CLIENT-FOCUSED DENVER, CO ATTORNEYS SERVING CHERRY CREEK, AURORA & THROUGHOUT COLORADO
In a matter of seconds, a spinal cord injury can change your life forever. Suddenly, you may be facing a lifelong disability and financial burdens that you and your family are not prepared to handle.
At the law office of Leventhal Lewis, our Denver spinal cord injury lawyers are committed to helping accident victims and their families. Our knowledge, compassion and experience allow us to focus on your legal case so you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today by completing the form on this page to schedule a free consultation. We welcome clients from Aurora, Cherry Creek and throughout Colorado.
The Aftermath of a Spinal Cord Injury
Depending on the location and severity of the injury, damage to your spinal cord can cause a variety of issues, such as:
- Exaggerated reflex actions or spasms
- Changes in sexual function
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of movement
Spinal cord injuries often require long hospital stays and extensive rehabilitation therapy. You may require special assistive equipment, home renovations and vehicle modifications to accommodate your everyday activities.
Damages for Spinal Cord Injuries
Your legal case is about more than obtaining compensation for your injuries. It's about getting justice and holding the responsible parties accountable for the devastation your injuries have caused you and your loved ones.
Our spinal cord injury attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of accident and malpractice victims, and will fight aggressively to recover damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Home renovations
- Vehicle modifications
- Occupational therapy
- Physical rehabilitative therapy
- Medical equipment
- Medical costs
- Loss of earnings and earning potential
How Are the Damages of a Spinal Cord Injury Calculated?
There is not a method of calculating personal injury compensation that is set in stone. Our lawyers want to get to know you and to understand all of the ways the injury has impacted your life. Only then can we aggressively pursue every dollar you are due.
In general, when financial awards and settlements are negotiated, some of the damages may be granted for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality life
While it could be relatively straightforward to attach a dollar amount to medical bills, surgical costs, loss of wages, etc., it is the other aspects of the injury that we want to make sure are also fairly compensated for. We work tirelessly to recover all you deserve for how your physical ability has been limited or altered, how your emotional and mental well-being has been impacted, how your family relationships and other parts of your life have been affected. Calculating these items is difficult but not impossible, and we have extensive experience recovering maximum compensation for our clients.
Is There a Statute of Limitations on When I Can File a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
Yes, each state in the U.S. has its own laws regarding how much time you have to file a personal injury claim. These laws are called statutes of limitations. The clock may start ticking on a case from the date of injury or diagnosis. Consult our attorneys to find out where your case falls. Even if you think it may have been too long, you are still encouraged to contact us. These issues of deadlines are not always cut and dry.
Who Can File a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
A person who suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else's negligence is generally eligible to file a claim to pursue injury compensation in civil court. These are different from criminal cases, in which a plaintiff alleges a crime was committed. Instead, in a personal injury claim, we seek to show how someone's carelessness led to a catastrophic back injury.
Workplace injury claims are different. If you are filing a workers' compensation claim, you do not have to argue or defend against fault. Instead, it is an insurance benefit owed to you under qualifying circumstances. If, however, the workplace spine injury can be traced back to a third party's negligence (i.e. the manufacturer of faulty equipment), then you may be eligible to pursue compensation from that party in a lawsuit.
How Are Lawyer's Fees for a Spinal Cord Injury Case Determined?
Not all injury attorneys' fees are the same. As the potential client, you certainly deserve to know what fees are involved and when they will be charged. The attorneys at our law firm believe strongly in this type of cost transparency. Your consultation will include a clear explanation of all involved fees and fee timelines.
You've probably noticed that many injury law firms promote contingent fee structures. Leventhal Lewisr has contingent legal fees. But what exactly does that mean? In the simplest terms, contingent fees are contingent upon recovery. Basically, the lawyer doesn't get paid unless you get paid, via a settlement or verdict, and then the attorney's fees are a set percentage of the financial recovery. The attorneys advance all the costs associated with handling the case.
The issue of transparency becomes really important when dealing with these contingent fee structures. It is not uncommon for law firms to advance the fees, but also to charge interest. If you aren't made totally aware of what interest is being charged, you could end up with quite a surprise once the bill comes due.
At Leventhal Lewis, we not only make sure you know exactly what to expect from our fee structure, we also do not charge any interest on our contingency fees. The services are interest free regardless of how long your case takes to resolve, and regardless of how much we spend on your case. You will not be asked to pay back any fees until we have recovered compensation for you, and even then, the cost is built in as a percentage of the recovery.
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Spinal Cord Injury Case?
Spinal injury cases - as well as all personal injury cases - can take a while to resolve, sometimes several months or longer. We know that you want to get compensation quickly. After all, you are dealing with a catastrophic injury, and drawing out the legal aspects of that injury is not something anyone looks forward to. At the same time, we want to handle your case thoroughly. We will let you know what is happening every step of the way, and work tirelessly and efficiently to obtain the best possible outcome.
Experienced Legal Counsel for Your Spinal Cord Injury Case
Our experienced attorneys understand the far-reaching impact a spinal cord injury can have on your life and the future of your family. At Leventhal Lewis, you are never just another case number. From your initial consultation until the completion of your case, you are always our top priority. You will never be passed off to a paralegal or office assistant. Our partners will handle your case personally, whether in a court room or at a negation table, and make themselves available to you at all times.
Communication is the key to outstanding, client-focused representation. We will answer all your questions and never leave you in the dark. We pride ourselves on our service and integrity, and we don't get paid until you do.
If you have been injured in the Aurora, Cherry Creek or Denver areas, contact the spinal cord injury lawyers at Leventhal Lewis today online to discuss your case for free.