If you believe another person’s negligent behavior caused your spinal cord injury, you may be eligible to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to collect compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and other expenses. We can also help you file a claim on behalf of a family member who suffered a catastrophic back or neck injury.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, our South Florida legal team can help you hold the negligent party liable for your back injuries. We will work to recover the money you need to help you pay your medical bills and other care expenses. Call us today at 800-747-3733 for a complimentary case consultation with knowledgeable spinal cord injury lawyer in Davie.
How can negligence cause spinal cord injuries?
Almost any impact that puts extraordinary force on the human body can lead to a spinal cord injury. Many of these impacts happen during accidents that occur due to careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent people. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, some of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries include the following accidents
Car accidents cause 38 percent of all spinal cord injuries nationwide. Almost any type of car accident can lead to serious spine injuries. If another driver caused your crash, we can file an auto accident claim and help you hold them financially responsible for your damages.
Falls are the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries across the country. The most damaging include falls from a height. Often this occurs because of missing or broken stair or balcony railings. Falls on stairs and slips and falls may also cause other severe injuries, including brain injuries. Any of these incidents may stem from a negligent property owner or occupier and warrant a premises liability claim.
Gun shots, stabbings, and assaults cause a surprising number of spinal cord injuries. Even if the perpetrator in your case is already facing criminal charges, we can help you file a civil suit to hold them responsible for your financial damages as well.
Spinal cord injuries sometimes occur accidentally in contact sports, but some also stem from the negligence of the property owner of a recreational facility. Often, we see this with swimming and diving injuries. Insufficient marking of the shallow end of a pool and improper maintenance of the diving board may cause a back or neck injury.
If any of these examples describe the scenario of your accident, you should contact our lawyers today. We have extensive experience handling spinal cord injury accident claims. We can help you identify any and all parties liable for your injury and hold them responsible for your losses.
How can I collect compensation for my injuries and financial damages?
In most cases, we will file a liability insurance claim on your behalf. We file this claim based on the auto, homeowner’s, or business insurance policy of the negligent party.
We support the claim by collecting any evidence available that prove the at-fault party’s negligence, affirms your injuries, and shows the cost of your treatment. During this process, we may visit the scene of your accident, identify and interview any eyewitnesses, hire accident reconstruction experts, and research the outcome of similar cases in Davie and the surrounding area.
With this information, we submit a demand letter to the responsible party’s insurer asking for fair compensation. The insurance company usually responds with an offer of their own. Since this response offer is rarely high enough to compensate you for your full range of damages, we enter into negotiations for a fair settlement. If it becomes apparent they are not going to give us the compensation you need, we can pursue a suit in civil court to recover the money you deserve.
Why do I need a spinal cord injury lawyer to file my claim?
There is no one-size-fits-all route for spinal cord injury cases. You need a skilled attorney familiar with this type of injury accident to help you identify the liable party and explain the type of claim necessary to recover compensation based on your situation. This can vary widely depending on the way your injury occurred. Applicable laws may include:
- Car accident tort law;
- Truck accidentsand vicarious liability;
- Defective products and strict liability;
- Premises liability, usually in falls and diving incidents;
- Medical malpractice; and
- Other personal injury laws.
No matter how negligence caused your injuries, we can help you navigate the claims process. We fight aggressively to recover the highest payout possible for our clients, using our vast resources to build a strong case and negotiate a fair settlement.
How do I know how much my spinal cord injury claim is worth?
We cannot tell you exactly how much you will receive from your claim, but we can help you understand what a fair settlement looks like based on your actual damages, the severity of your injury, and how your resulting impairments can limit your quality of life.
Most spinal cord injury victims have hundreds of thousands or more in medical debt by the time they go home from the hospital. The medical treatment process for this severe of an injury often includes a week or more of inpatient care and several weeks of specialized inpatient rehabilitation to rebuild strength and regain skills. Still, many victims remain paralyzed, wheelchair-bound, or even bed-bound. Their families must invest in special equipment to lift, turn, and bathe them. Home modifications are common. Ongoing care is necessary for most patients, sometimes for the rest of their lives.
Lost wages are an additional issue for many spinal cord injury victims. If the victim worked and contributed to the family’s income, their inability to return to their job means even more financial stress for the family.
The financial damages stemming from a spinal cord injury can be astronomical. We will add up all of your expenses and use the total to put a value on the pain and suffering your family is enduring. Only then can we give you an accurate idea of a fair value for your claim.
How can I discuss my spinal cord injury with a South Florida lawyer?
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we offer free case reviews. Call 800-747-3733 to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable spinal cord injury lawyer in Davie. Let us get to work on your claim so you can focus fully on your recovery.