Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
You sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident in Florida and 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?
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in Florida, you have options. You don’t have to face the physical, emotional and financial ramifications alone. Contact Farah & Farah’s Florida injury lawyers today.
How We Can Help After A Spinal Cord Injury in Florida
You may feel tremendous physical pain from your injuries, or they could have left you with diminished touch sensation and limited mobility from paralysis. A spinal cord injury can be life-changing in many ways. Our experienced injury attorneys can help you overcome the frustration and uncertainty that surrounds these injuries.
Hiring an attorney is a major decision, and for a spinal cord injury claim, you need one with the experience and resources necessary to navigate you to a satisfactory result.
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.
For instance, if you sustained your injury in a Florida 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 product defect 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 in Florida 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.
Our attorneys can help determine the best path for you and tailor a legal strategy to get the best possible results.
Damages Available in a Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit
Recovering from a significant spinal cord injury is incredibly expensive. You and your family should not be expected to bear the economic cost after such an injury. If you pursue a lawsuit against the party liable for your spinal cord injury, some of the potential damages may be able to help you recover include:
- Medical bills
- On-going physical rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury occurs when any part of the spinal cord or nerves in the spinal canal are damaged. A spinal cord injury can be caused by any number of factors, including:
- Auto accidents
- Slip and fall incidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Faulty products or equipment
- Boating accidents
- Physical assaults
There are two major types of spinal cord injury; complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury causes permanent damage to the spinal cord and often results in paraplegia, tetraplegia or quadriplegia (depending on where the injury occurs). An incomplete spinal cord injury occurs when there is partial damage to the cord. In cases of incomplete injury, victims may retain movement ability, feeling and, sensation. Whether or not they are able to make a complete recovery depends on the severity of the injury and the person’s health.
Common Issues Faced By Spinal Cord Injury Victims
In a survey of spinal cord injury victims in Florida, respondents indicated that some of the major issues they face are:
- Access to services that help with independence
- Lack of qualified spinal cord injury providers
- Financial burdens
- Reduced access to proper rehab services
- Access to valuable information and education
- Lack of opportunity to promote healthy living
- Lack of transition support
At Farah & Farah, we understand how important legal action against the responsible party is. We will do everything in our power to get the compensation you need to move forward in your life. The best outcome for you is the only outcome we are concerned with.
Let Farah & Farah Manage Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit
If another party caused a spinal cord injury to you or a loved one, you need to hold that party accountable for the resulting damages. A spinal cord injury may require long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation and possibly even psychological counseling for coming to terms with a permanent disability or future inability to work. The pain and suffering involved with a spinal cord injury can be tremendous and Farah & Farah can help you with your recovery.
Spinal cord injury lawsuits can yield compensation for medical expenses including immediate and future treatment costs. A plaintiff may also secure compensation for his or her physical pain and emotional suffering. Ultimately, our firm wants to help you recover as much as possible after suffering a severe injury like a spinal cord injury.
You might assume that hiring an attorney would be expensive, but Farah & Farah takes every case on a contingency fee agreement. This means we only collect legal fees after we win your case. There are no up-front costs for any of the legal services we offer. You can rest assured knowing you have a dedicated legal team on your side as you start the recovery process.
Start Working Toward Recovery With Farah & Farah
The sooner you start working on your spinal injury claim, the higher your chances are for recovery. If you or a loved one are struggling after a spinal cord injury and believe another party is responsible for your damages, contact Farah & Farah today to schedule a free case evaluation. We will assess your claim and let you know what to expect from us.