Understanding the Causes and Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Getting Accident Compensation for Nashville Victims
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The book of Timothy says that God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control. Nashville spinal cord injury attorney Stanley A. Davis knows that victims who sustained spinal cord injuries and their families have many fears about the future. Because of this, he works tirelessly to obtain the compensation his clients need for their past medical bills, lost wages and long-term care. Stanley treats every client with compassion. He is devoted to providing families with the absolute best legal representation possible. He is also a Tennessee Certified Civil Trial Specialist.
Knowing that the irresponsible behavior on the part of another person or company has cost you so much suffering can be impossible to put into words. Stanley has guided hundreds of people through the events you may be facing for the first time. This includes his work on behalf of a young man hit by a truck, resulting in a neck and back injury. Stanley took his claim to court when the insurance company involved offered an unfair settlement of $8,000. Stanley was able to obtain a verdict of $250,000 for his client—a more than 3000 percent increase in damages.
What is the Most Common Cause of a Spinal Injury?
The leading cause of spinal injuries is motor vehicle accidents. This includes crashes involving cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses. Other incidents, such as construction accidents, are also a frequent cause of these injuries. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), this type of accident makes up 38 percent of new cases. The NSCISC also estimated that there are 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries annually. The number of people currently living with spinal injuries is over 200,000. Spinal cord injury statistics for the leading causes are:
- Motor vehicle accidents – 38 percent
- Falls – 30.5 percent
- Acts of violence – 13.5 percent
- Sports and recreation injuries – about 9 percent
Stanley will find out who is responsible for these accidents and seek justice for the pain and damage they caused. He believes that all negligent parties have a moral obligation to compensate victims hurt by reckless actions, whether the person or company that caused the accident wants to be held accountable or not.
Spinal Damage from Truck Accidents
Truck drivers and trucking companies must adhere to a strict set of rules to prevent harming smaller vehicles on the road. However, the sad truth is they do not always obey these rules. The massive weight difference between the two often results in collisions that jostle car passengers so intensely that they may suffer many types of spinal injuries, including:
- Vertebrae compression
- Nerve and muscle damage
- Crushed bones and discs
Spinal injury lawyer Stanley Davis has gained several substantial six-figure recoveries for clients after serious injuries from trucking accidents. This includes $650,000 for a client who needed surgery on his spine when a tractor trailer driver failed to yield the right-of-way as well as other successful spinal injury lawsuits.
Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
Anyone who has ever leaned confidently on a stair handrail only to find out how loosely it is secured knows how easy it is to become a victim of an injury.
Stanley has the experience to handle complex spinal injury claims that often require a wealth of investigation and evidence. For the best outcome of these cases, your attorney must understand how to prove fault after a slip or fall. To do so, you must determine certain factors that may impact the strength of your claim, such as:
- If the owner did not properly maintain the building, land or areas outside the property, including sidewalks and parking lots
- Whether the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary
- The length of time it existed prior to the injury
With his years of legal knowledge, Stanley will work to find out whether the law can hold a property owner responsible for allowing, or having knowledge of but not correcting, hazards on the premises that led to a serious injury to the spine.
Information about Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Fatal Spine Injury
In the worst cases, spinal injury caused by a preventable accident may prove fatal even years after the event that caused it. When this happens, family members may claim a wrongful death suit. Wrongful death laws exist to provide the chance of compensation for those who have suffered economic and non-economic losses when a loved one dies due to the fault of another person or entity. Particularly, parents, children and spouses of those who have died from a spinal injury are in the most need of justice.
Survivors may only file for the damages they have suffered, not the medical bills, lost income or property damage of the deceased. Rather, these individuals may sue for certain damages that directly affect them, like:
- Lost income
- Lost inheritance potential
- Gifts or financial benefits the deceased would have otherwise given
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Intangibles, such as loss of companionship or emotional suffering
Although no amount of money can replace the lost individual, the void your loved one has left are such emotional and financial strains that the law can order the responsible party to compensate those hurting because of this unfair loss.
How Can I Afford the Highest Quality of Spinal Injury Care?
Stanley promotes healing in his law practice by providing encouragement, the answers you need and legal counsel that constantly works to earn your confidence. His goal is to take away your fear by helping restore some power to your spirit. There is no charge to find out if you have a potential spinal cord injury lawsuit when you contact the firm to set up a free initial consultation with Stanley. There are also no financial risks if you decide to seek a claim or lawsuit. Most personal injury claims Stan works with are paid on a contingent basis. This means that unless he is successful in obtaining money on your behalf, you do not owe him a penny for his fees. Call him now at (615) 690-2080 to start taking action.