Waterford – New London, CT RI Traumatic Brain injury and Spinal Cord Trauma Lawyers
Cold and snowy Waterford winters can create conditions for a slip and fall accident with potentially life-changing consequences. The impact of a spine or back injury can leave victims with chronic pain, limited range of motion, or a long and excruciating recovery.
Polito Harrington LLC is an experienced group of attorneys who know how to represent clients who suffered back or spine injuries in accidents caused by other parties. If you have a spinal injury, such as a herniated disc or partial paralysis, a Waterford spinal cord injury lawyer at Polito Harrington LLC can review your case. If we find evidence of negligence, we can file a claim for compensatory damages against the party that caused your injury.
The nervous system is the most fragile part of the human body. It allows us to be who we are, and when it is damaged, our lives and our personalities can be changed forever. At Polito Harrington, our goal is to help our personal injury clients become prepared for an uncertain future. It is about more than just winning a big settlement – it is about restoring their peace-of-mind.
The Most Common Back and Spine Injuries
A spinal cord injury can happen under many circumstances, and victims may not realize how badly they’ve been hurt right away. Getting prompt medical attention can make a big difference in your recovery chances and the outcome if you’ve hurt your back in an accident. Because many spinal injuries don’t present immediate symptoms, a CT or MRI scan may need to identify damage.
Whether you have moderate damage with a good chance of a full recovery or you’ve suffered irreparable, permanent damage, we’ll work with you to secure compensatory damages to cover the cost of your medical treatment, any home modifications you may need, and your pain and suffering.
Some of the most common injuries our Waterford spinal cord accident lawyers see include:
- Whiplash: Occurs when the head moves violently back and forth
- Vertebrae fractures: Common after a hard fall; can pinch the spinal cord
- Spinal Cord Trauma: Spinal cord injuries require life long medical treatment and can involve major life changes. With every TBI and spinal cord injury case, we get involved as quickly as possible to help our clients adapt to an entirely new way of living.
The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) categorizes spinal cord injuries by the degree of their severity, based on whether there is sensory loss or loss of motor function.
Often, our Waterford spinal cord injury lawyers value cases based on the severity of your injury using the ASIA scale:
- ASIA A: Complete spinal injury with no sensory or motor function preserved
- ASIA B: Total loss of motor function and partial sensory damage
- ASIA C: Limited range of motion and partial preservation of gross motor function
- ASIA D: Limited motor function; higher degree of muscle motion than C injury
- ASIA E: Normal condition of the spine and vertebrae
Spinal cord injury victims with ASIA A and ASIA B injuries rarely experience a full recovery. Many people with these severe injuries may need special modifications in their homes and vehicles to accommodate their reduced capabilities, and some people may not be able to live independently after their accident.
When you hire a Waterford spinal cord injury lawyer at Polito Harrington LLC to help you file a suit for compensatory damages, the medical records from your accident injury will form a significant part of your claim against the party that caused the accident. Our Waterford spinal cord accident lawyers consider these possibilities when they’re putting a value on your case so they can ensure that your claim covers all of these costs like the costs of a spinal cord injury.
FAQs About Waterford Spinal Cord Injury Claims
How Much Is My Waterford Spinal Cord Injury Case Worth?
Each case is different, and victims with significant or irrevocable injuries may be entitled to higher awards than those who will recover fully from their spinal cord injuries. Your settlement typically includes the medical bills from your injury immediately following your accident and any physical therapy or rehabilitation you may require.
Our Waterford spinal cord injury attorneys may also seek other damages on your behalf, such as lost wages from time missed at work. And, you may be entitled to damages for a diminished quality of life because of your injuries or for your emotional pain and suffering.
Am I Going to Have a Trial for My Spinal Injury Case?
At Polito Harrington, we often settle spinal cord injuries out of court through mediation. However, sometimes the other party may not agree to fair terms for your case. If this happens, your case moves to trial, and as your Waterford spinal cord accident lawyers, we vigorously litigate your case before a judge and jury.
The Other Party’s Insurance Company Called Me with a Settlement Offer. Do I Still Need a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney?
The at-fault party’s insurance company represents the other party’s interests, not yours. The insurance adjuster may approach you right after the accident with a fast settlement offer, and if you are facing high medical bills and a long recovery, it can be tempting to take the money.
However, once you settle, that’s the end. You can’t ask for more money if it turns out that you have additional medical needs or end up unable to make a full recovery.
Our Waterford spinal cord injury lawyers understand the true value of your case and will set a claim amount that will cover all of your spinal cord injury expenses. Additionally, our lawyer negotiates with the other party and their insurance company for you, so you can rest and concentrate on your recovery.
How Much Do Your Waterford Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Cost?
The Waterford spinal cord injury lawyers at Polito Harrington work on a contingency basis, which means we collect attorneys’ fees only if we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. ill be a percentage of the final settlement or award, which we will discuss with you in your initial consultation.
How Your Waterford Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Can Help You
If you or a loved one suffered traumatic brain injury or spinal cord trauma, we can help you with filing a claim against the negligent party.
Our Waterford – New London, CT personal injury lawyers have over 45 years of combined experience in the practice of personal injury law. CT RI personal injury lawyer at Humbert Polito has been recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer since 2006 and CT personal injury lawyer, James Harrington has been selected by the research team at Super Lawyers as a Connecticut Rising Star in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They provide personalized service, working one on one with each personal injury client in an effort to form a relationship that lasts.
The legal team at Polito Harrington walks beside you every step of the way, fighting for your rights and representing your legal interests. For a free consultation at Polito Harrington in Waterford, Connecticut, contact us today or call us at (860) 447-3300 for your complimentary case review.
We are proud of our long record of successful personal injury verdicts and settlements in CT RI, achieved for the benefit of our clients. We will work hard to hold people and companies responsible for injuries caused by their carelessness.
Polito & Harrington LLC – Waterford Office
567 Vauxhall Street Ext.
Suite 230, Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 447-3300
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