We strongly recommend you do not attempt to file a spinal cord injury claim without an attorney. While you are not required to work with a personal injury attorney, you are more likely to recover a higher rate of compensation than you will alone.
Spinal cord injuries can result in life-long injuries and years of pain. Spinal cord injuries rose among vulnerable, older individuals among the participants in a traumatic spinal cord injury study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association. You may not know what your life will look like in five or ten years after an injury. Representing yourself or hiring a general attorney may result in a highly undervalued claim and leaving you without the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have incurred.
Should I File a Spinal Cord Injury Claim Without an Attorney?
After your spinal cord injury, we recommend hiring a dedicated personal injury attorney who is deeply familiar with Indiana’s personal injury laws and can fight aggressively to recover the compensation you deserve.
We do not recommend hiring a general attorney, even if they offer to take a smaller portion of your earnings. While many general attorneys are very skilled, they simply do not have the same level of experience navigating personal injury cases and may not negotiate as aggressively as a personal injury lawyer.
Think of it this way. If you have the flu, you would go to your general practitioner. They are knowledgeable and can treat you with skill and kindness. However, if you experienced a severe blow to the head, you would go see a neurologist who specializes in head injuries.
To best protect your future, we highly recommend working with a lawyer specializing in personal injury law.
How a Spinal Cord Injury Claim Attorney Can Help You
A dedicated personal injury lawyer is your legal advocate through the spinal cord injury claim process. They will be on hand to answer your questions, recommend next steps, and offer the following services in the aftermath of your injury.
Take Over Communication
Spinal cord injuries can result in severe pain. You may even be on bed rest and unable to do any of your normal tasks. Our team takes over the entire legal process, including speaking with adjusters, medical experts, and insurance companies. This lets you stay focused on getting better.
Gather Evidence to Establish Liability
We will gather a range of evidence to establish who should pay for your spinal cord injuries and other damages. Our team may collect medical reports, witness accounts, incident reports, and photographs of the accident scene to establish the extent of your injuries and establish liability.
Calculate the Full Extent of Your Damages
One of the most critical reasons we do not recommend attempting to file a spinal cord injury claim without an attorney is that you may not understand the long-term impact this injury may have on your life, such as more expensive medical bills or loss of enjoyment of life.
Our team will work with medical experts to understand your long-term prognosis and push for the full amount of damages you deserve.
Negotiate with Your Insurance Company
Many spinal cord injury claims are settled out of court. Our team negotiates with the insurance company and we reach a settlement without ever stepping in a court room. However, we are more than willing to take your injury case to court if required.
After a spinal cord injury, you should be focused on healing, not juggling deadlines and gathering evidence. Let our team take care of the legal process so you can focus on getting better.
Speak to a Spinal Cord Injury Claim Attorney Today
Spinal cord injuries can happen for many reasons; this includes a car accident, motorcycle crash, sports injury, and even medical malpractice. As personal injury lawyers, we understand the long term impact a spinal cord injury can have on your life. Our team fights passionately for the rights of Indiana injury victims, and we will fight for yours, too.
Your future is a risk; do not settle for less compensation than you deserve. Our team will evaluate your case, estimate the full amount of your damages, then negotiate aggressively with the insurance company to recover the losses you deserve. There are no fees unless we recover compensation in your case.
For legal representation you can trust, contact Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at (317) 636-7777 before the statute of limitations under Indiana code § 34-11-2-4 passes. We can come to a location convenient to you, including your home or hospital.