Tallahassee Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

March 19, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Spinal cord injuries are often incredibly traumatic. They can lead to changes in your mobility and independence, the activities you can enjoy, and even your energy levels. Also, spinal cord injuries frequently lead to ongoing medical costs that can interfere with your finances for the rest of your life, even as they prevent you from working in your previous profession.

When you suffer spinal cord injuries due to someone else's negligence, you may recover compensation for those losses and the challenges you faced.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we help our clients pursue compensation for the damages they may have sustained due to that other party's negligence. Contact a Tallahassee personal injury lawyer right now to learn more about your right to compensation.

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Dolman Law Group Can Help You Pursue Compensation for Your Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can cause immense, ongoing challenges in your everyday life. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have a strong understanding of the challenges you may face and the compensation you may need to cover the extensive expenses often associated with those injuries.

Take a look at some of our past claim results.

  • $1.58 million for an auto accident resulting in two herniated discs impinging on the spinal cord
  • $525,000 for a neck and back injury to spinal discs
  • $320,000 for a cervical spine fusion surgery after a motorcycle accident
  • $300,000 for a spinal compression and cervical spine injury

Our past claim results cannot guarantee the results of future claims. However, at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our Tallahassee personal injury lawyers offer aggressive legal representation to help our clients obtain the compensation they deserve.

We Understand the Difficulties You Face

Life-altering injuries can permanently change your outlook: your finances, work, and future. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have a solid understanding of the difficulties that can go along with those injuries, particularly as you pursue compensation through a spinal cord injury claim.

We work to provide Tallahassee spinal cord injury victims with comprehensive support and compassionate legal representation as they pursue compensation for those injuries through an insurance claim.

Our attorneys always remain available to our clients, and we provide a direct connection with them when needed. Furthermore, we aim to make visiting with us as easy as possible. We have law offices on both Florida coasts, and we can also provide virtual meetings if needed.

We Have the Resources for Your Fight

Frequently, a spinal cord injury claim means a hard fight for the full compensation you deserve. Many spinal cord injury victims find it very difficult to interact with the insurance company and pursue the compensation they deserve for those severe injuries.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have the resources to fight big-name insurance companies and organizations. We will aggressively fight to help our clients recover the full compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with all kinds of injury claims, and we bring that experience to the table with every fight.

Trying to handle your injury claim alone can leave you without the total compensation you deserve for your injuries. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we want to help you maximize that compensation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Compensation Following a Spinal Cord Injury in Tallahassee

Spinal cord injuries can prove incredibly expensive, especially if you suffer a complete spinal cord injury that will require significant medical intervention for the rest of your life. Living with a spinal cord injury may mean ongoing medical help, from durable medical equipment to in-home care that can help you with basic tasks.

How much compensation can you get for those expenses?

It may depend on:

  • Who caused your spinal cord injury? In many cases, you will find yourself pursuing compensation from the insurance company that covers the liable party. The insurance policy covering that party may determine how much compensation you can obtain.
  • What type of spinal cord injury did you suffer? A high, complete spinal cord injury may cause more limitations and the need for more medical care than a low or incomplete spinal cord injury.
  • What challenges and losses did you suffer because of your spinal cord injury?

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the ongoing challenges that spinal cord injury victims may face, including the challenges they may have to contend with for the rest of their lives. We fight to help our clients recover maximum compensation for their losses.

Compensation for Current and Future Medical Bills

As a spinal cord injury victim, you will likely face high medical costs for the rest of your life. Not only does a spinal cord injury impact your mobility, but it may also impact organ function. You may need a great deal of durable medical equipment in your home to make it possible for you to maintain as much mobility and independence as possible. Furthermore, you may need in-home care to help you remain at home and maintain as much independence as possible.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we want to help our clients ensure that both their current medical expenses and their likely future medical bills get taken into consideration when they file an injury claim. We work with our clients to lay out the full extent of the damages they have suffered so they can maximize their compensation.

Compensation for Wage Losses and Lost Earning Potential

Many spinal cord injury victims find that their injuries drastically reduce their income. You may have a long road to recovery immediately after your accident and end up out of work until you can learn how to cope with your limitations. In many cases, that can mean months of lost income.

Other spinal cord injury victims may permanently lose the ability to work in their fields because of their injuries. Some spinal cord injury workers may struggle to find work they can complete despite their injuries. Others may need to completely change industries or jobs because of the challenges their injuries represent. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we help our clients fight for the compensation they may deserve for that lost income.

Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Not only do spinal cord injuries often cause immense financial losses, but they may also lead to substantial pain and suffering. Some spinal cord injury victims, especially those who suffer incomplete spinal cord injuries, may end up in immense pain. That pain may become very difficult to resolve. Others may struggle with the loss of mobility and independence that often accompanies a spinal cord injury.

Talk to your attorney at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, to learn more about how to include the non-financial suffering you may sustain because of your spinal cord injury as part of your claim. While compensation for pain and suffering cannot restore your mobility or your former lifestyle, it can provide you with the money to begin rebuilding your life.

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Spinal Cord Injury Risks in Tallahassee

Spinal cord injuries can occur in:

  • Construction accidents
  • Premises liability accidents
  • Auto accidents
  • Sporting accidents

Tallahassee residents and visitors may find that spinal cord injuries represent substantial limitations and losses, regardless of how they occur.

Tourists may engage in riskier behavior that is more likely to result in severe injuries like spinal cord injuries.

Each year, around 2.4 million tourists visit the Tallahassee area. Those tourists bring a great deal of revenue to the area. However, they can also endanger themselves and the area's residents. In many cases, tourists will engage in riskier behaviors while on vacation. They may be more likely to speed, drink and drive, or engage in aggressive driving behaviors out on the road. They may visit tourist attractions and engage in riskier behavior than they would if not on vacation. In addition, tourists may inadvertently put others in danger because they do not understand local safety rules and regulations.

The construction industry in Florida sees a high percentage of dangerous and deadly accidents.

Construction workers in Florida face several hazards that can raise the risk that they will end up involved in a severe accident, including accidents that may result in serious injuries like spinal cord injuries. When construction companies fail to take adequate precautions on their sites, their workers may suffer more severe injuries.

We Can Fight the Insurance Company After Your Spinal Cord Injury

After a spinal cord injury, you may have to file a claim through the liable party's insurance company. You may have clear evidence that the other party caused your accident and your spinal cord injury. Unfortunately, that does not necessarily mean that the insurance company will offer you a reasonable settlement offer or that you will get the compensation you deserve for your spinal cord injury.

First, the insurance company may try to deny its covered party's liability for the accident. The insurance company may claim that your negligence led to the accident or that another party bears liability for the accident and your injuries. Next, the insurance company may attempt to claim that you did not need all the medical treatments you included as part of your claim, although those treatments may go a long way toward improving your overall quality of life.

Finally, the insurance company may send you a settlement offer that does not all reflect the compensation you deserve for your injuries. You may end up fighting with the insurance company to get a reasonable settlement offer or reasonable acknowledgment of the injuries you sustained.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we help our clients aggressively pursue the compensation they really deserve for spinal cord injuries and the associated expenses. We want to help our clients maximize the compensation they can recover as much as possible, and we navigate interactions with the insurance company to help achieve that goal.

What to Do After Your Spinal Cord Injury

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Matthew Dolman, Tallahassee Spinal Cord Lawyer

The initial moments after a spinal cord injury can feel like a whirlwind. You may see an array of doctors and specialists who will help treat your injuries and provide you with the best chance of regaining as much mobility as possible. Your medical bills may mount quickly, and you may have many questions about how you will manage your finances.

What should you do next?

Start a file that includes all your medical costs, or have a friend or family member start that file. You may need to have a clear record of your medical expenses to include as part of your injury claim.

  • Get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. Ideally, you want to contact a lawyer before you start interacting with the insurance company regarding your claim.
  • Follow your care provider's instructions and work hard in physical and occupational therapy. Not only can your commitment to therapy help increase the odds that you will recover as much as possible, but evidence of your commitment can also help improve your odds of recovering the compensation you deserve as part of an injury claim.
  • Dealing with a spinal cord injury claim alone can prove incredibly difficult, not to mention leaving you without the full compensation you may deserve. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we will help you fight for reasonable financial compensation so you can move forward after your spinal cord injury.

    Do You Need a Tallahassee Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?

    When you suffer spinal cord injuries due to the negligence of another party, an experienced Tallahassee spinal cord injury lawyer can make a huge difference in the compensation you can recover and the frustration you may face while dealing with the challenges the insurance company may throw your way. Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today at 850-790-5830 for your free consultation and learn more about your rights.

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    Matthew Dolman

    Personal Injury Lawyer

    This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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