Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal cord injuries are often catastrophic. In many cases, they result in death. If you are fortunate enough to survive the initial injury, your life will be profoundly altered. According to official statistics, more than 250,000 people in the United States live with these injuries. National Institutes of Health assert that 12,000 people a year suffer from spinal cord injuries, 80% of them are men. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you need professional legal assistance. The Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office of The Sargent Firm are ready and willing to fight to get you the compensation you are legally entitled to.
The laws of the State of Idaho allow you to only once chance to settle your claim. It is critical that you have a professional on your side who will ensure you do not get cheated by the insurance company. Our highly qualified spinal cord injury attorneys are available for a free consultation or second opinion. Reach out to The Sargent Firm today to start the process of justice. We are here to help.
What should I do if I have a spinal cord injury from an accident?
A spinal cord injury could occur in numerous ways. As a firm specializing in personal injury, we’ve seen a lot of these injuries resulting from car accidents and tractor-trailer accidents. People who perform manual labor, such as construction or factory workers, are also at a high risk of a spinal cord injury. If you or a loved one has suffered, you must first get immediate professional medical help. The Sargent Firm has a team of investigators on staff that will collect evidence for you, so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
It is critical, however, that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to expedite your claim. Often times, individuals don’t want to deal with a lawsuit, so they are quick to settle with an insurance company. It is understandable that one would want to make life return to the way it was prior to the accident. Some think that a quick, easy settlement will do that. Nevertheless, insurance companies will almost always lowball you, offering you less than what you are legally entitled to. Spinal cord injuries require much care with extremely high medical expenses. Once you agree to a settlement with an insurance company, you can never go back and remake your case. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to speak with a lawyer prior to even speaking with an insurance adjuster. Here at The Sargent Firm, we will deal with the insurance company for you, making sure you don’t settle for less than you deserve.
How are spinal cord injury cases different from other personal injury cases?
Generally speaking, in most other accidents (aside from traumatic brain injuries), you are injured and then you fully recover overtime. Spinal cord injury cases are usually different because these injuries cause lasting health problems that require long-term care. That means a lifetime of undeserved costs.
Individuals with spinal cord injuries can go on to lead great lives! They participate in all manners of society—from marathons to basketball games to running for public office. They go back into the workforce, attend college, and start families. And more and more research is breaking ground on regenerative therapy. Much advancement is being made, but, unfortunately, expenses associated with spinal cord injuries are still astronomically high; therefore, it is imperative you take legal action to get enough compensation so you can live life to the fullest extent possible. The Sargent Firm can help you do this.
Is there a time limit to file a claim for a spinal cord injury?
Under the laws of the state of Idaho, there is always a statute of limitation to file a personal injury case. In most instances, that period is two years, but some municipalities have shorter time frames. Because statutes of limitations exist, we strongly urge our clients to take legal action as soon as possible. Here at The Sargent Firm, we promise you this: we can help you get the appropriate medical treatment; we will fight for your financial compensation while you focus on your physical recovery.
What if my injury happened at school or on the sports field?
Public schools in Georgia are often protected against civil suits, but many municipalities and schools have private insurance for exactly these kinds of accidents. In addition, a sports injury can be complicated, because you are assuming a risk by participating in the sport. That said, we have had several successful cases against municipalities.
What if my injury happened at work?
Any injury you acquired at work could be handled as a workers compensation case. You are protected as an employee; therefore, you have to be compensated for an injury that happens on the job. However, at times, a work related injury involves a third party who can be liable for your injury. If this is the case, you can then proceed with both a workers compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit against the liable third party.
What can a Spinal Cord Injury attorney do for me?
Anyone who has suffered a spinal cord injury needs an expert on their side. As previously mentioned, you only have one chance to get compensation. The Sargent Firm has been in business in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for years, and through those many years, our clients have been greatly satisfied by our professionalism that has resulted in large compensation packages. Every case we handle receives individualized attention. We never take a cent from you unless we win your case, which is what we intend to do. As you will see, our legal team of expert lawyers and a strong supporting staff will work for you and fight on your behalf. We understand that spinal cord injuries are especially difficult, both emotionally and physically. Let us reduce your stress and get you what you deserve. Contact our office today for a free consultation.