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Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Lakeland

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If you have suffered a serious spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. There is often a tremendous fallout for accident victims as they must not only confront their pain and suffering but also take on the economic challenges as well. At Kogan & DiSalvo in Lakeland, we are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact us for a free consultation. If we determine your case has merit, we will handle all the complex legal issues on your behalf, providing you with the effective representation that has made us a leader in Florida personal injury law. An experienced Lakeland spinal cord injury lawyer is ready to be your strongest advocate.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

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According to research by the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. If your injury was the result of a distracted, reckless, or drunk driver, you likely have a strong legal claim against that person.

The next leading cause is falls. In a slip and fall accident, for instance, the victim often twists unnaturally in an attempt to maintain balance, which can cause herniated discs or even spinal fractures. Other common causes of spinal cord injuries include sports-related incidents and accidents at work.

The United Spinal Association states, “After a spinal cord injury, nerves above the level of injury keep working as they did before. But below the level of injury, messages from the brain to the body and messages from the body to the brain may become fully or partially blocked,” causing paralysis. So, who is liable for the losses you have sustained. 

Determining Liability

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If the negligence of another party played a role in causing your spinal cord injury, you may have a valid personal injury claim. How can you be sure negligence was to blame? This is where the investigative capabilities of an elite personal injury law firm can make a meaningful difference in your case—and in your life. At Kogan & DiSalvo, an experienced spinal cord injury attorney in Lakeland can investigate the facts and circumstances of your accident to determine who is liable for your damages.

Our investigation will work to uncover evidence of reckless driving, workplace hazards, poor building maintenance, and other forms of negligence that directly contribute to severe back and neck injuries.

Potential Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury

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Recovering from a spinal cord injury may take weeks, months, or even years. In some cases, patients never fully recover. However, a personal injury lawsuit can give you the best possible chance of obtaining the financial resources you need to recover your damages, which may include the following:

  • Surgery, hospitalization, and doctor’s visits
  • Transportation costs for medical appointments
  • Medication
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Home health care
  • Modified living quarters
  • Braces, lifts, and wheelchairs
  • Pain and suffering

The role of a catastrophic injury lawyer is to analyze all of these expenses and losses so they are reflected in your compensation.

The Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries

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Your personal injury claim should account for how your spinal injury has impacted your life. For many, the consequences are often life-changing, and may include:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of sensation
  • Impaired bladder and bowel function
  • Respiratory malfunction
  • Problems maintaining safe blood pressure
  • Problems with the body’s ability to regulate temperature
  • Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia

Trust that our Lakeland spinal cord injury lawyers are formidable and compassionate advocates for our clients.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Kogan & DiSalvo

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Generally, the statute of limitations for bringing personal injury claims in Florida is two years. If you miss that deadline, you may forfeit your chance to obtain the compensation you need. The sooner we get to work on your case, the better. Contact our Lakeland law offices today to arrange a free consultation. Since we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees.

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