After suffering a spinal cord injury, contact Goldblatt + Singer to explore your legal rights. Spine injury victims in St. Louis, Missouri, can count on our spinal cord injury lawyers for exceptional legal counsel and services. We’ll do everything in our power to secure your family the compensation you deserve after someone else’s negligence causes an injury as serious as one to the spinal cord. Whether your spine injury happened in an auto accident, at work or in other circumstances, we can help.
Too often, spine injuries are a result of someone else’s negligence. A surgical slip-up, drunk driver, poorly constructed scaffold at work … all these can lead to someone suffering a serious spine fracture or other injuries in a preventable accident. When one person breaches his or her duties of care to another person, resulting in a catastrophic spinal cord injury, the victim has the right to file a claim against the at-fault party in Missouri. Some of the most common negligence-related causes of spine injuries we’ve seen at Goldblatt + Singer are:
Traumatic spinal cord fractures, dislocations, penetrations, compression or crush injuries can damage the delicate bundle of nerves in the spine and cut off communication between the brain and body. This results in often-permanent loss of sensation and function below the point of injury (paralysis). Spine injuries can cause loss of bladder/bowel function, skin sensations, circulatory control, respiratory function, motor function, and more. These injuries can impact virtually all aspects of life. When negligence causes such serious injuries, victims need assistance from experienced spinal cord injury attorneys.
Missouri is an at-fault insurance state. This means that the person responsible for causing the accident must pay for the other person’s medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and other damages. The first step toward securing compensation for a spinal cord injury is a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. The insurance company will assign a claims adjuster to evaluate your incident and accept or deny the claim. If you receive a claim denial, talk to a spine injury attorney for help with bad-faith insurance claims.
If the insurer accepts your claim, it may offer a settlement that covers your medical bills and property damage costs. Before you say yes to the first settlement offer, contact Goldblatt + Singer for a free consultation. During your meeting, you’ll hear what our trustworthy spinal cord injury attorneys have to say about your claim, as well as what we believe your injuries are truly worth. You’ll generally find that the insurance company is offering much less than you could get for your case with a lawyer’s aggressive negotiation tactics.
With a spine injury attorney’s assistance, you can argue with insurance claims adjusters until they grant you the settlement you deserve – or take the insurer or other defendants to court in pursuit of fair compensation. Catastrophic injuries such as those to the spine may require full jury trials to give the victims the significant recovery their injuries demand. The right team of attorneys can make all the difference in your claim experience as well as its outcome.
Goldblatt + Singer treats spinal cord injury claims with the gravity they require. We assign multiple spinal cord attorneys to all cases, giving our clients the full benefit of lawyers with different practice areas. You’ll have an entire team of skilled lawyers at your service. Find out what your spinal cord injury claim could be worth. Talk to our St. Louis staff today at (314) 888-1000 or via an online consultation request.