Spinal cord injuries can cause permanent impairments and leave the sufferer unable to work, live independently, or even meet their own basic needs. The emergency care, rehabilitation, ongoing care costs, and lost wages add up quickly with these devastating injuries. They can easily bankrupt a family. If another party’s negligence caused your spinal cord injury—or the injury your loved one suffered—you need and deserve compensation for your accident-related expenses.
At the South Florida Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, our team of attorneys can help you file a spinal cord injury insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to hold the liable party financially responsible. In our initial complimentary consultation, we can help you understand the role of others in causing your injuries and determine if you are eligible to file an insurance claim or pursue other legal action. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to learn more about how spinal cord injury lawyer in Homestead can help you.
Did Negligence Cause My Homestead Spinal Cord Injury?
Anytime someone acts in a careless or reckless way, it has the potential of causing others to suffer serious injuries. Under Florida law, we can file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to hold these parties responsible for their negligence. Some of the most common ways negligent acts—or inaction—causes spinal cord injuries include the following accidents and incidents.
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Crashes
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), 38 percent of all spinal cord injuries in the United States occur in motor vehicle accidents. Florida has no-fault car insurance laws that prevent many accident victims from holding the negligent party responsible for their injuries. However, most spinal cord injuries meet the state’s established “serious injury” threshold. This usually allows us to collect compensation based on the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance policy or through a personal injury lawsuit.
Slips, Trips, Falls, or Other Premises Liability Accidents
Falls cause over 30 percent of all spinal cord injuries in the U.S., according to the NSCISC. While falls sometimes truly occur because of an accident, many happen because the property owner or occupier did not act to remove, repair, or warn you of a hazard. If we can prove they knew about the hazard or a reasonable person would have recognized the issue, we can hold them liable for the damages you suffered.
Shootings, Stabbings, and Other Violent Acts
Many people do not think of violence in the same way they think of a car crash or other negligence accident. However, we regularly file personal injury claims based on assaults, shootings, and other cases of intentional harm. According to the NSCISC, criminal acts of violence cause almost 14 percent of spinal cord injuries nationwide. No matter how the criminal courts handle the case against the at-fault party, we may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury suit in civil court.
We can help you determine if your spinal cord injuries occurred due to negligence during a free case review. If we believe you have a case, our team can pursue compensation for you based on the full range of your losses.
How Can We Prove Negligence in My Spinal Cord Injury Accident?
Because of the numerous ways spinal cord injuries can occur, you need a lawyer on your side who understands all aspects of tort law. We successfully pursue claims based on strict liability doctrines, medical malpractice law, vicarious liability laws, and more.
In almost all of these cases, we need to provide documentation to show the at-fault party acted in a negligent manner. This requires proving four things:
- The at-fault party had a duty to act—or not act—in a certain way;
- They failed to uphold this duty;
- This caused you to suffer a spinal cord injury; and
- Your injuries cost you money and did physical and emotional harm.
We have the skills and resources necessary to collect all available evidence and build a strong case to support your claim. We will help you understand the complex statutes that apply to your case and will reach out to experts who can help us win the compensation you deserve. Our team of expert witnesses can help us identify the exact cause of your injuries, identify any similar cases, and even estimate the cost of your future care needs. This ensures we recover the compensation you need to pay for your medical care in the future.
What Type of Compensation Can I Expect From a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
Because they often cause disabilities, spinal cord injuries frequently require ongoing therapy and care. Depending on the level of impairment, this care alone can easily reach $1 million in the first few years after the injury. You need an attorney on your side who recognizes the high cost of your medical care and will fight for the full value of your claim. We will estimate the cost of your current and future care needs and will not settle for a payout that does not cover these costs. We are not afraid to take your personal injury claim to court, if necessary.
Some of the damages we frequently recover for our clients with spinal cord injuries include:
- Ambulance transportation costs;
- Medical bills;
- Rehabilitation and therapy;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Home health or long-term care facility placement;
- Wheelchairs and other assistive equipment;
- Renovation costs to your home, such as building a ramp;
- A wheelchair-accessible van;
- Future needs and equipment replacement;
- Current and future lost wages;
- Other accident-related expenses; and
- Pain and suffering.
How Can I Talk to a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Homestead?
The Homestead spinal cord injury attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine are standing by, ready to go to work on your case. Our complimentary consultations can help you understand your legal options. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to learn why our law firm is your best choice when it comes to recovering compensation.