Back and spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, disability, and other lasting physical impediments that negatively affect the way you live. You can recover financial compensation through a settlement from the at-fault party responsible for your injury. Don’t end up paying for the negligence of others.
The Savannah back and spinal cord injury lawyers at John Foy & Associates can help you file your claim. Get started on the path to recovery. We can review your case for free and inform you about your next steps when you call our law firm at (404) 400-4000.
What Can Your Lawyers Do for Me?
Our lawyers can help you do many things for your claim.
Collect Evidence and Build a Strong Case
When it comes to filing a claim, you need to build a strong case first. This is an essential part of winning a settlement. Our lawyers will help you collect all of the evidence you need to strengthen your claim when it comes time to negotiate for compensation.
Key evidence such as police reports, medical records, CCTV footage, and witness testimony are all critical. We don’t stop at just collecting evidence. Our back and spinal cord injury lawyers will take it one step further and consult with experts in various fields.
By getting their testimony, your case will be that much stronger when you file.
Calculating Your Damages
Calculating damages is difficult. There’s more to it than just number crunching and basic addition. While you don’t have to be an accountant to get a rough estimate of how much compensation you can recover, getting an accurate number is not as simple as it seems.
There are various formulas that we utilize when figuring out your settlement total. This is because not every damage that you sustain will have a fixed value. In addition, we will also consider your case holistically and factor in things such as the severity of your accident, the extent of your injuries, legal precedence, and how much your back or spinal cord injury has affected your life.
Answering Your Questions and Providing Legal Advice
We know that the law can be confusing. There are many different rules and regulations you need to adhere to. You don’t have to spend hours on end self-studying just to understand one part of Georgia’s long list of personal injury laws.
Instead, our attorneys will answer all of your legal questions honestly and completely. We will also inform you about all of the legal options you have available. You won’t have to lose sleep and stress researching what the next best move is.
We can handle all of the research for you and help you make the best decision possible.
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Types of Damages for Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
There are two types of damages you need to be aware of for back and spinal cord injuries. They are economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages typically include:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Vehicle repairs
- Property damages
These damages are easily calculated and usually have a fixed value. Non-economic damages typically consist of:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Regardless of the damages you have, our lawyers will always ensure that everything gets accounted for before filing your claim.
Awards for Punitive Damages
Many different types of accidents can cause back and spinal cord injuries. However, if your accident, in particular, was caused maliciously or with egregiously negligent behavior, you could potentially qualify for an award for punitive damages.
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-5.1 refers to punitive damages as a form of punishment for the at-fault party responsible for an accident. Not all cases will qualify for this award. If we feel as though your case can, we will file to receive compensation for punitive damages in addition to your settlement.
No Upfront Fees
We do not charge any upfront or hidden fees when we help. Our lawyers go on a contingency basis. This means that if we can’t recover compensation for your back and spinal cord injury, you don’t have to pay us.
There is no risk to you when you receive our help. You shouldn’t think of retaining a lawyer as an expense. Rather, see it as an investment you’re making to stop the insurance company from swindling you out of a fair settlement.
We will always fight to ensure that you get properly compensated for your damages. You could lose far more filing and negotiating your claim alone than if you did so with a strong lawyer by your side.
Talk to Our Savannah Back and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Today
With a free consultation, our back and spinal cord injury lawyers in Savannah can help you start your claim. There is no risk or obligation when you reach out. We hear all cases and eagerly look forward to hearing from you.
With over 20 years of experience, our firm has helped thousands of clients get justice and the money they rightfully deserve. Call us at (404) 400-4000.