Spinal cord injuries take many forms, but a common thread is the devastation of losing control over one’s body. It’s common to lose the use of one’s arms and legs, among other things, which presents an incredible mental, emotional and physical challenge for any individual used to complete mobility and independence. As with any catastrophic injury, the hardest part is the initial phase; to get clients and their families through this difficult time, a personal injury lawyer must work hard to arrange interim payments and funding through a No-Fault insurer.
In cases where an individual’s life has been turned upside down by a traumatic spinal cord injury, the oncoming whirlwind of change can be overwhelming, to say the least. The first concern is and always should be the person’s physical well-being and, with a spinal cord injury in particular, medical evidence suggests that taking part in rehabilitation early in the recovery process can be critical to making the best possible recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered such an injury you need timely, quality care from leading rehabilitation specialists arranged for you.
After suffering a spinal cord injury, it’s important that support services are put in place right away. Victims may need structural changes to their home including a ramp to the entrance, an elevator and updates to a washroom, among many other things. They may also need to sell their home in a hurry, incurring real estate and moving fees on top of everything else.
The immediate financial impact can be difficult to overcome, too, if the case needs to go to court. You need someone with a long history of success in traumatic spinal cord injury claims, including cases that have gone to trial.
Personal injury lawyers are most effective when clients contact them right away following an injury; that way they can quickly collect and sort through the most important details that insurance companies and the government will need in order to award you a fair compensation package (including interim payments through a No-Fault insurer) in a timely manner.