The spinal cord is one of the most important components of the human nervous system and when it suffers an injury, the resulting consequences can impact the individual’s life in ways that were previously unimaginable. Spinal cord injuries are very likely to cause long term if not permanent disability and they can lead to a lifetime of pain and expensive medical care. If you believe that your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, you need to protect your rights by contacting a Beverly Hills spinal cord injury lawyer.
Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious
The seriousness of spinal cord injuries is due the important role that the spinal cord plays in the overall function of the human body. All of the signals that travel between the body and the brain travel along this pathway of nerves and when it suffers and injury, it can result in either the signals not transmitting properly or the signals not transmitting at all. Even when these injuries can be fully rehabilitated, the process is long and painful with the need for treatments like surgery and intense medical care. This will not only inflict pain and temporary disability on the individual, but it is also likely to cost a significant amount of money.
Lifetime of disability
More severe spinal cord injuries will result in a lifetime of disability. Individuals with injuries like these are likely to need on-going medical care, suffer pain and disability that diminishes their quality of life and hardships such as a loss of income or the need for special mobility devices and accommodations in the home to help them deal with the new challenges that they will be facing.
Demonstrating losses with spinal cord injuries
With all of this being true, it can make for a very complex situation when it comes to handling spinal cord injury lawsuits. For claims such as these, your personal injury lawyer needs to demonstrate and document not only the losses that you have already suffered, but also the fact that these losses will carry-on into the future. Demonstrating future losses can often be a difficult process and an insurer is almost always going to try to shortchange a claimant on this end.
How we can help
A spinal cord injury can change a person’s life in some pretty dramatic ways and it all occurs in a matter of moments. While you are coming to terms with the changes in your life and rehabilitating your injuries as best you can, the insurance companies and parties that are responsible for the injury will be working to limit their liability and reduce the amount of compensation that they will have to provide. That is why you need the representation of an experienced team of Beverly Hills spinal cord injury attorneys. Contact the Quirk Law Group today to learn more about your rights in a spinal cord injury lawsuit.