Scottsdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
A spinal cord injury can have a catastrophic effect on your entire life. It impacts your physical and emotional health. It impacts your finances with expensive medical bills, lost wages, and loss of potential income. It also impacts your overall quality of life, perhaps even preventing you from doing normal day-to-day activities.
Whether your spinal cord was damaged in a vehicle accident, a sports-related incident, medical malpractice, or any other kind of accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries if another party was or parties were negligent.
If you or your loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, you are facing expensive medical bills, extensive physical therapy, long term pain, loss of wages, inability to work, and more. At The Bourassa Law Group, we can help you seek the fair and just settlement you deserve for the suffering that you have endured, are enduring and may have to endure the rest of your life.
No one should have to live in fear of financial instability in addition to dealing with the pain and life-changing results of a spinal cord injury.
The Bourassa Law Group believes in providing results-oriented legal representation to all of our clients. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that we won’t charge you a dime until we get you or your loved one a fair settlement. We will employ our expansive network of legal resources and knowledge in order to build you a strong case.
Contact the Scottsdale spinal cord injury lawyers today at (480) 867-7177 to schedule your confidential and completely free consultation.
Do I Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
The recovery process for a spinal cord injury is, at best, very long and grueling. You or your loved ones are dealing with massive medical bills for doctor visits, pain medication, and surgery.
You or your loved one could also be facing a lifetime of physical therapy to try to regain the mobility you or your loved one had before the spinal cord injury. Sadly, many victims of spinal cord injuries are never able to work again, meaning their capacity for earning wages is gone. Furthermore, many spinal cord injury victims will often need lifetime assistance with daily tasks, such as walking, driving, bathing, and more.
Suffice it to say, the aftermath of a spinal cord injury will be costly and life-changing, and you deserve compensation from the person or entity whose negligence caused the spinal cord injury. You need a spinal cord injury lawyer that knows how to build the best possible case for you and to get you a full and fair settlement.
At The Bourassa Law Group, we understand the personal injury claims process inside and out. We have the resources and the ability to launch a thorough investigation into your spinal cord injury accident. We know how to locate evidence related to your spinal cord injury and use that evidence to build a strong case for you. The Bourassa Law Group also has the experience and knowledge to fight big insurance companies successfully.
Big insurance companies will do anything to avoid paying out high dollar amounts in compensation. After your accident, you will likely be approached by an insurance company representative who will offer you a low lump-sum fee.
The insurance companies want to do everything they can to keep you from going to trial and pursuing a larger settlement. They will use every shady tactic in the book to pressure you into taking a one-time amount that will be much smaller than the amount you deserve. Don’t let that happen to you. You deserve a fair settlement that will cover not only your current expenses but also all the pain and suffering your spinal cord injury has caused you or your loved one, now and in the future.
You might think that you can handle your case without an attorney. You should know, however, that people who retain legal counsel get three times as much in compensation as those who try to pursue legal recourse alone.
Contact The Bourassa Law Group today. We can help ease your financial suffering so that you and your loved ones can focus solely on recovery.
Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group to Handle your Case?
The Bourassa Law Group is comprised of a group of dedicated lawyers and legal advocates that genuinely love what we do to advocate for our clients. We are committed to providing excellent legal services to everyone we represent.
We know that just the thought of paying legal fees in the midst of your recovery can be overwhelming, which is why we always work on a contingency-fee-basis and offer a completely free initial evaluation.
We represent clients from the Scottsdale area and across the nation, offering ethical legal services that you and your family can trust.
At The Bourassa Law Group, we have experience in a broad range of legal cases. We have handled the following types of cases:
- Vehicle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Catastrophic accidents
- Premises liability
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Burn injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Brain injuries
As experienced personal injury lawyers, The Bourassa Law Group knows what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love is the victim of an incident resulting in a spinal cord injury, don’t hesitate any longer. Call us today at (480) 867-7177.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury can have a devastating impact on your health and life. Your spinal cord is an integral part of your nervous system. It sends nerve impulses between your brain and the rest of your body. Your spinal cord coordinates the ability to move your limbs and perceive pain throughout your body. When your spinal cord is compressed or lacerated, that integral impulse pathway can be severely damaged, leaving your body unable to ever work at full function again.
Spinal cord injuries can be categorized by severity in two ways: incomplete or complete.
- An incomplete spinal cord injury is an injury that leaves you with a few functioning nerve fibers and some functionality (even if the sensation is faint) below the injured area. Mobility and the amount of feeling to the injured area can vary.
- A complete spinal cord injury means that all nerve fibers have been damaged, and functionality is gone. These injuries result in paralysis and significant mobility issues for the lower half of the body.
Common spinal cord injury results include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Chronic pain
- General weakness and mobility issues
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Breathing difficulties
- Chronic nerve or muscle pain
- Numbness throughout your limbs
- Blood clots
- Spina Bifida
If you or a loved one have experienced a spinal cord injury, you should see a doctor immediately for a thorough examination. A complete treatment plan will help your lawyers to pursue compensation that will cover all current and future medical expenses, as well as compensation for other economic losses and all non-economic losses.
At The Bourassa Law Group, we know that the aftermath of a spinal cord injury means serious medical bills and other costly expenses, as well as pain and suffering. Our team of spinal cord injury lawyers is committed to helping remove that financial burden off of your shoulders.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are about 17,700 cases of spinal cord injuries each year in the United States. Spinal cord injuries occur because of a variety of reasons, but all likely result in expensive medical bills and years of physical therapy.
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries are as follows:
- Medical malpractice – Undergoing any type of surgery can be daunting, but we trust that our doctors and surgeons will give us the best possible medical care. Unfortunately, when a medical practitioner is negligent in their treatment, serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries can occur. Proving medical malpractice is complicated, but with the right lawyers and an exhaustive investigation, it can be accomplished.
- Motor vehicle accidents – Most car accidents happen because of one driver’s negligence. If you have been in a vehicle accident caused by another’s negligence, the responsible party can be liable for compensation for your spinal cord injury. If a product malfunction issue caused your vehicle accident, the manufacturer or seller could also be held responsible.
- Slips and falls – Some spinal cord injuries occur because of a slip or fall. If you fall and injure yourself while in someone else’s home, and the homeowner has failed to notify you of potential hazards, that homeowner can be held liable. If you slip or fall while in a store or public place that failed to put up a caution sign or some other hazard notice, they can be found at fault.
- Person-to-person contact – Physical altercations, through violent action or a sports-related incident, can lead to serious injuries. If your spinal cord injury was caused due to a physical altercation or sports incident, the other person could be potentially held liable for your damages.
There are many potential causes of spinal cord injuries. The previously listed reasons are some of the most common causes. Still, other spinal cord injuries are the result of falling objects, pedestrian accidents, diving injuries, extreme sports accidents, horseback riding, and more.
No matter the type of accident, if your injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in an incident that caused a spinal cord injury, you must contact a Scottsdale spinal cord injury lawyer today. At The Bourassa Law Group, we are passionate about offering our community members the very best legal services to get them the justice they are entitled to. We treat every case compassionately and individually, launching a full investigation into your accident, and pursuing all avenues for potential compensation.
No one should be unable to get legal help for their injuries because of financial insecurity. That’s why we offer a free initial evaluation and work on a contingency-fee-basis. You don’t have to worry about any legal fees until you have received the settlement you deserve.
Call us now at (480) 867-7177 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.