When you become our client, you will work directly with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer who will handle all the legal details so you can focus on healing and adapting. Because we understand your physical, emotional, and financial burdens, your initial consultation will be free, and you will not pay any attorney’s fees until we receive compensation. 

You can rely on Simeone & Miller, LLP for guidance and support during this challenging time. We have a proud history of serving clients in Metro D.C., Maryland, and Virginia with dignity and compassion. Contact us today to begin your journey to recovery.

The Basics of Spinal Cord Injuries

Because the spinal cord is part of the central nervous system, spinal cord injuries interfere with communication between the brain and body. The spinal cord is fragile, protected only by our vertebrae. A traumatic impact or puncture wound can easily result in tissue damage. Unlike other cells, these cells cannot replicate when they die, which is why spinal cord injuries never fully heal. 

What Are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

The most common causes of spinal cord injury are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Falls
  • Sports/recreation injuries 
  • Physical labor
  • Violent attacks (often including gunshots)

Our attorneys will investigate your claim to determine if another party’s negligence or malice caused your injury and explore all your legal options for compensation. 

What Damages Are Available in a Spinal Cord Injury Case?

Because spinal cord injuries are so severe, patients are eligible to recover multiple types of damages from at-fault parties. Depending on factors such as the nature of the incident, the identity of the responsible party, and the severity of your injury, you may be entitled to significant compensation, including damages such as:

  • Medical expenses – present and future
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Accommodations and assistive devices
  • Renovations to make personal property accessible
  • Household or personal aid
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Treatment and other losses from a spinal cord injury may exceed $1 million in the first year after an injury and reach tens or even hundreds of thousands in the years following. Insurers, well aware of the challenges spinal cord injury patients face, often try to convince patients to accept settlements that are much lower than they deserve.

Our attorneys will work with medical and life care consultants to demonstrate the full extent of your injury costs and what fair compensation is required from an insurance adjuster or a judge and jury. Rest assured, we will protect your rights in and out of the courtroom. 

How A Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Can Help Your Claim

Trust Simeone & Miller to provide compassionate, effective representation and handle all the details of your claim, including:

Investigation and Evidence of Liability

Our attorneys can investigate the facts and circumstances of your accident and gather the evidence you need to support your claim. We know that winning a settlement or verdict may be a financial lifeline when you’re facing severe losses after a spinal cord injury.

Handling Insurance Proceedings

Filing an injury claim involves detailed and complex negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Dealing with paperwork and phone calls while trying to recover from a severe injury takes more energy than many patients have.

Furthermore, insurance adjusters may try to lead you into making unclear statements they can use to raise questions about whether you shared fault for an accident. They are not afraid to use your words against you, and the wrong statement can cause a court to consider you ineligible to file a claim.

Before you speak to the insurance company, let our attorneys speak on your behalf to avoid any potential misinterpretation. We know how to anticipate the tactics adjusters use to delay claims and will leverage our skills and experience to keep your claim moving.

Negotiating a Settlement or Litigating to a Verdict

The Simeone & Miller team will use your story and the evidence we’ve gathered to negotiate with insurance adjusters for a fair settlement. Most accident victims have never dealt with an insurance company this way, which means they are disadvantaged.

Our attorneys are professionals who have handled thousands of injury claims. We will work to prove your case and stand firm to get the settlement you deserve. We are well-prepared to litigate if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair and reasonable settlement.

Filing a lawsuit may be the best way to get an insurance adjuster to prioritize your case. Whether the threat of litigation improves their settlement offer or we take your case to court, we will do what it takes to get you just compensation. 

Standing Strong for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

After a life-changing injury, it can be challenging to figure out what your future may look like.  If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, let us help you find justice by filing an injury claim. 

No amount of money can undo your harm, but compensation can give you a financial safety net as you heal and adapt to your new day-to-day and relieve the financial burdens on your loved ones. At Simeone & Miller, we care about helping you obtain justice. Contact our spinal cord injury lawyer today to learn your legal rights and options.

Simeone & Miller, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., provides personal injury and medical malpractice legal services across Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, our services extend to Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick. In Virginia, we serve clients in Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.