If a serious traffic accident or surgical error left you paralyzed, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. You do not have to face this difficult time alone. Call a paralysis lawyer in Florida at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation to discuss how we can help.
Proving Liability for Your Paralysis Injury
Our attorneys will work to prove who is liable for your paralysis injury, so that you can focus on your health.
Surgical errors can result in paralysis. For example, a surgeon may sever a nerve during surgery or the improper administration of anesthesia may damage nerves in your spinal cord.
Doctors and other health care providers have a duty of care toward their patients. We can investigate the cause of your paralysis to determine if they breached their duty of care toward you. If medical negligence caused your injury, we can help pursue the compensation you deserve.
A vehicle accident could result in damage your spinal cord, as well. Our attorneys can help show that the at-fault driver violated their duty of care toward you and that their actions caused your paralysis injury.
If you slip and fall on a hazard in a business and suffer a spinal injury, our attorneys can determine if the business owner or their employees created the hazard, knew of the hazard, or should have known about the hazard and subsequently failed to warn you of the danger. A slip and fall accident lawyer can help you file a personal injury suit to get compensation for your injury.
If you suffer an injury to your spinal cord after a fall at work, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. You cannot bring a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or its insurance carrier, but you can recover your medical expenses and a portion of your wages. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you determine the best course of action after reviewing the details of your case.
If a defective product causes your injury, the manufacturer or seller of the product may be liable. A defective tire could cause your car accident, or a defective seat belt or airbag could cause your injury to be more serious than it otherwise would have been. Our attorneys can file a product liability lawsuit to get compensation for your paralysis injury.
If you suffer a nerve or spinal injury that causes paralysis, contact a paralysis lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. According to Florida law, you have four years to file a personal injury or product liability lawsuit and two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Call now so our attorneys can get to work on your case right away.
Compensation That You Can Recover for a Paralysis Injury
As a result of your paralysis injury, you may need a lifetime of care:
- You may need a respirator to breathe
- You may lose the use of one or more of your arms or legs
- You may lose control of your bladder and bowels
In Florida, there is no cap on your potential damages.
You can recover medical expenses resulting from your injury from the at-fault party. These may include:
- Ambulance or life flight services provided at the scene of the accident
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
- Present and future medical costs
- In-home services
- Medical equipment
- Renovations to make your home wheelchair-accessible
Our attorneys will talk to your doctors and medical experts to determine the future medical care you will need as a result of your injury. We can also consult a life care planner to estimate the cost of the assistance you will need for the rest of your life.
Lost Wages and Lost Earning Capacity
You may not be able to return to work for a very long time, if ever. Our attorneys will determine what you would have earned during your working life had you not suffered your paralysis injury. We will also consult with an economist to determine the value of your lost earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
You deserve compensation for the pain you suffered on account of your accident. Our attorneys know how to calculate your pain and suffering settlement. We will talk to you and to your caretakers to understand the severity and duration of your mental and physical suffering.
Settling a Claim for Your Paralysis Injury
Here are a few things to consider about your settlement:
- Do not sign a release or settlement without talking to our attorneys. Our attorneys understand the legal language used in settlements and can explain the pros and cons of the agreement.
- The insurance company is looking after its interests. Let our attorneys protect your interests for you.
- Settlements are final. If a medical need arises later that is not covered by the settlement, you may not be able to recover the cost of treatment.
- In most cases, the parties can reach a settlement before the case goes to trial.
- Our attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company or attorneys for the other side to reach a fair settlement. If we cannot reach a reasonable settlement, we will prepare for trial and take the matter to court to fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you suffered an injury in an accident or following a medical procedure resulting in paralysis, we may be able to help. Call a paralysis lawyer in Florida at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.