Spinal cord injuries can often result in varying levels of paralysis: paraplegia or quadriplegia. These are life-changing and expensive injuries. Rehabilitation often persists for the rest of the person’s life, and with permanent spinal cord injury, full recovery will never be possible.
Therapy and household equipment to make life easier for a spinal cord injury victim can be costly, especially if the victim has lost wages due to the injury and is unable to work. If you or your loved one is suffering as a result of this injury, talk to our West Palm Beach spinal cord injury attorneys at Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Littky-Rubin & Whitman. We represent clients throughout Palm Beach County and the state of Florida.
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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
Statistically speaking, the highest cause of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle accidents. Auto and motorcycle accidents combined account for approximately 35% of these injuries each year.
Further causes of spinal cord injury are also quite common:
- Falls: After 65, falls account for a majority of spinal cord injury. 25% of spinal cord injuries are caused by falls.
- Acts of Violence: About 15% of spinal cord injuries are due to violent encounters, often involving gunshot and knife wounds.
- Sports & Recreation: Impact sports and diving cause about 9% of spinal cord injuries.
- Alcohol: One out of every four spinal cord injuries is alcohol-related.
- Diseases: Cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, and spinal cord inflammation can also lead to spinal cord injury.
Some of these causes for spinal cord injury may be liable for your injury. It is important to consult a lawyer experienced in spinal cord injury litigation to determine whether or not you have a case.
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Common Claims in Spinal Injury Cases
Most spinal cord injury claims are filed on basis of negligence. Whether the victim was injured in a car accident or fell down a staircase, the other party must be found at fault for the incident. Other times, spinal cord injuries can be filed on the basis of a defective product. Some spinal cord injuries may be made worse by faulty seatbelts or airbags and a spinal cord injury victim may be able to pursue compensation from the manufacturing companies. Whatever your case involves, you can rest assured knowing Clark Fountain has the experience and resources to handle it.
Contact a Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation to Learn More
To effectively assess whether you have rights to a lawsuit against an individual or company for spinal cord injury, talk to a West Palm Beach spinal cord injury lawyer from Clark Fountain. Our firm thrives on pursuing just compensation for our clients and we pride ourselves on years of experience and a history of successes. We may be able to aggressively represent your case.
Significant Case Results
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