Paralysis is a particularly devastating injury because those injured must cope with an entirely new life. Paralyzed individuals usually cannot work in the same capacity as they did before their injury, and are often faced with overwhelming and ongoing medical expenses.
Stroke and spinal cord injury are two of the most common causes of paralysis. When someone sustains a catastrophic injury that results from another party’s negligence or carelessness, the victim may be eligible to obtain compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has recently experienced a long-term disabling injury such as paralysis that requires expensive, ongoing treatment and care, it is essential to explore your legal options with an attorney and see if you qualify for financial recovery.
To speak to a paralysis injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, free of charge. We would be happy to discuss your case over the phone or arrange to come to your location if you are unable to travel to our office.
Can I file a liability claim for my paralysis injuries?
Florida law provides that when someone sustains an injury as a result of another party’s negligence, the injured party (i.e., plaintiff) retains the right to seek compensation or damages from the at-fault party (i.e., defendant). So, to be able to file a claim and recover damages for your paralysis injuries, you must be able to establish the defendant’s negligence.
There are various types of accidents and forms of negligence that would justify a paralysis victim to file a liability claim. For example, if a drunk driver hit a motorcyclist, the rider could file a claim against the driver. Other examples of paralysis liability cases include:
- Big rig accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Workplace and industrial injuries
- Automobile accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Waterpark accidents
- Falling objects and collapsed structures
- Acts of violence
Determining liability can be challenging sometimes, and usually requires careful investigation, evidence compilation, and legal discernment. The paralysis injury lawyers at Anidjar & Levine in Fort Lauderdale can quickly review your case, determine whether you have a valid claim you can pursue, and explain your next steps to take action. Call 800-747-3733 for a free case evaluation.
What types of damages can I recover for my paralysis injuries?
The overall expenses for a paralysis injury are staggering. The higher the injury site and more severe the injury, the greater the costs. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, someone who sustains a high tetraplegia (C1-C4) injury will accumulate an estimated $1,064,716 in medical bills and living expenses for the first year, and $184,891 each subsequent year. And these figures only consider medical bills, which could mean a loss of tens of thousands more each year.
The primary objective a filing an injury claim is to “make the victim whole again.” This means that the funds you receive should put you in the same financial position as if the accident never happened. In other words, filing a claim enables you to collect restitution for your injuries so that you have a means to pay for things such as long-term care, living expenses, and assistive devices.
With serious injury cases like paralysis, it is critical to have an Anidjar & Levine attorney assess the value of your claim and ensure you receive proper compensation. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your and your family’s future needs are provided for, despite your injury. Working with financial and medical experts, we will create a comprehensive list of your current and future expenses, losses, and needs, and demand appropriate compensation from the defendant (usually via his insurer.)
We will explore all compensable expenses and losses that you may have, including those that are financial, physical, emotional, and psychological in nature. We can help you recoup losses such as:
- Medical bills, including intensive care, medications and surgeries, assisted living, in-home care, and rehabilitation
- Loss of wages, reduced capacity to work, and long-term disability
- The cost of renovating your home and car to your disability, e.g., home elevator, ceiling lift, incline platforms
- Wheelchairs, braces, walkers, scooters, and other assistive devices
- The emotional and psychological impact of the injuries
- Loss of consortium, the effect of your accident on your family and future, and reduced quality of life
How can the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine help with my paralysis claim?
Our team of skilled, caring attorneys bring the diversity, experience, and determination necessary to successfully pursue challenging cases like paralysis injuries. As soon as you put us on the case, we will begin taking the necessary steps to seek the funds you need and deserve.
We can help with every aspect of your case, freeing you from the stresses and burdens of insurance and legal issues. We can:
- Investigate the facts and determine liability
- Explain the claims process to you and answer and questions you may have
- Collect evidence to prove fault and to demonstrate the extent of your injuries
- Speak to witnesses, experts, and insurance adjusters on your behalf
- Calculate the value of your claim
- Share with you any other options for benefits that you may have available, such as workers’ compensation, disability benefits, etc.
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Keep you abreast of the status of your case
- Take your case to court, if need be
Speak to a paralysis injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale today to get started.
When you or a loved one sustains a paralysis injury, there is a good chance you can collect substantial compensation for your harms. We can help. Contact our office in Fort Lauderdale today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our paralysis injury attorneys to review your options and see how we can be of service: 800-747-3733.