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The importance of choosing the right lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered an SCI as a result of an incident such as a road collision, accident at work or medical negligence, it’s understandable that the most important thing on your mind will be your health and well-being.
It’s important that you also consider engaging with a lawyer as they will not only seek private rehabilitation and treatment so you can begin your recovery as soon as possible, but will also seek interim payments to help relieve any financial burden as a result of lost wages.
Your lawyer needs to understand your immediate and future needs to ensure you get the absolute best result to your case and the necessary medical and financial support throughout your journey. It’s therefore extremely important that you choose a lawyer who specialises in spinal cord injuries.
Senior Associate, Personal Injury
Contact Darren: 0800 884 0101
Darren Hughes is an SCI specialist, part of a team of specialists at Slater and Gordon. He has a personal interest in representing clients who’ve suffered an SCI.
Becoming a personal injury lawyer was my natural progression as I have an SCI myself. I had a diving accident in 1991 in which I broke my neck.
This means when I go to see a newly injured client, I’ve got a full understanding of what they’re going through and as I understand exactly what they’re going through, both physically and mentally, I don’t just visit them as their lawyer, but can also offer emotional and practical support and advice.
There are so many questions which need answering, from ‘when will I go home?’ and ‘how will this affect my relationship with my partner?’ to something as simple as ’will I be able to drive my car again?’.
In many cases, the answers are simple, but they just don’t know who to ask. By having somebody like me, who’s been through what they’re going through, I can go through everything as well as explaining what’s involved in rehabilitation. This can often help ease the pain of not knowing what the future holds and give them a bit more certainty.”
For help answering any questions you may have about a serious injury, call Darren, speak to your local Support Network Officer, or visit our page of frequently asked questions (and answers).