Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Each year, about 17,730 people suffer from new spinal cord injuries. The cost of a spinal cord injury is astronomical, ranging from $368,562 to $1,129,302 in the first year alone. Aside from the financial repercussions, the injury itself is often life-altering. Recovery is possible, but the road is long and expensive.
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, get in touch with a skilled Miami spinal cord injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. When you have sustained a serious injury like this and someone else is responsible, you are eligible for compensation.
You should not have to shoulder the financial burden as well as the physical burden of trying to heal from an injury caused by someone else. At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve and allow you to focus on healing from your injuries instead of how you are going to pay your medical bills.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are a number of ways you can receive a spinal cord injury from sports injuries to violent crime, many of which are typically eligible for compensation including the following.
You can claim damages if you were injured by a doctor during the course of receiving medical treatment. For example, if a distracted surgeon nicks the spinal cord while performing surgery, the patient can be left with an injury severe enough to cause paralysis.
Because of the incredible force involved in car accidents, spinal injuries are common. They can range from mild discomfort or mild injuries that heal on their own to debilitating injuries that require surgery and may leave the victim paralyzed for life.
It is also possible that a faulty product may be responsible for causing an injury. This usually has to do with safety mechanisms that fail or a vehicle that malfunctioned and caused an accident.
When Are You Eligible for Damages?
Causation is often difficult to prove in spinal cord injury cases. However, there are a number of parties that may be at fault depending on your situation.
For example, if you can prove that a surgeon acted negligently (i.e. the injury was avoidable if the surgeon had done his job correctly) you are eligible for compensation. Additionally, if another driver or a vehicle malfunction is responsible for the car crash that injured you, you can claim damages from either the other driver or the car’s manufacturer.
Damages include coverage for medical expenses, rehabilitative care, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Why You Should Hire a Miami Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Unfortunately, direct fault in a spinal injury lawsuit is often hard to prove. How do you prove that the surgeon acted negligently? How do you prove that the other driver acted recklessly?
That is why the expert services of a Miami spinal cord injury lawyer are so necessary. At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we have fought and won many cases of medical malpractice, car accidents, and other causes of spinal injuries. Contact us today to take the first step toward earning the compensation that you deserve.