Suffering a spinal injury is often catastrophic for the injured person and devastating for family members and friends. The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, P.A. can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
The most common causes of spinal injury are vehicle accidents and falls. According to the Spinal Cord Injury Information Network, vehicle accidents are the cause of almost 39 percent of spinal injuries. Other causes of spinal injury are swimming and diving accidents and sports injuries. There are about 250,000 people living with spinal cord injury in the United States, and every year there are 11,000 new spinal cord injuries diagnosed in this country.
Spinal cord injuries happen when a violent blow (e.g., from a vehicle accident or a slip and fall) damages the nerves in the spinal cord, causing paralysis, loss of feeling, and/or loss of muscle control. Other spinal injuries can include a herniated or slipped disc, or broken back. In spinal cord injuries, the type of injury can be determined by where the injury occurs on the spine. When the lower spine is injured, the person is more likely to become paraplegic and therefore unable to move the lower part of the body. When the upper spine is injured, there is a greater chance that the victim will be quadriplegic, meaning all of his or her limbs are paralyzed.
The expenses associated with spinal injuries are extremely high. Treating a spinal injury can cost up to $750,000 in medical bills during the first year, and around $150,000 per year thereafter – not including lost wages.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury because of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages. To maximize your chances at compensation, is essential to find an experienced spinal injury attorney who can effectively represent your interests, answer any questions you may have, and advise you regarding the legal options that are available. The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, P.A. has built a record of success representing clients throughout Florida in spinal injury cases and other personal injury matters. Our Florida personal injury attorneys are thoroughly familiar with this state’s personal injury law and are dedicated to fighting for the justice you deserve.
To discuss your potential claim regarding a spinal injury, call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, P.A. at 800-747-3733 or fill out and submit our online “Contact Us” form to schedule a free consultation with an experienced South Florida spinal injury attorney.