There is no set value for a spinal cord injury case. There have been recorded settlements of $500,000, $1 million, or more. However, a spinal cord injury case is unique. Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
Spinal Cord Injury Cases in Texas Can Be Worth Millions
Spinal cord injury settlements and verdicts can result in large settlements due to the nature of the injury and additional expenses. Affording to live after a spinal cord injury can be difficult. When the spinal cord is severed or damaged, the victim is a lifelong paraplegic (unable to move legs) or a person with quadriplegia (unable to move legs and arms). Spinal cord injury victims need sustained medical care that most families cannot afford. That is why a spinal cord injury lawyer will pursue the maximum compensation available.
It Costs Millions of Dollars for Necessary Lifelong Medical Care for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the average lifetime medical expenses for a 25-year-old quadriplegic is over $4 million. Additionally, spinal cord injuries come with other expenses. These include:
- Extended or repeated hospitalization
- Various inpatient and/or outpatient therapies
- Medical and mobility equipment
- Healthcare costs for secondary conditions related to injury
- Necessary home adaptations (i.e. wheelchair ramps)
- Prescription medicines
- Lost wages and/or earning ability
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Pain and suffering
The law firm of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will fight for the injured person and his or her family to receive the compensation you deserve. Please call (713) 850-8600 for a complimentary case evaluation.
Common Ways Spinal Cord Injuries Occur
Except for genetic disorders and disease, the most common factors that lead to spinal cord injuries are:
In some cases of spinal cord injuries, medical error is the underlying cause. For instance, a surgical patient develops a preventable infection that leads to spinal cord damage.
Determining Who Is At-Fault for a Spinal Cord Injury
As a spinal cord injury law firm in Texas, we look for specific indicators to find the responsible party at fault. For example, if the injury is the result of a workplace accident, we investigate the premises, question witnesses, and examine all the facts surrounding the accident. The employer might be liable if we discover improper safety or workplace practices.
Finding the Person At Fault Depends on Identifying Negligence:
- The person or responsible party had a duty to act with care.
- The responsible person did not uphold their duty of care.
- This negligence harmed you or your loved one.
- This injury resulted in medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and additional damages.
Not All Spinal Cord Injury Cases Result in Lawsuits
Often spinal cord injury cases can settle without the need for a trial. The law firm of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC seeks fair resolution for its clients. Often the Defendant in a spinal cord injury case may also prefer to settle, as the case may attract unwanted publicity. If we cannot obtain a fair settlement, we will take your case to trial. For a free case evaluation, please call (713) 850-8600.
You Can Afford an Attorney for your Spinal Cord Injury Case
- Miller & Associates, PLLC is a Texas spinal cord injury law firm that works on a contingency basis. This means that we do not charge attorney fees unless we can reach a settlement or verdict resulting in compensation. You do not pay any upfront costs. Please call (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
The Statute of Limitations in Texas for Spinal Cord Injuries is Two Years
Texas law allows the victim or family members to seek compensation for expenses related to the injury. However, there is a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Spinal cord injuries are a catastrophic medical condition with lifelong physical, mental, and financial consequences. The law firm of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC is here to help. Please call (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.