Charleston WV Spinal Cord Injuries Attorney
Injuries to the spinal cord can have dramatic consequences. Especially when the injury is severe enough, resulting in a severed, pinched, or critically injured spinal cord, the victim can experience partial or complete loss of sensory or motor function. In some cases, a spinal cord injury is temporary; unfortunately, many of these types of injuries are permanent, requiring long-term medical care and a massive change of day-to-day life. If you or a loved one was injured in a serious accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury, you may need to speak with a Charleston personal injury attorney to receive compensation for the damages incurred.
At the Love Law Firm, we boast years of experience helping individuals just like you in the Charleston area. We’ll work with you, one-on-one, and make sure that your interests lead our litigation strategy, and we’ll vigorously fight to help you receive a fair and reasonable compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of income from work, loss of future earning capacity, and more. For a free consultation with Charleston WV personal injury attorney Charles Love, call our law firm today at (304) 344-5683.
Overview of Spinal Cord Injuries in West Virginia
Spinal cord injuries are typically caused by a traumatic injury or a blow to the spine. Some of the most common causes of spinal injuries include:
Spinal cord injuries can also occur in the workplace, especially in industries such as mining, construction, and scaffolding. For a spinal cord injury lawsuit, there has to be negligence that caused the injury. For example, negligence at the workplace could involve improper safety precautions or mislabeled materials. Negligence in a car accident may involve a distracted driver. In general, in order to present a strong lawsuit, you need to prove that the other party’s negligent actions led to the injury.
Compensation in Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits
By filing a spinal cord injury lawsuit, you are asking for compensation for the financial damages caused by your injuries. In many cases, a spinal cord injury results in severe limitations, and the victim not only has to cover emergency medical expenses, but also those long-term expenses such as medical equipment, continued physical therapy, and continued doctor visits or surgeries. If the accident was caused by the other individual, then court action is designed to hold the other individual responsible for his/her actions, which means helping cover these expenses. Other areas of compensation may include:
- Ongoing health care and rehabilitation
- Assistive devices
- Modifications to the victim’s home
- Loss of income at work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Keep in mind, however, that in West Virginia, some plaintiffs can be held responsible for the accidents they were involved in. West Virginia follows a comparative negligence rule, meaning that the final settlement is adjusted for both parties’ level of fault. For instance, if you were 10% at fault for an accident, and you are pushing for a $10,000 accident, the total amount you may receive would be $9,000.
Contact the Love Law Firm Today for a Consultation
A spinal cord injury can be a terrifying, devastating experience. But if the accident was caused by the other party(s), then you don’t have to go through it on your own (and on your own dime!). Charleston WV attorney Charles M. Love has helped many individuals with their personal injury lawsuits, and at the Love Law Firm, we’re prepared to take your case and present a strong, aggressive case. Our goal is to make sure that you receive fair and reasonable compensation to cover all of the damages created by the injury. For a free consultation with attorney Charles M. Love, call our law firm today by dialing (304) 344-5683.