Jacksonville Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
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?
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you have options. You don’t have to face the physical, emotional and financial ramifications alone.
At Farah & Farah, we can help. Our Jacksonville spinal cord injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and help you reach your maximum medical recovery. Call (904) 549-6434 for a free consultation.
How We Can Help After A Spinal Cord Injury
After a serious spinal cord injury in Jacksonville, you are likely going through the most difficult time of your life. You or your loved one may be in for a lengthy hospital stay, face the possibility of permanent disability, and need long term physical therapy or nursing care. Our attorneys understand what your needs are and can help you find ways to meet them.
We can provide you with everything you need to validate your injury claim and ease your financial burden. We will cover all the upfront costs, while we go to work building the strongest case possible. Our attorneys will gather the necessary evidence, including photos, videos and witness accounts from the accident scene, medical records from your hospital, insurance information, and expert testimony. You can focus on recovery while all complex matters are handled by attorneys who are experienced in handling spinal cord injury cases.
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. A qualified medical malpractice 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 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 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 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
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 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.
Contact Farah & Farah for a Free, Risk-Free Consultation
At Farah & Farah, we’ve been helping seriously injured people in Florida since 1979 and have a proven track record with spinal cord injury cases. We understand what it takes for your case to be successful and will work tirelessly toward a favorable outcome. You won’t pay a dime unless we win. Call today and let us begin working for you.