Help For Victims and Families from a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

No other injury changes the dynamics of a family structure as much as a spinal cord injury can. For most victims, the only way to rebuild their lives is by collecting maximum compensation.

Not sure whether you have a case?

If Someone Else’s Negligence Caused Your Injury,


Who Is Responsible?

To receive compensation for a spinal cord injury in Utah, you must prove that someone else was at fault for your injury. In legal terms, you need to prove that they were “negligent,” or acted in a way that accidentally or intentionally caused harm.

Did Someone Make Your Injury Worse?

In some cases, no one is liable for the original injury, but someone acted in a way that made the injury worse. You have the option to sue anyone who played a role in your injury as long as you can prove they were negligent.

Do They Have Resources?

It is important to know your chances of collectingbefore filing a spinal cord injury lawsuit. If the person you wish to sue does not have insurance or other assets, it may cost more to pursue the claim than you can collect.

The Type of Injury You Suffered


The severity of your spinal cord injury and the impact it has on your daily life can play a major role in the amount of compensation you can collect.

What are the common symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

Symptoms Differ

According to the Affected Area


Damage to the cervical spine can affect your upper extremities and even impair your ability to breathe. 


Most injuries to the thoracic spine affect your legs, making walking difficult or impossible.


Lumbar spine injuries can affect your legs as well as your bladder function. 

Contact a Lawyer

If your spinal cord injury was directly caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you need a lawyer who can help you recover compensation. We offer free consultations and can visit you at your home or hospital.

Do you know what caused your injury? 

The Cause of Your Injury


In order to qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, your injury must have been directly caused by the negligence or reckless actions of another party. The cause of your injury will directly influence how we pursue your case.

For example: 

If your spine was injured during a car accident against a reckless driver, we can sue the driver

If your spine was injured during a car accident caused by a defective auto part, we can sue the manufacturer or designer

If your spine was injured during a medical procedure during which the doctor breached their standard of care, we may be able to sue the doctor, the hospital, or both

Because the cause of your spinal cord injury is not always immediately obvious, you need the assistance of a lawyer before accepting any settlement from insurance companies. 

Feeling overwhelmed?

The Potential Causes

of Spinal Cord Injury

Motor Vehicle Accident

Construction Accident

Motor Vehicle Accident

Medical Malpractice

Dangerous Premises

Pedestrian Accident

A spinal cord injury can change your life in many ways…

The Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

Could Last a Lifetime

Temporary or permanent paralysis will have an immediate impact on you as well as loved ones who will be needed to meet your day-to-day needs. Following a spinal cord injury, there are many changes that will need to be made to the house and household. 

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a car accident, a fall at work, or other accident caused by another party’s negligence, the sense of injustice can be overwhelming. You and your family face a lifetime of medical treatment, physical and occupational therapy, medications, and a shorter life expectancy.

You do not deserve to deal with the effects of your injury on your own. By hiring a lawyer, you gain a dedicated advocate who can fight for the compensation you need in the future. 

A lawyer can help you recover maximum compensation…

You May Be Entitled to Damages


Medical Expenses

A lawyer can recover compensation for medical bills, hospital stays, and physical therapy. You may also recover compensation for any modifications or services that are needed in your home. 

Loss of Wages

Many spinal cord injury victims have permanent physical disabilities that prevent them from going back to work or performing the same job they had before their injury. 

Pain and Suffering

A spinal cord injury could prevent you from enjoying the life you had before your incident. A lawyer can help you recover compensation for anguish and pain brought on by your injury. 

More Information

About Spinal Cord Injuries

Types of Spinal Cord Injury 

Spinal cord injuries include: 

  • Herniated Disk Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Quadriplegia
  • Neck Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries


Provo Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

We are the personal injury attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, in Provo, Utah. We are ready to put more than 50 combined years of experience to work, helping you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to for a lifetime of injury and financial damages. We are serious litigators who have earned respect for our integrity, hard work and dedication to meeting the needs of our clients.


Free Consultation and No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Recover Damages

We know how much your injury has changed your life and the lives of the people around you. Let us help you fight for the justice and compensation you need.

We advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death insurance claims cases in Orem, Provo, and communities throughout Utah. 

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton

From left to right: Zeb Weeks, Mark Flickinger, Brett Boulton,
Kevin Sutterfield, Bruce Franson

Our team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton has been representing injured victims throughout Utah for over 25 years. With our team of attorneys, we are equipped to handle a variety of personal injury case.

Our firm is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Martindale-Hubbell®

Request your free consultation online or call our firm at (801) 753-1616 today. There is no obligation to hire, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery on your behalf.


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