If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you’ll need an experienced Asheville spinal injury lawyer.

Spinal cord injuries can cause severe damage, including your ability to think clearly, use your arms and legs, speak, and engage in everyday activities. They may even lead to death. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, our Asheville spinal injury lawyer at Lakota Denton can help you get compensation through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit.

While no amount of money can make up for a life-changing catastrophic injury, a settlement can help by easing your financial burdens and paying for rehabilitation and care. The spinal cord injury lawyers at the Lakota Denton law firm are here for you. Call us today at 828-333-5996.

Why Choose Us?

Our lead attorney Lakota R. Denton has had his own firm in Asheville since 2013 and focuses solely on personal injury law. His intricate knowledge of the laws of NC and how the courts and other attorneys work in the Asheville area help make him a fierce advocate for his clients.

Lakota is a member of several national and local bar associations and was awarded Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers. He has also won the Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, a national attorney rating company. Lakota lives in West Asheville with his family and has participated in campaigns to make the community safer.

When he takes your spinal injury case, Lakota Denton represents you like he would a member of his own family. Read through our client testimonials to get an idea of how he has impacted his clients’ lives.

“I’m leaving a 5-star review for Lakota Denton and his excellent team because of their utmost care and compassion. I came to them drowning in the turbid waters of despondent lawyers and sketchy doctors, and they put me on a plan for physical recovery, while they recovered my case. Lakota is a lawyer with keen awareness, dignity, and, most importantly, heart. Thank you, Lakota” – Client testimonial.

How We Can Help

North Carolina personal injury laws are complicated. Making mistakes can be costly, and insurance companies will try to delay and get you to settle for the lowest amount possible.

Let Asheville personal injury attorney Lakota Denton take the burden off you. He will handle the insurance companies and take on the legal hurdles and requirements to get you compensation so you can concentrate on your recovery. Our law firm has won numerous six-figure awards for our clients over the years. Let us fight for the maximum settlement for you.

You can count on honest and hardworking representation when you trust Lakota Denton with your case. We strive to ensure that our clients are fully and appropriately compensated for their injuries, their pain and suffering, and the effects their injuries have on their work and family lives.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your individual spinal injury situation. Call us today at 828-333-5996, so we can get started working for the benefits you deserve.

Steps Our Spinal Injury Lawyer Takes to Prove Your Case

When you call attorney Lakota Denton for help after a spinal injury, we will immediately get to work on your behalf. We will handle every element of your case, so you don’t have to, including:

  • Determining your chances to recover and what your case may be worth
  • Ensuring proper medical treatment and care
  • Investigating and determining fault
  • Gathering evidence and finding witnesses
  • Hiring expert witnesses
  • Locating all potential defendants and sources of recovery.

We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf and demand payment when you are due. We are ready to prepare for and take your case to trial if necessary.

Insurance companies and their attorneys tend to take your case more seriously and negotiate accordingly if they know you have an attorney on your side who is willing to take your case to court. Call Lakota Denton today at 828-333-5996, so you have a fierce advocate on your side.

Damages Our Spinal Cord Injury Attorney May Win for You

Asheville spinal cord injury attorney Lakota Denton will fight to win a comprehensive spinal injury settlement for your damages. North Carolina law allows you to recover compensatory damages for your economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are for costs such as:

  • Medical, rehabilitation, and continuing care costs
  • Property damages
  • Wage losses
  • Costs to modify a home or vehicle to accommodate a disability.

Non-economic damages are restitution for things that negatively affect your life, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life and consortium.

In some rare cases where the defendant acted in a way that was malicious, willful, or especially egregious, you may also receive punitive damages. These serve to punish a defendant and discourage similar behavior by others in the future.

How Much Can I Win in a Spinal Injury Case?

The amount of damages awarded for spinal injuries varies widely, based on facts such as the extent of your spinal damage and the effects on your and your family’s lives. In the most serious cases, awards can reach hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. Factors that affect settlements or verdicts include:

  • The extent, severity, and permanence of your injuries
  • The actual medical costs involved, including continuing care
  • Whether you can return to work
  • Your age, earning ability, and family situation.

Other things that affect your case are where it is heard, the reaction of the judge and jury, and the ability of your attorney to argue your case. During settlement negotiations, your attorney’s skills will stop the insurance company from offering a quick, low settlement designed to get you to end the case.

