Damage to your spinal cord can cause permanent disabilities like paralysis, limited mobility, and loss of independence. Some people require ongoing nursing care for the rest of their lives and many can never return to their previous careers. Spinal cord injuries can cost your entire family, both financially and emotionally.
If your spinal cord injury occurred because of another party’s carelessness or negligence, the attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you file a claim for compensation. This money can cover your medical care, rehabilitation, lost wages, and other losses.
We can manage your personal injury claim and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our office today at 800-747-3733 to set up a free consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer in Pembroke Pines.
How does negligence play a part in spinal cord injury accidents?
In our everyday lives, we owe a duty of care to the people around us. Motorists owe a duty to behave responsibly around others on the roadway. Property owners owe a duty to the public to keep their premises free from hazards. Doctors must uphold high standards of care for their patients.
When another party’s carelessness breaches that duty of care and causes injuries, they may be guilty of negligence. Under state law, if your spinal cord injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence, they are responsible for the damages they caused.
Negligence can cause spinal cord injuries in a number of ways. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC):
- Car accidentscause 38 percent of spinal cord injuries;
- Falls cause 30.5 percent;
- Gunshots, stabbings, and other violent assaultsaccount for 13.5 percent; and
- Diving accidents and other sports injuries cause 9 percent.
If you believe someone else’s negligent actions caused your spinal cord injuries, we can help you identify the liable party or parties and hold them accountable. You may be eligible for considerable compensation for the damages you suffered.
Why are spinal cord injuries so expensive?
Treating and managing spinal cord injuries can be extremely expensive. While your injuries and prognosis vary based on a number of factors, many people suffer from a lasting disability.
Depending on where your injury is on your spine, you may experience difficulties with mobility, bowel and bladder control, self-care, breathing, chronic pain, and numbness.
You will likely also face hospitalization, rehabilitation and physical therapy, and lifelong lifestyle modifications to deal with the effects of your injury. Your family may have to invest in wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts, ramps, patient lifts, hospital beds, and other equipment.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury, you can see firsthand how this affects every member of your family. Spouses become caregivers, teens learn how to administer medications and help with self-care tasks, and younger children pitch in to help with anything they can handle.
Victims and family members struggle to adapt to the changes and often face depression. Not having to worry about accident-related expenses can help ease this stress and allow your family to hire in-home nursing care and other assistance.
How can I recover compensation?
The first step in recovering compensation for your spinal cord injury is to contact us immediately. We have the experience in negligence law and have helped clients with spinal cord injuries collect damages. We can identify the at-fault party in your case and determine if you are eligible for compensation.
No matter if you sustained a spinal cord injury in a slip and fall, car accident, truck accident, motorcycle crash, defective product incident, or because of medical malpractice, we can collect evidence and build a strong case. We can file a claim on your behalf and demand adequate compensation from the liable party’s insurance company.
We are usually able to reach a settlement with the insurance company to cover your full range of accident-related expenses, future and ongoing care costs, and pain and suffering. Sometimes, though, the insurance company refuses a fair payout. If this occurs in your case, we can file a lawsuit in court.
Why is a lawyer important to my claim?
Some people try to handle their case on their own, thinking this may save them a few dollars. Many think there is no way they can afford an aggressive, experienced attorney with a successful track record in this type of case.
The best way to get the maximum amount of money available from your claim is with us on your side. We can typically recover much more for our clients than they could get on their own. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay our fee until we reach a settlement for your claim.
We make it possible for you to get the best settlement possible from your claim while keeping your focus on your physical recovery and your family’s needs. We know what it takes to win these complex claims and can fight for the payout you deserve. We have a full range of resources available to use in your case, including accident reconstruction specialists and expert witnesses who can predict your future care needs based on your current condition and prognosis.
Most importantly, we know how insurance companies work. We can prepare for the tricks and tactics they use to try to reduce your settlement. We will ensure your rights remain intact while we negotiate a settlement that covers your damages or we will take them to court for the payout you deserve.
Call the Law firm of Anidjar & Levine today for a free case analysis.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we offer free, no-obligation consultations to all personal injury victims in South Florida. Call 800-747-3733 today to discuss your spinal cord injury and learn more about your options for compensation.