whether you have a valid claim. There is no obligation to take legal action if you have a case, and there are no upfront costs for our services.
We are led by founder Jeff Phillips, an award-winning attorney who has secured verdicts in several Arizona counties. Overall, our firm has obtained more than $750,000,000 in compensation on behalf of our clients. This includes a recovery of $4 million for a crash victim who suffered a spinal cord injury.
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Do I Have a Valid Case?
This is a question you can discuss with our Avondale spinal cord injury attorneys in a free legal consultation. There are many factors to consider to determine if you may have a valid case for compensation.
The injury must have been the result of another’s negligence. This is a legal concept that has four parts and involves the breach of a duty of care owed to the victim. A duty of care is a legal obligation to take reasonable action to prevent others from suffering injuries. If the breach of a duty of care can be directly linked to your injury, and the injury resulted in damages, you may have a valid claim for compensation.
There are many examples of duties of care. For instance, drivers must drive responsibly and follow traffic laws. Driving drunk or distracted are examples of breaching the duty of care.
Property owners have a duty of care to keep their properties reasonably safe for visitors to help prevent slip and fall accidents that could result in injuries.
Damages are things like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
However, in a workers’ compensation case, you do not need to prove negligence. You only need to show your injury was work-related.
Our Avondale spinal cord injury lawyers are here to help. Call 1-800-706-3000 today.
What is the Value of a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
Your life might never be the same after a spinal cord injury, particularly if you are suffering paralysis or other severe impairments. The cost of your medical care, physical therapy and other interventions can add up quickly. Unfortunately, you might not be able to work much or at all because of your health problems.
If the injury was caused by someone else's negligence, you could be eligible to pursue compensation for the financial and emotional impact of your injury, which may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Cost of hiring a caregiver
- Medical equipment, such as a wheelchair or powerchair
- Lost companionship
- Lost enjoyment of life
While compensation cannot erase what happened, it can provide the financial stability you need to attempt to move forward and avoid a financial catastrophe.
What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Attorney?
Those who hire attorneys to represent them often recover more compensation than those who do not. There are many other benefits to hiring an Avondale spinal cord injury attorney to represent you.
At Phillips Law Group, we have the resources and staff to launch a comprehensive investigation of your accident and injury to determine who may be liable for your injuries. This includes investigating the scene of the accident, taking pictures, obtaining video footage, analyzing police reports, reconstructing the accident using technology, preserving evidence, and preparing your case for trial if we are unable to negotiate a fair settlement.
If the insurance company contacts you, you can refer them to us and we could handle all communication with them throughout the duration of your claim. Victims often do not understand the risks of talking to insurers themselves. They could inadvertently say something that hurts the value of their claim, such as statements that minimize the severity of their injuries.
It takes time to thoroughly investigate a case and prepare a strong argument for compensation, so it is important to contact our as soon as possible. There is limited time to take legal action.
After seeking medical treatment, consider contacting Phillips Law Group to schedule a free consultation. Make sure to follow the doctor’s treatment plan to show the other side the severity of your injuries and help our Avondale spinal cord injury lawyers establish the full value of your damages.
What is the Deadline for Filing a Legal Claim?
Arizona’s personal injury statute of imitations is two years from the date of the accident that caused your injury. If you do not file a claim before those two years pass, you may lose the right to file a claim.
While this is the standard deadline, there are exceptions that lengthen or shorten the time period in which you can file a claim. For example, minors have until their 20th birthday to file a claim. If you were injured because of the negligence of a government entity, you must provide notice of your intent to file a claim within 180 days of the accident.
This is a complex issue that you should consider discussing with an experienced Avondale spinal cord injury attorney.
Call Phillips Law Group today to find out how we may be able to assist you. Phone: 1-800-706-3000
What Are the Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?
These injuries are often the result of contact sports injuries, car crashes, commercial truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and accidents on the job. These situations may cause blunt trauma to the spinal cord that causes a fracture, sprain or strain or muscle or nerve damage.
Examples of spinal cord injuries include:
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Vertebral subluxation
- Brown-Sequard syndrome
- Spinal contusions
- Thoracic spinal cord injury
- Herniated discs
Most of the injuries above are considered acute injuries, meaning they result from one incident. Acute injuries are often classified as either complete or incomplete, depending on the level of functional ability a victim has. A complete injury will lead to total loss of function below the point of injury, while an incomplete injury allows partial function below the injury.
Overuse injuries are the other category of spinal cord injuries and they happen because of repetitive activities that cause damage to the spine, including some work-related tasks, such as lifting heavy things.
Common signs of an overuse injury are stiffness or pain. Muscles become stiff after tightening and failing to relax and this causes limited mobility and weakness.
Contact an Avondale Spinal Cord Injury Attorney for a Free Legal Consultation
Any severe blow to the spine can cause a spinal cord injury that could be devastating to your health. Even minor injuries can cause years of pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you should call a reputable Avondale spinal cord injury attorney to discuss possible legal options. We have helped spinal cord injury victims recover compensation to help manage the damages they have suffered.
Founder Jeff Phillips is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 and has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials.
Your initial consultation is free, and you do not pay us a dime unless we secure compensation.
Call us at 1-800-706-3000 for a free claim review.