West Palm Beach Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal cord injuries are amongst the most devastating injuries a person can sustain. These injuries can lead to massive expenses for victims and their families as well as lifelong disabilities. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we are dedicated to helping you if your injury was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions. We have successfully litigated spinal cord injury cases nationwide. Let our spinal cord injury attorneys get to work on your case in West Palm Beach and get to work on securing compensation for you today.
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, we can see that there are around 300,000 people living in the U.S. with disabilities from spinal cord injuries. There are around 18,000 new spinal cord injury cases a year.
Spinal cord injuries happen in a variety of ways:
- vehicle accidents (38.3%)
- falls (31.6%)
- violence (13.8%)
- sports and recreation incidents (8.2%)
- medical or surgical mistakes (4.6%)
- other (3.5%)
How much does a spinal cord injury cost?
The costs of a serious spinal cord injury can be tremendous. The medical costs alone can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, depending on the severity of the injury (partial paralysis or complete paralysis).
However, these are not the only costs that spinal cord injury victims and their families incur. When your attorney is calculating the total damages, they will also want to examine:
- Loss of income of the person injured. This includes loss of future income and loss of earning capacity.
- Future rehabilitation costs.
- The cost of long-term care, including in-home care.
- Emotional and psychological damages.
- Pain and suffering damages.
- Loss of consortium for a spouse.
- The cost of home and vehicle modifications. In many cases, these modifications are necessary to aid a spinal cord injury victim’s mobility. This can include ramps, stairlifts, and other assistive devices.
Each spinal cord injury case is different, and the team at Colson Hicks Eidson has 50 years of experience ready to bring to your side.
We are ready to get to work on your case today
If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our spinal cord injury lawyers have helped many victims of motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, and defective products, medical malpractice, and more. We are going to get to work securing the compensation you deserve for what has happened, including coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and punitive damages. Dealing with insurance companies and other parties in these situations can be incredibly complex. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to worry about attorney fees unless we are successful in your case. When you need a spinal cord injury attorney to handle your case in West Palm Beach, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400.