Traumatic injuries can take many forms, but few are as debilitating as a spinal cord injury. Whether from a motor vehicle crash, a slip and fall accident, a workplace catastrophe, or a sports accident, this type of injury can be permanent and even deadly.
Any trauma that impinges, tugs, pushes, or lacerates your spinal cord may cause permanent injury. This can happen because of medical negligence during surgery as well as from an accident.
Spinal cord injuries leave victims and their families scrambling for answers to many questions, such as:
Are these injuries permanent?
How am I going to adjust to a new way of life?
Can I get some sort of relief from all of these medical bills?
If I can no longer work, how will I take care of my ordinary bills?
Could someone or something have prevented this injury?
Am I eligible for compensation for my injury?
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of another person’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, our attorneys have the expertise and resources necessary to demand full compensation for your injuries. Call 800-747-3733 today for a free case evaluation with a spinal cord injury lawyer in Boynton Beach.
Does It Matter How My Spinal Cord Injury Occurred?
Spinal cord injuries can occur in a variety of ways. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports the most common causes are:
Motor vehicle accidents, which cause 38 percent of spinal cord injuries;
Falls, which are responsible for 30.5 percent;
Violence or physical assault, which causes 13.5 percent;
Sports, responsible for 9 percent of injuries;
Medical or surgical negligence, which causes 5 percent; and
Other accidents, responsible for 4 percent of spinal cord injuries.
Unintentional gunshot wounds are another common cause of spinal cord injuries. Sometimes negligent product design and manufacturing can cause defective products— such as automotive airbags—that lead to spinal cord injuries.
Our attorneys are familiar with these types of accidents and know how to seek the compensation you deserve. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, we can hold them responsible for your losses.
How Do I Get Compensation for My Losses?
If an employer, business owner, vehicle operator, surgeon, manufacturer, or other third party breached a duty of care owed to you, we will collect the evidence we need to prove they are guilty of negligence. We will work to establish that their breach was the proximate cause of your injuries and your related losses or damages. Then, we will seek fair compensation for those damages.
After a spinal cord injury, your damages may include:
Surgical and hospitalization expenses;
Follow-up medical treatment;
Long-term care expenses;
Mobility equipment expenses and home alterations to accommodate disability;
Vocational or occupational therapy costs;
Lost income and future diminished earning capacity;
Wrongful death damages for a fatal injury;
Compensation for a spouse’s or child’s loss of relationship with the injured person;
Negligent infliction of emotional distress;
Loss of enjoyment of life;
Pain and suffering; and
Punitive damages in limited cases.
We will thoroughly review each aspect of your injuries and their impact on your future. We will request a fair settlement on your behalf that will provide for the current and future hardships you and your family will face.
Do I Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
Spinal cord injuries are very damaging and extremely expensive to treat. You need a professional, experienced legal team that knows how to get you the compensation you need to care for yourself in the future. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we are ready to help you pursue a settlement for your injuries.
Spinal cord injuries are complex. Together with the brain, the spinal cord makes up the central nervous system (CNS) of the body. Due to its central role in the human body, an injury to your spinal cord can cause significant, permanent bodily dysfunction. This can include paralysis of the lower limbs of the body—complete or partial paraplegia—or in all four limbs—complete or incomplete tetraplegia. Even in the absence of paralysis, spinal cord injuries can cause serious health problems that affect quality of life. Research shows that a spinal cord injury can also impair breathing.
That is why you need fair compensation after an injury so devastating. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident, collecting the evidence we need to prove someone else’s negligence caused your injury. We will calculate the full value of your damages using your medical records, bills, receipts, employment records, and medical and vocational expert testimony. Then we will file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Insurance companies often take advantage of someone who does not understand how the claims process works. They may offer a low settlement that will not provide for your future medical needs. They may also claim that you caused or contributed to your accident and, therefore, do not deserve the full value of your damages. Do not let these things happen to you.
Our attorneys can protect you from these tactics. We will build a strong case on your behalf, fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. Though we can usually settle out of court, we also have a skilled trial team that can prepare a compelling case for a jury. If your case requires a lawsuit, our trial team will handle every aspect of the litigation with an eye toward maximizing your compensation.
Pursue Compensation for Your Spinal Cord Injury and Resulting Damages With the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.
Once you decide to hire the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we will go to work collecting information, compiling evidence, interviewing witnesses, consulting with neurological experts, preparing an economic analysis, and keeping you informed of the progression of the case.
Do not let another day go by without help. To learn more about how the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can assist you, call 800-747-3733 today.