Severe spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating injuries. Victims and their families often suffer physical and financial consequences for years. If you have experienced a spinal cord injury, you may be in pain, worried about medical bills, and unable to work.
You do not have to face this difficult situation alone. The legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is here for you and your family. Our Orlando spinal cord injury lawyers will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
It Costs Nothing To Partner With Our Legal Team
You have enough financial worries after suffering a spinal cord injury. We don’t want to add to those concerns. That’s why we offer our help on a contingency-fee basis. Our attorney’s fees depend on your case’s outcome.
If we recover compensation for your losses, a portion of your settlement accounts for our help. If not, you owe nothing. You can learn more about this arrangement when you connect with our team.
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How Our Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Help You
After a spinal cord injury, you may need extensive care and be unable to work. You may be in pain and facing financial concerns. Taking legal action allows you to pursue compensation for these damages.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we handle a wide range of spinal cord injury cases, including those caused by:
- Car accidents
- Slips and falls
- Work-related accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
No matter how your injuries occurred, our team is here to work with you through the personal injury legal process. We can help in the following ways:
We Can Determine Who Is Liable For Your Injuries
In many cases, spinal cord injuries are preventable. If your injury resulted from another party’s negligence or recklessness, we can determine who should be held legally liable.
Determining liability includes researching all aspects of your accident and gathering evidence to determine who caused it and who is liable. We can collect evidence from many possible sources, including:
- The police report: If the authorities were called to the accident scene, they have probably filed an official report with details of the incident.
- Video and photos: For instance, a nearby surveillance camera may have caught the accident on tape, or a witness may have taken video footage.
- Eyewitness testimony: If the accident occurred around other people, we can talk to them about what they remember.
- Expert statements: Sometimes, it is helpful to recruit a doctor, an economist, or another professional to talk about how the accident has affected your life.
- You: Of course, we can interview you about what happened and review any materials (bills, receipts, etc.) you have collected.
We Can Build Your Personal Injury Case
After we determine liability and gather evidence, we can begin to build your case. This step includes proving the liable party is responsible and calculating your damages.
Spinal cord injuries can be lifelong, so we will consider the long-term impact on your life—not just the medical bills and lost wages you have experienced so far. This is important because you cannot sue the same party for the same accident twice. Once you agree to a settlement or jury award, your case is closed for good.
We Will Fight For Your Right To Compensation
Once your Orlando spinal cord injury lawyer builds a strong case, we will pursue compensation, often by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit.
In many cases, we try to seek a pretrial settlement. If we can persuade the liable party’s insurance company to pay you a fair amount, you will be spared the time and trouble of going through a courtroom trial.
Either way, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine stands ready to fight for you. We offer free case reviews to those who want to explore their legal rights.
We Will Manage All Insurance-Related Communications
Various parties could have caused your injury, from a reckless driver to a careless property owner to a negligent product manufacturer. Regardless of who caused the accident, you will probably need to seek compensation from their insurance company, not directly from the at-fault party.
If you speak with these insurance companies on your own, they may realize that you have no experience with legal matters and offer an insufficient settlement. If you allow us to speak with them for you, we can:
- Notify them about your potential lawsuit
- Establish how much you believe your injuries are worth
- Negotiate for a fair settlement, no matter how long it takes
- Prepare the settlement agreement, if we reach one
We Will Attend To Your Needs
We understand that you already have a lot on your mind. That is why we go the extra mile to make our clients feel safe and comfortable as we pursue their cases. As part of our services, we:
- Do not charge attorney’s fees until after you win compensation—and we charge nothing if we cannot get any reimbursement for you
- Keep you apprised of how your case is going and if we need anything from you (e.g., a decision on how to handle your case)
- Give you your attorney’s phone number so you can call them with questions or ask for updates as necessary
- Help you make doctor’s appointments, get your car fixed, or attend to anything else related to your accident or injuries
We are always here for our clients when they need us. Adam S., one of our former clients, remarked: “Their entire staff were very hands on in providing me with updates. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services!”
