Fort Lauderdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Fight to Win Full and Fair Compensation for Accident Victims Suffering from Spinal Cord Injuries
Suffering from a spinal cord injury can derail your life completely. Even if your spinal cord injury does not cause paralysis, the pain associated with spinal cord injuries can be debilitating. Spinal cord injuries often require extensive rehabilitative care, ongoing prescription drug needs and time spent away from work and the activities that you enjoyed prior to your accident. When a negligent third party caused that accident, you may have the right to fair compensation for the spinal cord injury you have suffered.
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C., our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers can help you take legal action in order to recover the compensation to which you are justly entitled after suffering a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence. Our lawyers have represented hundreds of injured clients in South Florida, and we have the significant knowledge and resources needed to successfully pursue your claim for compensation if you are suffering the effects of a spinal cord injury. During your free initial consultation, we will discuss all available options in your case and explain what you can expect throughout the process. When you retain our legal services, we jump into the investigation immediately to begin building the strongest possible case for maximizing the amount of compensation to which you can receive for your injuries.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries in South Florida Cases
Although a spinal cord injury can occur in any number of ways, there are several types of accidents in which spinal cord injuries are much more likely to occur in South Florida. These include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Accidents involving defective products
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Swimming pool accidents
Determining who is ultimately responsible for providing compensation for your spinal cord injury will depend upon the specific facts of your case—and the inquiry will obviously differ depending upon the type of accident in which you were injured.
Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Support Clients Through the Florida Legal Process of Recovering Compensation
The level of compensatory damages available in your spinal cord injury case will depend upon multiple factors, one of which is the severity of the injury you have suffered. In most cases, the severity of the injury will depend upon where on the spinal cord your injury occurred, with injuries higher on the spinal cord generally producing the most serious impact on your life. We will evaluate all of the symptoms of your spinal cord injury to build a compelling case for your right to recover maximum compensation. These symptoms commonly may include:
- Numbness or reduced sensation in the limbs, hands and feet,
- Difficulty controlling bladder function,
- Muscle spasms,
- Difficulty breathing, coughing or swallowing,
- Inability to move limbs,
- Problems with sexual function or fertility,
- Severe pain caused by nerve or disc damage in the spinal cord area.
We work with experts who are at the forefront of their fields in order to fully evaluate all symptoms of your spinal cord injury and the potential continuing impact on your life to make sure that your compensation award fairly reflects the financial, physical and emotional impact of your injury. This compensation can include funds to account for:
- All current and future medical care,
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy,
- Lost wages and lost future earning potential,
- The expense of medical devices, such as a wheelchair, walker or crutches,
- The cost of in-home modifications needed to account for the injury,
- The cost of in-home care and in-home help,
- Pain and suffering,
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with Our Skilled Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Today
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C., our spinal cord injury lawyers always aim to win the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to receive. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that our injured clients have the financial resources they need to fully account for the toll that a spinal cord injury has taken on your finances and your life in general. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in South Florida, call our offices today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. You can also fill out this online contact form to begin the process.
Frequently Asked Questions About Spinal Cord Injury Claims in South Florida
FAQ: What should I do if I believe that I have suffered a spinal cord injury or think someone else involved in an accident suffered a spinal cord injury?
It is important to remain still if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury. In order to avoid causing further damage to the spinal cord, you should remain still and call emergency services so that a trained emergency responder can move you safely to the hospital for a full medical evaluation. In some cases, the full extent of a spinal cord injury may not be immediately apparent after an accident, making it possible that the injury could be made even worse by further movement. A complete and prompt medical evaluation is critical to ensuring the best possible physical outcome after you have suffered a spinal cord injury.
FAQ: How does the cause of my spinal cord injury impact the process of recovering compensation?
The type of accident in which you were injured can have a significant impact on how we proceed to recover compensation. For example, the process of recovering compensation in a medical malpractice case against a negligent doctor or hospital is significantly different than how we would proceed if you sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident—because Florida medical malpractice laws dictate that a different process applies to hold a negligent healthcare provider responsible. In all cases, we will investigate to determine who is ultimately responsible for paying compensation in your case so that we can identify all available insurance compensation. When insurance compensation is insufficient, we will also explore filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.