The spinal cord is essential in controlling your sensation, strength, and bodily functions. When the spinal cord becomes injured, the effects can be permanent and devastating. Over 275,000 Americans are living with spinal cord injuries. These are staggering numbers. What’s even more concerning is that the leading cause of spinal cord injuries—auto and motorcycle accidents—happen every day. Slip and fall accidents, recreation/sports injuries, acts of violence or injuries that arise from faulty products or medical procedures are also common causes of spinal cord injuries. Tragically, these accidents are often caused by the negligence or carelessness of another.
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Helping Victims of Devastating Spinal Cord Injuries
We know that facing a serious spinal injury is devastating, expensive and complicated. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you now have legal issues to handle on top of medical care and learning to live with your injury. You don’t have to navigate this path alone.
The attorneys at Rubenstein Law have the experience and skill needed to handle a complex spinal cord injury case. Due to the severity of spinal cord injuries, it is critical to retain the best experts available who can document and analyze the damages. Our attorneys will use expert reports and testimony to show why you deserve the most compensation possible. Some examples of compensable damages are:
Past and future medical expenses
Loss of earning potential and/or cost of job retraining
Home modifications, wheelchairs and other mobility aids
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
The personal injury lawyers at Rubenstein Law want to help ease your burden. Let us take care of your case, manage the complexity of insurance, and help you make informed decisions regarding you or your loved one’s options.
The decisions you make today can affect the rest of your life.
Doctors identify spinal cord injuries by level, based on injury location. Injuries are also classified as either complete or incomplete; complete means that no nerve signals travel below the point of injury, which causes paralysis below that point. Incomplete means some signals can pass, so there is some control and sensation.
Symptoms of spinal cord injuries may include:
Partial or complete paralysis
Changes in strength, sensation or bodily control
Numbness or tingling
Bowel and/or bladder dysfunction
Pain or intense sensation
The symptoms and complications of a spinal cord injury are serious and life changing. They require extensive medical treatment and lifestyle changes. The initial hospitalization for a spinal cord injury can climb well over $100,000. Continuing care is expensive and can reach into the millions over the lifetime of a patient.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to another’s negligence, contact Rubenstein Law. We will fight to get you the money you need and deserve to take care of yourself and your family. For a free consult, call 1-800-FL-LEGAL we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.
If your health insurance company has paid any medical expenses that are related to your claim, they will usually have a right to be reimbursed from your settlement based upon your contract with them. Although there are no guarantees, our firm has been successful in negotiating reductions of health care liens for our clients. Your health insurance should not be affected otherwise.
If you have a lease for a certain period of time, your landlord is not permitted to end your lease early, except under the lease terms. However, if your lease does not have a time period left on it, your landlord may require you to move out. The landlord must give you the correct amount of advance notice under Florida law.
Jacksonville, FL - Sheriff’s Office Employee Killed in DUI Crash
A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office bailiff was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver over the weekend. The crash took place around 1:15 am on Sunday, December 9th.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that 46-year-old Kim Johnston was driving an Acura in the northbound lanes of I-95 when she collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe. The Tahoe was carrying a family of four including Cathy Adams. The impact of the collision caused the SUV to lose control and overturn after veering across several travel lanes. Cathy Adams suffered critical injuries in the crash and was rushed to the hospital. Adams was put on life support at a local hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. Adams was an employee of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Read More
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A 54-year-old man from West Melbourne was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to cross US 1 on Saturday, December 8th.
Investigators say that James Newman was crossing the street in an eastbound direction around 7:05 pm when the accident took place. Newman was struck by the front of a passing vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. He was not in a crosswalk or other marked area when he was hit. There is no word on whether the driver remained on scene following the crash. Read More