A cervical vertebrae injury is a life-changing, catastrophic event. It usually leads to severe or total disability and requires a lifetime of expensive medical care. The injured party generally cannot return to work or continue in most of the activities that the person enjoyed before. Both the physical pain and emotional anguish can be crippling.
If you or someone you love suffered a cervical vertebrae injury, you deserve compensation for the long list of damages you and your family have incurred because of it. A lawyer from Newsome | Melton can help you go after the responsible party or parties for compensation.
We offer a free case evaluation and do not get paid until you do. To speak with a member of our team today, call us at (800) 917-5888.
Recovering Damages for a Cervical Vertebrae Injury
A cervical vertebrae injury is among the most devastating types of damage you can suffer. With a complete cervical vertebrae injury, you lose all sense of feeling and movement below the point of injury. Since the cervical vertebrae are located at the highest point of your spine, that typically means quadriplegia. An incomplete injury can leave you with some mobility and function.
But no matter which type of cervical vertebrae injury you have suffered, the damage is bound to be severe and lifelong, and the ongoing treatment costs exorbitant. The effects of a cervical spinal cord injury may include:
- Loss of mobility
- Loss of feeling or sensation
- Bowel and bladder dysfunction
- Sexual dysfunction
- Irregular heart rate
- Difficulty regulating blood pressure
- Neuropathic pain
- Muscle atrophy
- Kidney and gallbladder stones
If another party’s negligence caused or contributed to your cervical spine injury, we can file a personal injury claim against that party and recover compensation to pay for the treatment of your injuries, plus additional money for the emotional and physical pain you and your family have suffered.
The Newsome | Melton Team Can Build Your Personal Injury Claim for a Cervical Spine Injury
Newsome | Melton helps injured victims recover damages from the responsible party or parties. Our attorneys understand the elements of a successful personal injury claim. We want to put our knowledge and resources to work for you.
The Newsome | Melton team will make sure your personal injury claim demonstrates these four essential facts:
- The other party had a specific duty to you and your loved one;
- The other party failed to uphold his or her duty;
- You or your loved one suffered a cervical vertebrae injury as a result;
- You incurred damages because of your or your loved one’s injury.
A Specific Duty
We first must show that the responsible party had a specific duty to you. This duty may have been explicit or implied. To give an example of an explicit duty, a doctor has strict professional standards he or she must uphold when treating a patient. On the other hand, motorists have an implied duty to watch out for other drivers and pedestrians when behind the wheel.
Failure to Uphold Duty
Next, we must demonstrate that the other party failed to uphold his or her duty to you or your loved one. To do this effectively, we need powerful evidence. Our team pours extensive resources into investigating your injury and gathering proof of the other party’s culpability.
Cervical Vertebrae Injury
After establishing a specific duty and a failure of that duty, we must establish a cause-and-effect link between the other party’s negligence and your cervical vertebrae injury. The evidence we may use to make this connection strong includes medical records, accident reports, eyewitness testimony, photo and video footage, expert witness testimony, and more.
Finally, we need to list the damages incurred by you or your loved one as a direct result of the injury. These damages can be both economic (involving quantifiable financial loss) or non-economic.
To set up a free case evaluation today with the Newsome | Melton personal injury team, call us at (800) 917-5888.
The Newsome | Melton Team Helps You Recover the Fair Compensation You Deserve
The personal injury lawyers at Newsome | Melton fight for justice for injured victims. We make sure you recover the damages you deserve for your cervical vertebrae injury. Your settlement or award could include payment for some or all of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Home modifications
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
Call (800) 917-5888 for a Free Cervical Spine Injury Case Evaluation
The Newsome | Melton team is eager to speak with you today about your cervical vertebrae injury. Our attorneys want to hold the responsible party or parties liable and help you recover damages. For a free case evaluation, call our office today at (800) 917-5888.