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Checklist for Spinal Injury Victims

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 11,000 people suffer spinal injuries in the United States each year.  Spinal injuries may result from a wide variety of accidents, many of which are caused by another person’s negligence. If you have been injured, a Coweta County personal injury attorney can help you receive proper compensation.

 

To help your chances of winning a spinal injury case, there are certain steps you should take following the injury.  Some of these steps include:

 

  • Seek medical help immediately—Spinal cord injuries require stabilization in order to prevent further damage and try to avoid partial or complete paralysis. You may also require surgery or other treatments to try to limit symptoms or effects of your injury. Medical records may further serve as evidence of the extent of your injury in an subsequent court case.
  • Document information—As soon as you are able, you want to make any notes or records of your version of events regarding your accident and injury, any dangerous or hazardous conditions involved, and any possible witnesses. Documenting this information can help you retain memory of the details since legal actions may be lengthy.
  • Contact a PI attorney—Even if you do not believe your injury is severe or life-threatening, you are still likely facing bills and expenses from medical examinations and other appointments. IN order to make sure you get properly reimbursed for all of your losses, you should call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss a potential legal claim. Even if you do not file a legal claim, a lawyer can assist you in communicating with insurance companies to make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

No matter how severe your spinal injury was, you deserve to receive proper compensation for any related losses if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligent actions. An experienced PI lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you receive the settlement you deserve. Do not hesitate to call our office today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss a potential case.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia