Spinal cord injuries can be particularly debilitating. People dealing with critical spinal cord injuries may find it difficult to support or provide for themselves and complete everyday tasks. If your life has been turned upside down by your injuries, and you do not know where to turn for help, you can reach out to a Florida spinal cord injury lawyer at GED Lawyers for a free consultation.
Our injury lawyer can review your situation and discuss how you could seek recoverable damages from the liable party pay. You can contact us to discuss your case’s details today.
How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Occur in Florida?
Florida spinal cord injuries can happen in various ways. However, certain types of accidents and incidents commonly cause spinal cord injuries more than others, such as:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Premises liabilities accidents (e.g., slip and fall accidents)
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can lead to debilitating injuries. Examples of these accidents include car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, taxi accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, and more.
Generally, defective motor vehicle parts, hazardous road conditions, and unsafe and negligent motorists can all cause vehicular collisions.
In a work-related accident, victims can suffer injuries, including spinal cord damage. Some of the most dangerous industries to work in include the construction industry, factory work, warehouse work, distribution center work, oil field workers, harbor workers and longshoremen, and other industries involving hard labor.
Additionally, if you work in an office setting or drive a motor vehicle for a living, you are also at an increased risk of suffering injuries in a collision or due to a repetitive stress spinal cord injury.
Premises Liability Accidents
When an accident occurs on someone else’s property, it can be a premises liability case. Examples could include dog bites, swimming pool accidents, slips and falls, trampoline accidents, ladder accidents, escalator accidents, stair accidents, elevator accidents, accidents at retail stores, hotel accidents, parking lot accidents, and more.
Generally, property owners are accountable for injuries that occur on their premises if injured patrons and guests can show how the owner breached their duty to protect them.
The Value of Your Florida Spinal Cord Injury Claim
If you are considering moving forward with a spinal cord injury claim in Florida, you may be wondering how much you could be awarded. Generally, damages are separated into two separate categories known as compensatory damages and punitive damages. Here is more:
Compensatory damages account for all of the losses you have the right to recover. To ensure every loss is taken into consideration, your personal injury lawyer in Florida will further separate these damages into categories known as economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include all your monetary or financial losses. Examples include:
- Loss of current and future earnings
- Current and future medical expenses
- Costs of property damages
- Loss of household services
- Costs associated with increased insurance premiums
Non-economic damages account for the ways your life may have been affected by your spinal cord injury. As you can imagine, these losses do not have a monetary value, which makes them more difficult to quantify.
However, because they are so significant, they must be considered when calculating the value of your claim. Examples of non-economic damages could include:
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring, disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional trauma and chronic pain
- Reputational damage
How Our Attorney Can Help With Your Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit
If you are hoping to recover maximum compensation in your spinal cord injury lawsuit and hold the liable party accountable, your attorney will need to build a compelling case against the party responsible for your injuries.
Here is more about how to win your spinal cord injury case:
We Can Determine Who Is Liable for Your Spinal Cord Accident
Our Florida spinal cord injury attorney will begin by figuring out who caused your accident. The burden of proof in personal injury and spinal cord injury claims is based on a preponderance of the evidence.
The evidence must clearly show that the defendant is more than likely responsible for causing your spinal cord injuries. To accomplish this, your case must demonstrate the following elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
We Can Gather Evidence to Support Your Spinal Cord Injury Case
Since the burden of proof is based on a preponderance of the evidence, you can expect your attorney to seek compelling evidence to support your case.
Some of the more common types of evidence used to prove liability in Florida spinal cord injury claims include:
- Medical records
- Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results
- Cell phone records
- Black box data
- Video footage of the accident
- Photos of the victim’s injuries
- Forensic evidence
- Expert witness statements
- Witness statements
We Can Help You Negotiate Your Insurance Claim
One common way to recover compensation for your damages in a spinal cord injury case is to file a claim with the insurance company. Your attorney can handle the negotiation process to protect your right to seek fair compensation. We want you to avoid settling with an insurer for less than you deserve.
We Can Fight for You at Trial
If our lawyer cannot settle your Florida spinal injury case or the insurance settlement does not cover your damages, our attorney can prepare to take your spinal cord injury case to trial. We will go to court if it means you can recover your damages.
Get Help for a Florida Spinal Cord Injury at GED Lawyers Today – Free Consultation
The thought of going to court and pursuing a spinal cord injury claim can be overwhelming. Fortunately, when you have a Florida spinal cord injury lawyer at GED Lawyers on your side, you can breathe a sigh of relief.
With our legal professional advocating for your compensation, you can focus solely on healing from your injuries. Contact our office for a no-cost, risk-free consultation. To get started, complete our online contact form or call us today.