Seeking Full Compensation For Spinal Cord Injury Victims
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to negligence, you could be living with the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the rest of your life. You shouldn’t have to face the road ahead alone. An experienced injury lawyer at the law firm of Bashein & Bashein can provide you with the sound legal counsel and aggressive representation you need to achieve justice.
Since 1949, our firm has been providing injury victims in Cleveland and throughout Ohio with skilled representation. Spinal cord injuries are among the most challenging cases in injury law. We are one of the few area law firms that have the experience and resources to effectively take on that challenge on behalf of injury victims.
When you come to Bashein & Bashein, you will never be just another client. We will take the time to learn your story and find out what you need to make as full a recovery as possible. To schedule a free consultation with a compassionate lawyer, call 216-771-3239 or toll-free 800-771-4457 or send us an e-mail.
Why Choose the Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers at Bashein & Bashein?
- With over 20 years of legal experience and millions recovered for our clients, our Cleveland spinal cord injury attorneys have the skills and experience to represent your lawsuit.
- We prioritize trust, excellence, and integrity. Our firm maintains a case success rate of over 99% and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and best interests.
- A spinal cord injury can be very serious and require extensive medical care. Our firm will handle all legal matters on your behalf so that you can focus on treatment, not litigation.
Legal Options for Spinal Cord Injury Victims in Cleveland, OH
The spinal cord is one of the most important structures in the human body. It is responsible for transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. If the spinal cord is compressed, severed, or damaged, you can lose all feeling and function below the injury site.
Many accidents and incidents can lead to spinal cord injuries, including:
- Falls from high places
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports and recreation injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Acts of violence, like gunshot wounds
- Incidents involving defective products
If you suffered a spinal cord injury due to the actions of another person, you have the right to pursue a legal claim against the responsible party. Depending on your situation, you could file an insurance claim, a personal injury lawsuit, or a workers’ compensation claim.
How Much Compensation Do You Need For A Spine Injury?
Living with a spinal cord injury can be very expensive. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the average yearly expenses can range from $375,196 to over $1.1 million depending on the severity of the injury. For a person injured at 25 years old, the average lifetime costs can be as high as $5.1 million.
In a spinal cord injury lawsuit, you have the right to recover two types of compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages involve financial losses, like medical care, lost wages, and property damage. Non-economic losses refer to your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
While medical science is making strides in spinal cord injury treatment, surgical procedures and other medical care is very expensive. How much will you need to make sure you have access to cutting edge treatments throughout your life? We will work closely with experts, including doctors, rehab specialists, vocational specialists and life care planners to determine what you need to live as full a life as possible.
Our firm will evaluate all potential avenues to compensation and gather financial records, expert testimony, and other pieces of evidence to accurately calculate your potential award. Equipped with this information, you will be better prepared to fight for your right to maximum recovery and advocate for the settlement that you deserve. At Bashein & Bashein, we will work tirelessly to protect your future financial security.
How Long Do You Have to File a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
If you want to pursue a legal claim for a spinal cord injury, it is important to know the statute of limitations for your case. This law sets a time limit for filing a lawsuit; if you do not file your claim in time, the court will dismiss your case. You generally have two years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit, or four years from the incident to pursue a medical malpractice claim.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Cleveland Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal cord injuries can disrupt your life. If you were injured by another person, you are entitled to financial compensation. In these situations, trust the Cleveland spinal cord injury attorneys at Bashein & Bashein to fight for your right to maximum recovery.
Whether you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, construction accident, or as the result of a defective product, you can rely on our firm to be a strong advocate for your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation with an attorney.