How to Help a Loved One Preparing for a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit

A spinal cord injury (SCI) can turn your life upside down overnight. Moving forward toward healing and recovery can feel overwhelming at best, almost impossible at worst. The majority of SCI claims exceed $1 million; because most drivers don’t have more than $1 million in liability insurance, the task becomes finding additional sources of funds to meet the needs of patients and their families.

James H. Brown and Associates understand firsthand what it’s like to have your life and livelihood altered by a serious accident. Our award-winning team of injury lawyers remains committed to helping our clients secure the settlements they need to move forward on the road to recovery. Below, you’ll find our advice for preparing for a spinal cord injury lawsuit, as well as how James H. Brown and Associates can help every step of the way.

Seeking Legal Advice

Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries can take a long time to be settled in Court. Every spinal cord injury case is unique; substantial research and investigation are required before a case can be filed and litigated successfully. Additionally, the sheer amount of money involved in SCI claims all but guarantees lengthy legal proceedings. That’s why it’s critical to seek legal advice as quickly as possible.

Unlike many large law firms in Alberta today, James H. Brown and Associates’ injury lawyers are ready to speak with you right away. No call centres, no intake teams, just fast, direct access to the expert legal advice you and your family need. Having firsthand experience with the toll a severe injury can take, we’re committed to moving fast to support our clients.

Documenting Damages

While doctors, police, and other professionals will be documenting many of the details surrounding your injury, it is still vital to document as much information as possible about the changes you and your family experience in your daily lives. The more detail you can provide, the more likely you are to secure a comprehensive settlement for your damages.

Save receipts and keep a journal detailing the ways your loved one’s injuries have impacted your day-to-day life. No detail is too minor; more information usually leads to a stronger case. An experienced team of injury lawyers will be able to evaluate all information to determine the best path to attaining compensation for both short and long-term needs.

James H. Brown and Associates also works with a network of multi-disciplinary specialists, including occupational therapists, accident reconstruction engineers, and private investigators to understand our clients’ injuries fully. Working with them, we’ll uncover the facts about your accident, how it will affect your day-to-day life, and how to secure complete compensation for your loved ones’ injuries.

Navigating the Road to Recovery

A spinal cord injury can be physically, mentally, and emotionally devastating. Picking up the pieces and moving forward is often one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. However, assembling a team to support you and your family throughout the legal process will ease the burden of life and allow you to focus on the road to recovery.

Having worked with accident victims for nearly 30 years, we understand that serious injuries can pose serious challenges for individuals and families. As a large, successful injury law firm, we are proud to provide comprehensive services and resources to support our clients throughout the legal process, including:

  • An award-winning team of injury lawyers with over 250 years of combined experience.
  • Complete accident investigation services, including accident reconstruction, evidence preservation, analysis, and more.
  • Access to medical and vocational professionals to fully diagnose your injuries, understand long-term consequences, and provide supporting documentation for your case.
  • Strong relationships with organizations dedicated to rehabilitation, recovery, and support.

Additionally, James H. Brown and Associates is proud to be part of a network of multi-discipline professionals to support you and your family from start to finish. We have a long-standing partnership with Spinal Cord Injuries Alberta, and are proud to sponsor their Resilience Kit to help individuals and families thrive throughout recovery.

Attaining Justice and Moving Forward

Although the road to closure is often challenging for SCI patients and their families, there is always hope. James H. Brown and Associates is here to remind you that justice IS attainable. We’ve helped many individuals and their families secure complete, fair compensation and move forward with their lives.

James H. Brown and Associates has continually set precedents for spinal cord injury law in Alberta since 1993. Over the last three decades, we’ve built our reputation on standing up for Albertan’s rights and delivering the justice you and your family deserve. Our team is made up of lawyers with over 250 years of combined injury law experience and a proven record of success. Today, James H. Brown and Associates proudly offers resources and expertise for every step of the legal process, from advancing a claim and navigating the courts to managing care and long-term treatment.

Need an Injury Lawyer For Your Spinal Cord Injury Case?

Contact us today to book a free, no-obligation evaluation and learn more about how James H. Brown and Associates can help.

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