No injury is more devastating to a Georgia truck accident victim, auto accident victim or premises liability victim than a spinal cord injury. Paralysis occurs if the spinal cord is severed. Depending on where it is severed, the paralysis can be defined as quadriplegia for paralysis of all four limbs, or paraplegia for paralysis of only the lower extremities. Whatever the result, the practical effect of a spinal cord injury is life-changing.
Gwinnet County spine injury cases are complicated and require expert testimony concerning the real-life impact of the injury and an economic quantification of all the damages. Issues like future medical treatment, future physical therapy treatment, future lost wages, future reduction and ability to earn a living are all relevant inquiries. All aspects of the life status pre-injury compared to post-injury must be fully explored to assure a fair settlement or verdict for the injured party. Many times discovering all available insurance is the most challenging aspect of a lawyer’s role. Most liability insurance policies do not cover the extensive damages suffered by spinal cord injury victims. Consequently, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage needs to be claimed. Multiple UM policies in Georgia can often be stacked to maximize coverage.
Securing the evidence needed to prove liability is also key. If the accident involved a tractor trailer, they typically have already obtained a head start in the process. Knowing that the injuries are often catastrophic, these insurance companies and responsible parties go out of their way to reduce their chances of having to pay any large amounts. An accident attorney needs to act aggressively to make sure the accident victim is protected.
Serving Metro Atlanta and all of Georgia, the Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle represents victims of serious injuries and families who have lost a loved one through someone else’s negligence. Attorney Charles Scholle has been a Georgia commercial vehicle accident attorney since 1995, so he understands that families face serious medical, emotional and financial burdens after a serious accident. Our job is to help ease those burdens by holding wrongdoers responsible for their actions and securing the money families need to pay accident-related costs. In a wrongful death lawsuit, families can claim compensation for all of the bills related to the accident, including hospitalization and funeral costs, as well as compensation for the loss of a loved one taken too soon.
If you have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one through no fault of your own, and you’re not sure what to do next, the Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle would like to help. To tell an experienced attorney about your case and discuss your legal options, please contact us through the Internet or call toll-free at 1-866-972-5287.