What Kind of Compensation is Available for Spinal Cord Injuries?

Post By Corey Heit

Suffering a severe injury can leave a catastrophic impact on your life. While some victims of injuries recover, others do not, and their lives are permanently altered as a result.

Injuries to the spinal cord are especially problematic. If you or someone you know has suffered a similar spinal cord injury, it is critical that you contact a Columbus spinal cord injury attorney. At Heit Law we have experience as a spinal cord injury law firm in Columbus, Ohio. We specialize in assisting victims in getting the spinal cord injury compensation they are entitled to.

If you or someone you know have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, let the legal professionals at Heit Law assist you in recovering the damages you are owed.

What Kind of Compensation is Available for Spinal Cord Injuries?

Personal injuries are serious matter when they involve damage to the spinal cord. If one party’s negligent behavior causes substantial damage to another party’s wellbeing, it is important that those responsible be held responsible for their actions. Should you have suffered as a direct result of someone’s negligence you can receive spinal cord injury compensation for the following:

  • Medical Bills — Trips to medical facilities can be expensive. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s actions, you can have your bills covered. Make sure you accurately compile and record the total of your expenses. This will be useful in attempting to recover said damages.
  • Lost Wages — If you have suffered a severe injury, like spinal cord damage, you will more than likely have missed time at work. You are entitled to compensation for your lost wages. Both past and future unpaid hours.
  • Cost of Future Medical Care — Catastrophic injuries rarely do not require repeated, frequent medical attention. If you suffered as a result of someone else’s actions, you could be entitled to future medical expense compensation. It is important to have medical support to verify your claims.
  • Pain and Suffering — Due to the severe nature of spinal cord injuries, they can often be accompanied by immense pain and suffering. The psychological impact of these injuries can be compensated for by the negligent party.
  • Wrongful Death — If the most extreme were to occur, remaining family members can be entitled to compensation for the victim’s death. This can include funeral and burial expenses, cost of pre-death medical care, emotional distress of the loss, lost financial contribution, lost services and support, as well as the loss of companionship and consortium.

What to Do If You’re Injured

It is imperative that in all cases involving personal injury that you consult a medical professional. They can assess your body to determine the nature and extent of any wounds you have from your accident and document them. This will be necessary for determining how much you’re entitled to.

Contact Heit Law

Heit Law handles all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay personal injury attorney fees unless we win. You can reach my Westerville office by phone at 614-898-5300, toll free from anywhere in Ohio at 877-898-HEIT (4348) or contact via email to schedule a free initial consultation.

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