Spinal cord injuries are among the harshest examples of events that can forever change a person’s life. These incidents often require extensive emergency medical treatment as well as physical and occupational therapy for the foreseeable future. Whenever these injuries are the product of another party’s actions, affected individuals have the right to seek out compensation for their losses.
A Cocoa spinal cord injury lawyer can take the lead in pursuing these payments. With over 30 years of combined experience, our team is not afraid of tenaciously advocating on your behalf. Call Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law today to speak with a dedicated catastrophic injury attorney.
The spinal cord is one of the most vital parts of a person’s body. This bundle of nerves carries electrical signals from the brain to carry out a variety of functions. As a result, any damage to this essential organ can have a catastrophic impact.
It is not unusual for damage to the spinal cord to result in partial or total paralysis. Making matters worse, modern medical science remains largely unable to reverse many of these symptoms. As a result, spinal cord damage tends to be permanent. Individuals may require both immediate interventions to prevent further damage as well as nursing care or rehabilitation for the foreseeable future.
Accidents that cause this type of injury can occur at almost any time and under multiple circumstances. Examples include:
Whether an incident that resulted in damage to the central nervous system was an accident or an intentional act of violence, a Cocoa spinal cord injury attorney can help to demand fair compensation.
Seeking compensation following a spinal cord injury means that you must prove fault for the incident. All accidents are someone’s fault, but the law will never presume liability just because a person suffered serious harm.
Instead, courts will use a concept called pure comparative negligence when evaluating most injury cases. Under Florida Statute § 768.615, this means that a defendant may argue that a victim carried a portion of the blame for the incident. If a court believes this argument, it cannot award full compensation to a victim. Our trusted attorneys have many years of prior experience representing insurance companies. With this past inside knowledge, we are aware of the tactics they commonly employ to try to escape fault and are ready to combat them.
Injured parties must also show how the event has changed their lives. This includes obtaining medical bills and records, determining property damage and lost wages, and showing how the event impacted their quality of living. A compassionate Cocoa attorney is prepared to listen to understand how a spinal cord injury has affected someone’s life to craft a settlement demand that properly reflects their losses.
A spinal cord injury is typically a life-altering event. If you have suffered this type of harm, you will have many things to consider moving forward and may be at a loss for what steps you should take next. A Cocoa spinal cord injury lawyer can take the lead.
At Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law, our attorneys are prepared to obtain evidence of fault, measure your losses, and demand the compensation needed to set things right. Reach out to us today for a free consultation. If we do not recover compensation for you, there is no fee for our services.