A preventable spinal cord injury, such as one sustained in a car accident caused by a careless driver, can have devastating impacts on victims as well as their families. In many cases, these are life-changing injuries.
If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation and accountability. Unfortunately, spinal cord injury cases are often extremely complex. Victims frequently underestimate the amount of compensation they need, or simply cannot convince insurance companies to make a truly fair offer.
We know that no level of compensation can reverse the effects of a spinal cord injury. However, our personal injury lawyers also understand the physical, emotional and financial tolls associated with spinal cord injuries, and we are proud to help victims from the greater Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana area pursue the financial security they and their families need. For a free consultation, please call (502) 222-2222 or toll-free at 812-282-8500 today.
Why Choose Karl Truman Law Office?
The goal of any personal injury lawsuit is to, as best as possible, provide fair financial compensation to the victim that makes them “whole” after the injury. But how do you determine what’s fair?
After a spinal cord injury, victims and their families are often looking at a lifetime of care and slow processes of rehab and relearning how to accomplish daily tasks. It’s hard enough to simply calculate the long-term financial cost of future medical bills, household services, and lost wages. But how do you put a value on lost independence, plans put on indefinite hold, and permanent changes in your quality of life?
Insurance companies take advantage of this complexity. They may try to settle your spinal cord injury claim quickly and cheaply, before you really have any idea of your long-term medical, financial, and personal needs.
The best way to protect yourself is by hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer. The spinal cord injury attorneys at Karl Truman have been helping people throughout Kentucky and Indiana recover from catastrophic injuries for more than 30 years.
- We will help you get the high-quality medical care you deserve.
- We will work with medical professionals, life care planners, and other experts to accurately calculate full and fair compensation for your injury.
- We will thoroughly investigate the causes of your accident to determine who was at fault and hold them accountable.
- We will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, so you can focus on your health and your family.
- We are not afraid to take your case to trial. We have a long history of successfully representing people with spinal cord damage and other catastrophic injuries.
- We will treat you like family. We listen and we care. You can always expect to be fully informed about your case and receive timely answers to all of your questions, whenever you have them.
Furthermore, in addition to personal injury cases, Truman Law Office also handles long-term disability and Social Security Disability claims. We are happy to help you with these claims as well if you are eligible, which can streamline the process and save you the hassle of working with multiple different law firms.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is typically the result of a sudden, jarring impact that damages the spinal cord, which spans the base of your brain through the upper region of the lower back.
In addition to car accidents, spinal cord injuries may also be caused by:
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Sports injuries
Spinal cord injuries can affect your entire body and may result in permanent disability.
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
Although the spinal cord is encased in the protective vertebrae of the spinal column, forceful trauma can penetrate the spinal column and damage the spinal cord. When the spinal cord nerves are damaged or severed, it can impact your central nervous system and physical function.
Generally, the higher up the spinal column the injury occurs, the more extensive the loss of function. Depending on the location and severity of damage, spinal cord injuries could cause:
- Full or partial loss of limb function
- Respiratory problems
- Loss of body functions
Many spinal cord injury victims require costly medical treatment, home and lifestyle modifications, and long-term care. If you or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury due to another’s carelessness, it’s important to discuss your case with an experienced Louisville personal injury attorney to ensure you are able to seek fair and adequate compensation.
How Much Is My Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Worth?
Calculating monetary damages after a spinal cord injury is a complex process. You’re entitled to compensation not only for the economic damages you incur, but also for non-economic damages relating to your quality of life. Our attorneys will look at things like:
- Past and future hospital and medical bills, physical therapy, medications, surgeries, etc.
- Lost wages and reduced future earnings
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of benefits of relationship (consortium)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Because spinal cord injuries often lead to lifelong symptoms or disabilities, non-economic damages can be significant. However, this also makes damages subjective and difficult to quantify. Working with an experienced attorney who isn’t afraid to take your case to trial (if necessary) gives you the best chance of obtaining full and fair compensation.
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You don’t have to worry about whether you can afford experienced representation. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we win your case. We also offer a 30-Day Guarantee: If for any reason you aren’t satisfied with our service or don’t think we’re the right fit for you, you can walk away within 30 days of hiring us.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury, please call us in Louisville, Kentucky, at (502) 222-2222 or contact the Karl Truman Law Office today to schedule your free consultation. Our spinal cord injury lawyers serve clients throughout Kentucky as well as Indiana from our office in Jeffersonville. Please call us toll-free for service in these areas: 812-282-8500.
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.