St. Augustine Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
You Deserve Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
Serious spinal cord injuries can cause debilitations or paralysis in the blink of an eye. If your life was forever changed due to someone else’s negligence, then you could be compensated a large amount for what you have gone through and what the rest of your life holds for you. But it will be a matter of fighting an insurance company to get that compensation.
For your spinal cord injury case in St. Augustine, come to Canan Law. We’re the name that locals and insurers recognize for our fighting spirits and great case results. We’ve been helping the wrongfully injured for decades, so you can trust us with your spinal cord injury claim, even if it has to go to litigation.
Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are often caused by blunt force trauma being applied to the spine and breaking it, which, in turn, damages the spinal cord. Nerves make up the spinal cord, so damaging them is devastating. A seemingly small tear could cause significant paralysis in multiple body parts or the entire body, depending on where it happens.
Accidents that commonly cause spinal cord injuries involve tremendous amounts of force, such as:
How your spinal cord injury happened is important for figuring out who is liable for it. Our attorneys can use their extensive experience to investigate your accident and look for evidence that proves another party caused your spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Classifications
Spinal cords can be classified as:
- Complete: The spinal cord is severely and permanently damaged, which usually results in paralysis.
- Incomplete: The spinal cord is partially damaged, so the victim can still move or feel affected body parts to a limited extent.
The harm caused by a spinal cord can also be predicted based on what part or level of the spine is damaged. The spine is divided into four sections called the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine, with the cervical spine being the closest to the skull. Any body part with nerve connections below the injured part of the spine will be affected by the injury. For example, an injury to the cervical spine in the neck can cause full-body paralysis or quadriplegia. On the other hand, an injury to the lumbar spine might result in limited leg mobility only.
Can Spinal Cord Damage Be Repaired?
Like the brain, the spine is made of complex tissues that are slow to heal. In most cases, a spinal cord injury cannot be repaired or expected to heal, so paralysis might be permanent.
Although, advances in medical technology and methods like spinal surgery are made every year. Some patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury might have a chance to walk again with extensive medical treatments and physical therapy sessions. A spinal cord injury claim becomes even more important when considering just how expensive years of medical treatments can be, even with great healthcare coverage.
How Much is a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Worth?
Your spinal cord injury lawsuit will have a worth that varies based on how much harm your injury has caused you. Harm can come in many ways, though, such as physical, mental, emotional, and financial. Our attorneys can work with medical and financial experts to get a clearer picture of just how much your spinal cord injury has and will cost you. The calculations we use will factor in future costs, even if those will be incurred decades later.
The damages in your spinal cord injury lawsuit could include:
- Lifetime medical care
- Lifetime wage replacement
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of independence
- Lessened enjoyment of life
30+ Years of Experience at Your Service
Doing the most for clients in need is just part of our normal procedures here at Canan Law in St. Augustine. When you’ve suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury, our attorneys want to fight for you, your family, and your future wellbeing. We think you deserve the most compensation possible to help you live as comfortably as possible. If an insurance company tries to get in between you and a comfortable life, then they’ll have to contend with us.