Spinal cord trauma is one of the most devastating injuries that you can suffer. Because your spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals from your brain to every other part of your body, damage to it can have severe and far-reaching effects. Victims of spinal cord injuries have reported complications such as:
- Loss of muscle control;
- Impaired mobility;
- Problems with speech and language;
- Pain and discomfort; and
- Weakness, numbness, and tingling in limbs and extremities.
These effects can require extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation to correct. Sometimes, these injuries are permanent and a patient never returns to normal following a spinal cord injury. If someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to your injury, you deserve compensation. A good spinal cord injury lawyer in Port Charlotte can help you get it.
After a spinal cord injury, call the expert legal team at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine. Our lawyers have a strong track record and have helped many spinal cord injury victims win significant settlements. We want to put our experience and resources to work for you, helping you win the money you deserve. There is no risk in calling, as the consultation is free and we never get paid until our clients do. Call 800-747-3733 now to set up an appointment.
No Matter How Your Spinal Cord Injury Happened, We Fight for Your Compensation.
Whether you were in a car accident, slipped and fell in the grocery store, or injured yourself participating in a sport or recreational activity, our attorneys can help you win compensation. A strong chance exists that another party bears partial or full liability for your spinal cord injury. We identify all parties that are potentially responsible, gather evidence proving their liability, and then aggressively pursue damages on your behalf.
We have won our clients big settlements for many types of spinal cord injuries.
According to 2017 data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), nearly 40 percent of all spinal cord injuries result from vehicle collisions. If you injured your spine in a traffic accident, any number of people might be responsible, including another driver, the manufacturer of your vehicle or one of its parts, or the local municipality charged with keeping the roads safe and traffic control devices functioning.
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents account for another 30.5 percent of spinal cord injuries. Again, someone else usually is at least partially responsible for these accidents. If you fell on someone else’s property, we investigate to find out if a hazard existed from which the property owner or manager had a duty to protect you.
Over 13 percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of violent acts, such as shootings, stabbings, and physical assaults. We pursue the assailant for compensation, which could include punitive damages to punish them for their criminal behavior.
Sports and Recreation
Recreational activities, including sports, make up nearly 9 percent of spinal cord injuries. Do not think that you are ineligible to collect compensation just because you signed a waiver prior to participating. Call an attorney at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine to learn what your options are.
We Make Sure You Receive Every Type of Compensation for Which You Are Eligible.
You have enough to deal with as you try to recover from your injury. The last thing you need is financial stress on top of everything else. That is why our attorneys fight relentlessly to get you every dollar you deserve.
The lifetime costs of a spinal cord injury—according to the NSCISC—are pretty daunting. The organization reports that a 25-year-old victim with a severe spinal injury can expect medical bills of nearly $5 million over the remainder of his or her life. You should not be footing that bill. The responsible party or parties should be paying it. Our job as your legal representation is to make sure the responsible party pays for all of your accident-related damages.
The costs to treat a typical spinal cord injury are substantial. The average patient requires 11 days in the hospital, plus another 35 days of outpatient care upon release. Not to mention, many patients return to the hospital within a year. If you have ever spent time in a hospital, you know there is no such thing as a cheap stay. We make sure the responsible party pays not only your current medical bills, but all your future expenses, as well.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
If your injury requires a hospital stay or other extensive medical treatment, you will probably have to miss work. We pursue compensation to make up for the lost wages you should be earning. Similarly, if your capacity to do your job decreases, we seek the difference between what you are capable of earning now and what you would be earning had you not suffered an injury.
Pain and Suffering
While no monetary award can take the pain away, you deserve compensation for what you have been through. We fight aggressively to make sure you receive as much money as the law allows.
In certain cases, the behavior of the responsible party or parties exceeds mere negligence and constitutes a reckless disregard for your safety—or even outright malice. In such situations, we can pursue punitive damages on top of all other forms of compensation for which you are eligible. Punitive damages, as the name indicates, are a form of punishment for the responsible party’s wrongdoing. This compensation can be substantial.
Call 800-747-3733 to Speak With a Top Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Port Charlotte.
If you injured your spine and want to ensure you win the max in compensation, do not trust your case to any personal injury lawyer. Go with the spinal cord injury lawyers who have a proven track record of winning big for their clients. Call 800-747-3733 now for a free consultation with the skilled attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.