Protecting Your Rights After A Head Or Spinal Cord Injury
The cost of a head or spinal cord injury is often substantial. In order to ensure our clients receive compensation proportional to their losses, we work closely with medical economists, life care planners and vocational rehabilitation professionals when determining the financial impact of a serious head or spinal cord injury. If an insurance company tries to challenge the severity of your client’s injuries, we consult medical experts who can verify the scope and extent of the head or spinal cord injuries involved.
Additionally, when presenting cost analyses, we look at costs associated with surgeries, hospitalization, in-home nursing care, medical equipment and lost wages and the long-term side effects of head and spine injury. We also consider the effect these injuries have on the family of the accident victim.
If a serious accident has left you or a family member with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage, contact Nichols Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you.
We Maximize Compensation For Spinal Cord And Traumatic Brain Injuries
Representing injured people in and around Raleigh, North Carolina, Nichols Law Firm represents clients suffering from the following kinds of spinal cord and closed head injuries:
- Severe concussion
- Brain damage
- Bleeding on the brain
- Severed spinal cord
- Crushed vertebrae
- Back surgery, spinal fusion surgery
Investigating Accidents And Assigning Fault
The state of North Carolina is a pure contributory negligence state. Under the principle of pure contributory negligence, an injured person isn’t eligible to collect damages unless he or she is completely without fault. Insurance companies realize how expensive a spinal cord or closed head injury can be. As a result, they use teams of accident investigators, medical experts and attorneys to try and shift any blame they can onto you, the injury victim.
It’s important to consult a personal injury attorney before talking to an insurance claims adjuster. We can review your case and ensure your interests and rights are protected. Afterward, we can explain the advantages of a structured settlement or the creation of a special needs trust and how choosing one or the other can help you in the long run.