Huntsville Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
The spine sends signals to and from the brain to the rest of the body. The spine is then responsible for the movement of limbs and fingers, carrying sensation to the brain, and regulating the operation of the heart and lungs. Any damage to the spine can be life-threatening.
Even those who survive spine injuries can have life-long consequences requiring medical treatment and a major loss of quality of life. It may be difficult or impossible to return to the work you were accustomed to or to any work at all after a spine injury. Family members suffer the pain of seeing their loved ones in pain and unable to perform basic activities they once enjoyed. With the help of the Huntsville spinal cord injury attorneys at Conchin, Cole, Jordan & Sherrod, you may be able to recover all your damages and more if you or a loved one sustained a spine injury due to someone’s negligence.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the spine are some of the most common injuries in car accidents. A whiplash injury can damage not only the soft tissue around the spine, but stretch or otherwise damage the spine itself. The force of the impact in a car accident can overextend the back and result in horrific spinal injuries leaving victims paralyzed for months or for life.
Injuries resulting from slipping and falling at a business or on a sidewalk can severely damage the spine causing great pain and difficulties in recovery.
Falls off ladders or scaffolds at a worksite are among the most common workplace injuries employees can suffer. These accidents may be compounded by falling onto equipment below that further results in injury to the spine. Many accidents of this sort result in being paralyzed and often require permanent assistance and medical treatment.
Proving Negligence in Spinal Injury Cases
Because of Alabama’s contributory negligence laws, if the insurance company can prove that you were responsible in part for the accident, they can potentially avoid paying any compensation for your injury. Even if it is determined that the other party’s negligence was 95% responsible for the accident, if they are able to prove that you contributed a mere 5% to the accident yourself, they may be able to deny all compensation.
Proving negligence then becomes a major factor in spinal injury claims in Alabama. It is almost always a good idea to seek a qualified personal injury attorney to assist in establishing your case in a spinal injury claim.
A Huntsville spinal cord injury lawyer will work to preserve evidence in your case, find and interview witnesses, document the conditions that caused your accident, and bring the facts to light in your case. This process often requires obtaining expert witnesses and depositions from qualified personnel to establish the cause of the accident and prove the negligence of the person or people who were at fault in your accident.
Because of the large amount of compensation insurance companies risk paying in such cases, they may fight even harder to avoid any claim against them. Having an experienced attorney on your side levels the playing field and greatly improves your chance of receiving compensation for expensive medical bills and lost wages from work, as well as for pain and suffering resulting from your injury. Contact the spine injury lawyers at Conchin, Cole, Jordan & Sherrod today to see how we can help.