If another party’s negligence caused your spinal cord injury, it is important to take your injury case seriously. Your damages might be extensive, and spinal cord injuries are often permanent. The responsible party may owe you compensation for your current and future costs of medical care, household services, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Signing off on a settlement offer that does not fully account for your accident-related damages might leave you stuck paying for those losses out of your own pocket in the future.
If you suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, a slip and fall, or any other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, The Cochran Firm – Nashville may be able to help you. A Nashville spinal cord injury lawyer from our firm may estimate the value of your damages and fight for compensation on your behalf. Our team handles insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and personal injury lawsuits on behalf of our clients.
To learn more about your options and our services, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451. If you qualify, we may be able to offer you representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payments required.
Types of Accidents That May Warrant a Lawsuit
The Cochran Firm – Nashville regularly handles personal injury cases involving:
- Car and truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents and other forms of premises liability accidents
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Police misconduct
If you suffered a spinal cord injury in any of these types of accidents, our firm might be able to help you pursue compensation. Note that this is not an inclusive list of our practice areas. The Cochran Firm – Nashville invites you to call our firm for a free case review no matter how another party caused your accident.
For a free legal consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer serving Nashville, call 615-678-6278
What a Settlement Offer Means
After an accident causes serious harm like a spinal cord injury, the responsible party’s insurance company might reach out to the victim with a settlement offer. If this happens to you, we urge you to use extreme caution.
Most settlement offers are binding, meaning that in order to accept the money, you must sign a release that says the responsible party is no longer liable for your damages. If you accept a low settlement offer, you might be left paying for a portion of your damages out of pocket later on.
Remember that you are not obligated to accept a low settlement offer. A Nashville spinal cord injury lawyer from our team may determine the fairness of any settlement offer you receive if we represent you. If it does not fully account for your damages, we may be able to negotiate for a higher amount or take your case to trial.
To learn more about the potential value of your case in a free consultation with a member of our team, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451.
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A Spinal Cord Injury Can Change Your Life
Spinal cord injuries might lead people to experience a loss of sensation and control in the regions affected below the injury. Spinal cord injuries might also lead to permanent loss of or changes in mobility, sexual function, and bowel control, among other symptoms.
According to the Mayo Clinic, treatment for spinal cord injuries depends on the type and severity of the injury and may include:
- Ongoing specialist care
- Treatment for secondary issues, such as blood clots and issues with bladder and bowel control
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
People with spinal cord injuries may also require mobility assistance devices (e.g., wheelchairs), home modifications, and other devices to aid daily activities and mobility.
Potentially Recoverable Damages in Spinal Cord Injury Cases
Depending on the nature of your accident and your injuries, you might be eligible to recover the following types of damages in a spinal cord injury case:
- All current and future costs for accident-related medical care, including costs for ongoing therapies, medications, and rehabilitation needs
- Costs for special caregivers, home modifications, wheelchairs, and other medical devices
- Lost wages for the time when the injury prevented you from working
- Reduced earning capability if you can no longer work after your injury
- Property damage that occurred in the accident
- Permanent total or partial disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
These are not the only types of damages that may be available in your case. A lawyer can help you identify your damages and collect evidence of their value if we represent you.
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Working with The Cochran Firm – Nashville on Your Case
The Cochran Firm – Nashville is a full-service law firm, meaning we may take over the legal work in your case as soon as you hire us. We may offer the following services to help you build your case:
- Communicate with the insurance companies and all other parties on your behalf
- Investigate your accident, identify the responsible party or parties, and collect evidence of their liability
- Estimate a fair settlement range for your case based on evidence of your damages
- Manage all deadlines, paperwork, and filing requirements for your insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit
- Negotiate a settlement offer
- Take your case to trial if necessary
Our team may answer your questions, give you legal advice, and update you on the progress of your case.
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When you choose to work with a Nashville spinal cord injury lawyer from The Cochran Firm – Nashville on your case, you can focus on your treatment while we focus on your financial recovery.
It is important to act quickly if you are considering legal action for your spinal cord injury. Tennessee Code §28-3-104 imposes a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Tennessee. This law means that if you do not take legal action within one year of your accident, you might lose your right to sue and recover compensation via a lawsuit.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no upfront payments required.