What Is a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
A spinal cord injury claim is the action that a victim takes to receive a monetary payment for their injuries and suffering. Under Colorado law, the person who is responsible for the accident must pay for the fallout. This means covering the financial expenses, as well as compensation for emotional damages and physical suffering. A spinal cord injury claim is the process of holding the responsible party accountable for their negligence. The Elite Litigation Group is a select team of highly focused and experienced trial attorneys. We exclusively handle complex personal injury cases, including spinal cord injuries, and are with you every step of the way. We know nothing can undo what happened, but we can fight for the financial relief you need to support your recovery and your family.
Do I Have a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
You may be able to bring a spinal cord injury claim if you suffered the injury because of the carelessness of others. Negligence is usually the basis of the claim. That means that another party failed to act with reasonable care in a way that caused the accident to happen. If you can prove the elements of negligence – duty of care to others, failure to live up to that duty, cause of an accident and damages – you can bring a spinal cord injury claim.
Why Choose the Elite Litigation Group for Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
The sudden and unexpected death of a family member or suddenly being confronted with a catastrophic injury changes life in an instant and raises many important questions about what has happened and about what to do next.
Our Elite Litigation Group will take immediate action to get real answers for your family about what happened to your loved one. We mobilize experts to secure and preserve important evidence and initiate an independent investigation on your behalf. At the same time, our Elite Litigation Group will serve as a resource and anchor for your family advising you about your constitutional rights as a crime victim and about the various government, insurance, financial and community resources that may be available to your family based upon the individualized needs and specific circumstances. Our team will help your family navigate all aspects of a sudden loss or catastrophic injury and will serve as very powerful advocates for your rights every step of the way!
Consultation is free, there’s no hourly fees or upfront expenses.
- Emergency care/urgent care expenses
- Medical devices, mobility devices, home modifications
- X-rays, scans, imaging
- Physical Therapy
- Lost wages in the short and long term
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment in Life
- Mental Anguish
- Physical Impairment
Defective Medical Device
Our client underwent a common hip replacement surgery but was implanted with a defective product that required multiple revision surgeries that ultimately destroyed the hip joint and caused significant permanent physical disability.
Pedestrian Struck by Car
Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered a serious brain injury
Bicyclist Hit by Car
The Elite Litigation Group was hired to protect the rights of a bicyclist that suffered a spinal cord injury after being hit by a car
Commercial Truck Collision
The victim suffered multiple blunt force trauma, internal bleeding, a liver laceration, a broken pelvis and a leg after being involved in a commercial truck crash
Fall at Commercial Property
The team of legal professionals at Elite Litigation Group successfully recovered over $3 million dollars for a client that sustained a spinal cord injury after falling at a commercial property
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We know that what happened to you is unimaginable. Our goal is to help you have the best possible experience in the legal system. When you need skilled, experienced, and compassionate representation, the Elite Litigation Group is here for you.
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…there was a point when I wanted to give up… Bachus & Schanker did not give up on me. They just kept pushing through and letting me know that we’re on a team and that they’re there for me, to support me and help me in any way I need.
Thank you for giving me a second chance, for helping me with a second chance and thank you for not giving up on me.
When you go through an accident, so many people you find give up on you and you don’t matter anymore to them and that wasn’t the case with Bachus & Schanker.
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We urge you to please reach out to us as soon as possible to set up a no-obligation consultation. A lot of times, legal proceedings such as these are time sensitive and we want to offer you the best resources and options to help you in your time of need.
Spinal Cord Injury FAQs
What Can I Expect When Bringing a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
The process of filing a spinal cord injury claim can be complex, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the legal system. First, the victim files court documents stating their claim. The other side may respond and state defenses. Both parties participate in a process for building and revealing evidence. Then, they may reach a settlement in the case.
If they are unable to settle, the court resolves the claim with a trial. It is unusual for the responsible party to pay compensation without the need for bringing a formal lawsuit. The victim has the right to representation from a spinal cord injury attorney of their choice.
How Do I Prove the Elements of a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
How do you win a spinal cord injury claim? You do that through building the evidence. Witness testimony, medical records and experts are just some of the evidence you might utilize to prepare your claim.
Because our firm is focused solely on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, the Elite Litigation Group is trained and experienced in gathering this type of evidence on behalf of our clients. We use this evidence to meticulously build a strong case that puts our clients in the best position for the maximum settlement amount.
How Do I Know What My Spinal Cord Injury Claim Is Worth?
What your spinal cord injury claim is worth depends on the following factors:
The injuries that you suffer
Permanent damage, including scars and paralysis
Medical expenses that you have already incurred
Bills for medical care that you expect to have in the future
Lost work and interruption to a career path
Costs for personal care, including nursing care
The legal strength of the case and the ability to prove all of the elements
Defenses like comparative/contributory negligence
Legal issues that may complicate the case
Whether the defense can easily pay a judgment/available insurance that may pay a claim
The best way to know your case’s approximate value is to meet with our Elite Litigation Group. Our compassionate attorneys offer confidential and unbiased information as we help you understand what’s involved in bringing a claim.
Is My Spinal Cord Injury Case Going to Go to Trial?
Even though spinal cord injury cases are often high-value cases, most don’t go to trial. That’s because the parties work to diligently prepare the evidence. When you have a strong case, the other side can see the value of the claim.
If the responsible party isn’t willing to pay you what you deserve, you may take your case to trial. Our team of strong litigation attorneys works towards the best possible resolution for you, whether that means negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial.
How the Elite Litigation Group Can Help
The Elite Litigation Group is here to help you after a spinal cord injury. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, and taking the appropriate steps is necessary to claim that compensation. Our team has the resources, knowledge and determination to take action on your behalf to help you start to rebuild your life after a spinal cord injury.
Contact our Elite Litigation Group for a free consultation to learn about your case and how we might assist you with claiming financial compensation.
How Do I Prove the Elements of a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
How do you win a spinal cord injury claim? You do that through building the evidence. Witness testimony, medical records and experts are just some of the evidence you might utilize to prepare your claim. Because our firm is focused solely on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, the Elite Litigation Group is trained and experienced in gathering this type of evidence on behalf of our clients. We use this evidence to meticulously build a strong case that puts our clients in the best position for the maximum settlement amount.
Colorado Spinal Cord Injury Resources
If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you are not alone. There are resources to help you and your family during this difficult time, including:
NeuAbility -Denver-based rehabilitation services for those with spinal cord injuries. The organization offers a range of services designed to assist with mobility, rehabilitation and comfort.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center – The center provides information and support for people living with spinal cord injuries. Whether you recently suffered from an injury or as your needs change over time, find resources to help you.
Spinal Cord Injury Fund – May provide financial assistance for uncovered expenses that result from a spinal cord injury.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spinal Cord Injury Model System – Promotes knowledge to further research and quality of life for those affected by injuries.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Protects people’s rights with physical and mental differences to utilize places of public accommodation; provides for reasonable accommodation in employment.
Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act – Statewide law that prohibits discrimination based on disability.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – A U.S. federal government program that provides basic income to individuals who are unable to meet their needs because of disabilities, including spinal cord injuries. There is no work history requirement.
Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) – A disability insurance program based on work history. If you worked previously but cannot work now because of a disability, you may qualify to receive SSDI payments.
Colorado Department of Human Services – Provides a range of benefits for Colorado residents. Medicaid, food assistance, cash benefits and a state-run Aid to the Needy Disabled program may provide various forms of assistance to victims of spinal cord injuries.
Work-based and private disability insurance – Your employer may have a disability program that applies to you. Be sure to evaluate the benefits your employer provides or that you may have elected.