If you sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident in Tampa, Florida, you may be facing medical bills and an uncertain future. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries and other damages. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine helps people who suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident recover the damages they suffered.
Contact a Tampa personal injury lawyer today. We offer a free case evaluation with no obligation.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury Cases Our Firm Handles
Spinal cord injuries occur when there is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves. This can occur due to a wide range of injuries, and the symptoms can be severe and long-lasting.
Common symptoms of spinal cord damage include loss of motor function, paralysis, pain, numbness, impaired breathing, and loss of bladder and bowel control.
Our legal team has experience handling a wide array of spinal cord injuries, including those caused by:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Bus accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free review of your case. We can explain your legal rights and help you recover compensation.
Understanding Liability in Tampa Spinal Cord Cases
In personal injury cases, we must prove the other party had a responsibility to act in a reasonable manner and failed to do so, causing your injuries and damages. The four elements used to establish liability are:
Duty of Care: The defendant must have owed you a duty of care, meaning the defendant had a duty to act in a reasonable manner and not cause harm to others. For example, a driver of a car has a duty of care to follow traffic laws and use caution while driving to prevent accidents.
Negligence: The defendant must have acted negligently in some way. For example, a driver who runs a red light or drives too fast is negligent.
Causation: The defendant’s negligence must have caused your injuries. If a driver speeds but does not cause an accident or injury, then we cannot establish causation and liability.
Damages: You must have sustained injuries or other damages to pursue compensation. Damages may include, for example, medical bills, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
Damages You May Recover in a Spinal Cord Injury Case
Spinal cord injuries can result in life-long complications and medical bills. The damages you may be able to recover will depend upon the severity of your injuries and other details of your case.
In general, spinal cord injury accident victims can expect to recover the following types of damages.
You may be able to recover the cost of any medical care resulting from your spinal cord injury. This may include diagnostics, surgeries, doctor visits, and rehabilitative care.
Future Medical Care
Spinal cord injuries can cause life-long impairments. If you require long-term care and medical treatment, you may also qualify to recover the cost of future medical care.
Loss of Income
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may miss a few weeks of work or be unable to work at all following your spinal cord injury. You may be able to recover the loss of income, including loss of future income from the at-fault party.
Pain & Suffering
You may also experience non-economic losses. These types of damages may include pain and suffering from your spinal cord injuries and loss of enjoyment of life. You may be able to recover additional compensation for these damages.
To better understand the damages you may recover, it is important to speak with a Tampa spinal cord injury lawyer.
Statute of Limitations in Tampa Spinal Cord Cases
Florida law outlines a four-year statute of limitation for pursuing damages resulting from acts of negligence, including spinal cord injuries. This means you have four years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit to recover damages.
Spinal cord injuries can be complex, so it is critical to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury.
Call a Tampa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today
If you sustained spinal cord injuries following an accident, you have the right to hold the at-fault party responsible for your damages.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand how difficult a serious spinal cord injury can be. A Tampa spinal cord injury lawyer is here to guide you through the process following your spinal cord injuries.
We will start by gathering all the documents and evidence necessary to establish liability and build a strong case. Then, we will file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If they are unwilling to make a fair settlement offer, we may take your case to court. Our team will represent you each step of the way.
You should be focused on rehabilitating from your injuries, not worrying about gathering medical reports or arguing with insurance companies. Our team takes on the legal battle so you can focus on what matters—your health.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free review of your spinal cord injury case. We are standing by to take your call.
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