Tampa Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Trial Lawyers Who Fight Big Insurance Companies
When someone suffers a spinal cord injury, it can be expected that the insurance company covering the liable party will try to get a distance away from the situation. Spinal cord injuries can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more to treat. No insurance company wants to pay such a large amount, so they contest liability even when it is obvious.
If you need to file a claim after suffering a spinal cord injury in an accident that was not your fault, then you need to be prepared for a legal battle with an insurance company. Gunn Law Group, P.A. is here to help claimants throughout Florida. Our spinal cord injury attorneys are known for going into the courtroom without hesitation and always with tenacity. Insurance companies hesitate to challenge our clients, and we take pride in that.
Lasting Issues Caused by Spinal Cord Injuries
The harm caused immediately by a spinal cord injury can be catastrophic, yet it might not be the worst of what will happen. For many spinal cord injury patients and survivors, the most severe complications become noticeable as the injury worsens and time passes. When we are working on a spinal cord injury claim, we consider everything that our client has experienced so far and what they will likely experience in the foreseeable future. This approach allows us to more accurately calculate deserved damages.
What are some of the worst problems caused by a spinal cord injury?
- Paralysis: When an accident caused damage directly to the spinal cord, not just the spine, it may result in immediate paralysis. Depending on the severity of the injury, paralysis can be temporary, permanent, partial, or total. Someone with total permanent paralysis will likely never be able to use any affected body parts again, which can sometimes include most of their body.
- Lessened mobility: Even without paralysis of a limb, organ, or another body part, a spinal cord injury can dramatically reduce the survivor’s mobility. Day-to-day tasks like getting dressed or taking a bath can be difficult or dangerous due to new physical limitations.
- Chronic pain: It is not uncommon for someone with a spinal cord or spine injury to experience chronic pain that lasts for years or the rest of their life. The pain might not stay limited to the area on their back that suffered the injury, either. Since the spinal cord is an integral part of the central nervous system, slight damage to it can trigger spikes of pain throughout the body and often without warning.
- Reduced enjoyment of life: The constant pain and debilitations caused by a spinal cord injury can be emotionally overwhelming. Knowing that life will never quite be the same again can understandably reduce the enjoyment of it. Noneconomic damages in an injury claim can cover things like your pain and suffering, i.e. how the mistakes of another party have affected your happiness.
Can I Recover Compensation for Pain and Suffering?
The cost of suffering from a spinal cord injury is expensive, especially in regard to treatment and medical care. Not only do you have to consider present costs, but future expenses as well. You may not, however, have even considered the emotional costs of pain and suffering.
In most cases, the loss of enjoyment of life and other non-monetary damages can result in monetary compensation. Our attorneys will fight on your behalf to pursue the maximum compensation available!
Contact our experienced Tampa spinal cord injury lawyers today to find out how to start your claim.
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