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Neck Injury Attorneys Honolulu
Few injuries present greater challenges for accident victims and their families than spinal cord and neck injuries. Tragically, most of these injuries result in long-term or permanent disability, which may include paralysis and loss of sensation below the injury site. Spinal cord and neck injuries often cause severe emotional and financial strain on the injured person and his or her family. A serious spinal cord or neck injury will change your life forever.
If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord or neck injury due to someone else’s negligence, you need a law firm that has the resources, experience, and deep understanding of these injuries to handle your case with compassion and success. At Leavitt Yamane & Soldner, our spinal cord injury, neck injury, and paralysis attorneys are among the most reputable lawyers in Honolulu. Serving Oahu and all of Hawaii, our personal injury lawyers understand what you and your family are going through right now. We would welcome the opportunity to take some of the burden off of your shoulders and provide you with the support and legal guidance you need during this overwhelmingly difficult time. Contact our spinal cord and neck injury lawyers today to learn more about how taking legal action now can help in the years to come.
Below you will find general answers to some of the questions our spinal cord and neck injury attorneys are most commonly asked. For specific answers to questions you have regarding your potential case, please schedule a consultation at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner as soon as possible.
I’VE EXPERIENCED SOME PAIN AND OTHER SYMPTOMS AFTER INJURING MY NECK OR SPINE IN AN ACCIDENT, BUT I AM NOT PARALYZED. ARE MY INJURIES SERIOUS ENOUGH TO PURSUE LEGAL ACTION?
Very possibly. You should have your case evaluated by an attorney who is experienced with spinal cord injury, neck injury and paralysis. Any substantial injury that is caused by someone else’s negligence is legally actionable. There are two basic types of spinal cord and neck injuries: complete and partial. A complete spinal cord or neck injury causes permanent paralysis with virtually no chance for improvement. With a partial injury there is hope for future improvement, but it is unlikely that the injured person will ever fully recover. Partial injuries often require years of frustrating and expensive rehabilitation and medical care in order to recover even part of one’s former movement and sensation.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a possible spinal cord or neck injury, be mindful of any possible symptoms, even if you think your injuries are relatively minor. Symptoms such as loss of control over urination and other bodily functions, numbness or tingling in the extremities, shooting pains in the back, difficulty with movement or breathing, and a sense of imbalance while walking can all point to a serious, potentially long-term injury. If you notice any of these symptoms or feel that you may have a possible spinal cord or neck injury, you should contact an experienced attorney, by scheduling a consultation with one of our spinal cord and neck injury attorneys at our Honolulu, Hawaii office.
IF I TAKE LEGAL ACTION NOW, HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT THE COMPENSATION I RECEIVE WILL COVER FUTURE COSTS?
It is important to seek compensation for future costs as well as costs you have already incurred. Otherwise, you could find yourself with long-term problems and no way to cover them. Only a lawyer with extensive experience in handling serious spinal cord and neck injury cases knows how to identify future expenses and then show to the court that these costs are reasonable and likely. When you are considering hiring a lawyer, you should ask specifically about his or her track record in handling cases just like yours.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF SPINAL CORD AND NECK INJURIES?
Whether an injury is partial or complete, the physical consequences of spinal cord and neck injuries are fairly easy to predict, and can include paralysis and loss of sensation. A serious spinal cord or neck injury is a life-changing event with far-reaching implications – from having to retrofit the home with devices to help victims perform daily tasks to making necessary adjustments in a couple’s love life.
Many legal and medical professionals fail to fully address the complex emotional and psychological issues that can arise from these injuries. The emotional and psychological hardships are usually shared by the victim and his or her family members and friends. After a catastrophic accident, resentment among victims and their family members can build up over time. The sacrifices and demands that are suddenly thrust upon victims and their families can be tremendously stressful.
This is why, when evaluating future needs and expenses, an experienced attorney will factor in the cost of therapy and other forms of support, all of which are essential not only to the victim’s recovery but also to the overall health and quality of life for the victim’s family.
WHAT SORT OF DAMAGES CAN I HOPE TO RECEIVE IN A SPINAL CORD OR NECK INJURY CASE?
As in all personal injury cases, the answer to this question depends entirely on the unique circumstances surrounding your accident and ensuing injury. Typically, victims are able to recover compensation for present and future lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other present and future losses and expenses caused by the injury. If you share some fault for the accident that caused your injury, the compensation to which you would be entitled may be reduced in proportion to your blame. As experienced spinal cord injury, neck injury, and paralysis attorneys, our Honolulu, Hawaii, lawyers have the skill to identify the full measure of compensation that you are due and the dedication to pursue that compensation with every resource at their disposal.
WHY SHOULD I ENTRUST LEAVITT YAMANE & SOLDNER WITH MY SPINAL CORD OR NECK INJURY CASE?
Yes, we have experience, and, yes, we have an outstanding track record. These are, of course, important considerations in evaluating a law firm. However, perhaps more importantly, as one of our clients you can expect our full attention and support throughout the legal process. We understand that you and your family have suddenly been thrown into a whirlwind of confusion, pain, and frustration, and that you need more than simply money to cover your medical bills. You need lawyers who can view your present and future through your perspective as a victim, as someone whose entire life has been changed forever. At Leavitt Yamane & Soldner, you can expect no less than the compassion, respect, and thoughtful guidance you deserve, every step of the way.
CONTACT OUR PARALYSIS LAWYERS ON OAHU TODAY
As overwhelming as the present may seem, remember that the future does hold hope, even if you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury. Thousands upon thousands of people have learned how to cope with their disabilities and gone on to lead vital, fulfilling lives. Your first step toward securing your future is to contact Leavitt Yamane & Soldner today. As experienced neck injury, paralysis, and spinal cord injury lawyers, our Honolulu attorneys serve people on Oahu and all over Hawaii with exceptional, compassionate, and trustworthy legal representation.