Did you have to go to the hospital due to a spinal cord injury?
Did you get in a car accident or experience a sporting problem that sent you to the hospital and caused you to pay large amounts of money because of surgery or other medical bills?
Spinal injuries are common in males between the ages of 16 and 30, but they can happen to just about anyone. Spinal cord injuries are caused by high intensity trauma, and typically happen because of another person or organization’s negligence. The first thing you want to do when you injure your spinal cord is get it fixed, but after that you must call a personal injury lawyer.
How can you tell if you are eligible to receive compensation for your spinal cord injury?
You Had To Pay For Hospital Bills
Did you slip and fall in a restaurant and have to go to the hospital because of the injury? If you have to pay for any medical bills such as ambulance fees or surgery costs, there’s a good chance you can seek compensation for your injury. Contact a personal injury lawyer and talk to them about your injury. Spinal cord injuries are serious, making courts sympathetic to your arguments.
An Organization Tried to Get You to Sign an Agreement Not to Sue
Businesses and organizations are known for putting together strong legal teams when they are in trouble for injuring someone. If you slip and fall in an establishment, get hit by an 18 wheeler or damage your spinal cord in a sporting event, do not sign anything. If they try to convince you not to press charges, or if they want you to sign any documents you can bet they are afraid that you will sue.
Contact a lawyer immediately and take the organization to court. There’s a good chance that you can get the court to see your point of view.
You Have Particular Problems
Take pictures of your injuries and examine your entire injury. Spinal cord injuries have particular symptoms that show if you have a case against another person or organization. If you have significant pain or weakness you should call a lawyer. Some other symptoms include numbness, loss of bladder control, sensory changes and paralysis.
You Got Compensation for a Vehicle or Item
Did you get compensated for a damaged car in an accident? This probably means that medical injuries should be covered as well.
Now it’s your turn. Let us know in the comments if you have a spinal cord injury or if someone you know possible has one. Share your experiences and tell us how you handled the situation. Do you have any advice for people with spinal cord injury?