A spinal cord injury is among the most serious kinds of trauma your body can suffer. The effects can be life-changing and permanent. Because your spine is the primary method by which signals travel from your brain to the rest of your body, damage to it can have far-reaching effects. Just a few of the potential complications from a spinal cord injury include:
- Loss of muscle control;
- Decreased mobility;
- Impaired speech and language;
- Debilitating pain; and
- Persistent numbness and tingling in extremities.
You might also experience emotional or psychological effects of spinal trauma, including depression, anxiety, and fear. No matter how severe your injury or what form it takes, you deserve compensation. A skilled spinal cord injury lawyer in Punta Gorda can help.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we fight aggressively for our South Florida personal injury clients—including those with spinal cord injuries. We have the tools and resources to investigate your accident, gather evidence, and build a compelling case for your compensation. Schedule a complimentary meeting with our attorneys to have all your questions answered and receive free advice on your case. Call 800-747-3733 now.
Does It Matter How My Spinal Cord Injury Occurred?
Countless ways exist in which you can injure your spine. They all have one thing in common, however. More often than not, another party is either partially or fully responsible. Our job as your legal representation is to identify all responsible parties, gather evidence against them, and pursue them for the maximum compensation for which you are eligible.
We have won compensation for clients who suffered spinal cord damage through many different types of accidents.
The most common cause of spinal cord injuries is auto accidents, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC). As of 2017, car crashes account for more than one third of all cases of spinal trauma. If your injury occurred in a car accident, we can win damages from the responsible party or parties and their insurance company.
Slip and Fall Accidents
According to data from the NSCISC, falls make up nearly another third of spinal cord injuries. If your fall occurred on someone else’s property, a good chance exists that they bear liability. Property owners and managers owe a duty of care to guests. That duty includes keeping their property free from hazards and shielding visitors from any dangers that emerge.
Acts of Violence
More than 13 percent of spinal cord injuries result from intentional acts of violence, according to the NSCISC. These include gunshots, stabbings, and physical assaults. We pursue the responsible party not only for the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but for punitive damages, as well.
Sports and recreation—which includes contact sports like football and rugby, as well as recreational activities like rock climbing and mountain biking—account for almost 9 percent of spinal cord injuries, according to the NSCISC’s data. Even if you signed a release form before partaking in a physical activity, come talk to us. Waivers do not always absolve the other party of responsibility.
The Attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine Always Fight for the Biggest Settlement.
Aside from the pain, suffering, and lengthy recovery process from a spinal cord injury, you also have financial concerns to worry about. If you have ever been to the hospital, you know that the bill is never cheap. Moreover, spinal cord injuries often require surgery and extensive physical therapy to have any chance of healing. The costs can pile up in a hurry.
According to the NSCISC, the expected lifetime cost of a spinal cord injury suffered at age 25 is over $4.7 million. You can see why it is so important to have a lawyer who can hold the responsible party accountable. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we make sure the party responsible for your injury foots the bill for all of your related losses.
Chances are, your medical bills from a spinal cord injury will be oppressive. The NSCISC says the average hospital stay is 11 days, plus 35 more days of outpatient care. Also, almost one third of spinal cord injury patients require an additional hospitalization within the first year. We seek compensation not only for these costs, but all your expected future costs, even if you require care for the rest of your life.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
You might have to miss substantial work while you recover. If so, you deserve compensation for the paychecks you are not getting. If your injury reduces your capacity to work and earn a living in the future—or even permanently—we make sure the responsible party compensates you for your lost income.
Pain and Suffering
We pursue the money you deserve for all your pain and suffering. While money does not make the hurt go away, the last thing you need is financial stress while you should be focusing on your health and making a full recovery.
If the responsible party went beyond mere negligence and their actions demonstrated a reckless disregard for your safety or, worse, malicious intent, we can win punitive damages on top of the rest of the compensation you receive. Punitive damages are a punishment to the responsible party in extreme cases.
Call 800-747-3733 to Speak With a Top Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Punta Gorda.
With so much money on the line in a spinal cord injury case, you need the top personal injury lawyer in Punta Gorda representing your best interests. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we have the experience, the knowledge, and the resources to give your case the best chance of a favorable outcome.
We invite you to come in and meet our attorneys, sit down for a free consultation, and have all your questions answered. The sooner we start working on your case, the sooner you can win your financial settlement. Call 800-747-3733 now for an appointment.