One of the most devastating events that can result from an accident is spinal cord damage. The injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers have helped Baltimore residents for over 20 years in seeking the compensation that they deserve. We work closely with a team of medical experts to investigate your harm and the extent of your costs and losses. Through zealous advocacy, we help you along every step of the way and are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.Hold a Negligent Party Responsible For a Spinal Cord Injury
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that there are between 12,000 and 20,000 new spinal cord injury victims nationwide each year. More often than not, these devastating blows are the result of an accident, particularly car and motorcycle crashes. In any personal injury case, including cases involving spinal cord damage, the victim must establish that the defendant acted negligently.
To establish negligence, the injured individual usually must first show that the defendant needed to uphold a duty of reasonable care. This requires each of us to act with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent person would use in a similar situation. The victim must also prove that the defendant failed to meet this standard, resulting in a breach. Third, the injured person must establish that he or she suffered a spinal cord injury as a direct result of the defendant’s breach. In other words, the victim must show that he or she would not have been involved in the accident but for the defendant’s failure to exercise due care.
The final element of negligence requires the person bringing a claim to provide evidence of the damages that he or she incurred as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim may require lifelong care. This can range from occasional assistance with completing certain daily tasks like driving and physical therapy to 24-hour, around-the-clock care for people who suffer some form of paralysis.
In a spinal cord injury case, a victim often may seek damages to compensate for medical expenses, physical therapy, reasonable long-term care, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Maryland law also provides certain family members with a claim for loss of consortium. In many cases, an injury is so severe that it leaves a victim paralyzed. A claim for loss of consortium seeks to compensate the family members for the loss of their loved one’s companionship, love, and financial support.Maryland Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Injured Individuals
If you or someone you love has suffered a devastating spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our car accident lawyers and team of medical experts can provide Maryland residents with the competent advice that you need in order to seek legal action against the party responsible for your harm. We approach clients throughout the state and Washington, D.C. with compassion and attention to detail, and we can aggressively assert your rights at every step of the way. Call us now at 1-800-654-1949 or contact us online for your free, no-obligation consultation.