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The spinal cord injury attorneys at Adam S. Kutner, Injury Attorneys can represent you if you’re suffering from a spinal cord injury. We can help you understand your legal rights and what financial compensation may be possible for your injuries. If you have a legal claim, our team can represent you and work to get you the highest amount of compensation possible for your case. Call our Las Vegas spinal cord injury attorneys today for your free consultation.
Our injury attorneys work diligently to build strong claims for compensation, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Adam S. Kutner has helped more than 40,000 clients receive financial compensation. He personally knows your case and leads your legal team from start to finish.
Why Should We Handle Your Spinal Cord Injury Case?
We Have the Experience
With over 28 years practicing personal injury law in the Las Vegas area, Adam S. Kutner, Injury Attorneys have direct experience navigating the Nevada court system helping win spinal cord injury settlements quickly so you can get back to your life.
No Fees Unless We Win
This way you can focus more on your case and possible injuries without worrying about paying a retainer upfront. Our spinal cord injury lawyers are deeply committed to making sure every injury victim gets the comprehensive legal representation they deserve.
Our Team Is the Best in the Las Vegas Valley
Our team practices only personal injury law so we have the experience to handle the complexities that you may face in your case. Lawyers are chosen for our team based on their ability to handle personal injury cases.
Building Your Case for Compensation
When you work with our Las Vegas injury attorneys, we have a specialized process in place for successfully building your case for compensation. We take calculated steps to use the legal discovery system to your advantage to build strong evidence to show the other side why you deserve the compensation you are asking for. First, your injury attorney works with you to gather all the facts surrounding the incident, including the initial police or injury report. If possible, they may also investigate the actual scene of the accident. Next, we utilize our extensive network of specialists, including accident reconstruction experts, medical specialists, vocational experts, and forensic specialists to help us use the facts of your accident to prove what is asserted in your claim.
We may also work with your doctor to identify your prognosis and a complete care plan for recovery. Throughout your case, we file essential legal documents, including the initial complaint, a summons, and motions if necessary. Our Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyers also work to diligently and accurately value your claim. Valuing your case is a crucial part of getting the full amount of compensation you are owed, so we make sure to include all categories of damages possible, including both economic and non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress. While we are building your case, we also participate in negotiations with the other side in hopes of getting you a settlement before trial. However, we are willing to take your case to trial if the other party doesn’t agree to compensate you fairly for your injuries. It’s important not to delay in contacting an experienced injury attorney to begin working on your case immediately.
Don’t Settle with Insurance Companies
We know how insurance companies try to get you to sign a settlement quickly without allowing you the opportunity to fully understand the extent of your losses. Minimizing legitimate spinal cord injury claims is how the insurance company makes money, and we are dedicated to making sure this never happens to our clients.
With our skilled injury lawyers, you have the peace of mind knowing that you have a strong advocate by your side to fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Free Consultation For Injury Cases
Adam Kutner is a Top 100 Trial Lawyer with Experience and Expertise that Will Benefit You
Call us today at (702) 382-0000 anytime to schedule a free consultation. We will work to get you the maximum settlement as quickly as possible.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
There are two types of injury—complete and incomplete. A complete injury is one in which the victim has no sensation or voluntary motor movement on either side of the body below the level of the injury. If the victim has some feeling or partial movement, it is called an incomplete injury.
Injuries are further defined in reference to the area of the spine affected. For example, an injury to the spine in the neck area affects the cervical vertebrae, so an injury to the nerves at the fifth cervical vertebra would be called a C-5 injury. Below the neck are the thoracic vertebrae, so injuries there would be defined as T-1, T-2, and so on. Beyond that are the lumbar and sacral vertebrae, and injuries in those areas are named in a similar manner.
An injury to your spinal cord can change your life. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may face a lifetime of discomfort and restricted movements. In severe cases, spinal cord injuries can leave a person paralyzed.
The spinal cord is divided into three sections. Each of these sections has a different function I the body. Additionally, damage to each of these sections can cause different problems to the injured party.
Severe damage to the cervical (neck) area of the spine can lead to total paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of respiratory functions, loss of sensation, and possible loss of body functions. Lesser injuries could cause each of these problems temporarily or create a lot of discomfort and restricted movements.
Damage to the thoracic (middle) spine can cause paraplegia, loss of abdominal muscle control and movement, and loss of manual dexterity. Less severe damage to this area can cause restricted movement and discomfort.