Let an experienced, committed spinal cord injury attorney help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Lakota Denton today at 828-333-5996.

How Our Spinal Injury Attorney Proves Negligence

Winning Your Case Depends on Proving Another Party Was Negligent

To win your lawsuit or the settlement you deserve, Lakota R. Denton must prove certain elements exist in your case. Everyone has a duty to be careful and not to cause harm to others. If a person or entity fails in this duty and this results in injuries, they can be held liable for damages.

For example, when another driver speeding through a red light caused your car accident, that driver breached the duty to drive carefully. If their actions led to your spinal injury, you deserve compensation.

There may be multiple other parties at fault in an accident. When your accident involves a truck, the driver, truck owner, trucking company, the truck maintenance and repair company, the company that loaded the cargo, and the manufacturer of a defective part that failed could be held liable. Our attorneys will look to name all responsible in a lawsuit, so you get the settlement you deserve.

Other examples of negligence in spinal injury cases are being hit by a careless motorcycle rider, falling on a broken staircase, or being hurt by a defective product. Regardless of the cause, if another party was negligent, contact our experienced attorneys immediately at 828-333-5996, so we can discuss your case.

Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Answers Frequently Asked Questions

When you are a spinal cord injury victim, it’s natural to have questions. Here are answers to some we frequently hear from our clients.

Should I talk to the insurance company?

You should never talk to the insurance company without your attorney present. They may tell you they just want to gather facts, when, in reality, they are trying to use your own words against you, especially in getting you to admit partial fault for your accident. They may also aim to get you to accept a lowball settlement before you talk to your spinal cord injury lawyer about what you deserve.

Can I collect if my loved one died from a spinal cord injury?

If someone else’s negligent or reckless actions led to your loved one’s death from a spinal cord injury, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. You must be a personal representative of your deceased loved one’s estate to file the claim in court. You can collect damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering leading up to death, loss of future earnings, and loss of companionship, comfort, and guidance.

Are there time limits for filing a spinal cord injury case?

You must file a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina within three years of the time of your injury. If you are filing for the wrongful death of a loved one, you generally have two years. Missing these deadlines will likely lead a judge to throw out your case, so it is critical that you contact our experienced Asheville spinal injury lawyer quickly.

What if I contributed to the accident that caused my spinal cord injury?

North Carolina uses a pure contributory negligence standard in personal injury cases, so if you were even 1% at fault, you cannot collect. The other side’s attorneys and insurance company will do everything possible to prove that you contributed to your accident. We won’t let them.

How can I help my case?

Get care immediately following your accident, and keep careful records of all doctor’s visits, time lost at work, and other expenses. Keep a journal of how your injury affects your life, and contact our lawyers immediately so they can identify other information you may need.

You should never be afraid to ask your lawyer questions. At Lakota Denton, we encourage you to be involved in the process from day one, including asking questions about anything that isn’t clear or that worries you. We consider our clients partners in the quest to get them the compensation they deserve.

Call a Spine Injury Attorney in Asheville for Help Today

If you or a family member has suffered a spinal injury in North Carolina, you do not have to fight for compensation alone.

Lakota Denton has successfully taken spinal injury cases to trial and obtained verdicts for his clients. He knows what to do to obtain optimum benefits for you. If you have a spinal injury and want advice, please call to discuss your situation.

Call Lakota Denton today at 828-333-5996 to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation. There are no fees for you unless and until we win your case.

Client Testimonial

”I don’t know where to begin!!!!! The Law Office of Lakota R. Denton in Asheville is AMAZING!!!! From the first phone call to the end settlement they are FOR YOU!!!!! My specific paralegal was Jenny Stanford and she is the best HAND DOWN!!!!! If you want HONESTY ,FAIRNESS and EXCELLENT REPRESENTATION look no further then Lakota Denton!!!!! If I ever am in another wreck I will only use this office and you should too!!!!!Thank you again for your AMAZING SERVICE- Courtney” – Courtney Aiken (Google Review)

Attorney Lakota Denton

Attorney Lakota DentonLakota Denton has been practicing in his own firm since 2013, focusing solely on personal injury. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar association, the American Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers, and was awarded Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, the 2014 Top 40 Lawyers under 40, and the Avvo clients choice award. [ Attorney Bio ]

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