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Recoverable Damages Following Your Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can impact your financial future for decades. When pursuing damages, we consider how your life has changed, including whether you can work, if you are in daily pain, and how much medical care you will require throughout your life.
Common types of damages we often see in spinal cord injury cases include:
Medical Costs And Healthcare Services
You may be able to recover the cost of medical care related to your injuries, such as emergency care, surgery, ongoing care, and medication. You may also recover physical therapy, nursing care, and other related medical costs.
Lost Current Wages And Benefits
If you cannot return to work for a while, you may be able to recover the loss of income, including pay and benefits.
Loss Of Future Wages And Diminished Earning Capacity
Recovery from a spinal cord injury can take months or even years. In some cases, damage may be permanent. In these cases, we can pursue the loss of earning capacity and employment benefits, such as health insurance and retirement benefits.
Personal Property Repairs Or Replacement
If your personal property was damaged or destroyed at the time of your accident, we can pursue compensation for your losses. Personal property may include a vehicle, electronic devices, or medical devices.
Non-Economic Damages Available To You
When it comes to spinal cord injuries, not all damages are financial. The mental trauma, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life you experience are recoverable damages. Our team can pursue compensation for these and other non-economic damages.
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The Statute Of Limitations On Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits In Florida
Florida limits the amount of time you have to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, spinal cord injury victims have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11.
We encourage you to act quickly, so we can get to work building your case. The sooner we can get started, the sooner we can begin retrieving evidence, requesting documents, compiling medical records, and collecting other evidence before it disappears.
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Considerations After Suffering A Spinal Cord Injury In Orlando
Our team has your best interests at heart. Not only do we want you to reach maximum medical improvement, but we also want to recover compensation for your losses. You can help us help you by:
Refraining From Strenuous Activity
It’s hard coming to terms with a serious injury. You may attempt to partake in physical activities you once enjoyed, such as biking or swimming. However, we suggest “taking it easy” until you get your doctor’s permission. If you make your condition worse, the insurer would not have to pay for any treatment expenses related to those complications.
Furthermore, we want to paint an accurate picture when connecting your injuries to the accident itself. By exacerbating your condition, you could make this difficult. We suggest that you rest, take necessary time off work, and follow through with your treatment plan.
Adhere To Your Doctor’s Instructions
Following your diagnosis, your doctor may recommend that you:
- Use assistive devices, such as wheelchairs
- Wear cervical collars, braces, or other related devices
- Take prescription medications
- Attend physical therapy
Each of these things can help you reach maximum medical improvement. They also show the insurer that you’re doing everything possible to better your condition.
Limit What You Share With Other Parties
During your case’s progression, only you, your immediate family members, and your lawyer need to know about your case. You should limit communications with:
- The insurance company. The liable insurer may ask you for a statement following your accident. The claims adjuster may ask “loaded” questions, hoping to discredit certain aspects of your case. They could use your statements to devalue your losses, too. Your lawyer can give the insurer all the information it needs to move forward with your case.
- Social media. You may want to post details of your accident to social media. You may even want to post something related to your condition. Yet, anything you share could get misconstrued by the claims adjuster. For instance, if you share: “Hey, everyone. I was in an accident, but I’m fine,” this could discredit your condition’s severity.
Consider Your Legal Options
Even if you’ve filed a claim before, you don’t want to undertake this process alone. You deserve to take this time to focus on your health and well-being––not on negotiating settlements and gathering evidence.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has nearly 20 years of legal experience helping injured claimants in your situation. When we take on your case, we’ll manage all of its obligations. Your goals are our goals. We want to recover the compensation you need.
Start Working With An Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today
After a severe spinal cord injury, your life changes drastically. Simple, everyday tasks may now be impossible. You may struggle to take care of your own needs, much less the needs of your family.
We understand how trying this time can be. Our team is here to help you with the legal process so you can focus on healing. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free case review and learn how an Orlando spinal cord injury lawyer can help you.
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