If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, simply dealing with its effects can be overwhelming. Victims of spinal cord trauma, paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia — and their loved ones — find their lives forever changed. Knowing where to start and whom to turn to for legal help can be a daunting task.
Getting immediate, appropriate medical treatment is the first step after any spinal cord injury. If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, finding an attorney to evaluate your spinal injury claim should be your next step. Call Akers Law Offices at 304-932-4571 for a free consultation.
You Didn't Cause The Injury. You Shouldn't Be Responsible For The Costs.
The reality is that you shouldn't have to pay for your own substantial medical costs, face the burden of lost wages or other financial hardships when you were completely blameless for your injuries. Ultimately, our goal is not to "blame" someone. Rather, our goal is to represent your interests so that the truly responsible party pays the bills and otherwise makes up for your loss.
Because spinal cord injuries are so serious, and because the personal and financial costs can last a lifetime, it is imperative you retain an attorney with experience in these cases. Attorney JB Akers understands how crucial it is to deal with both the short- and long-term costs associated with any serious injury, and how to do so under West Virginia law.
We Fight For Full Compensation For Your Present And Future Needs
Our clients can take comfort knowing we will explore every relevant detail of their claims. We consult with life care planners, economists, medical experts and other technical specialists who can help us calculate all the medical costs the victim of a spinal cord injury is likely to incur during immediate recovery and in the future:
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Medical equipment, such as a wheelchair
- Home nursing care
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Costs of making your home handicapped accessible
- Adaptive equipment that could allow you to drive and work
- Psychological counseling
- The cost of additional injuries or illnesses common to paraplegics and quadriplegics that are a consequence of spinal cord injuries, such as bed-sores, infections, blood clots and amputation
In addition to potential medical costs, you are entitled to seek compensation for your lost wages and future earning capacity, pain, and suffering.
Our lawyer will factor in all expenses when structuring your proposed compensation package. In addition to proving your damages, our firm often works with experts in accident reconstruction to prove liability.
We will also investigate all potential sources of compensation, including your own insurance coverage in addition to that of all liable parties. We regularly help clients resolve insurance claims disputes.
Call Us. We Will Travel To Meet You For Your Free Consultation.
If you are paralyzed because of an injury caused by someone else, we can help. Contact Akers Law Offices today at 304-932-4571 or by email to schedule a free consultation with our lawyer. We can meet with you in our offices or at a location convenient to you, and evening and weekend appointments are available.