Injuries to your spine can cause disability, limited mobility, chronic pain and a lifetime of difficulties. At Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, our compassionate attorneys have seen first-hand how devastating this type of injury can be. We are dedicated to advocating for people in South Carolina who have suffered serious injuries because of someone else's negligence. For a free case evaluation, please call our experienced team at 803-799-9400.
When Negligence Leads to a Spinal Cord Injury
Cases involving spinal cord injuries often originate from one of the following situations:
- Job-related accidents
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Accidents at unsafe premises
If you were injured at work, then you are most likely owed workers' compensation benefits to replace your lost wages and pay for your medical care. But workers' compensation bars you from suing your employer or a co-worker, regardless of who was at fault. If a third party is responsible for your work injury – such as another driver who caused a crash when you were driving a company vehicle for work – then you may be able to file a claim against that party in order to pursue compensation above and beyond what workers' comp will provide.
In non-work related cases, we can pursue compensation in a claim against the party who caused your spinal cord injury. Our experienced attorneys have handled many cases like these over the years, and we put all of our technology and resources to work in pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf.
What Compensation Can I Get for a Spinal Cord Injury?
In any personal injury case, compensation may be awarded for the following things (there are other things that may be compensated as well – this list is not exhaustive):
- Emergency room bills
- Current and future medical bills
- Wheelchair costs
- Costs of other types of adaptive technology
- In-home care and assistance
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
In the event the spinal cord injury proves fatal, you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation as a spouse, child or other dependant of the deceased. This compensation helps you pay for end-of-life expenses, the medical care leading up to the death, and lost financial contributions of your loved one.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury and you live in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree or any of the surrounding areas, please call the law firm of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at 803-799-9400, for a free consultation.