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    The Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer’s View

    We have seen the devastating effects a spinal cord injury can have on a family. Legal action can help victims of spinal cord injury recover the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, loss of work, and damage to a victim’s quality of life.

    Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn are experienced spinal cord injury attorneys. McMinn Law Firm has successfully fought for clients facing life altering spinal cord injuries using a contingency fee system. Some critics argue that the contingency system creates a litigious environment that can cause damage to businesses. Our view is that the system provides opportunity for every spinal cord injury survivor to fight for justice when they are injured due to the gross negligence of another party. We believe businesses and individuals should be held accountable when they have a gross disregard for the safety of our Salt Lake City area community.

    Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury

    A spinal cord injury can have extreme effects on a person’s wellbeing and quality of life. A year after experiencing a spinal cord injury, the employment rate for affected persons drops from 58.1% to 12.4%. A injury that is as serious as a spinal cord injury affects the well-being of the entire family in most instances.

    Recent Personal Injury Case Results

    McMinn Law Firm has been helping injured residents of Salt Lake City, Utah, securing over 100 million dollars in settlements to date.

    $3.87 Million

    Ride Share Accident
    Client Received: $2 Million
    Expenses: $270 Thousand
    Attorney Fees: $1.6 Million
    Neck, Back, & Head Injuries

    $2.95 Million

    Trucking Accident
    Client Received: $1.85 Million
    Expenses: $100 Thousand
    Attorney Fees: $1 Million
    Neck, Back, & Head Injuries

    $2.95 Million

    School Bus Accident
    Client Received: $2 Million
    Expenses: $30 Thousand
    Attorney Fees: $960 Thousand
    Neck, Back, & Head Injuries

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    Personal Injury Practice Areas

    At McMinn Law Firm, we are devoted to assisting individuals who have sustained injuries due to the carelessness of individuals or corporations. Our team of specialists is fully committed to providing unparalleled legal representation to you or your loved ones, no matter the nature of your injury. Allow us to support you in your quest for justice today!

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    Free Consultations Are Available 24/7

    We'll bring our legal expertise right to your doorstep! Whether you're at home or in the hospital, our team is ready to visit you. Contact McMinn Law Firm today.

    Better Business Bureau (BBB) bases its ratings on information provided by the business, and on public data. McMinn Law Firm's A+ rating is the highest available.

    Justin McMinn has been selected each year as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service selecting the very best lawyers in their practice area., placed McMinn Law Firm on their list of 20 recommended local service professionals for vehicle accident attorneys located in Austin, Texas.

    Damages: How Much is Spinal Cord Injury or Paralysis Case Worth?

    A spinal cord injury and paralysis injury can have lifelong effects. A good settlement will reflect damages including life care costs, pain and suffering damages, and loss of earning ability.

    • The victim of a spinal cord injury may suffer from pain each day. Additionally, depending on the severity of injury the victim will no longer be able to live out the lifestyle they previously enjoyed.Mental anguish requires experts in order to “prove.” Unlike a fracture, pain and suffering is not visible to a jury. Noneconomic damages of a spinal cord injury are not easily quantifiable. Since there is no easy way to measure noneconomic damages, only an experienced attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
    • In some cases, the victim in a personal injury case may not be able to return to work. A vocational expert or consultant will be able to determine the value of lost earnings. They may provide evidence in a trial setting or for use in negotiations.Many victims of spinal cord injury are unable to return to work for extended periods of time. A successful personal injury will advocate for past losses in earning capacity as well as future earning capacity.
    • Whether the injury is paralysis or spinal cord injury the results can be severe. A victim of spinal injury often loses capacity to care for themselves, especially in the first year following the injury. This is a list of some costs that a spinal injury victim would need in order to live with their injury:
      • Emergency hospital visits
      • Pain and suffering
      • Ongoing medical care
      • Home assistance
      • Assistive Devices
      • Motorized wheelchair
      • Disabled persons access ramps, stairlift
      • Wheelchair accessible van

    Spinal Injuries and Structured Settlements

    People suffering from spinal cord injury typically need ongoing, daily medical care. The burden may fall on a family member who becomes the primary caregiver. Or the family may need to hire a nursing assistant. Specialized care and physical therapy may last a lifetime.
    Planning for the future is an important part of a spinal cord injury settlement. Spouses and parents of spinal cord victims often worry about what would happen if something should happen to them.  Structured Settlements can help a family plan ahead. Additionally, money paid through structured settlements is not subject to taxes and is not required to be reported to the IRS. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to help you understand your options.

