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What to look for in a spinal cord injury lawyer
May 2, 2024

What Should I Look For in a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney?

Spinal cord injuries are severe traumas that affect communication between the brain and the body, potentially leading to partial or complete loss of motor control and sensation. These injuries often necessitate comprehensive ongoing medical support to ensure the most successful recovery.

Even with sufficient medical support, recovering from a spinal cord injury can be an overwhelming experience. You may be dealing with physical pain and new limitations, time away from work that you can’t afford, and fear and confusion over what the future holds for you and your family. These issues can be worsened when the injury occurs due to factors beyond your control.

Common causes of SCIs—such as motor vehicle accidents and falls—are often caused by someone else’s negligence. Because the cause of your injury can play a direct role in the best avenue to pursue compensation, it is important to explore your options before accepting initial settlement offers.

If you suffered a spinal cord injury because of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation beyond initial offers for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. However, it can be difficult to seek additional compensation on your own. A spinal cord injury attorney can protect your rights and focus on the details of your claim, enabling you to focus on the process of recovery and healing.

The accomplished spinal cord injury attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell have helped injury victims throughout Providence and surrounding areas for nearly 50 years. Whether your spinal cord injury is likely to limit your mobility for a few months or you are facing permanent disability, we are here to assess your claim, evaluate the financial, physical, and emotional ways your injury may impact your life, and help you understand all of your options.

To schedule a FREE consultation with one of our Providence spinal cord injury attorneys, call us at 401-273-8330 today.

Why Consider Legal Action?

The financial implications of spinal cord injuries extend far beyond initial medical care. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may require long-term rehabilitation, home modifications, and adaptive devices to assist with daily living. Legal action can provide compensation for these costs, helping to alleviate the financial strain that can accompany even minor spinal cord injuries. Compensation for economic damages can cover a range of needs—from medical bills to lost wages and all related expenses—helping to ensure you can afford quality care and avoid financial hardships while you recover.

In addition to tangible expenses, spinal cord injury often results in significant noneconomic impacts, such as pain, suffering, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life. Acknowledging the profound personal and emotional toll you may be facing, your spinal cord injury attorney can help you seek compensation for these damages as well.

During your FREE case review at our Providence office, our legal team will answer all of your questions and help you determine which damages you may be entitled to seek through a personal injury lawsuit.

Key Qualities to Look for in a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

When selecting a spinal cord injury attorney, it is important to choose one who can handle your case successfully while also offering personalized support and guidance during your recovery journey. Key qualities to look for in a lawyer include:


While every personal injury case is unique, spinal cord injury cases can be especially complex. They require the knowledge of an attorney with substantial experience in these matters.

The spinal cord injury lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell have extensive knowledge of the spinal system and decades of successful experience representing spinal cord injury victims. We understand both the short and long-term consequences of these injuries, and we know how to effectively fight for the maximum compensation you need to move forward.

Our team works tirelessly to understand the scope of damages in every case and determine who is responsible. We take great pride in the difference we have made in the lives of our clients.


Our spinal cord injury lawyers have extensive experience in handling catastrophic injury cases, which can provide you with distinct advantages in your spinal cord injury lawsuit. Depending on your individual needs and the circumstances in your case, our attorneys can:

  • Investigate the facts in your case
  • Gather evidence to support your claim
  • Determine liability for your spinal cord injury
  • Determine a reasonable value for your past, present, and future damages
  • Take your case to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached

Although many personal injury claims are settled out of court, some cases do go to trial. Because of this, you need a lawyer who has substantial litigation experience. The attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell have proven experience and skill in court proceedings. We can handle every aspect of your case with professionalism and tenacity.

Successful Track Record

When your physical, emotional, and financial well-being is at risk, you need to feel confident in your lawyer’s ability to recover the full compensation to which you may be entitled under the law. Before choosing an attorney, it’s crucial to know his or her record of success.

The lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell have achieved unsurpassed results in a variety of personal injury cases, including complex spinal injury cases. We know the keys to earning successful case results and we put that knowledge to work for you.


It can be difficult and frustrating to be left in the dark about your case. If you have questions or concerns, you deserve a prompt response from your legal counsel. When looking for a lawyer for your case, check online reviews to understand how past clients felt about the firm’s accessibility and responsiveness.

The entire team at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell knows how important it is for our clients to understand what is happening at every stage of their cases. We work diligently to keep you informed throughout the legal process and answer your questions promptly and thoroughly.


At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell we fight for our clients as though they were members of our own families. We know that as a victim of a severe spinal cord injury, this isn’t just a lawsuit, it’s your life. When you choose our firm, you can expect to be treated with the highest level of respect, integrity, and compassion.

Why Choose Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell?

Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell has been helping victims of serious injury for close to five decades. Uncompromising in our dedication to our clients, our firm is distinguished by our:

  • National Recognitions: Esteemed by Best Lawyers®, U.S. News & World Report, Super Lawyers®, and more, our firm and attorneys have been recognized in Providence and beyond for our success and ethical handling of personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
  • Landmark Case Victories: Known for achieving million-dollar and multi-million-dollar verdicts, we have also influenced legal standards and policies that have reformed institutions and changed laws. We are dedicated to justice for our clients and the improved safety of our community.
  • Client-Centric No Fee Promise: Our confidence in securing a favorable outcome is backed by our No Fee Promise. From your initial consultation forward, you only pay for our services after a recovery is secured.
  • Unparalleled Legal Experience: With a century of combined legal experience, our attorneys understand how to advocate for our clients both in negotiations and the courtroom. We are prepared to take cases as far as necessary to help ensure the best possible outcome.

Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell has a legacy of landmark decisions and advocacy for spinal cord injury victims, changing lives and legal precedents. We are committed to securing maximum compensation for your immediate and future needs.

Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Providence Today

If you are looking for a spinal cord injury attorney in Providence or a nearby area of Rhode Island or Massachusetts, contact Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell online or call us today to schedule a FREE and confidential consultation.