The impact of a spinal injury resulting from a car accident, a fall, or from any other cause can be devastating to the victim as well as his or her family. In addition, the cost of lifelong medical care required by the victim of spinal injury can be enormous (Click here for more information). If you or a member of your family has been involved in an accident that led to a spinal injury, you can file a lawsuit that will lead to compensation for your injuries as well as losses incurred as a result of your injuries.
- Legal basis of spinal injury lawsuits
- Spinal injury resulting from negligence
A big number of spinal injury lawsuits are based on a legal theory referred to as negligence. This means that if your spinal injury case is based on negligence, you must prove that the party you are suing is squarely responsible for your injuries.
- Spinal injuries resulting from faulty products
If you suffered a spinal injury because of using a dangerous or defective product, you may sue the manufacturer, designer, or the seller of that product for compensation.
Compensation in spinal injury cases
The main purpose of a monetary award in spinal injury cases is to compensate the victim for losses incurred as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident. The monetary award given to the victim, referred to as '’damages’’, is meant to restore the victim of to his or her pre-accident condition.
Generally, in spinal injury cases, the compensation that the victim receives is meant to go above and beyond reimbursement for all medical expenses incurred, as well as '’ pain and suffering’’ experienced by the victim. Because a spinal injury can lead to permanent disability as well as other life-altering effects, the damages awarded by the court may include compensation for such things as ongoing medical care and rehabilitation, modification of the victim’s home; as well as the cost of assistive devices.
Getting help for spinal injury cases
As a matter of fact, spinal injury lawsuits are more complex in nature than those involving typical injury cases, as far as legal and medical issues are concerned. For this reason, if you want to file a law suit for spinal injury compensation, you need to look for a lawyer who specializes in spinal injury litigation.