We don’t like to think about it, but the fact is that a spinal cord injury would completely change our lives. Many of us would be unable to continue working in the same capacity at our jobs. Still, others suffering with paraplegia or quadriplegia would experience difficulty simply moving their arms or legs sufficiently to complete necessary everyday tasks.
Spinal cord injuries can happen at almost any time through a variety of ways. For example, a construction worker can suffer a complete severance of his or her spinal cord after falling from a ladder. A passenger in a vehicle can experience a spinal cord injury due to a shattered vertebrae caused by a collision involving a drunk driver. A doctor’s errant scalpel might nick a patient’s spinal cord during routine back surgery. The point is that there the possibility exists — no matter how slight — that each of us might suffer a catastrophic injury that might forever alter the course of our lives.
Fortunately, Florida law allows victims of some spinal cord accidents to sue those responsible for their injuries. This is important because although some spinal cord injuries can be treated others require expensive and ongoing care that can be very expensive to maintain.
Florida courts recognize the financial hurdles facing some spinal cord injury victims. Recently, a Palm Beach Circuit Court allowed a paralyzed victim to sue an automaker for punitive damages. The victim is currently a quadriplegic and requires around-the-clock medical attention. The court determined that the victim will be allowed to seek additional damages with regards to his claim that the auto manufacturer should have done more to prevent his injury caused by a faulty acceleration system.
Based in Miami, our law firm represents injured clients throughout Fort Lauderdale, its surrounding communities and Florida. We take care to ensure that our clients receive the most favorable outcome based on the circumstances of their cases. Prospective clients should know that we operate on a contingency fee basis. That means that we do not charge attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for our clients.