If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you know exactly how serious they can be. That’s why you need a serious attorney at your side to help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Whether you are making an insurance claim or filing a lawsuit, the experienced attorneys on the
Stein & Shulman team can help you maximize the money you receive for your injury. Over the years, we have helped injured Chicagoans collect millions of dollars in compensation
Why Working With An Experienced Spinal Injury Attorney Is Important
If you or a loved one in the Chicago area has suffered a spinal cord injury, you know any extra time and attention you can spare is devoted to the injury. Worry and recovery sap your mental energy and physical strength.
As you work to manage your injury, the clock is ticking. The amount of time you have to make a claim against your insurance or file a lawsuit against the person or organization responsible for your injury is limited.
Working with an attorney on the Stein & Shulman team allows you to delegate the task of figuring out how to maximize your financial recovery. We can take on the roles of negotiator, advocate, and paper-pusher so you can devote your full attention to moving forward.
We will force your insurance company, and the person or organization that caused your injury/their insurance companies, to step to the negotiating table and make a serious offer that fairly compensates you for all of the harm you have suffered.
If we don’t think you are getting a fair deal from the insurance companies, or the person or organization that injured you is denying responsibility, we may recommend filing a lawsuit. We will gather the evidence needed to show who caused your injury, and how serious it is so you can get the compensation you deserve.
The Stein & Shulman Team Have Helped People With Many Different Types Of Spinal Injuries
One of our clients once described what happened to their body when their spinal cord was injured by asking us to imagine what would happen if 6 feet of snow fell in Chicago then the temps dropped below zero. The city’s critical infrastructure would fail. The roads would be shut down, the electric grid would crash, and water and sewer systems would freeze up. Recovery would take a lot of time. Some people or parts of the city would never be the same.
The spinal cord is a major part of your body’s critical infrastructure system. It carries messages between your body and your brain that control nearly every major bodily function. Any injury, no matter how slight, causes major disruptions. Recovery may or may not be possible, and either way, care is going to be expensive.
This is why the Stein & Shulman team takes on as many spinal cord cases as we can. We want to help injured Chicagoans dig out and rebuild their lives. We have worked with people dealing with both complete and incomplete injuries, and folks managing sensory deficit, motor deficit, bowel/bladder dysfunction, cardiopulmonary problems, and myriad other issues stemming from their spinal cord injury.
How Much Money Is A Spinal Injury Case Worth?
While doctors and scientists have made great strides when it comes to treating spinal cord injuries, such injuries never fully heal. Spinal cord injury victims live with their injuries for the rest of their lives. This reality is difficult for the legal system to deal with since its goal is to provide financial compensation that will put an injured person in the position he or she would have been in if the injury had never occurred.
As attorneys, our job is to help the legal system — which can mean insurance companies or a judge and jury — determine what sort of compensation is fair when it is impossible to turn back the clock or completely heal an injury.
Some costs are easy to estimate. We can gather evidence that shows exactly how much income a victim has lost, and estimate how much future income they will lose because of their injury. We can also look at medical bills to calculate how much has already been spent on treatment, and how much money will be needed to maintain their quality of life going forward.
What is more difficult to do is estimate the value of non-economic losses. Things like:
- Physical pain;
- Emotional anguish;
- Permanent disfigurement or disability;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
It is impossible to put a price on these things, but our legal system requires it. As attorneys, our job is to tell our client’s story so that the full scope of what has been lost is recognized. To do this, we work closely with our clients, but we also research what has been done in similar cases and consult with various experts. It is not an easy task, but it is rewarding to know that at the end of the day our clients are getting the compensation they need and deserve to move forward.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do
It takes a lot of work to gather all the evidence needed to make a strong argument for compensation at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, even in a spinal injury case where the injuries are obvious and serious. But our clients never pay us a dime upfront.
Stein & Shulman represents Chicago area spinal injury victims on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not get paid unless you do, and our fee will always be just a portion of what we recover on your behalf.
Contact Stein & Shulman’s Chicago Area Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one in the Chicago area has suffered a spinal cord injury, and are struggling to make ends meet while figuring out what actions you should take to hold the responsible parties accountable, the Stein & Shulman team is here to help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have secured millions of dollars for personal injury and accident victims in the Chicagoland area. We can help you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.