Fort Lauderdale Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Approximately 225,700 individuals in the United States currently live with a spinal cord injury — and estimates suggest that 12,000 more suffer a spinal cord injury each year —not including those who die as a result of such injuries. If you or someone your care about fell victim to a spinal cord injury, you should contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury attorney from the Florida Injury Law Group as soon as possible.
Young adults males are the most common demographic to suffer from a spinal cord injury. Almost half of these injuries occur in auto, truck or motorcycle accidents, while more than 20% occur as a result of slip-and-fall incidents. The other leading causes of spinal cord injuries are acts of violence and abuse and sport-related incidents.
Spinal cord injuries may lead to paraplegia (paralysis and loss of sensation from the waist down), quadriplegia (paralysis and loss of sensation below the shoulders) or other long-term disabilities. Individuals who suffer from spinal cord injuries often require lengthy and expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation services. At the same time, they face the prospect of great reductions in earning power, as well as a loss of the ability to enjoy a variety of activities.
If an individual’s spinal cord injury was the result of another person’s negligence, the law holds the negligent person liable and responsible for the injury. In such cases, the injured party is allowed to recover damages — financial compensation — for the harm they have suffered, including compensation for medical expenses and lifelong care. However, while contending with the physical pain and the traumatic psychological aftermath, the victims of such injuries are often not in a position to investigate what happened, collect evidence and prepare effectively to make their claims.
If you or someone you love has recently suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a traumatic event, and you believe that another person was responsible for that injury, please contact or call the Florida Injury Law Group right away for a free consultation.
Having handled a variety of complex personal injury cases, a Ft Lauderdale spinal cord injury attorney from our firm will gladly help you determine the best way to achieve maximum compensation for the harm suffered, and represent your interests effectively and efficiently — whether in negotiations or in court.
If you have any further questions about a spinal cord injury or if you have been injured in an accident and would like to speak to one of our Fort Lauderdale Attorneys, please call us or contact us here.