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Palm Beach County Spinal Cord Injury

Palm Beach County Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are often devastating because they can result in permanent paralysis. Although the spinal cord is protected by muscles, ligaments, discs, and vertebrae, a relatively minor impact can cause irreversible damage.

According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the most common causes of SCIs include motor-vehicle collisions, falls, and acts of violence, all of which are entirely preventable. If you or someone you love sustained an SCI in an avoidable accident, your family may be entitled to compensation for the resulting damages.

To determine if you have grounds for a personal injury claim, contact Donaldson & Weston. We will prepare your case to obtain maximum recovery whether through negotiating for a settlement or going to trial. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with a strategic spinal cord injury lawyer in Palm Beach County.

Damages Recoverable in Florida Spinal Cord Injury Claims

Spinal cord injury claims tend to result in some of the highest settlements and verdicts because SCIs typically cause permanent damage. Although a reputable firm will never promise to achieve a particular outcome for your case, experienced paralysis lawyers can explain the kinds of damages you may be able to include in the negotiations.

Spinal cord injury victims may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Lost wages and benefits;
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • Healthcare expenses;
  • Rehabilitation costs;
  • Medical equipment;
  • Home care;
  • Home modifications;
  • Property damage;
  • Accessible vehicles;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Scarring and disfigurement;
  • Permanent disability; and
  • Loss of consortium.

Depending on the circumstances, you may also be entitled to a punitive award. Unlike compensatory damages, which include those listed above and aim to make the plaintiff whole again, punitive damages punish the defendant for malice, fraud, or willful negligence.

Examples of cases when punitive damages might be awarded include:

  • Impaired motorists;
  • Hit-and-run drivers;
  • Assault and battery; and
  • Altered or destroyed medical records.

To prevent people from filing personal injury suits solely to secure a hefty punitive award, the state of Florida has imposed limits on such damages. Typically, a punitive award cannot exceed three times the total compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is higher. There are exceptions to this cap, though, which is why it is wise to discuss your case with experienced spinal cord injury attorneys if you think your claim warrants punitive damages.

Discuss Your Case with a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Palm Beach County

If you or someone in your family has suffered a spinal cord injury, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We will do everything in our power to hold all liable parties financially accountable for your injuries. We require no money upfront, nor do we charge a retainer for clients to take advantage of our unparalleled legal services. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate paralysis attorney in Palm Beach County.

What Our Clients Say
The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.