    A case value will also help pay for professional services provided by experts during litigation. There may be fees for independent medical experts, damage experts, and court expenses.

    Spinal Cord Injury Settlements

    Jason Mcminn and Justin McMinn are experienced spinal cord injury attorneys. Below are a few notable cases that they have resolved successfully. You can view the complete Settlements and Verdicts Page here.

    $1,950,000 Settlement; Semi-Truck & Bucket Truck Crash

    Man hit by 18-wheeler truck driving in the wrong lane; the truck crushed his bucket truck, which he was using to repair a traffic light. He suffered from spinal injuries.

    Policy Limits Settlement
    After spinal surgery made necessary by a severe vehicle collision, McMinn negotiated negotiated a policy-limits settlement for a woman.

    Spinal Surgery
    A man sought representation after sustaining severe injuries in a collision that also totaled his car. We negotiated a settlement for him that provided money needed for medical expenses including spinal surgery.

    Spinal Damage
    A woman suffering permanent spinal damage from a severe collision received a cash settlement negotiated for her by McMinn personal injury lawyers.

    $165,000 Settlement in Car Accident Case
    Represented a family involved in a head-on automobile collision. The husband and wife received spinal injuries from the impact of the collision. Prior to trial, the at-fault driver’s insurance company agreed to settle the case for $165,000 with a client recovery of $82,000.

    Lead, Asbestos, and Other Harmful Substance: Employer Negligence

    Some individuals also suffer workplace injuries after being exposed to harmful substances which include lead, asbestos, and other hazardous materials. Other types of injuries can come from operating heavy machinery that is faulty and defective.

    If you have been hurt in the workplace, you may file for workers’ compensation without having to go through lengthy litigation. However, this prohibits you from filing a case against your employer, even if he or she was proven to be negligent. Thus, it is best to first contact a personal injury attorney before making any decisions on the course you will be pursuing.

    Second Party in Employer Negligence Case

    Furthermore, it may be the case that there is another party who is responsible for your injuries.  You can also take action against them, while at the same time receiving your workers’ compensation.  The possible negligent parties are:

    • The owner, or the person responsible for the property where you were injured
    • An employee from another company that you were working with
    • The manufacturer, seller or distributor of the defective equipment which caused your injury

    Examples of Injuries Due to Employer Negligence

    • Traumatic brain injuries
    •  Spinal cord injuries
    • Amputation
    • Back injuries
    • Cuts, abrasions, and burns
    Do you need legal help?
    When you suffer a serious accident, deciding whether or not to engage a personal injury attorney on your behalf can seem daunting, but it’s a straightforward decision. Since there are no out-of-pocket costs, allowing a personal injury attorney from McMinn Law Firm to help with your case is a simple choice. Engaging a lawyer from McMinn Law Firm will provide you and your family with the opportunity to concentrate on the physical and emotional recovery from your injuries while ensuring that your case is handled forcefully and adequately. Justin and Jason McMinn are qualified personal injury lawyers who will counsel you in determining whether a settlement or a trial would be the best strategy to employ for your unique case. During the legal process, our Salt Lake City lawyers stand up for your rights, delving into all the possible causes of your injury and helping to bring the guilty party to justice.
    Can't I just represent myself?
    When it comes to insurance litigation related to personal injury, the legal process can be complex and overwhelming, especially for someone who is not well-versed in the law. That’s where a personal injury lawyer comes in. They have extensive knowledge and experience in handling cases similar to yours and can provide you with invaluable assistance.

    A personal injury lawyer can help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and file a lawsuit if necessary. They can also advise you on your legal rights and options, and help you understand the potential outcomes of your case. Additionally, they can handle all the legal paperwork and deadlines, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

    Will my lawyer loan me money for my bills?

    When you’re unable to work because of your personal injury, you may be faced with difficult decisions related to how you will pay for groceries, mortgages, utility bills, and/or other household bills. Your personal injury lawyer can seek compensation for you for wages lost as a result of the limitations imposed by treatment and recovery periods needed as a result of your injury. Usually, those efforts take the form of a claim for lost wages.

