Jackson Spine Injury Lawyer
Medical professionals often refer to the spine as the body’s messaging center, transmitting information from the brain to the organs and systems that ensure humans function properly. Knowing its role, you can imagine the enormous consequences of sustaining a spine injury. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), victims will spend an average of 11 days in the hospital and 30 in a rehabilitation center. Aside from astronomical medical costs, the physical and emotional losses are overwhelming.
When careless conduct leads to spine injury, it is reassuring to know that Mississippi personal injury laws afford you with legal remedies. Trauma to your back can be extremely debilitating, so taking advantage of these options is critical. You can count on our team at Keith B. French Law to assist with the essential tasks, so please contact a Jackson spine injury lawyer to set up a free consultation.
How Spinal Cord Injuries Happen
Any blow, twisting or contorting of the back, penetrating trauma, or other violent impact can result in serious harm to the spine. Some of the most common types of accidents that cause spine injury include:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle collisions;
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents;
- Slips, trips, and falls on property;
- Dangerous, defective products;
- Medical errors and malpractice; and
- Workplace accidents.
Regardless of the specific causes, most spine injuries are the result of negligence. To recover monetary damages as described below, you must prove that the accident occurred because the at-fault party failed to exercise reasonable care. At Keith B. French Law, our first step to supporting your rights is filing a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer. If the insurer refuses to pay a fair amount, we will take your case to court.
Compensation for Victims of Spinal Injuries
Damages in a negligence case are based upon how injuries affect the victim’s life, and the implications of a spinal cord injury are severe. You could suffer from chronic pain, lack of mobility, and serious physical limitations. In extreme cases, spinal trauma leads to paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other permanent disabilities.
Our Jackson spine injury attorneys will seek amounts based upon the two types of compensation available in a personal injury case:
- Economic Damages: This category covers your out-of-pocket and tangible losses, such as medical costs and lost wages.
- Noneconomic Damages: There are many personal consequences related to spinal cord injuries, so this form of damages is more subjective to the victim’s own experience. You may qualify for pain and suffering, emotional distress, diminished quality of life, and other amounts.
Speak to a Jackson Spine Injury Lawyer for Free
At Keith B. French Law, our team knows how a spinal injury can turn your life around. We have extensive knowledge of Mississippi personal injury laws and the experience to ensure you recover fair compensation, whether through an insurance claim or lawsuit. Please contact our Jackson, MS office today at 832-243-6153 or via our website. We can schedule a no-cost case review to assess your situation and determine strategy.