Did you or a loved one suffer a spinal cord injury in Miramar? Do you believe another person’s careless actions led to this injury? Do you need compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses?
If you answered yes to these questions, you need the legal team from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine on your side. We can manage your claim and hold the at-fault party financially responsible for their role in causing your injuries. We help our clients recover compensation to pay their medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and other damages.
Our attorneys will go to bat for you, fighting for the full amount of compensation available based on the facts of your case. Call 800-747-3733 today to schedule your free case review with a spinal cord injury lawyer in Miramar.
How does negligence lead to spinal cord injuries?
People suffer spinal cord injuries in a variety of ways, but many of the top causes lead back to another person’s negligence. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) tracks the primary causes of these injuries. According to their statistics, the top four causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Car accidents, which cause 38 percent of injuries;
- Falls, causing almost 31 percent;
- Violent acts, which account for almost 14 percent; and
- Diving and other sports injuries, responsible for 9 percent.
All of these may occur because of another party’s careless or intentionally damaging behavior.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident or violent assault, you may have a viable claim for compensation. We can review your case, analyze all available evidence, and identify the liable party or parties who caused your injuries. Then, we can pursue a liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against them to recover the money you need to pay for your medical treatment and the damages you sustained.
What is the claims process like after a spinal cord injury?
Because there are so many situations where negligence can lead to a spinal cord injury, you need a knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side from the beginning. We need to identify the cause and mechanism of your injury before we can gather evidence against the at-fault party.
One thing that makes these claims so complex is the number of ways spinal cord injuries occur. The applicable laws for filing a claim after a fall are different from those that apply to a car accident, defective product, or medical malpractice. Luckily, we understand how to navigate even the most complicated cases and are here to help you recover maximum compensation.
To do this, we need to collect all possible evidence to show the other party acted negligently and caused your injuries. This may include interviewing witnesses, enlisting the help of experts, and researching similar cases from the past.
Then, most cases require us to file a liability insurance claim on your behalf with the at-fault party’s insurance company. The insurer will launch their own investigation into our claim and come back with a counter-offer, usually somewhat lower than our original demand. This is not uncommon. We can still negotiate a fair offer.
When we go to the negotiation table with the insurance company’s representatives, we can usually reach a fair settlement within a few months of your initial claim. If this is not possible, we may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover the compensation you deserve.
What type of damages can I expect to collect with my claim?
Treatment for—and living with—a spinal cord injury is expensive. According to the NSCISC, the average injury victim spends almost a dozen days in the hospital before spending more than a month in an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
These facilities have the skills and resources to help patients develop strength and recover muscle control, as well as relearn basic skills in a way that takes any new impairments into account. Therapy with specialized equipment can help some learn to walk, operate a motorized wheelchair, or manage more of their own self-care activities. However, these services carry a hefty price tag.
Even once they go home, many injury victims have a lasting disability and require ongoing nursing care, help with activities of daily living, regular therapy, and pain management. In fact, the NSCISC reports only 1 percent of all victims return home with the same abilities they had previously. For many, this means their families need to widen doorways, build ramps, install lifts, and buy special equipment like wheelchairs and hospital beds.
A spinal cord injury impacts every member of the family and dramatically alters family dynamics. Spouses and children suddenly play caretaker roles. There is no doubt the pain and suffering is immense for everyone.
When we file a claim for compensation after this type of serious accident, we take all these costs into account. We calculate all your accident-related expenses and put a value on your family’s pain and suffering damages as well.
We can help you begin to heal from these emotional wounds by ensuring you recover the compensation you deserve for your physical, financial, and emotional damages.
How can I reach a spinal cord lawyer from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine?
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we do not like to see victims try to take on the insurance company and recover compensation for their injuries on their own. These cases are complex and there is no reason to try to navigate this complicated legal process by yourself. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and do not get paid unless you do.
We also understand the tricks and tactics insurance companies try to pull on accident victims. We can protect you from agreeing to low settlement that leaves you footing the bill for your future or ongoing care costs. Let us get you the money you need while you focus on regaining strength and independence.
Call 800-747-3733 today to set up a time to talk about your spinal cord injury accident with one of our knowledgeable attorneys in Miramar.