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When someone ends up paralyzed from a preventable accident, the damages that ensue can be exorbitant. Depending on the extent of the paralysis, the injured party may never be able to work again, which would mean a lifetime of lost wages and benefits.

Living expenses will increase significantly, as well. People with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) may need physical therapy, occupational therapy, accessible vehicles, residence modifications, and home care.

Fortunately, those who were injured because of someone else’s negligence may be able to recover compensation for all resulting losses—as long as they can prove liability and damages. Even if liability seems obvious, you will need strong evidence to prove your case and collect a fair payout.

If you suffered a spinal cord injury and want to hold the liable party financially accountable, contact Donaldson & Weston. We know how debilitating SCIs can be for victims and their families. Our legal team will passionately help you fight for the full compensation you deserve. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with a paralysis attorney in Palm Beach Gardens.

How to Prove Damages in a Spinal Cord Injury Claim

There are two kinds of compensatory damages that claimants can recover by filing a successful spinal cord injury claim: economic and non-economic. Economic damages compensate claimants for monetary losses like medical expenses and lost income, while non-economic damages provide compensation for non-monetary losses such as pain and suffering. If you want to include both in the settlement negotiations, you must find a way to prove you incurred both.

Proving economic damages can be relatively straightforward. Evidence might include:

  • Hospital bills;
  • Pharmacy receipts;
  • Contractor quotes for making home modifications;
  • Mechanic quotes for modifying your vehicle or purchasing an accessible one;
  • Income statements;
  • Tax returns; and
  • Statements from financial planners, economists, and industry experts in your line of work.

To prove non-economic damages, on the other hand, you typically have to think outside the box. Since non-monetary losses can make up a considerable portion of the settlement, though, it is essential not to overlook them.

A seasoned paralysis attorney from Donaldson & Weston can help you come up with effective strategies to prove non-economic damages. Essential evidence might include:

  • Photographs of any scarring or disfigurement;
  • Journal entries detailing your daily struggles;
  • Statements from loved ones detailing their own challenges coping with your SCI;
  • Medical records explaining your prognosis;
  • Statements from psychological experts explaining the emotional impact of sustaining an SCI; and
  • Statements from medical experts detailing common symptoms like physical pain and discomfort.
Call 561-299-3999 to Speak with a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens

If you want to file an SCI claim in Florida, turn to Donaldson & Weston. Our spinal cord injury attorneys have an extensive background handling complicated, high-stakes cases, and we can handle yours, too. Call 561-299-3999 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate paralysis lawyers in Palm Beach Gardens.

What Our Clients Say
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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.
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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.
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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.