A catastrophic injury, such as one that impacts the spinal cord, is a life-changing event. In addition to the medical bills you’re facing, your quality of life may be impacted. Was your injury the result of someone else’s carelessness? If so; don’t delay in reaching out to a South Hill spinal cord injury lawyer.
After meeting, an experienced lawyer can inform you if you’re eligible to file a personal injury claim. This civil action is the first step in pursuing a cash settlement. A settlement can be crucial to helping your family cover medical bills, missed wages, and future lost earnings.
Any time your spinal cord suffers trauma, a serious injury can happen, including paralysis. Unfortunately, there are plenty of ways for this to occur.
Some common causes include:
Sometimes, a victim does not survive their injury. We want you to know that in the State of Washington, close family members (such as a spouse, domestic partner, or child) can file a claim on behalf of their loved one. One of our attorneys would be pleased to explain more how this could apply to your family when you call.
To be clear, a personal injury claim is not appropriate for every situation. For instance, if you went cliff diving in a public area and were injured, you likely do not have a claim. You assumed a great deal of risk and are responsible for your injury. However, if you can prove that someone else was negligent, you should call us.
Some examples might include:
As every story is unique, it’s best to call us and ask for a free case evaluation. We’ll be better able to tell you if we think that someone is responsible for your injury. If so, they could be held financially liable.
In general, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in the state of Washington is three years (RCW 4.16.080). However, there are a few exceptions, such as if the victim is a minor.
No matter what, we always encourage victims to reach out to us as soon as possible after their accident. There are two primary reasons for this. First, we’re able to offer you a greater level of support throughout the process. In other words, we can do more to help you. Second, it makes our job easier in tracking down key evidence. It doesn’t take long for accident scenes to get cleaned up, video footage deleted, and even your own memory of what happened forgotten.
Ready to speak with a South Hill spinal cord injury lawyer about what happened? A lawyer from our family-owned firm would be happy to meet with you at no cost and hear what happened. In fact, we’ll only ever charge a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. There’s no risk to reaching out and calling us today.