For most people who suffer an injury to the spinal cord, an average of 12 days of hospitalization is required followed by another 37 days in a rehabilitation unit. The acute care you receive after the accident coupled with the cost of rehabilitation, adaptive devices and home or nursing home care can cost an average of $1,023,924 in the first year of your injury according to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. For each additional year, the annual expenses could total as much as $171,808 on average if your injuries were severe.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced West Palm Beach spinal cord injury attorneys are dedicated to helping clients get these costs covered. Our attorneys will assist you in making a claim for medical treatment expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss in quality of life. We have helped more than 32,000 clients recover millions in damages since 1997 and we are here and ready to put our legal knowledge to work on your spinal cord injury case.
How to File a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit in Palm Beach
The top causes of spinal cord injury include:
In each of these cases, it is possible for someone else to be held accountable for your injuries. This might include a negligent property owner who fails to ensure the building is secure enough; a doctor who is careless in diagnosing or treating a condition; or a driver who makes a mistake behind the wheel. You need to have the circumstances of your injuries assessed by an experienced West Palm Beach spinal cord injury lawyer to determine who is to blame for the damage you endured.
If someone else caused you harm, then you can pursue a claim for compensation through negotiating a settlement with the responsible party or his insurance company. You need to be careful because insurers may try to get you to accept less money than you really need to cover the lifetime costs of your spinal cord injury. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can negotiate a settlement for you and can review any documents or information from the insurance company before you sign.
If your injury claim does not settle, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene will help you to make a compelling case in court. Our attorneys are top-notch litigators known throughout the West Palm Beach area for our skillful courtroom advocacy. We will represent you every step of the way in convincing the jury to award you compensation for your losses.
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Spinal cord injuries are serious and you need an attorney who is not afraid to handle catastrophic injury cases. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has the compassion, skills and experience you need.
Our attorneys don’t charge fees for legal representation unless we are able to successfully recover compensation for your spinal cord injuries. Call or contact us today to arrange a free consultation with a member of our legal team to learn more about how we can assist with your injury case.