Carrollwood Spine Injury Attorney
Contrary to popular myth, the spine is not a single bone. Instead, it’s a chain of smaller bones which are linked by nerves. A fall or other trauma injury could easily knock the spine out of alignment. Risky and complicated back surgery is usually the only way to correct these alignment issues. So, these victims normally face a significant risk of permanent paralysis.
The experienced Carrollwood spine injury attorneys at Moore Law routinely handle these matters throughout the Tampa Bay area. Over the years, we have developed proven methods which usually produce results that exceed our clients’ expectations. These methods involve old-fashioned values, like hard work and open communication. Furthermore, we are always committed to maximum compensation in these cases.
What Causes Spine Injuries?
As mentioned, falls cause a number of spine injuries. When these individuals land hard, their backs are completely unprotected. Therefore, some form of spine injury is almost inevitable. These injuries range from mildly annoying to completely debilitating. Given the extreme force in a fall, most spine injuries lean toward debilitating.
Speaking of extreme force, the force of a fall cannot match the force in a car wreck. Spinal misalignment injuries are especially common in the cervical spine, which is near the neck. The violent motion of a vehicle collision twists the cervical spine. This twisting severely damages nerves.
The trauma impact of a car wreck could also crack the spine, like it breaks other bones in the body. When vertebrae (the small bones in the spine) crack, the disk (soft, cushiony material inside the vertebrae) usually leaks out. The additional pressure pinches nerves, causing extreme pain.
People with certain pre-existing conditions, such as AUD (Alcohol Use Disorder), are especially vulnerable to such injuries. Alcohol dehydrates the body and makes vertebrae extra brittle.
Even if a pre-existing condition contributed to a back injury, a Carrollwood spine injury lawyer can usually obtain maximum compensation. Thanks to the eggshell skull rule, insurance companies cannot use a victim’s physical or other vulnerabilities as an excuse to reduce or deny compensation.
Compensation is available if a victim/plaintiff proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
The lack of care could be a lack of statutory care or a lack of reasonable care. Speed-related vehicle collisions illustrate the difference between these two principles.
If a tortfeasor (negligent driver) exceeds the posted speed limit and causes a wreck, the tortfeasor could be responsible for damages as a matter of law. That’s the negligence per se principle.
Additionally, the speed limit is a presumptively reasonable speed under ideal conditions. When conditions are less than perfect (heavy traffic, wet road, dark sky, etc.), the duty of care requires motorists to slow down even further. If they are travelling too fast for the conditions and they cause crashes, the ordinary negligence doctrine could apply.
A solid negligence claim is not enough to obtain maximum compensation. The insurance company then gets to have its say. Comparative fault is one of the most common insurance company defenses in car crash and other negligence claims.
Basically, comparative fault shifts blame for an accident from the tortfeasor to the victim. So, a Carrollwood spine injury lawyer must have sufficient evidence to refute this defense.
Connect with a Diligent Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced spine injury lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. You have a limited amount of time to act.