Spinal Cord Injuries and Liability in Washington
Most spinal cord injury cases fall under Washington’s comparative negligence laws. Negligence is the failure to exercise due care. A negligent defendant can be held legally responsible for injuries they have caused.
As an example, imagine that a distracted driver caused a serious multi-vehicle collision. If another person suffered a spinal cord injury in that crash, they could bring a claim against the distracted driver, and that driver’s insurance company.
Spinal cord injury cases require a comprehensive investigation. Our catastrophic injury lawyers are ready to get started on your case right away, gathering the evidence and information needed to establish liability.
Note: If you or your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury while on the job, you are covered by Washington’s no-fault workers’ compensation laws. You should always immediately file for workers’ comp benefits. While you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or a coworker, you can still hold others—such as a negligent property owner or subcontractor—legally responsible through a third-party liability claim.
Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
Under Washington law, spinal cord injury victims can seek financial compensation for the full extent of their economic and non-economic losses. At The Walthew Law Firm, our Seattle spinal cord injury attorneys have the skills and experience needed to help our clients maximize their financial recovery. Following an accident that results in spinal cord damage, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for:
- Emergency room care;
- Hospital bills and other costs;
- Physical therapy and rehabilitative support services;
- Prescription drugs and medical equipment;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future earning potential;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Permanent disability or disfigurement; and
- Loss of life enjoyment.
A spinal cord injury often requires ongoing and even lifetime treatment and support. It is essential that injured victims and their families get access to a personal injury settlement or personal injury verdict that fully accounts for future costs. Our Seattle, WA, spinal cord damage attorneys have the thorough knowledge and experience needed to help effectively handle catastrophic injury claims.
How the Catastrophic Injury Attorneys at The Walthew Law Firm Can Help
Spinal cord injury claims are notoriously complex. At The Walthew Law Firm, we have represented people who were hurt on the job or injured due to the negligence of another party for more than eight decades. When you reach out to our Seattle office, you will consult with a Washington spinal cord injury attorney who will:
- Listen to your story and answer your questions about spinal cord injury claims;
- Investigate the accident, securing the evidence you need to bring a claim;
- Handle all correspondence from insurers and represent you in settlement negotiations; and
- Take your catastrophic injury claim as far as needed to maximize your financial recovery.
A spinal cord injury can change your entire life in an instant. You need a Seattle catastrophic injury attorney who will put in the time, energy, and personal support to handle your legal case the right way. We represent victims of negligence on a contingency fee basis. You never have to worry about the upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm only gets paid when you get paid.
Contact Our Seattle, WA Spine Injury Lawyers for Immediate Help
At The Walthew Law Firm, our Washington catastrophic injury attorneys have the skills and experience to handle spinal cord injury claims. If you or your family member suffered spinal cord damage in an accident, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation. With an office in Seattle, our catastrophic injury lawyers serve communities throughout Western Washington.