Walnut Creek Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Spinal injuries are generally the most serious type of injury since they tend to affect every aspect of our clients' lives, resulting in permanent disability, wage loss and ongoing pain and suffering.
If you have suffered a neck or spinal cord injury as a result of a workplace accident or an outside-of-work accident caused by the negligence of another person or company, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity and pain and suffering. An experienced Concord neck injury attorney can help you understand your options for recovery.
The Goforth & Lucas Law Partnership attorneys have decades of experience guiding clients through the often difficult and frustrating process of recovering an adequate and fair settlement from insurance companies. Much of the frustration comes from the fact that insurance companies will often view the spinal injury as a "soft tissue" or "subjective injury". Many times, even where there is no herniated or bulging disc, the neck injury can cause life long disability and extensive pain. A neck injury affects a number of muscles, tendons and ligaments. This resistance by insurance carriers is typical and can be overcome by having an experienced lawyer and orthopedic doctor on your side. We litigate or mediate our clients' claims with the insurance company lawyers with the goal of recovering the maximum compensation.
Commonly, we see that the injuries involving the neck and back have more to do with damage to the spinal cord. We understand the unfortunate reality that our clients might have to deal with pain or loss of mobility for the rest of their lives. Our firm strives to level the playing field for the client thus helping the client to overcome common insurance company objections.
We see to it that our clients receive fair monetary settlements or judgments for damages including:
- Temporary disability/recovery of lost wages
- Permanent disability/recovery of lost earning capacity
- Proper ongoing medical care
- Assurances that future medical care will be covered
- Pain and suffering damages
- Vocational retraining voucher/damages
- Emotional distress counseling/damages
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed SB 863 which will affect all workers' compensation benefits beginning in 2013. Injured workers must protect their rights under the new law. To level the playing field against insurance carriers and their defense firms you must have aggressive and experienced representation from lawyers who fully understand both sides of your dispute as well as the new laws. If you have suffered personal injury, workers' compensation disability, or are fighting foreclosure because of your injuries, Goforth & Lucas will fight to protect your legal interests and obtain the best possible economic recovery.
We provide a confidential no cost consultation to all clients. Contact us or call at 925-265-8964 to schedule a meeting with our California workplace accident attorneys. You may also request an evaluation of your case via email. To do this contact veteran trial attorney Michael D. Goforth at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are available to meet with you Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged upon request.