Roanoke, VA Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer & SCI Attorney
Incidence of spinal cord injury (“SCI”) is approximately fifty-four cases per one million Americans, totaling nearly 300,000 cases nationwide. SCI often affects motor, sensory, and autonomic function, frequently necessitating expensive and life-long medical treatment and care. Those who suffer SCIs caused by other individuals may be entitled to significant compensation for their injuries and losses.
With over two decades of injury and wrongful death representation, Roanoke SCI lawyer Mark Hurt has an in-depth knowledge of the laws that govern cases involving spinal cord injuries and another severe neck, back, and neurological impairments. Mark is a tenacious trial attorney who extensively prepares for every injury case, and he does not hesitate to take a case to trial if a full and fair settlement cannot be reached.
Call today to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options for pursuing maximum compensation for a spinal cord injury.
How Much Does An Experienced Roanoke Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Cost?
One of the last things that an SCI victim should have to worry about is how he or she will afford quality legal representation. We represent personal injury and wrongful death victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no fee for our services unless compensation is recovered.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we also believe that our clients shouldn’t have to come out of pocket for upfront litigation expenses. Consequently, we advance all litigation expenses while a case is ongoing (these are typically fully covered by a settlement or jury award).
How Are Spinal Cord Injuries Commonly Caused?
SCI often occurs due to a sudden and intense blow to the vertebrae, discs, or ligaments that form the spine. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Vehicle Crashes
- Slip, Trip, and Falls
- Surgical Errors and Other Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Criminal Violence, Particularly Shooting and Stabbings
If you or a loved one suffered a spine injury, we invite you to contact our firm as soon as possible so we can seek to hold all responsible parties accountable and the full and fair compensation you deserve. Injury victims are typically entitled to compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Prescriptions Drugs
- Surgical Procedures
- Lost Wages
- Lost Future Earnings
- Medical Equipment
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Pain and Suffering
In addition, we also represent families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one from an SCI caused by someone else.
Who May Be Liable For a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)?
Multiple parties may be liable for an SCI. For example, if a person is involved in a motor vehicle crash with a commercial delivery driver, in addition to the driver, the employer may also be liable. If the victim is injured during surgery, a physician or hospital may also be liable.
As a Roanoke spinal cord injury lawyer practicing in Roanoke and the surrounding communities, attorney Mark Hurt has decades of experience investigating accidents that lead to debilitating spine injuries. He is dedicated to meticulously investigating incidents – often through retaining professional accident reconstructionists – to determine all parties who may be at fault. This is vital, as identifying all potentially liable parties can significantly impact the outcome of a case and the amount of compensation an injured victim obtains.
Why Should I Hire Experienced Roanoke Spine Injury Lawyer Mark Hurt?
For over two decades, firm founding attorney and Duke Law graduate Mark Hurt has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for personal injury victims. He has successfully tried tough cases and argued appeals in Virginia and Tennessee state courts, as well as at the federal level. Mark is also part of the less than 1% of distinguished attorneys who have argued before our nation’s highest court, the United States Supreme Court. He uses his extensive trial and litigation background and deep understanding of the law to help SCI victims get the full and fair compensation to which they are rightfully entitled.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we represent SCI clients on a contingency-fee basis. This means we do not charge a fee unless we successfully recover compensation for a client. We also advance litigation expenses while a case is ongoing, so victims do not have to come out of pocket for filing fees and other court expenses.
What Types of Spinal Cord Injury Cases Does Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyer Mark Hurt Handle?
As a successful injury lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars for clients through settlement and trial, Mark Hurt stands ready represent injury victims and their families in all types of spinal injury cases, including those involving:
- Paralysis (including Tetraplegia, Triplegia, Paraplegia, and Quadriplegia)
- Complete SCI
- Incomplete SCI
- Fractured or Damaged Vertebrae
- Chronic Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Central Cord Syndrome
- Anterior Cord Syndrome
- Brown-Sequard Syndrome
- Chronic Muscle Pain
- Nerve Damage and Pain
- Loss of Fertility
- Wrongful Death
How Are Spinal Cord Injuries Diagnosed?
Medical professionals typically assess patients for SCI based on three factors: the location of the injury, the type of trauma, and the symptoms experienced. Anyone who has suffered a serious blow, lost consciousness, or taken a steep fall should be evaluated for a spinal cord injury, especially if they also experience loss of motor function, headaches, tingling, difficulty moving, difficulty breathing, or paralysis.
When making a diagnosis, physicians rely on a variety of tests, including (but not limited to):
- Clinical Evaluations
- Blood Tests
- Mobility Tests
- MRIs or Other Radiological Imaging
If you or a loved one was involved in a serious accident caused by someone else, it is vital to seek immediate medical attention. After consulting with a physician, it is also advisable to reach out to an experienced Roanoke SCI lawyer who can listen to the facts of your case, explain your legal options, and fight tenaciously in seeking the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
SCI Lawyer Mark Hurt Represents Families in Wrongful Death Lawsuits.
Spinal cord injuries often result in the premature death of a primary breadwinner, leaving many families in financial peril. At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we represent families whose loved ones tragically died as a result of an SCI. However, only certain family members are entitled to seek compensation under Virginia Law. If you would like to find out if you have a legal right to bring a wrongful death claim, we invite you to call our office to schedule a free consultation.
Call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt Today For A Free SCI Case Evaluation – No Fee Unless You Recover!
We hired Mr. Hurt to help settle a worker’s comp injury case for my husband. Mark, Bart, and Mary worked tirelessly to resolve his case and reach a settlement we were pleased with. They were always available to answer questions and returned calls in a timely manner.