Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries frequently occur from devastating car accidents and slipping and falling. Spinal cord injuries such as paralysis, loss of feeling, contusions, nervous system damage, and others can, and most likely will, have a devastating effect on the rest of your life. While lawsuits aren’t always pleasant, the end result can help offset some of the emotional and financial stress caused by your spinal injuries.
Typical Law Governing Spinal Cord Injuries
Since spinal cord injuries can occur in many different circumstances, a wide range of laws are implicated.
Battery. If your injuries are caused by someone else intentionally harming you, a lawsuit for battery is in order. A person may be liable for your injuries if he acts intending to cause a harmful or offensive contact, and his actions actually result in a harmful or offensive contact. This is different from negligence, where the person who harms another usually does so unintentionally.
Negligence. Motor vehicle accidents sometimes result in spinal cord injuries. In a negligence lawsuit, you must show that the driver failed to use reasonable care under the circumstances and as a result you suffered injuries.
Products Liability. If you are injured because of a product, you will need to show that the manufacturer, designer, tester, distributor, or inspector failed to perform their duties as they should have and as a result you were injured. Defective products such as ladders and car parts can result in spinal cord injuries.
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Please be aware that these laws have been simplified to their most basic form. Almost every lawsuit is unique, containing caveats, exceptions, and other fine details that apply to the specific circumstances of the case.
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Our office welcomes new clients and will always provide you with a friendly and professional attorney that will be happy to discuss your case with you. If you’d like to discuss your spinal cord injuries and a potential lawsuit with a Red Law attorney, please call us at 801-4770-RED or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In a consultation with a Red Law attorney, your attorney will provide you with a professional opinion of your case, how Red Law can help you, and a rough time frame for your potential lawsuit.