Few injuries will change a person's life in the way that a spinal cord injury can. The spinal cord is an essential part of the human body because it carries critical information from a person's brain to all other parts of the body. Thus, a spinal cord injury can affect a person's function in all other body parts.
A spinal cord injury can result from a freak workplace accident, but they can also be caused by more ordinary events, like a motor vehicle accident. Under either circumstance, or in any other situation when the injury was caused in part by another party, the injured victim can pursue compensation through a lawsuit.
At James F. Humphreys & Associates, we understand the tremendous expenses that can stem from a spinal cord injury. The injured person will likely have many medical expenses for their immediate treatment after the accident, as well as ongoing medical treatments and long-term care in the weeks and months after the accident. In addition, depending on the severity of the injury, the person may need full-time help with taking care of routine daily tasks.
All of these costs of dealing with a spinal cord injury mean that it is crucial for the victim and their family to seek sufficient compensation for their damages. After this kind of accident, an insurance company might try to settle the case quickly, and the sum that they offer may even seem generous. However, any offer from an insurance company may not be adequate to cover the lifetime of expenses that an injured victim might face.
Our Charleston-based firm is dedicated to helping victims of serious accidents. Our website has information about a variety of personal injury topics, and can be a good starting point for anyone who needs more information about our firm and filing a claim. People who have a permanent disability from a spinal cord injury, or any other severe injury, can count on our attorneys to work on their behalf to get the best possible legal outcome.