Salt Lake City Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
We Can Handle Complex Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, and Other Paralysis Claims
A person who is paralyzed in an accident faces significant daily challenges and may be deprived of many of life’s joys. The lifelong costs of care can be astronomical. In addition, such an injury takes a psychological toll on the victim’s entire family.
Insurance companies tend to view spinal cord cases in terms of the care needed to keep the patient alive. However, we know this is not enough to provide for you. At Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we see a person who will not only survive, but adapt and create a new future. We fight for comprehensive damages to give our clients economic security and the same quality of life they had before the accident.
Our spinal cord injury lawyers have a proven record of advocacy for victims of catastrophic personal injuries. We have secured settlements and jury verdicts for those who suffered spinal cord injuries in auto accidents, collisions with trucks, bicycle accidents, motorcycle crashes, skiing accidents, slip and falls, and workplace accidents. Our goal is to always obtain maximum compensation, so you have the means to provide for yourself and your loved ones despite your disability.
We offer free consultations to spinal cord injury victims. Call our Salt Lake City office at (801) 901-3470 to speak with one of our trial attorneys today.
We Understand Your Needs
Clients with quadriplegic injuries, and many with paraplegic injuries, will require some level of assisted care for the rest of their life, from 24-hour nursing care to help with chores and errands. Many spinal injury patients also need ongoing help from a physical therapist or home health aide to exercise their limbs to prevent muscle loss and bedsores and retain muscle tone and posture.
These measures are essential to maintaining your overall health after a spinal cord injury. However, they only meet basic physical needs. Our team wants to help you access vocational rehabilitation if you wish to return to the workforce. We want to make sure you can participate in activities with your family and loved ones. We are willing to fight for the compensation that will make this possible.
We have seen the full range of spinal cord injuries, including:
- Complete quadriplegia (total paralysis) from high cervical injuries
- Incomplete quadriplegia
- Loss of motor function
- Loss of sensation
How We Can Help You
In just the first year after a spinal cord injury, a patient’s medical needs may exceed $1 million. They will likely continue for the rest of that person’s life. Add to that the lost earnings, home modifications, and pain and suffering, and you can see why you deserve a large settlement. No matter what the insurance company has offered you, talk to us before you sign any papers to see if you will receive a fair amount.
By working with physicians and rehab specialists, life care planners and economists, vocational trainers, and many other professionals, we calculate the actual compensatory damages you are likely to face over the course of your lifetime. Then, we take this number to the insurance company and make it clear we will not accept lowball offers. Our trial lawyers are skilled at both negotiating claims and arguing cases in court. No matter what is necessary to help your case, we are willing to put in the effort and resources to help.
Start your spinal cord injury claim today by scheduling a free consultation. Our Salt Lake Office can be reached at (801) 901-3470.