"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes
Orange Park Spine Injury Lawyer
Filing a Spinal Cord Injury Claim in Clay County
If you or someone you love has suffered a spine injury, you already know the immense impact it can have on your life. Spinal cord injuries are incredibly serious and often result in years of ongoing medical treatment, permanent disability, significant loss of income, and numerous financial, physical, and emotional hardships. While nothing can undo the challenges these injuries present, victims can seek justice and fair compensation for their losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we help victims of negligent and wrongful conduct fight to hold negligent parties accountable. Our Orange Park spine injury lawyers understand that you need compensation for your current and future losses, which is why we work tirelessly to maximize your recovery. Throughout the process, we will provide you with consistent communication, 24/7 accessibility, and the respect and compassion you deserve.
Call us today at (855) 933-3881 to learn how we can help you file a spinal cord injury claim in Clay County. Your initial consultation is completely free and confidential.
Who Is Liable for Spinal Cord Injuries?
As with other types of personal injury claims, the issue of liability is critical to spinal cord injury cases. To bring a claim for damages, you will need to identify who is liable for your losses. The liable party could be any individual person, private company, government agency, or another entity that acted negligently or wrongfully. If this negligent or wrongful conduct was the proximate cause of your spine injury, you could have grounds for a claim.
The first step in determining who is liable for your damages is identifying how the injury occurred. By determining who caused the accident or incident that led to your spine injury, we can identify who is liable.
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Sports and recreation accidents
- Acts of violence, such as assault
- Boating accidents
- Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.) accidents
Our attorneys work with a team of six on-staff investigators to evaluate the cause of your accident and, in turn, determine who is liable for your injuries. Depending on the specifics of your case, this could be anyone from a negligent motorist to a trucking company to a product manufacturer.
What Damages Can Spine Injury Victims Recover?
Spine injuries are generally considered catastrophic injuries, meaning they meet Florida’s “serious injury” threshold. This means that individuals who sustained spinal cord injuries in auto-related accidents are typically able to go outside the state’s no-fault system and seek compensation for all of their damages, including both economic and non-economic damages. The same is true for spine injury victims who were injured in non-vehicle-related accidents.
The exact value of your case, as well as the specific damages you may be able to recover, will depend on a variety of factors, including the nature and severity of your injuries. Remember that no reputable attorney can say exactly how much your case may be worth without first going over the specifics of your situation with you.
That being said, many spine injury victims are able to recover compensation for:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Diagnostic testing
- Ongoing treatments
- Future medical expenses
- Medical equipment (e.g., wheelchairs)
- In-home care costs
- Home modifications
- Lost income/wages
- Lost earning ability
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Counseling services
- Lost quality of life
Our Orange Park spinal cord injury lawyers are ready to meet with you and discuss the specifics of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney. Whether you suffered a ruptured disc in a rear-end car accident or your loved one became permanently paralyzed due to a complete spinal cord injury, we can fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Our firm has extensive experience going up against major companies, insurance providers, and their defense teams—and we know what it takes to win.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
After a serious injury, getting back on your feet can be an overwhelming challenge. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we are here to help you fight for the fair financial recovery you are owed so that you can have the resources you need to move forward. We understand that taking legal action against a negligent person or party can feel like another task that you simply don’t have time for, which is why our team is ready to handle all of the details of your case. We will take care of everything, including providing consistent updates on the status of your claim, so that you can simply focus on healing.
We invite you to reach out to our firm today for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 and you can rest assured that you will be connected with a real, live person when you call. We offer legal services in Spanish, Russian, and German, and we do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation on your behalf.