Neck & Spinal Cord Injuries & Compensation
Neck and spinal cord injuries affect the body’s central nervous system when damage to the spine or vertebrae compresses nerves or severs them. As a result, neck and spinal cord injury victims need a series of surgery, physical therapy, months of recovery, and lost earnings.
At the personal injury law office of Carter & Fulton, our lawyers accurately determine the financial impact of a neck or spinal cord injury. Our office works with medical economists and life-care planners in order to project costs across the lifetime of a spinal cord injury victim.
We also take into consideration complications that arise when nerve damage reduces mobility resulting in paralysis, muscle deterioration, or spasticity.
If you or a family member suffers from a serious neck or spinal cord injury sustained in an accident, contact personal injury attorneys at Carter & Fulton today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Everett Neck Injury Liability Law Firm—Serious Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
Our personal injury attorneys represent people suffering from the following due to a car accident, truck wreck, motorcycle crash, pedestrian knockdown, or construction site accident:
- Herniated disc
- Crushed vertebrae
- Severed spinal cord
- Broken neck
- Torn ligaments
Neck Injuries—Before You Talk to an Insurance Claims Adjuster
It can take weeks—if not months—for the full effect of a neck injury, bulging disk, or soft tissue injury to reveal itself. Insurance companies are aware of this and often try to settle an injury claim as soon as possible in order to avoid more costly litigation later. Neck and back injuries are particularly prone to complications, especially in cases involving older people.
Since our bones and muscles do not heal as easily when we are older as when we are younger, whiplash or a cracked vertebrae may result in chronic pain, loss of sensation in an arm or leg, headaches, and the unsteady use of our hands or arms.
If you talk to an insurance company before consulting an attorney, they may ask to record your conversation or ask you questions about your accident or injury. In doing so, insurers are hoping you’ll say something they can use later in court to justify reducing or denying you compensation.
Once you hire our attorneys, insurers have to contact us and leave you alone. As a result, you don’t have to worry about saying the wrong thing or haggling with a claims adjuster. We’ll protect your rights and demand fair compensation for you.
Contact Spinal Cord Injuries Attorneys at Carter & Fulton
If your injuries involve disability or a child, our attorneys can explain the advantages of a structured settlement or special needs trust. In both cases, there are financial and tax issues that must be taken into consideration, as well as Medicaid planning concerns. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact spinal cord injuries attorneys at Carter & Fulton today.