Injuries to the head and back are often catastrophic, meaning they affect a victim for life. Back and head injuries can take a victim out of work permanently, leading to thousands of dollars in lost wages. They may also require expensive treatments, rehabilitation and around-the-clock care.
At Drake Law Firm, we help people with head and back injuries demand fair compensation for their damages. If someone else caused your head and back injury, our Shoals personal injury attorneys may be able to help you win an award. Request a free consultation today. We serve the entire Shoals Area: Tuscumbia, Sheffield, Florence and Muscle Shoals.
Why Clients Choose Us
- Our attorneys have many decades of combined legal experience. We can put our years of knowledge to use for you.
- Our lawyers have worked hard to recover more than $100 million in compensation for our past clients. Our success rate is close to 99%.
- Our Shoals head and back injury lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis. If we do not win, you do not owe us any attorney’s fees.
Why You Need a Head and Back Injury Lawyer
Retaining an attorney prevents insurance claims adjusters from taking advantage of you. Without a lawyer, you may fall for common tactics insurance companies use to underpay clients or avoid offering settlements entirely. When you have a catastrophic injury, you cannot afford to settle for less than your injuries demand. An attorney can protect your rights every step of the way, combatting claims adjusters to fight for the best possible outcome for your case. If you need to take an insurer to trial for fair compensation, your lawyer can represent you before a judge and jury.
About Head and Back Injuries
An injury to the head could cause a skull fracture, concussion, traumatic brain injury, swelling in the brain or hemorrhage. A back injury could permanently interrupt the messaging system between the spinal cord and the brain, causing irreversible conditions such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. Even a more minor back injury could cause chronic pain and a loss of mobility. Injuries to the head and back can be catastrophic by legal definition.
- Temporarily or permanently disabling
- Causing the loss of a major bodily function
- Damaging to the internal organs
- Resulting in permanent scars, disfigurement or loss of limb
- Causing immense pain and suffering
- Causing cognitive impairment
If you have a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, that person may owe you a certain amount for your past and future damages. Bringing an insurance claim or personal injury cause of action with help from the lawyers at Drake Law Firm could lead to a compensatory award to cover all the medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, emotional suffering, property damages, future losses and more connected to your head or back injury.
Do You Have a Claim?
Not every head and back injury in Shoals will give you the opportunity to file a claim to damages. You or your attorney must be able to establish a few main elements to have a sound case. The first is a defendant’s duty of care. The person you are claiming is liable for your injury must have owed you a duty to exercise reasonable care at the time of your accident. The second is a breach of duty. The defendant must have done something a reasonable person would not have to cause your accident. The third is causation: the defendant’s breach of duty caused your injuries. The fourth is proof of your damages.
Contact a Shoals Head and Back Injury Lawyer
At Drake Law Firm, we can investigate your injury case for signs of negligence and fault. If we believe you have the elements necessary to bring a claim, we can help you with the paperwork and compensation negotiations. You may be eligible for an award to cover your past and future losses. Speak to an attorney today at (205) 970-0800 or contact us online.