Spinal cord injury cases can involve a number of overlapping areas of personal injury law and should be handled by an attorney with knowledge that transcends one area of practice.
At Morgan & Morgan, our Jacksonville spinal cord injury attorneys have decades of combined experience handling personal injury cases ranging from medical malpractice to truck accident lawsuits. With access to invaluable resources such as medical experts, our Jacksonville attorneys are well-equipped to help you collect compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other losses that resulted from your accident.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury, you may have legal recourse to collect financial compensation. To learn more about your available legal options, contact us by filling out our case review form today. Our Jacksonville spinal cord attorneys are offering this consultation at no cost or obligation to you.
Why Hire Morgan & Morgan?
In a spinal cord injury case, your attorney must establish and effectively convey the full extent of your injury, while also linking it to another’s negligence. In some cases, including those involving car accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products, it can be difficult to depict exactly how another’s negligence caused your physical, emotional, and monetary losses.
The attorneys in Morgan & Morgan’s Jacksonville office have worked effectively with medical experts, spinal cord injury victims, and back injury victims to establish this causal link. For years, we have successfully recovered damages to help cover expenses including present and future medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life for our injured clients.
Spinal Cord Injuries and Causes
Cases Our Jacksonville Attorneys Handle
Our attorneys handle spinal cord injury cases involving car, truck, bus, and bicycle accidents; back injuries; medical malpractice; defective products; sporting injuries; boating accidents; criminal battery and violence; slips and falls; gunshot wounds; work-related accidents; and birth injuries.
Injuries for Which Our Attorneys Have Pursued Compensation
Spinal cord injuries may include, or result in, quadriplegia, paraplegia, injured nerves, damaged discs, partial paralysis, fractured vertebrae, lacerations, central cord syndrome, and other debilitating conditions.
Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits
Negligence: Your attorney must establish that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care and that this duty was breached in some way. For example, a surgeon has a duty of care to his patients to protect them from harm, while an automobile driver owes others on the roadway a duty to drive safely to prevent accidents. Your attorney must identify the breach and prove that it directly resulted in your injury.
Product Liability: If a defective or dangerous product contributed to or caused your injury, you may be able to seek compensation from the product’s manufacturer or retailer. Your attorney may choose to pursue a negligence or strict liability lawsuit, depending on the facts of the case.
Compensation: What Can I Recover?
Spinal cord injuries may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, home modification costs, lifelong reliance on prescription drugs, lifelong nursing care, and other related costs—which can place a tremendous financial burden on the injured party and their family.
The type and amount of damages you can recover will depend on the facts of your individual case; however, losses that may be compensable in a spinal cord injury case include current and future medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of intimacy, loss of support, mental anguish, medical equipment, and permanent nursing home care.
If you or a loved one sustained a back injury or spinal cord injury in an accident, you may have legal recourse. To learn about the compensation you may be eligible to recover and how our Jacksonville spinal cord injury attorneys may be able to help you at this time, please complete our free case review form today.