How much compensation for a spinal cord injury? This is a common question f0r just about every spinal cord injury lawyer, especially big cities like Tampa. Spinal cord injuries often result in debilitating conditions including loss of motor function, loss of sensation, or partial or total paralysis. The function or functions affected depend on the location and severity of the injury. In short, the amount of compensation for spinal cord injury, in part, is based on the cause of the accident, the “negligence factor”, and the severity of the accident. Contact a Tampa spinal cord injury lawyer at Winters and Yonker today for a free case evaluation. An injury lawyer can provide you with a ballpark amount of compensation for spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence.
Nearly 11,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries annually. Many of those injuries occur as the result of someone else’s negligence and more than half result in either partial or total paralysis. The remaining victims suffer from numerous other complications and often never fully recover.
If you have become a victim of spinal cord injury under any circumstance, you need a personal injury attorney in Tampa who is experienced in fighting and winning spinal cord injury cases. In Tampa and surrounding areas, there is just one firm you will ever need to call: Winters and Yonker. Our attorneys have a proven track record of fighting and winning all kinds of spinal cord injury cases and we welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your case. Get in touch online or via phone. The call and the advice are free and you will never receive a bill unless we win your case.
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What Damages Will a Spine Injury Lawsuit Cover?
No matter the cause, there are a number of variables to consider in spinal cord injury cases. Damages are assessed depending primarily on the severity and location of the injury. Actual effects vary greatly from one case to the next. Your Winters & Yonker spinal injury lawyer will assess not just how the accident occurred, but also other factors including:
- The extent of the damage
- The likelihood of recovery
- Whether recovery will be full or only partial
- The length of your convalescence period
- Loss of income due to resulting disability
- Loss of the regular enjoyment of life
What Does it Cost to Treat Spine Injuries?
Americans spend more than $50 BILLION annually treating problems that result from back and spine injuries. In fact, spinal cord injury is among the most common causes of workplace-related injury and disability. It is also one of the main reasons for missed work.
Spinal injuries are also one of the most common acquired neurological conditions with only congenital defects ahead of them. If your injury has dictated mandatory lifestyle changes as a result of a spinal cord injury, call Winters & Yonker and speak with an experienced spinal injury lawyer today. Find out how you can recover money damages in compensation for your loss of ability to function normally.
What are Common Spine Injuries and Their Causes?
A large number of spinal cord injuries affect one of two areas of the spine: the top 7 vertebrae in the neck (the cervical region) or the five largest vertebrae in the lower back (the lumbar region). An injury typically occurs as a result of sudden trauma. Causes of this trauma can vary based on circumstance and can include any of the following:
- An impact taken during an automobile accident
- Sudden trauma from a slip and fall
- Workplace accidents
- Premises accidents (icy walkways, uneven floors or surfaces, etc.)
- Deliberate blunt force trauma to the spine
Injuries like those described above can result in numerous complications including:
- Herniated discs
- Crushed vertebrae
- Torn ligaments
- Spinal fracture
- Various other types of lower back stress injuries
Spinal cord injuries are often life-altering and can increase in severity over time. This can cause chronic pain that, in turn, requires a lifetime of treatment and therapy to manage. If you or someone you love has suffered spinal cord injury as the result of the negligence or malice of another, the law provides the opportunity to collect ample compensation both for the pain you endure and the resulting (often drastic) changes to your standard of living, especially if your injury leaves you unable to work.
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Is a Lawyer Necessary for a Spine Injury Claim?
Spinal cord injuries require substantial medical attention and often lengthy periods of rehabilitation. The financial burden of such an injury is exceeded only by the devastating impact it can have on the lives of victims. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, you need an aggressive spinal cord injury lawyer to help you fight for your rights. Let us help you get the money you need to cover your medical needs, resulting in therapies, and changes in lifestyle that prohibit you from doing the things you want and need to do.
At Winters & Yonker, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, we fight aggressively for the rights of our clients. We will take on any insurance company to help our clients collect full compensation for their spinal cord injuries. Whether the result of a car accident or some other incident involving the negligence of another, we are here to help. If the injury caused death contact a wrongful death attorney for a free consultation. If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact our offices at (813) 223-6200 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer. You can also reach us by any of the means listed below.
How will a Lawyer Help my Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
The lifetime cost of care for spinal cord injury victims can be tremendously high. A spinal injury victim may require numerous accommodations including in-home caregivers, and medical equipment, some of which the victim will require for the rest of his or her life. Even with state-of-the-art medical and nursing care, spinal cord injury victims face an uncertain recovery and may even see their lives shortened as a result of the injury. It can also not be overstated how hard these injuries are on the victims’ families when a source of household income disappears in a heartbeat due to someone else’s actions.
While we hope to settle each case amicably and in the best interests of our clients, we know that some fights are bigger than others. We are always ready to take your case to court and present it to a judge and jury if a reasonable settlement agreement cannot be met. You deserve compensation for all your losses and future needs.
Our aggressive approach is designed to protect you, the client, from being mistreated by insurance companies and negligent parties who act only in their own best interests, not yours, after dealing with your life-altering injury.
We consult with life care planners, economists and health care specialists to calculate the long-term medical and other financial costs that lie ahead for our spinal cord injury clients. Our resources and connections, coupled with our determination to get for you every penny in compensation that is reasonable and fair go far beyond simply seeking a settlement or judgment. We can also help you gain access to prominent healthcare professionals who can provide expert advice, care, and testimony in your case.
Don’t Delay- Call a Tampa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a family member has suffered a serious back injury in Florida, contact Winters & Yonker. Speak with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer and discuss the options available to you. The call and advice are free and you are under no obligation to hire us to represent you. We are here to take your call 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. We don’t take weekends off. An injury lawyer can meet with you anyplace that is more accessible and convenient for you. Call us today or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help your claim.