Understanding Your Choices After a Spinal Cord Injury: Is Dealing with the Insurance Company the Right Move?
Every year, spinal cord injuries impact 12,000 individuals in the United States, often leaving victims with lifelong medical expenses and frequently, incomplete recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord accident, you likely have a myriad of questions.
This article discusses how a personal injury lawyer can potentially help you secure the compensation you deserve. Reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a complimentary case assessment. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning there is no risk in enlisting our services.
Avoid Accepting an Insurance Company’s Offer Before Consulting an Attorney
Regardless of the settlement proposed by the insurance company, it is inadvisable to accept it prior to consulting a personal injury lawyer. It is essential to remember that insurance companies prioritize minimizing their expenses. Despite what they may suggest, they are profit-driven enterprises that will not initially offer their best deal.
A quick settlement offer following an injury is often an indication that you have a solid case. The insurance company’s aim is to expedite a settlement before you realize the full extent of compensation you are entitled to. Get in touch with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas promptly to understand your potential options.
Various Damages May Be Applicable to Your Situation
Depending on the cause of your spinal cord injury and who is liable, several types of damages might be applicable. If someone else was partially responsible for your accident, they are likely liable for your past medical bills and rehabilitation costs. We will collaborate with financial experts to estimate your future medical expenses, which should also be covered.
If your home requires modifications, such as a ramp or adaptive technologies like a wheelchair, these costs may be included in your damages. Compensation for current lost wages, even if you were compensated through sick or personal leave, as well as future earnings loss may be factored in.
Additionally, non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, may be applicable. While these might seem more challenging to quantify, our experts can provide reasonable estimations. We understand that no compensation can fully right the wrong that has occurred, but we can assist in alleviating the financial burden.
To determine if you have a viable case, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas immediately at 909-982-0707 to schedule your free case assessment. We stand ready to support you during this challenging period and ensure you have the means to move forward.