Prescott Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Spinal cord injuries can result in lifelong paralysis, chronic pain and many other physical and emotional challenges.
If you or your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for damages. The injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group have decades of combined experience recovering compensation for injury victims. We recovered $4 million and more than $1 million for two car accident victims who suffered spinal cord injuries.
Our firm welcomes the opportunity to learn more about your claim during a free, no obligation consultation. Our firm can be reached 24/7. If you hire us to represent you, we do not charge for our services because we work on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if we help you obtain compensation.
Contact us today to set up your free consultation. 1-800-706-3000
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
If your spinal cord injury was the result of an accident that could have been prevented if the at-fault party had used reasonable care, you may have case.
However, it is important to consult an experienced lawyer with detailed knowledge of these cases and the laws that apply. These are complex cases and there are many factors to consider, such as whether the four elements of negligence were present.
Duty of Care
The duty of care is a legal duty to act with care to help prevent injuries to others. In other words, you must prove the at-fault party had a duty to act the way a reasonable person would have in a similar situation. For example, a reasonable driver will follow the speed limit to avoid accidents.
Breach of Duty of Care
The at-fault party did not uphold the duty of care by acting in a careless, negligent or reckless way. Generally, this means another person in a similar situation would have acted in a more reasonable manner.
This refers to a direct, provable link between the injury suffered and the actions of the at-fault party. You would not have been injured if the duty of care was upheld. If you were injured in a car accident, you would need to prove the accident caused your spinal cord to be damaged and the accident would have been avoided if the at-fault driver had acted with more care.
Damages may include the physical, financial and emotional aspects of an injury. Financial damages are the monetary losses a victim suffers. Emotional losses could include pain and suffering. The damages that may be available depend on the specifics of the claim.
Your lawyer must prove that all four elements of negligence are present to have a valid case for compensation.
Need help determining if you have a valid case? Contact our firm today for your free, legal consultation. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
How Much is My Case Worth?
Each spinal cord injury case is unique. It is difficult to put a value on your specific claim without knowing all the details.
Spinal cord injuries are some of the expensive injuries that can result from an accident. Victims may need a lifetime of medical support, including expensive medical procedures and ongoing treatment with prescription medication and physical therapy. The emotional aspects of these injuries can also be very difficult to manage.
Some types of compensation that may be available in a spinal cord injury case include:
- Medical expenses; past and ongoing
- Medical assistive equipment like a wheelchair or back brace
- Prescription and medication for pain
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Home improvements like ramp or widened hallways
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
At Phillips Law Group, our Prescott spinal cord injury lawyers understand the trauma a spinal cord injury can cause. We are here to answer your questions and discuss possible legal options. We know compensation cannot eras e what happened, but we know how important it can be as accident victims deal with the aftermath.
Is There a Time Limit to File a Spinal Cord Injury Case?
Spinal cord injury claims are governed by Arizona’s personal injury statute of limitations, which says victims must file a damages claim within two years of the date of the injury. Claims filed after this may be dismissed.
There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline in certain situations. For example, minors must file a claim within two years of their 18th birthday. It is important to discuss your claim with a lawyer as soon as possible so he or she can determine the deadline that may apply and how much time may be left to take legal action.
How Can Phillips Law Group Help Me?
After experiencing a traumatic accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, it is important to reach out to an attorney with a proven record of recovering compensation.
There are many steps our Prescott spinal cord injury lawyers are prepared to take to build a strong case:
- Investigating the cause of the accident
- Obtaining and reviewing medical records
- Collecting police or accident reports
- Determining the fair value of the damages you suffered
- Communicating with insurance companies
- Negotiate a fair settlement
- Preparing for trial if necessary
- Consulting medical and other experts to held validate the case (breach of duty of care and connection to injury)
Phillips Law Group has an entire team of legal professionals ready to assist in pursuing fair compensation for damages. Building a strong case requires time and resources and our firm is dedicated to fighting for the justice and compensation our clients deserve.
Common Causes for Spinal Cord Injuries
Most spinal cord injuries are caused by some sort of blunt trauma to the spinal cord. Trauma that results in a spinal cord injury often occurs in the following situations:
- Sports (football, diving, equestrian)
- Falls from elevated places, such as at construction sites
- Violence (gunshot wounds and stabbing to the spine)
- Motor vehicle accidents
Injuries from the situation above are often referred to as acute injuries. These injuries could include fractures and dislocations, sprains and strains, or bulging/ruptured discs. These injuries could result in intense pain, limited mobility and even paralysis.
There are different types of paralysis that can occur. For example, some people with paralysis only deal with it in their legs. Tetraplegia causes paralysis below the site of the injury and affects all four limbs.
However, paralysis is not the only medical issue that results from the injury. Victims can be at greater risk for overheating because they do not sweat. Victims may also lose bowel and bladder control.
The other main type of spinal cord injuries are overuse injuries. These do not result from one incident when someone experienced blunt trauma to the spinal cord. They are the result of repetitive activities that cause spinal cord damage over time. For example, lifting heavy things on a regular basis can slowly damage the spinal cord, leading to muscle spasms and stiffness that severely limits mobility.
Contact an Experienced Prescott Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today
At Phillips Law Group, we are prepared to learn more about your situation during a free consultation. We have over 27 years of experience and have helped thousands of injury victims obtain compensation to aid in their recoveries.
Our firm has obtained more than $750 million in compensation and has represented more than 155,000 consumer clients. Founding partner Jeffrey Phillips is an award-winning attorney who has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials. He is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100.
Set up a free consultation with an experienced lawyer by calling 1-800-706-3000. There are no upfront fees for our legal services.