After a serious accident that causes a spinal cord injury, you may not know where to turn for help. You will likely have trouble walking, moving or even thinking about anything other than your injury. If you are, or a family member is, partially or completely paralyzed, you will likely feel no hope. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we’re strong advocates for people who have suffered serious spinal cord injuries — in cases ranging from herniated discs or fractured vertebrae to those involving complete paralysis. We work aggressively to help our clients obtain the compensation that can pay for medical care, long-term care and other services they need. Our objective is to provide you with hope.
Ramzy Ladah & the attorneys at Ladah Law Firm, are highly focused on helping victims of accidents resulting in back & neck injuries, motorcycle accidents and other life-changing events get the compensation they deserve & medical attention they need to start the process of rebuilding their lives. He and his firm will work tenaciously at all stages of the legal process to help you get compensation. Our legal team has a full understanding of just how damaging spinal cord injuries can be. These devastating injuries can cause tremendous emotional suffering and severe disruption to the life of the victim. We fight aggressively to ensure that spine injury victims are able to obtain the financial and medical support that they need and deserve.
Unfortunately, paraplegia and other forms of paralysis typically do not “get better.” Depending on the degree of disability, the victim may need long-term care over the course of his or her life. Some of the most common types of serious spine injuries include:
If the victim is living at home and/or is partially mobile, he or she may need special modifications in the home and ongoing assistance. Indeed, the effects of a catastrophic spinal cord injury often extend well beyond simple physical impairments. For many, adapting to their new life with physical limitations can be extremely challenging. There are many emotional, lifestyle and financial issues that must be resolved. Without proper support, recovery is much more challenging for victims and their family members. Our team is here to take care of the legal issues so that victims can focus on their health and their recovery.
Under Nevada law, any party whose negligent actions (or inactions) contributed to causing a spinal cord injury can legally be be held liable for the victim’s damages. This includes individuals, property owners and Las Vegas businesses. Sine spine injuries can happen in a number of different ways, negligence can also take many different forms. Some of the most common types of accidents that lead to catastrophic spinal cord damage include:
At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our priority will be to help you obtain the compensation the victim and family need to rebuild their lives. A key part of our effort will involve working with a life care planner who can identify the special services & medical requirements the victim will need for the rest of his or her life. We will include these in our demand for relief. Attorney Ramzy Ladah at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC. will work diligently to sound and compelling case for you. Our goal will be to obtain maximum compensation for you. While no amount of financial compensation will be able to ever completely and truly recover the loss that comes with catastrophic, permanently disabling spine injury, it is imperative that the victim is able to recover full compensation, so that they can move forward with their life. If you or a loved one suffered a serious spine injury, our team can help you seek financial compensation for:
For a free consultation with an attorney from Ladah Law Firm, about a spinal cord injury case, contact us today at 702-252-0055. Our dedicated spine injury team will look at the details of your case and discuss how we can help you get the compensation you deserve & needed medical care. From our Las Vegas office, we represent spinal cord injury victims throughout southern Nevada, including in Boulder City, Spring Valley, Summerlin and Henderson.
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Ask how many spinal cord cases he or she has handled. This is a unique area of law with many challenges. One challenge is identifying the correct people to sue so that you can maximize the amount of money in compensation. Ladah Law offers a free initial consultation where you can meet with a member of our team.
Unfortunately, yes. Spinal cord injuries can cause millions of dollars in damage. Medical care alone often costs more than $500,000 for many spinal cord injuries, and lost wages and pain and suffering increase the amount you are owed.
However, the person you sue must have some way to pay compensation. If you were injured in a car accident, for example, then the driver’s auto insurance can kick in to pay compensation. But few drivers carry more than the minimum insurance, which in Nevada is only $25,000 per person in liability coverage (up to $50,000 if two or more people are injured). Once you exhaust the defendant’s insurance, your only option is to sue the driver personally and try to get him or her to pay the court judgment.
If a corporation or other business is to blame for your injuries, then your chances of receiving a full financial recovery increase. They often have very large business liability policies. These could come into play if you were injured in a trucking accident.
In many cases, yes. For one, your spouse might be able to bring a “loss of consortium” claim. This type of claim compensates for the negative changes that have befallen your marriage after your injury. If you are paralyzed, then your marriage might have changed dramatically. You might no longer go out in public with your spouse or enjoy sexual intimacy. Nevada law allows a spouse to bring a claim for monetary compensation, but you should meet with an attorney first.
Every case is different, but many spinal cord accident cases take 6 months or more. There are many factors that go into determining how long it takes a case to settle, such as whether fault is clear or obvious.
We understand you need emergency medical treatment, such as surgery, so you should talk with an attorney about how to pay for that. If you have health insurance, it can kick in and initially pay for the cost of care. If you receive a settlement or a jury verdict, then you will probably need to reimburse your health insurance company. If you lack health insurance, an attorney can help discuss options, such as a payment plan with a doctor or hospital and other options.
Some victims with spinal cord injuries can actually recover some sensation and movement after an accident. However, everything depends on many factors, such as the severity of the initial injury and how promptly you start physical therapy. If your spinal cord was completely severed, then a full recovery is unlikely. However, it is difficult to generalize how much improvement you can show. Always talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
Some people need a person to stay with them and help them with the tasks of daily living, such as getting food prepared and help dressing. This could be a spouse, or you might need to hire someone to help you. You can receive compensation for this medical care going forward.