Injuries to the lumbar and sacral (lower) parts of the spine can cause loss of movement to the legs or loss of control of leg muscles, loss of sexual function, and loss of bladder control. Even minor injuries to this area may cause a person to be bound to a wheelchair for life.
Extended Treatment For Spinal Injuries
Most people that have a spinal injury usually have to endure extended amounts of time in recovery. Extensive therapy and medical treatments will be required for the person to make any type of recovery from the accident. It is the duty of the responsible party to make sure that these expenses are covered.
In addition to these medical expenses, it is also the duty of the responsible party to pay compensation for the financial losses the injured party incurred as a result of the accident. This includes loss of current and possibly future income, loss of retirement benefits, and possibly other losses that the injured party suffered.
Insurance companies are often aggressive when it comes to closing spinal cord injury cases. They know from experience that these injuries can be very complicated and the try to close it fast to save their company money. Your attorney will be just as aggressive to protect your rights as a victim and make sure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to under Nevada law. It is very important to have legal representation from the time the injury occurred to ensure that your rights remain protected.
For more information on spinal cord injuries, you can visit the Mayo Clinic.
Here are some of the ways that spinal injury lawsuits can arise:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Truck accidents
- Crashes with bicyclists and pedestrians
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falling from an elevated surface
- Dangerous products that malfunction
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice
However your spinal cord injury occurs, you may deserve financial compensation. Our team investigates the reason that the injury occurs and analyzes the law in order to determine your legal rights and what your case might be worth. If you’re suffering from a spinal cord injury, our team is available to consult with you about your legal rights and the strengths of your potential legal claim.
The average settlement for spinal cord injury is commonly above $100,000 or even much more because of the severity of the injuries. In fact, it’s possible for a spinal cord injury settlement to exceed one million dollars. A spinal cord injury settlement is often very high because of the life-changing injuries including possible paralysis. Although it’s important to understand the average amounts, what you deserve in your case depends on many factors including your actual injuries, physical limitations that result and the pain and suffering associated with your injuries.
You prove a spinal cord injury with medical evidence. You go to doctors who investigate your injuries. With medical evidence like x-rays, scans and other diagnostic tests, these medical professionals can speak to your injuries. They can provide information about the nature of the injuries as well as the limitations you have and the treatments that you need going forward. In addition, you and other lay witnesses supplement this testimony by talking about your experience and the suffering that you are experiencing.
Yes, it’s possible to get a back injury settlement without surgery. What matters to getting a settlement is that you can document your injuries. Ensuring that you include your projected future medical treatment in your claim is critical to receiving justice. Having surgery isn’t necessarily a reason to delay a settlement; however, it’s important not to settle for only a fraction of your true damages. Our attorneys for spinal cord injuries in Las Vegas can help you with the specifics in knowing when to settle your case and how to evaluate current and future damages.
Most spinal cord injury cases do not go to trial. However, as the victim, you have some influence in what happens in your case. As we build the evidence, it’s our goal to put you in the best possible position from a legal standpoint. Then, we negotiate your settlement. Whether you choose to accept a settlement offer is up to you, but we give you informed advice as you make your decision. Let our team help you evaluate the specifics of your case and whether it is likely to go to trial.
Yes! Our Las Vegas spinal cord injury attorneys offer free consultations. We want you to feel totally comfortable with your case and the services that we have to offer. That’s why we never charge for your initial consultation. See how our fee agreements work. We can represent you with no cost unless you win your case. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Adam Kutner Reviews & Testimonials
“I was in an accident four days after I got my new car and my mother recommended that I go to Adam Kutner because we have been with Adam Kutner actually since I was in my first accident, when I was eight.
I was really happy to see how quickly everything was moving. I was expecting maybe a couple – well I have heard that people had taken a couple years to get a settlement from whatever accident, but I actually got mine within a few months, so it was really nice and really quick.
After my meeting with Adam Kutners office they sent me to the doctor to get my back x-rayed and neck x-rayed because they knew – they noticed I was holding my neck in pain actually and, so they wanted to hurry up with the meeting which was really kind and they got me straight to the doctor and they got me the number and location for a chiropractor also which I was treated at for two months, I think.
Overall, I would say it was really nice and quick because this was the first accident that I have ever been in on my own that I had to handle on my own, so it was really nice that the attorneys at Adam Kutners office were helpful and really patient with helping me understand what was going to happen and how they were going to help me.
I would definitely recommend Adam Kutner to friends and family because you know they are really patient people, they are really friendly and helpful. I just feel like they get stuff done.”
– Chelsea D. 5/5 Stars