There are no determinate values for a spinal cord injury lawsuit since
injuries vary in degrees of severity, affecting individuals in a number
of different ways. Many serious spinal cord injuries, especially those
involving surgery, can cause lifelong disabilities and, as such, it is
not uncommon for an experienced attorney to secure compensation in excess
of $1 million for these types of lawsuits.
Although the potential for a sizeable verdict or settlement is high, the
level of experience in your attorney is what will make the difference
in the outcome of your case. Spinal cord injury cases should be handled
by an attorney who has a deep understanding of spine injuries and what
they entail and who has a successful track record of handling spine cases.
Attorneys lacking in experience may not grasp the significance of the
particular type of spine injury involved and, most importantly, the potential
for future problems downstream, especially in cases where multiple levels
of the spine are fused. Only a lawyer who is experienced in successfully
handling spine cases will understand how to best present the case –
both to an insurance company during settlement discussions and later to
a jury if the case cannot be settled – in order to maximize damages.
The types of damages one can receive compensation for in a spinal cord
injury case include past and future medical and life care expenses, past
and future loss of earnings, past and future loss of household services
and, most importantly general damages. General damages, sometimes referred
to in shorthand as pain and suffering, are compensation for the past and
future human losses the injured person has sustained. General damages
include full compensation for physical pain, mental suffering, disfigurement,
physical impairment, inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation, emotional distress
and, most significantly, loss of quality and/or enjoyment of life.
At Biren Law Group, our Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyers pursue maximum
compensation through a combination of working with the best spine surgeons
in Southern California and using compelling testimony to establish a plaintiff’s
need for compensation. Our trusted law firm has won significant verdicts
and settlements for injury victims and will do the same for you.
Call us today at (310) 896-4345. We offer free case evaluations.