A lot of people are fortunate to walk away from their car accidents with nothing more than bumps, bruises, and maybe even a few sprains or broken bones. While those injuries are certainly important and require appropriate care and compensation, if caused by the negligence of another, they pale in comparison to some of the more severe injuries that can be suffered in a car accident.
Spinal cord injuries
A spinal cord injury is life-changing. In many instance, those who suffer this kind of harm end up with limited mobility, and sometimes complete paralysis. These victims can struggle to reclaim the ability to perform what might have at one time seemed like mundane tasks, and they often feel like their future is bleak given their limitations.
The damages incurred by spinal cord injury victims can be enormous. Lifetime damages often stretch into the millions of dollars with tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and rehabilitation costs being incurred each year. That’s not to mention a victim’s lost wages, lost earnings capacity, and emotional and physical pain and suffering.
What victims can do
It might sound challenging, especially as one tries to find a new normal after their spinal cord injury, but taking legal action is often the best way to obtain a sense of justice and recover the compensation needed to provide stability. To successfully do so, a victim will have to show that another individual’s negligence caused the injuries in question, which isn’t always easy to do.
In fact, a successful personal injury claim requires gathering evidence, which might come in the form of witness testimony or documentation, and vetting it appropriately. As a result, victims might want to conduct depositions of key witnesses, analyze case law and jury behavior in similar cases, and secure expert testimony that can speak to the extent of the damages suffered.
If all of that sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. Competent legal teams like the one at our firm stand ready to help.
Of course, we recognize that the legalities of your situation aren’t everything. That’s why it’s important to know how you can minimize the effects of your disability and find a path forward in your new life. For tips on how to do so, consider this resource.