A spinal cord injury can change everything. Regardless of the level of severity, victims of these injuries often experience significant life setbacks along with substantial financial obligations.

At Fisher & Talwar, we are here to help when you need a Burbank spinal cord injury attorney. We help clients recover compensation, no matter how challenging their case gets. We will stand up to insurance carriers and take your case to trial if needed. Let us help you get your life back on track.

Why Turn to Fisher & Talwar for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?

  • At Fisher & Talwar, we understand the long-term consequences of spinal cord trauma on victims and their families, which is why we fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
  • We believe in fairness and justice, both of which can be gained through a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party. We have no problem taking your case to trial if necessary.
  • We believe in taking a personalized approach to every case, which means you will always be able to get a hold of your attorney to ask questions or raise concerns related to your spine injury claim.

Who Could Be Held Liable for a Spinal Injury in Burbank?

Determining liability in a spinal cord injury case can be complex, as multiple parties could be responsible. Potentially liable parties include:

  • Negligent drivers. If a car accident caused the spinal injury, the at-fault driver could be held responsible. Severe spinal cord injuries are particularly common in collisions involving large commercial trucks in Burbank.
  • Property owners. If the injury occurred due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, the property owner could be liable under premises liability laws.
  • Employers. In cases of workplace accidents, employers may be held liable if they failed to provide a safe working environment.
  • Product manufacturers. If a defective item caused the spine injury, the manufacturer or distributor of the product could be held accountable through a product liability claim.

Identifying the liable party is crucial for pursuing a successful claim, and our team at Fisher & Talwar has the expertise to investigate and determine responsibility.

Proving Liability for a Burbank Spine Injury Claim

To secure compensation, it is essential that your personal injury attorney prove that another party’s negligence directly caused your spinal cord injury. This involves demonstrating:

  1. Duty of care. The responsible party had a legal obligation (their duty) to act in a way that would prevent harm. This exact duty of care owed to the victim will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
  2. Breach of duty. The party failed to meet this obligation through negligent actions or omissions.
  3. Causation. The breach of duty is what caused your spinal cord injury.
  4. Damages. You suffered losses due to the injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Gathering evidence is a critical part of this process. Our attorneys will collect medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and expert testimony to build a strong case on your behalf.

Spine Injury Compensation – What Could Be Available?

Victims of spinal cord injuries can face significant expenses and life changes. Compensation in these cases aims to cover various aspects, including:

  • Medical expenses. This includes costs for surgeries, hospital stays, medications, physical therapy, and any necessary medical equipment.
  • Lost income. Compensation for wages lost due to the inability to work during recovery, as well as future lost earnings if the injury results in long-term disability.
  • Pain and suffering. Financial relief for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury.
  • Rehabilitation costs. Coverage for ongoing rehabilitation services to help you regain as much independence as possible.
  • Home modifications. Expenses for necessary changes to your home to accommodate mobility needs, such as wheelchair ramps and specialized equipment.

Our goal is to ensure you receive comprehensive compensation that addresses all aspects of your injury and its impact on your life. The total amount of compensation available for a spinal cord injury claim will vary depending on various factors relating to your particular case. We may be able to give you a ballpark estimate, but it would just be an estimate. We can discuss factors that could affect how much compensation you receive when you come in for a free consultation about your case.

How Long Do You Have to File Your Spinal Injury Claim?

In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including spinal cord injuries, is generally two years from the date of the injury. This means you have a limited time to take legal action. If you fail to file your claim within this period, there’s a chance you will lose your right to seek compensation.

However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, if your injury was not immediately apparent, the “discovery rule” may extend the filing deadline. Claims against government entities have different, often shorter, timelines and specific procedural requirements.

It is essential to consult with a Burbank spinal cord injury lawyer promptly to ensure all deadlines are met and to protect your right to compensation.

Paying for a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

We understand one of the major concerns you have is affording a lawyer. We handle spinal cord injury claims on a contingency fee basis, and this is a good thing for you. We will not collect any legal fees and you will not have to pay any upfront costs as your case moves forward. You will not pay any legal fees until after our team successfully recovers the compensation you are entitled to.

If you are worried about cost, and if that is keeping you from contacting us today, do not worry. Reach out and let us listen.

Cases We Handle in Burbank

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Call a Burbank Spine Injury Lawyer Today

If you or somebody you love has sustained a spinal cord injury caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party in the Burbank area, reach out to the team at Fisher & Talwar as soon as possible. We want to help you begin the process of recovering compensation. Let us investigate your claim, walk you through your options, and get this process going today.

When you need a Burbank spinal cord injury attorney, you can reach out to us to schedule a free consultation of your claim by calling us at (213) 318-3052 or by filling out our contact form.