According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there were over 270,000 people living in the U.S. with spinal cord injuries in 2012. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injury cases occur each year. These types of catastrophic injuries to the vertebrae, ligaments, or discs of the spinal cord cause serious, long-term effects and complications.
Depending on the severity and location of the damage, a spinal cord injury can completely alter the future and scope of patient’s life and may require lifelong care and support. Not only does spinal injury mean extensive medical care, psychological support, and emotional care, it can also cause significant financial problems. Victims may lose the ability to work as they once did, even as they face an ever-increasing mountain of medical bills.
If you suffered a spinal injury as a result another party’s negligence, contact the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine. We can look at the details of your case to determine if you qualify for financial compensation for your injury-related losses. Call 800-747-3733 today to schedule a free consultation with a brain injury lawyer in West Palm Beach.
Can I recover compensation for my spinal cord injury?
Whether you qualify for financial compensation depends on the primary cause of your injury. Specifically, to qualify to file a claim and collect damages, your injury must have occurred because of the actions of another party. If someone else caused your injury through negligence, carelessness, or even willful misconduct, we can file a liability claim against the responsible party.
These criteria can apply to injuries that occur for any number of reasons, including:
Regardless of how your injury occurred, we can make the case that another party was responsible. For example, if a drunk driver caused your auto accident, their actions would certainly constitute negligence. The same holds true if a store negligently failed to put up wet floor signage resulting in your slip and fall or if you were the victim in a shooting and sustained wounds to your spinal cord.
To determine if you qualify for compensation and for help pursuing the maximum amount, contact us for a free case evaluation.
What is the value of my case?
The value of your claim depends upon the severity of your injuries, your age and expected work life, your pre-injury job and income level, and other factors. The total value is typically substantial. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the lifetime cost for a 25 year old with high tetraplegia is over $4.7 million. That does not include indirect costs, such as losses in wages, fringe benefits, and productivity.
We can provide an accurate assessment the value of an extensive spinal cord injury case. We will calculate the full value of your claim and help you pursue fair compensation for all of your current and future expenses and losses, including:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses;
- Assisted living and in-home care costs;
- Disability and disfigurement;
- Household services;
- Medical devices, such as wheelchairs, computer adaptations, electronic aids to daily living, and functional electrical stimulation systems;
- Renovations to your home to accommodate your disability;
- Counseling and mental health care;
- Pain and suffering and mental anguish;
- Emotional and psychological effects; and
- Impacts to your career, marriage, relationships, ability to enjoy hobbies, and overall quality of life.
Do I need a spinal cord injury attorney?
Spinal cord injury cases are exceptionally complex—and often rigorously contested. Because they are typically worth a lot of money, the opposing side’s insurance company and attorney might attempt various strategies to refute or reduce the value of your claim. They might try to pin blame for the accident on you. They may also push you to accept a quick, low offer before you know the full extent of your injuries and future financial needs.
We can protect you from these tactics and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. We have experience handling spinal injury cases and will prove to be an invaluable asset for you and your family. We have the knowledge, resources, and skills to handle every aspect of your case. We will collect evidence, investigate liability, negotiate for larger settlements, and even take your case to civil court if negotiations fail. We will take care of all the legal issues so you can focus on recuperating and readjusting to your new life.
We do not charge legal fees unless we win your case, so there is no financial risk in using our services. It just makes sense to let a professional with your best interests in mind handle these stressful legal matters. Let our team fight for the justice and recompense you need and deserve.
Call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine to talk to a lawyer in West Palm Beach.
The first step to recovering compensation for a spinal injury is to explore your legal options with one of the attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine. After briefly reviewing your case, we can explain your rights, your next steps, and how we may be able to help you with your claim.
We will look at all documents and records regarding your accident and injuries, including police reports, eyewitness information, medical treatment information, and receipts. You may want to begin keeping an injury journal to document your pain levels, responses to treatments, thoughts, and emotional responses regarding how your injuries are impacting your life. A journal can be both therapeutic and practical. We can use the information you provide to get a fuller understanding of your scope and ramifications of injuries so we can demand appropriate damages.
Contact us at 800-747-3733 today and let us go to work for you.