Wilmington residents and people who live in other part of Delaware most likely know that a spinal cord injury is a very serious matter. If someone’s spinal cord gets damaged significantly in an accident, then he or she may struggle to walk or even be able to move his or her arms and neck again. This will obviously affect their ability to go to work, do the activities they enjoy or even perform basic daily functions.
What some might not realize, however, is the economic impact of a spinal cord injury. In a sense, they are a special type of personal injury case. Even if the person or business responsible for the injury is willing to admit that their negligence caused the accident, there are often significant disputes about how much compensation is appropriate.
The trick in these sorts of cases is that the victim has to prove not only what the injury has cost them to the point a trial but also what the accident will cost them in the future, and for spinal cord injuries, costs are ongoing and generally quite expensive. The bills and losses can easily exceed millions of dollars, even for someone who was earning a relatively modest income.
The approach of our law office in spinal cord injury cases is to make absolutely sure we understand and have the evidence to effective communicate each and every way the injury affects our clients. We rely not only doctors but also on financial experts and “life-care planners” to accurately calculate exactly how much our clients need.