    Should you document the accident?

    One of the initial things that a person should do after he or she is injured is record everything that he or she can about his or her accident and its impact on his/her daily life. It could be tempting to rely on memory but actual written notes usually prove very critical to receiving financial compensation for losses suffered as a result of an injury. See our Checklist to ensure you don’t leave out any important information when documenting your personal injury. You may need to keep a record of documents such as Police Reports, Medical Bills, Pictures and Video from the Crash, and a Journal of the Crash

    Should I take the insurance settlement?

    No matter how much pressure you may feel from the adjuster, do not accept a settlement from your insurance company before you speak with a personal injury lawyer. Keep in mind that the insurance adjuster’s job is to protect the bottom line of the insurance company. Even though they were assigned to your case, their main reason for employment is to reduce costs for the insurance company. Speak with a lawyer about your options first – there are no risks or fees when you meet with a lawyer for a free consultation.

    What is a personal injury lawyer?

    A personal injury lawyer advocates for injury/accident victims to recover compensation from parties whose actions or negligence contributed to the cause of the injuries.

    A personal injury lawyer’s services usually include:

    • Communicating – on the client’s behalf – with insurance companies, medical billing, law enforcement, court systems, and other involved parties
    • Gathering documentation to calculate financial damages, and pain and suffering
    • Explaining the personal injury case process, including deadlines, and the range of possible outcomes of the case
    • Negotiating with insurance companies, medical care billers, and other sources of costs or compensation
    • Representing the client in formal legal proceedings, including mediation and, when needed, trying the client’s case in court

    Working on a contingency fee basis, meaning, clients only pay legal fees if the lawyer wins them compensation for the injury.

    Read more about how personal injury attorneys establish fault and prove negligence in a personal injury case.

    How do I decide on a personal injury lawyer?

    Most people search online for a lawyer. Reading client reviews on Google, Facebook, Avvo or Yelp is a good way to get a feel for a particular lawyer. Others ask friends to find recommendations for a personal injury lawyer. As a rule of thumb, look for personal injury lawyers who have no up-front payment, can respond to phone calls and emails quickly, have a competitive contingency fee rate, and have a vast understanding of how to get maximum fair compensation in your case.

    After an accident, focus on your medical recovery!
    If you’ve been injured and are unsure of your next steps, our team at the McMinn Law Firm can help you navigate the legal process. We specialize in personal injury cases, including 18-wheeler crashes, pedestrian accidents, ride-share collisions, and other types of personal injury cases like wrongful death, nail salon injuries, and nightclub injuries.

    Although we are based in Salt Lake City, we also represent clients throughout Utah and beyond. Our commitment to helping people extends beyond just our local area. We prioritize clear and open communication with our clients to help them through this challenging time.

    As one of the highest-rated personal injury law firms in the area, we pride ourselves on our ability to handle complex cases and get results for our clients. Our legal team is experienced in filing lawsuits, negotiating settlements, and arguing aggressively in trials for verdicts.

    If you’re unsure about what to do next after your injury, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with us. We can help you understand your legal options and provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about how to proceed. You can reach us via telephone, live chat, or our online form. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

    Immediate questions you might have after being injured in an accident in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Suffering an accident in Salt Lake City, Utah is a distressing experience that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, especially when faced with a plethora of unanswered questions. However, at McMinn Law Firm, we understand the significance of obtaining comprehensive knowledge about your injury case, and we are here to offer our assistance.

    Our team of legal experts possesses a wealth of experience in handling a variety of injury cases in Salt Lake City, Utah, and we are committed to addressing your concerns and queries to ensure that you are fully informed about your situation. We recognize that each case is unique, and as such, we take a personalized approach to ensure that we provide you with tailored solutions that meet your specific needs.

    Whether you’re unsure about the legal process, the compensation you’re entitled to, or the timeframe for your case in Salt Lake City, Utah, we’re here to offer you the guidance and support you need. Our goal is to make sure that you are well-equipped to make informed decisions and to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

    At McMinn Law Firm in Salt Lake City, Utah, we believe that knowledge is power, and we are dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge you need to successfully navigate your injury case. So, if you have any questions or concerns about your case in Salt Lake City, Utah, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help you every step of the way.