It is estimated that 38% of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle crashes. Obviously, car accidents can be especially catastrophic due to rate of speed often involved. Falls account for approximately 30% of spinal cord injuries. A significant portion of injuries are also caused by recreational and sports activities such as skiing or horseback riding.
While paralysis can be temporary in nature, it is often permanent and completely life-altering. If your injury was caused by someone else’s actions, that person may be legally liable for your injuries. Typically, proving liability means proving negligence: i.e., that the other person did not exercise reasonable care. In some cases, such as rear-end car accidents, it is fairly straightforward to demonstrate negligence. In other situations, the facts are more complex or unusual and liability is more difficult to prove.
The attorneys at Welts, White, & Fontaine, PC handle personal injury cases — including those involving paralysis — on a contingency fee basis. That means no upfront payment and you don’t pay legal fees unless we achieve a favorable settlement or verdict. A personal injury settlement typically factors in medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In the case of paralysis, a settlement would likely include compensation for the permanent injury sustained, future medical bills, and loss of future earning capacity. It’s important to remember that you are still entitled to a fair settlement even if your health insurance paid your medical bills.
If you’ve sustained a personal injury causing paralysis or any other injury and would like a free consultation, please contact one of Welts, White & Fontaine’s personal injury attorneys by calling (603) 883-0797 or writing to us here. We can help you evaluate whether you have a viable claim, and have the tools and experience necessary to obtain a favorable settlement or verdict.
Welts, White & Fontaine, PC is Nashua’s largest law firm and serves the legal needs of both individuals and businesses in towns such as Nashua, Amherst, Hudson, Milford, Brookline, Windham, Hollis, Merrimack, Litchfield, Bedford, Londonderry, Pelham, and other towns across New Hampshire.
Author: Michael J. Fontaine
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