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Dania Beach Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

No one expects to suffer life-changing injuries in an unexpected accident. However, it happens all the time. If you have recently been diagnosed with catastrophic spinal cord injuries, your entire life could be affected. Not only are you dealing with temporary or permanent paralysis, but your injuries may make it difficult or impossible for you to complete daily living tasks. The emotional impact of your injuries and the extensive financial ramifications associated with spinal cord trauma could have a devastating impact on your family. 

With help from an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can make the liable party pay. Scott The Lawyer can review the details of your case to determine how the accident happened and who should be held accountable for your losses. Reach out to a dedicated Dania Beach spinal cord injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Scott J. Senft for a free consultation to learn more about how spinal cord injury claims work, how to recover the compensation you are entitled to, and what your next steps should be.

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Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

You may think that a spinal cord injury means paralysis. However, this is not necessarily the case. There are two primary types of spinal cord injuries: incomplete and complete. With incomplete spinal cord injuries, the spinal cord is not completely torn or severed. Total and permanent paralysis is less likely in incomplete spinal cord injuries.

Complete spinal cord injuries are far more catastrophic. In complete spinal cord injuries, the spinal cord has been completely torn or severed and often results in total paralysis. This may include quadriplegia, which is the paralysis of all four extremities. No matter what type of spinal cord injury you are diagnosed with, it is likely your injuries will have a substantial effect on your life. You may even require around-the-clock medical treatment and home health care to live your life as normally as possible.

For this reason, you must take action against the liable party. Your spinal cord injury attorney can review the details of your case to determine how the accident happened and who is at fault. This way, you can recover maximum compensation for your damages, cover your expenses, and start to move forward with your life.

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How Spinal Cord Injuries Happen

In Dania Beach, spinal cord injuries can happen in virtually any type of accident if it is severe enough. Some of the accidents our spinal cord injury clients have have been involved in include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Work accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Trampoline accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Product liability cases

These are only a few examples of accidents that have the potential to cause spinal cord injuries and paralysis. If you were involved in another type of accident, do not lose hope. Contact an experienced spinal cord injury attorney from The Law Offices of Scott J. Senft to discuss your damages in detail and explore your legal options for financial relief.

How to Establish Liability and Negligence

The only way your spinal cord injury case can be successful is if your personal injury lawyer can establish liability and negligence. How your accident occurred will help your attorney figure out who could be at fault. For example, if your spinal injuries were caused by a drunk driving accident, you may have grounds to file a claim against the driver who hit you and any dram shops that sold alcohol to them.

No matter what type of accident you were involved in, we must prove the elements of negligence have been met. Those elements are:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty of care
  • Causation
  • Damages

The evidence we present must be compelling. If the defendant faces criminal charges, we need to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. However, since we are in civil court, the burden of proof is lower. Instead, we must prove liability based on a preponderance of evidence. This means the evidence presented must convince the jury that the defendant is more than likely responsible for your injuries. Some examples of evidence that could be used to prove your damages and the defendant’s liability include:

  • Your medical records
  • Traffic or dash cam footage of the accident
  • Witness statements
  • Reports from accident reconstructionists
  • The defendant’s blood alcohol test results
  • Police and crash reports
  • Forensic data obtained at the accident scene
  • A personal statement of how the accident occurred and the ways your life has been affected by your injuries

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Get Started Before the Statute of Limitations Expires

We have no intention of pressuring you Into moving forward with your claim before you are ready. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Florida. For accidents that occurred before March 24, 2023, when Governor DeSantis signed legislation changing the statute of limitations timelines, you will have up to four years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit.

If your spinal cord injuries happen on or after March 24, 2023, the new two-year statute of limitations will be in place, allowing you just two years from the accident date to file your personal injury claim. If you are confused about the statute of limitations expiration date for your case, do not hesitate to contact our spinal cord injury attorneys to discuss the details of your accident.

Connect With a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Dania Beach, FL Today

Your spinal cord injuries could permanently alter the course of your life. Do not get stuck covering the costs of someone else’s mistakes. You can demand the at-fault party compensate you accordingly so you can get through this difficult time and start to move forward.

Get help making the liable party pay. Reach out to an experienced Dania Beach spinal cord injury attorney to get started on your insurance and civil claims. You can reach The Law Offices of Scott J. Senft by phone or through our convenient contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.

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Was born in Brooklyn, NewYork. He received his Bachelor of Science from University of Florida in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law in 1991.

For over 32 years, The Law Offices of Scott J Senft have served South Florida as one of the top personal injury law firms.  If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of accident, do not hesitate to reach out immediately.
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