How can I afford all my medical bills? What can I do now that I’ve lost my job? How can I get my life back?
You sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident and now these pressing questions are lingering in your mind. You’re facing the possibility of lifelong debilitation, of losing the ability to perform daily tasks – not to mention, your former job duties. Worst of all, the accident could’ve been prevented, if not for the negligent actions of another party. Why should you have to suffer the consequences when none of it was your fault?
At the Jacksonville personal injury law firm of Farah & Farah, we understand the physical, emotional, and mental pain victims of spinal cord injury go through. Our empathy drives us to put in our best work for clients with this condition. We have successfully represented a wide variety of injury accident cases, including:
- Traffic accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- And other cases involving negligence
Call our office today at 855-797-9899 to receive a free, comprehensive consultation. We will provide you with a full rundown of your legal rights and options.
Who Is Liable for My Spine Injury?
While different circumstances call for different approaches, the consistent element in each and every spinal injury case is liability. To put it in simpler terms, you must be able to determine who is responsible for your injury AND present evidence that supports your assertion in order to have a successful claim. An attorney can help.
For instance, if you sustained your injury in a car accident, your attorney should investigate the crash site and analyze medical and police reports, witness statements, expert testimony, and other key pieces of evidence to prove liability. If a defective product caused your injury, your attorney must show that the defect exists and is behind your injury.
However, if you were injured at your workplace, then you and your attorney may file a workers’ compensation claim to get coverage for medical bills and lost wages. If a third party was involved, you may collect additional damages through a lawsuit against them.
To determine the best path for you, consult with a reliable lawyer.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
If you decide to go forward with a lawsuit against the liable party, you may be able to recover the following damages with help from your attorney:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
You may be entitled to punitive damages if the party that caused your injury exhibited especially flagrant or gross forms of negligence.
Get Help from our Jacksonville Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Now
If you or someone you love suffered a severe spine or back injury, please fill out our free, no-obligation case review form. Our Jacksonville catastrophic injury attorneys will evaluate your case to determine how we may be able to help you.