Columbus Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
A spinal cord injury is almost always serious, resulting in long-term health effects and exorbitant medical bills. If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another, you have a right to pursue the at-fault party for compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, please contact the spinal cord injury lawyers at Elk & Elk in Columbus to discuss your case. We can help you and your family fight for fair compensation.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- We have a proven track record. Our firm has built a reputation for success in Ohio through years of obtaining positive results for clients.
- We have provided high-quality representation for spinal cord injury victims for over 50 years.
- We can take on even the most challenging cases, such as those involving permanent injuries or multiple defendants.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge a dime for our services if we do not win the case.
When to Contact an Attorney
If you want to recover a fair amount for your spinal cord injury, it is critical to hire a lawyer to defend your rights. A lawyer taking over your insurance negotiations can ensure no one takes advantage of you in your time of need. Otherwise, an insurer may seize the opportunity to force you to settle for less than you require. Make sure you fight for the full amount of your lifetime damages with help from an attorney. A lawyer can also take your case to trial if that is what is necessary for the best results.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
The nerves in the spine can suffer irreparable damage in many different traumatic accidents. Anything that impacts the spine in a way that completely or incompletely inflicts damage could cause a permanent spinal cord injury. A complete injury results in the loss of all movement and sensation, while an incomplete injury can leave behind varying degrees of ability.
- Motor vehicle accident
- Sports-related injury
- Serious fall
- Act of violence, such as a gunshot wound
- Surgical mistakes
- Tumors or infections
Negligence is often a cause of spinal cord injuries in victims. Acts of carelessness or recklessness at work, on the road, at a construction site, at a hospital, or on a sports field could result in permanent injury to the spine. If you suspect someone else of negligently causing your spinal cord injury, speak to an attorney about your rights.
Resources for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
Elk & Elk offers more than just legal counsel. Our long history of serving injured accident victims in the community gives us connections with the medical world. We can help you find the best doctor to treat your spinal cord injuries. We can also connect you to communities and resources to help you and your family adjust to life with a disability. When you are ready, we will then help you hold negligent people accountable for your injuries. The legal system may not be able to reverse what happened to you, but it can provide future financial stability.
Who Is Liable?
Determining liability for you or a loved one’s spinal cord injury takes investigating the factors leading up to the accident. If the injury occurred in an auto accident, for example, investigators will need to determine the cause. The other driver may be guilty of drunk driving or driving distracted – ultimately placing liability with the driver. If the seat belt also came unlatched and contributed to the spine injury, the part manufacturer could share liability. Ohio is a modified comparative negligence state. More than one defendant could share liability for the same accident. A lawyer can help you work through the difficult question of liability after a spinal cord injury.
Contact Us for a Free Case Review
The Columbus medical malpractice attorneys at Elk & Elk understand spinal cord injury claims. We have been successfully representing clients for decades. We have everything you need for a strong case against a negligent driver, physician, product manufacturer, property owner, or another party. Our lawyers can work through your case with you during a free consultation in Columbus. Call (800) ELK-OHIO or contact us online today to schedule your meeting.