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Few injuries are as serious and potentially devastating as spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is one of the key parts of the body responsible for mobility and proper nerve and motor function, and damage to this area can have disastrous consequences which last for the duration of a person's life. Paraplegia, quadriplegia, and even death can occur if the injury is severe enough. Usually, some kind of trauma to the back or spine causes a spinal cord injury, such as a heavy blow or a fall. The vertebrae in the spine are damaged, and this causes the spinal cord to twist, bend, or be completely severed.
Accidents which cause this type of injury can be varied, and include auto accidents, construction accidents, or even sports accidents. If negligence was involved in an accident that caused you to suffer a spinal cord injury, contact a Denver personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident to address the legal matters surrounding the accident and the lawsuit or claim for compensation.
A spinal cord injury can cause extreme physical, mental, and emotional hardship. The pain and suffering experienced by the victim and their family can be great, and the financial toll can be high as well. Medical expenses for the continued treatment and care of such an injury are usually very expensive, and the victim could lose substantial income due to being unable to work. If this has happened to you, you deserve adequate compensation that will cover these costs. We at Anderson Hemmat, have years of experience helping people in their personal injury cases. Our legal team is dedicated and aggressive in seeking a settlement that is truly reflects the degree of injury and other damages in serious spinal cord injury cases. Have you suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident? Contact a Denver personal injury attorney today.
As such injuries can be so painful, difficult and physically and emotionally distressing for the injured victim, addressing the legal matters related to the lawsuit or claim for compensation is rarely the first priority. This is actually an urgent matter, and careful documentation of every aspect of the case must be undertaken for the claims process. There are many issues to take into account - not only the stressful financial burdens but the physical and emotional impact such injuries place on the individual and their family members. Our legal team will fight for justice and fair and full compensation for our clients. As the injured client may require a lifetime of medical care and treatment, how the case is addressed legally is of ultimate concern to the innocent victim and their families. Professional support from our legal team is an urgent need in catastrophic injury cases. Contact a Denver catastrophic injury attorney if you or a loved one has sustained catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of another in an accident.
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Typically, a personal injury accident case will go to trial when a settlement agreement cannot be reached outside of courts. If the defendant in the personal injury case is refusing to offer a settlement that accurately reflects the extent of damages, then a trial might be the only option to secure maximum financial compensation.
The best way to know whether or not you should accept a personal injury settlement is to consult with an accident lawyer you trust. Insurance companies try to get claimants to settle quickly before they know how much they actually could get for their accident. Consider having your personal injury case evaluated by a Denver accident attorney from our law firm.
Anderson Hemmat operates on a contingency fee basis. This is a "no recovery, no fee" guarantee which basically states that you do not owe us attorney fees until we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. To learn more about payment options, please call our experienced accident attorneys directly.
While it is not mandatory that you have legal representation for a personal injury case, it can be extremely beneficial. Many people are cut short of the financial compensation because they were not aware of how much they actually deserved for their extensive accident.
Many people do not go to the hospital after car accidents either because they think they are not injured or they fear they will have to pay out of pocket for the visit. Truthfully, many car accident injuries can go undetected and may not begin to bother the victim until days or even weeks after the accident. As a precaution, anyone involved in a moderate to serious car accident should go to the hospital for a physical evaluation. Most likely, this visit will be covered by insurance. Just be sure to keep record of the visit and the payment for the visit.
It can be difficult for a driver to know how much they're entitled to after a car accident. Many drivers accept the insurance company's first settlement offer because they trust that it's fair and will be enough to cover all accident-related expenses. This is not always the case. We encourage drivers to consult with a car accident attorney after a collision for a second opinion on how much your claim is worth. More often than not, insurance companies offer claimants far less than they actually deserve.
Colorado has comparative/contributory negligence laws. This means that even drivers who are partially at fault for accidents can recover compensation from insurance. However, this does not apply to drivers who are more than 50 percent at fault for the collision. For example, if the insurance adjusters decided that you were 20 percent at-fault and the other driver was 80 percent at-fault, then you could collect up to 80 percent from the other driver's insurance.
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