Martin County Spinal Cord Injury
The spine is a complex piece of physical machinery that plays a crucial role in most bodily functions. This is why an injury to the spine can have such far-reaching effects—from cardiovascular complications to loss of bowel and bladder control to paralysis. The lifetime cost of treating a spinal cord injury (SCI) and related conditions can easily surpass $1 million.
If you or someone close to you sustained an SCI in a car crash, serious fall, or other preventable accident, contact a Martin County spinal cord injury lawyer from Donaldson & Weston to discuss your options for pursuing compensation. Our team has an extensive background in catastrophic injury cases and has won several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. Call 772-266-5555 for a free consultation.How Much is My Spinal Cord Injury Case Worth?
Damages in spinal cord injury cases are typically substantial due to the exorbitant cost of medical bills. Also, victims are often unable to return to work, and they endure tremendous emotional distress and loss of enjoyment in life due to their disabilities. If your claim is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Hospital bills and other medical expenses;
- Loss of income;
- Reduced earning capacity;
- Repairs for any property damage you incurred in your accident;
- Other expenses incurred due to your injury;
- Loss of consortium;
- Emotional distress;
- Physical impairment;
- Loss of enjoyment in life;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Punitive damages, if the defendant acted with intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
No two spinal cord injury claims are exactly alike. The cause of your SCI, its effects, the amount of time you will be out of work, and many other factors will influence the types of damages you may be able to recover and their value.
Here are a few more factors that will affect your monetary award if your claim is successful:
- The extent of your vertebrae or nerve damage;
- The cost of your medical expenses;
- The cost of any property damage related to your accident;
- The cost of home modifications and other expenses due to your injury; and
- Whether the defendant acted with gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
Proving liability is an essential component in all third-party injury claims. You must be able to demonstrate that the defendant breached a duty of care owed to you, and the breach caused your injury. This is where the Martin County spinal cord injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston can help.
The types of evidence we will use to prove negligence and liability will depend on the specific cause of your injury. This evidence might include eyewitness testimony, accident reconstruction expert testimony, video footage of your accident, and photos of the hazard that caused your injury. The most valuable evidence, such as cell phone records and surveillance recordings, is often the most difficult to access. Our personal injury lawyers can file subpoenas to obtain this evidence and to ensure your claim is a strong as possible before we enter settlement negotiations.Call Donaldson & Weston Today to Speak with a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Martin County
We offer free, no-obligation consultations to victims of personal injury and wrongful death in Martin County. If we take your case, you will not have to pay any money upfront, and you will not owe any attorney fees unless we win. Call 772-266-5555 today to discuss your claim with a paralysis lawyer, or use our Contact Form to reach us online.