Spinal Cord Injury

South Florida Attorneys Helping Victims of Serious Accidents

Spinal cord injuries can leave an accident victim with permanent physical damage. A person may become paralyzed, which can have long-term health and financial consequences. At Frankl & Kominsky, we understand that spinal cord harm can leave a lasting impact on your physical, emotional, and economic well-being. Our serious injury lawyers can help you seek compensation after a South Florida accident. We can provide the tenacious representation you need to assert your rights against any party whose carelessness hurt you.

Spinal Cord Injures Can Change Your Life

According to the Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of spinal cord damage in recent years. Falls were the second-leading cause of harm to the spine.

This type of injury can cause nerve damage and may even lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia. In the strictest sense, paraplegia is paralysis of the lower extremities. Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, is paralysis of all the extremities. These types of injuries require intensive, long-term medical care and treatment. Victims may also need to make significant changes to their lifestyle, including home modifications, in order to accommodate their condition.

Protect Your Rights by Filing a Negligence Lawsuit

If an accident caused your spinal cord injury, you can initiate a negligence claim against the party responsible for it. In most situations, you can recover damages if you can prove that the defendant’s carelessness resulted in your harm. To succeed in this lawsuit, you have to show that:

  • The defendant had a duty to use reasonable care;
  • The defendant breached that obligation;
  • The breach resulted in your injuries; and
  • You were forced to incur damages.

For example, suppose you suffered a spinal cord injury in an auto collision , and that the other motorist is the defendant. You would need to prove that the driver had a duty to use reasonable care but violated this duty with some careless action, such as failing to yield. You must then show a causal link between the motorist’s breach and your spinal cord injury.

In some cases, this type of harm can also occur during a botched medical procedure. When this happens, you can pursue a malpractice claim against a doctor or other health care provider. In contrast to ordinary negligence cases, you would have to establish the applicable standard of care through expert testimony. You would need to prove that the provider in your case acted below the standard of care that a similarly qualified medical professional would find acceptable under the same circumstances.

Statute of Limitations

Your time to file a claim based on a spinal cord injury is limited. If your lawsuit is based on ordinary negligence, you have four years from the accident to file your claim. If you are suing for medical malpractice, you generally have only two years from when the injury occurred to take legal action.

You can potentially recover compensation for your spinal cord injury if you prevail in your lawsuit. Possible damages may include reimbursement for your current and future medical expenses, loss in earning capacity, pain and suffering, and property damage.

Discuss Your Catastrophic Injury Case with a Boynton Beach Lawyer

The accident attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky are committed to helping victims in Boynton Beach and other Florida cities. If you suffered harm to your spinal cord, we can help you seek appropriate compensation. Our attorneys can explore the facts of your case and explain how you can assert a claim for damages against the at-fault party. We never settle for less than what our clients need for their injuries. If you are in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, or anywhere else in the state, call us today at (855) 800-8000 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation at no cost. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.

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