Each year, thousands of people suffer spinal cord injuries (SCIs) in the U.S. Many cases could be avoided, but are the result of a traumatic accident caused by the negligent actions of another party. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury at the fault of another, please contact a Virginia SCI attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP so we may discuss your legal options. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Most instances of Fairfax SCIs commonly happen in accidents such as these:
Any time an SCI occurs that could have potentially been avoided, the at-fault party may be liable. A lawyer with experience in SCI cases can determine responsible parties.
When an SCI is caused by another individual’s negligence, the at-fault party may be liable for the victim’s losses. In order to show liability, the plaintiff needs to prove these four elements:
Duty of Care – The defendant owed the plaintiff a legal duty of care.
Breach of Duty of Care – The defendant breached this duty of care.
Causation – The defendant’s breach of duty of care caused the SCI.
Damages – The plaintiff suffered financial losses due to the injury.
Examples of liability in SCI cases include, a manufacturer of defective seatbelts that cause a SCI in a car accident or a doctor responsible for causing a SCI during surgery may face a medical malpractice suit.
There are many benefits in hiring a spinal cord injury attorney, as they will keep your best interests in mind while representing you so that you can give your attention to recovering. A lawyer will help you by investigating the accident, compiling evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you at trial if necessary. Spinal cord injury cases are delicate, as medical and living expenses for victims can be astronomical. Your best possible chance of obtaining the amount of compensation that your injury is warranted, will be through an attorney advocating for you.
Our spinal cord injury attorneys at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP have the necessary experience it takes to evaluate your case and help you determine the extent to which you can receive relief from your financial burden. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.