If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence or direct action of another person, you could be entitled to damages awarded out of a personal injury lawsuit. The biggest factor in whether or not the case will award damages is whether you can prove that someone acted negligently.
For example, a drunk driver who causes a car accident resulting in a spinal cord injury has been negligent. The damages awarded for these cases contain some factors that are pretty concrete, such as the cost of medical expenses in the past and in the future for ongoing care. Other parts of a settlement are a little more difficult to quantify, such as the pain and suffering and the potential loss of income for the individual in the future.
These damages can be significant if the injury prevents someone from working their chosen career or leaves them unable to work. There are also considerations taken for the hobbies and activities once enjoyed that are no longer accessible due to the spinal injury.
If a spinal cord injury was caused by someone else’s actions or negligence, an Atlanta personal injury attorney can provide more information about your legal options.