Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of the body. Without this bundle of nerves functioning properly, the brain is unable to send signals to other vital organs and muscles. An injury to the spinal cord may result in reduced function in the extremities, organ failure, paralysis, or death.
Even with these potentially catastrophic consequences, suffering a spinal cord injury does not guarantee success in a claim for compensation. Injury plaintiffs must prove that a defendant was liable for the incident that resulted in their injuries. In these claims, a defendant also may try to argue that an injured person was responsible for their own losses.
Our Florida spinal cord injury lawyers can help injured parties collect the compensation they need. The attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo can measure a person’s losses, investigate the incident that caused their damages, and demand full payments from all at-fault parties.
Resulting Effects of Spinal Cord Damage
Spinal cord injuries are one example of a catastrophic injury. The losses that someone may experience as a result of this type of injury could have a significant impact on a person’s ability to live their life and may be permanent.
As a result, the damages that result from a spinal cord injury are usually astronomical. Most personal injury claims center around the physical losses that a plaintiff experiences. Because the spinal cord is unable to regenerate on its own, and may never fully heal, these injuries can be permanent and require medical attention for the rest of a person’s life. The costs of these medical treatments form a substantial part of these claims for damages.
Additionally, an individual should evaluate how their injuries affect other portions of their life. If these injuries are severe enough to keep a person out of work, a claim should estimate how much income a plaintiff has lost because of their injuries. Defendants who cause spinal cord injuries that result in these permanent conditions are liable to provide full payments for that lost economic potential.
Finally, many spinal cord injuries are the result of traumatic events. It follows that a person may experience substantial emotional traumas that affect their quality of life. A Florida attorney can evaluate the total losses that a person has experienced because of their spinal cord injury and demand that at-fault defendants provide full compensation.
Comparative Fault in Florida Spine Injury Cases
No matter how severe a person’s losses may be, even if they are permanent, they bear the burden of proving another party’s liability. However, the defending party may try to mitigate their fault in the accident may claiming that the plaintiff is partially liable for their spine injury.
Under Florida Statute §768.81, courts must evaluate the actions of all parties and assign blame accordingly. As a result, if a plaintiff shares a certain percentage of fault for an accident, say 25 percent, that court may reduce the award at trial by this percentage.
Comparative fault could play a significant role in spinal cord injury claims that result from accidents. Therefore, a claimant may have to prove that not only was a defendant responsible for the incident but also that their own actions in no way contributed to their losses. Our Florida lawyers can help plaintiffs build their case and maximize potential compensation for their spinal cord damage.
Speak with a Florida Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
A spinal cord injury is a serious loss, and therefore, an individual should evaluate their legal rights when they suffer this type of bodily harm. Any party who is liable for an incident that results in these injuries has the obligation to provide compensation.
Our Florida spinal cord injury lawyers can help pursue these claims. The attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo can evaluate the impact that the injury had on your life as well as gather the evidence needed to prepare your claim. Using this evidence, we could prepare a demand package designed to protect your rights while aiming to bring fair compensation. To get started on your case, schedule a free case consultation.