Houston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Joe Stephens has handled many paralysis cases. Obviously, spinal cord injuries have devastating and permanent effects on a client’s life, and must be handled by a law firm which truly understands, through experience and compassion, the way to try, evaluate, and settle these cases. These injuries are the worst tragedies that a person can experience. A person who has been paralyzed must undergo a complete change in lifestyle and must learn to deal with these injuries not only physically, but emotionally as well. Here is what this law firm recommends to most clients. First, we take the findings of the persons Physical Rehabilitation doctor, and send them to a life care planning expert who has expertise in evaluating the daily activitiy and medical needs that a paralyzed person requires. The experts that we use are medical doctors who have special expertise in placing a lifetime cost on the various types of care that are needed. This will range from nursing care, equipment needs, home care needs, and medical needs. Most of the time, the plan shows that the victim will require millions of dollars of care over a lifetime.
Then, this law firm consults with an economist, and vocational experts to assist with the paralyzed victims economic losses, with a view towards whether my client can work in some meaningful way over his or her lifetime. These experts can place a value on the wage and household service losses such victims will experience.
Finally, this law firm sends clients to psychologist and other mental health care professionals if they are not already receiving this help. These professionals sometimes can provide the necessary emotional support that a spinal cord victim needs. We also are available around the clock to counsel with these clients and find that our friendship and support helps our clients cope with these tragedies.
We have tried many spinal cord injury cases to a jury, and feel that our experience is invaluable when it comes to handling and evaluating these cases.