What Is the Average Spinal Cord Injury Settlement?

The total amount of spinal cord injury settlements vary from case to case. As a result, it can be very difficult to provide an estimate or an average for the compensation you could receive in a spinal cord injury lawsuit. However, certain factors can increase your potential award amount.

The more severe and life-impacting the injury is, the higher the settlement amount will likely be. Since spinal cord injuries typically involve extensive, lifelong treatment, months of lost wages or a loss of total earning ability altogether, and a number of emotional damages, including chronic pain and disability, these settlements tend to be very high. Contact Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet to discuss your potential compensation.

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Spinal Cord Injuries in Missouri?

In every state when you are preparing to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court, you must adhere to the statute of limitations. These rules place a deadline on the amount of time you have to file your claim. In the state of Missouri, you have five years from the date of your injury to file a spinal cord injury lawsuit.

If you did not discover your injury until later on, you have five years from the date of discovery to file. However, in spinal cord injury cases, this is not likely since the injury is so severe. If you are filing a claim against a government agency or employee, you will need to adhere to a separate statute of limitations, which can be very short. For example, you only have 90 days from the date of your injury to file a claim against a Missouri city government.

To ensure you file your spinal cord injury lawsuit in a timely manner, contact Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet as soon as possible to begin the claims process.

Working With Talented Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger’s experienced team of spinal cord injury lawyers knows how to advocate for your needs. We are experienced in making sure insurance companies pay not only for your current medical needs but for any other expenses related to your spinal injury you may have throughout your life. Your injury likely caused you to miss work. We can help you gain lost wages from the time of your injury. You may very well be also eligible for further financial compensation for your pain and suffering.

For spinal cord injuries to heal properly, prompt and accurate diagnosis is necessary, followed by appropriate treatment. If your medical professionals fail to treat you properly, you could experience slowed healing – and that’s a best-case scenario. At worst, you could be looking at a lifetime of pain as a result of medical incompetence.

Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet is experienced in medical malpractice suits related to paralysis and spinal cord injuries. With the help of our team, you can get the financial compensation you need and deserve. We offer a free initial consultation to assess your case. In this consultation, we go over the circumstances of your injury and identify the parties at fault. While most personal injury suits are settled quickly, our team prepares every spinal injury case as if we were taking it to court.

Spencer Eisenmenger
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, product liability, birth injury and personal injury clients.