Another person’s negligence can have devastating impacts on your and your loved ones’ health. Car accidents, property damage, and other personal injuries can all force you or a loved one to contend with a life-changing spinal injury. These injuries can limit your mobility, change the way your brain works, and/or leave you unable to provide for your loved ones.
Our law firm doesn’t believe in allowing this devastating negligence to go unanswered. Instead, our Davie spinal cord injury attorneys want to give you the tools you need to fight for justice. When we take a personal injury claim to court on your behalf, we can advocate for your right to compensation.
Suffered A Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal Cord Injuries Can Devastate Your Health
A range of accidents, from car collisions to slips and falls, can result in damage to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries range in severity, too, depending on the nature of your accident and the force with which your spine was affected.
Your right to compensation after a spinal cord injury remains no matter how severe your accident was. However, it’s important to know the full extent of your accident’s damage before you pursue that financial support. The more you understand about the nature of your injury, the more effectively you can argue for your right to a case in civil court.
With that in mind, communicate with medical professionals to better understand your injury. Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete, with the damage ranging from your cervical and thoracic spine to your lumbar and sacral spine. If possible, bring paperwork describing your condition to a meeting with an attorney. When we have this groundwork to start with, we can more accurately establish the value of your case.
Spinal Cord Injuries Qualify as Personal Injury Cases in Civil Court
Your spinal cord injury complaint falls under the wider category of personal injuries when considered in civil court. As such, your complaint needs to abide by the legislation dictating the nature of the personal injury complaints seen by civil courts in Florida.
What does this specifically mean for your case, though? It means that your complaint needs to be formatted in compliance with a Florida civil court’s expectations. It also means that you must submit your complaint within Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations.
Our team can take care of both your case’s formatting and its deadline. In general, we have four years to gather the information needed to present your case to a civil judge. You can learn more about this deadline in Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a).
How to File a Spinal Cord Injury Case
As mentioned, you have to format a spinal cord injury claim in a specific way to get it in front of a county clerk. The information you include in your claim, however, serves as a baseline for any case that you want to pursue in Florida. With that in mind, you should ensure that your claim includes the following information:
- The nature of the accident that led to your spinal injury
- The parties on the scene at the time of your accident
- The identity of the party you believe to be responsible for your spinal injury
- Evidence backing your assertion of spinal cord injury liability
- An estimate of the cost of your recovery and/or accident-relevant losses
- Evidence backing your request for spinal cord injury compensation
When you complete your spinal cord injury claim, you don’t present it to a civil judge. Instead, our team submits it to a county clerk. Once the claim lands on a clerk’s desk, it’s up to that clerk to consider it and move it forward. That said, we stay on top of your claim’s travels through Davie’s civil court. We can keep you updated as to the status of your claim while it’s under consideration.
Why Should You File a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
Filing a spinal cord injury claim gives you more control over your post-accident recovery. Specifically, your claim gives you the right to control how you approach your fight for compensation. When discussing your claim with your lawyer as your lawyer discusses compensation with the other party, you can choose to either negotiate for spinal cord injury compensation or to go to trial.
You can also use your complaint to help pay any bills you have related to your post-accident care. Your initial claim needs to include an estimate of the financial losses you endured due to someone else’s negligence.
When you have an experienced spinal cord injury attorney from Davie on your side, you have a better chance of getting the financial support you need to contend with those incoming bills.
Our Davie Attorneys Stand With You in Court
You never have to approach a spinal cord injury case on your own. Whether you’re still in the midst of recovering from your injury or unable to present your own claim, our team at The Law Offices of Scott Sobol wants to advocate for you. We can represent your best interests before a county clerk, judge, and defendant.
What’s more, we ensure that the other parties involved in your case treat your losses with the utmost respect. We can intervene if it appears that a defendant wants to wriggle out of the financial obligations they have to you. We can also prevent you or your personal executor from signing away your right to spinal cord injury civil action.
You can learn more about how our attorneys can advocate for your right to civil action during an initial case consultation. Once we get to know one another, we can determine whether or not our team is the team to fight for justice on your behalf.
Let’s Discuss Your Right to a Spinal Cord Injury Claim Today
Reacting to a spinal cord injury can be difficult, whether you’re the one contending with the injury or you’re caring for someone you love. When these losses result from someone else’s negligence, the distress you already feel can be further complicated by upset and/or rage. Fortunately, you can take action against someone who may be liable for your spinal injury losses.
Our firm, The Law Offices of Scott Sobol, can offer you their expertise if you want to take legal action against another party. Our team can advocate for your right to financial support.