If you suffered a spinal cord injury, you already know how devastating the effects can be. Your spine carries signals from your brain other areas of the body that control movement and speech. An injury to this vital area of the body can have profound consequences, including:
- Loss of muscle control;
- Partial or full paralysis;
- Reduced mobility;
- Speech and language impairments;
- Pain and discomfort; and
- Weakness, numbness, and tingling.
This list is not exhaustive, as spinal injuries can manifest in many different ways. If your spinal cord injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. The qualified attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help.
Our attorneys specialize in personal injury law. Many of our clients for whom we have won settlements have been spinal cord injury victims. We can put our extensive resources to work for you and help you win the most compensation for which you are eligible. Call our office today at 800-747-3733 for a free consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer in Deerfield Beach.
We Fight for Compensation No Matter the Cause of Your Spinal Cord Injury.
No matter the cause of your spinal cord injury, a good chance exist that another party was partially or fully responsible. We have helped clients win settlements for many types of spinal cord injuries. Our process works. We evaluate your case thoroughly, identify all responsible parties, and then use our extensive resources to gather evidence against them and build a case.
Here are some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries, according to 2017 data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC).
Over 38 percent of spinal cord injuries resulted from vehicle accidents, making this the most common cause of injury to the spine. Responsible parties in a vehicle collision might include the other driver, the vehicle manufacturer, or—in a situation where a traffic control device malfunctioned—a state or local government.
Accounting for over 30 percent of occurrences, falls represent another major cause of spinal cord injuries. They often occur on someone else’s property, such as at a business or private residence. If the owner or manager of the property knew about the hazard but failed to correct it or warn you of it, they could be liable for your injuries.
Violent acts account for over 13 percent of spinal injuries. Gunshots, stabbings, and physical assaults cause thousands of injuries to the spine every year. If your injury occurred as the result of violence, we can pursue the responsible party for punitive damages on top of any other compensation for which you are eligible.
Sports and Recreation
Sports and recreation cause nearly 9 percent of injuries, representing a major risk for spinal trauma. Contact sports, such as football and lacrosse, and extreme activities, such as bungee jumping, pose an especially high danger. Even if you signed a waiver, it does not necessarily absolve the other person of responsibility. Our attorneys can examine the situation and determine if you have a case.
What Damages Can I Recover After a Spinal Cord Injury?
Recovering from a spinal cord injury is not only a long and sometimes painful process; it can also be very costly, as well. If you are not prepared and do not know your rights, it can ruin you financially.
The NSCISC has estimated that a 25 year old who suffers the most severe form of spinal cord injury will spend an average of $4.7 million on medical bills and rehabilitation during their lifetime. If another party’s negligence caused your injury, they should be footing the bill, not you. Our attorneys see to it that whoever is responsible is the one that pays.
When we take on your case, we pursue all damages for which you are eligible. After a spinal cord injury, that may include the following.
Medical bills from a spinal injury can be exorbitant. The average patient requires an 11-day hospital stay, plus 35 days of rehabilitation once they get out. Nearly one-third of spinal injury patients return to the hospital within a year, triggering even more costs. Not to mention, severe spinal injuries can require you to undergo therapy and rehabilitation for years, even for the rest of your life. Our attorneys seek compensation for both current and future medical bills.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
If your spinal cord injury causes paralysis, restricted mobility, or muscle weakness, you may find it difficult to continue working. Even if you can return to work eventually, you will probably have to take time off for treatment. Our attorneys pursue the responsible party for your lost wages and reduced earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Money cannot erase the pain of your injury, but it can prevent financial stress from making a bad situation even worse. That is why we fight for the maximum damages available for your pain and suffering.
If the responsible party showed malice in their actions—for instance, you were the victim of a physical assault—or exhibited not only negligence but a reckless disregard for your safety, we can seek punitive damages on top of all other compensation. The courts award these in extreme cases as a way to punish the responsible party.
How Can I Reach the Attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine?
A significant sum of money could be at stake in your spinal cord injury case. You do not want to leave any of it on the table by trusting your case to an inexperienced or unqualified personal injury lawyer. The professionals at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine know how to fight and win spinal cord injury cases. We can put our knowledge and experience to work on your case and steer it to a favorable outcome.
We offer free consultations. Come in and sit down with an attorney. We can answer all your questions and offer straightforward advice. Call 800-747-3733 for a fast appointment.
We Can Help.