Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact one of our experienced lawyers at (561) 293-2600 for legal advice and representation.

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Why Do You Need a Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?

A spine injury is a life-changing event, interrupting a person’s independence and placing hardships on family members who rely on them. When you hire a proven Florida spinal cord injury lawyer, you take all the tasks related to a lawsuit and hand them off to experienced professionals — this makes your life easier during a difficult time.

After a spine injury, you may be bed-bound, in pain, or struggling with regaining your mobility. For the family members of spinal cord injury sufferers, you may be feeling overwhelmed as you take on more chores to maintain your career and lifestyle, all while helping your injured loved one recover. So how can an attorney help?

For many, a spine injury lawsuit is the only way to access crucial funds needed to afford proper medical care and support. A lawyer can help you secure the funds you’re entitled to, which can then go towards the relief your family needs.

If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we at Osborne & Francis understand the complexities of spinal cord injury cases. We are committed to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve. 

If you need professional representation right away, contact us by calling (561) 293-2600 for a free case consultation. For more information on the legal matters related to spinal cord injury, read on.

What Kind of Settlement Can a Florida Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Help You Secure?

In general, a spinal cord injury attorney can help you secure compensation for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses: This includes past, present, and future medical costs related to your spinal cord injury, such as hospital bills, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and long-term care.
  • Lost income: If your spinal cord injury has caused you to miss work or has reduced your earning capacity, an attorney can help you recover compensation for your lost wages and future earning potential.
  • Pain and suffering: Spinal cord injuries can cause significant physical and emotional pain and suffering. An attorney can help you recover damages for these non-economic losses.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: If your spinal cord injury has impacted your ability to participate in activities you once enjoyed like exercise, sports, or travel, an attorney can help you secure compensation for such losses.
  • Punitive damages: In some cases, an attorney may be able to secure punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant for their wrongful actions and deter others from engaging in similar behavior in the future.

Ultimately, the amount of settlement that a spinal cord injury attorney can help you secure will depend on the strength of your case, the extent of your damages, and the skill of your attorney in negotiating a fair settlement or presenting a strong argument in court.

Another potential form of compensation is available for surviving loved ones of those who have lost their life due to a spinal cord injury accident. Wrongful death damages can include financial concerns like loss of income or funeral expenses, as well as emotional losses associated with the profound grief caused by someone’s passing. Contact Osborne & Francis at (561) 293-2600 to discuss your family’s needs.

What Types of Accidents Can a Florida Spinal Injury Lawyer Handle?

Some of the most common accidents that a Florida spinal injury lawyer can handle include:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents: Vehicular accidents are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Your Florida spinal injury lawyer can investigate the cause of the accident and pursue compensation from the driver, insurance companies, defective parts manufacturers, or any other parties responsible for the accident.
  • Medical malpractice: Medical malpractice can lead to spinal cord injuries in certain cases, including surgical error or defective medical product. The attorneys at Osborne & Francis have specific experience in defective spinal medical products like NuVasive MAGEC implants for children with scoliosis, and are experienced with investigating medical records and clinical notes in the pursuit of justice.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Slip and fall accidents can result in serious harm, including spinal cord injuries. Our spinal injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation from a private property owner or business entity under premises liability law.
  • Workplace accidents: Construction accidents and other dangerous workplace conditions can also result in spinal cord injuries. The Florida spinal cord injury lawyers at our firm can help you negotiate a workers comp settlement, or pursue additional funds through a lawsuit if you were injured due to employer or site owner negligence.
  • Sporting or swimming accidents: Sports accidents can also result in spinal cord injuries, especially in contact sports like football, hockey, and rugby. Likewise, recreational activities in Florida related to diving boards or whiplash injuries from amusement park rides can cause significant damage to a person’s neck, back, and spine. Many of these may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit.

These are just some examples of the types of accidents that a spinal injury lawyer can handle. If you suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else's negligence or recklessness, it is important to contact an experienced spinal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

What Does a Florida Spinal Injury Attorney Do for Your Case?

Here are some of the ways an experienced spinal injury attorney can help your case:

  • Investigate the accident: Your Florida spinal injury attorney will investigate the accident to determine who is liable for the injury. This investigation may include gathering evidence, consulting with experts, and interviewing witnesses.
  • Assess the value of your case: Our spine injury lawyers will evaluate the damages you suffered due to the injury — including medical expenses, lost wages, and future care costs — in order to accurately determine the value of your case.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies: A spinal cord injury attorney will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We also handle communications with the insurance reps, medical providers, and other parties involved in your case, so you don't have to.
  • File a lawsuit: If negotiations stall because the other side refuses to offer a fair or timely offer, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. Over 95% of personal injury cases settle before a lawsuit reaches the trial phase.
  • Represent you in court: If it is necessary that your case goes to trial, our Florida spinal injury attorneys will represent you in the local courts we’re familiar with, and build a compelling case on your behalf for the judge and jury to decide on.

Overall, a qualified Florida spine injury attorney can provide you with the legal expertise and support you need to recover the compensation you deserve. 

At Osborne & Francis, we always work to achieve the maximum amount you’re entitled to as efficiently as possible. We do everything in our power to increase your chances of a successful outcome, and help you move forward with your life.


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"Best personal injury attorney around, I could not be happier! I was seriously injured in a car accident and Osborne and Francis helped me through the entire process. I was blown away by how knowledgeable the staff and attorneys are at this incredible law firm. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to friends and family!"

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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

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Contact Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers 

Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering consequences, often resulting in significant medical bills, lost wages, and reduced quality of life. You deserve professional legal help to handle settlement negotiations and any potential lawsuit related to your case. Every task our attorneys accomplish is one less chore you and your family have to deal with during this crucial recovery time.

A proven Florida spinal cord injury attorney from Osborne & Francis will provide you with the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your case. We do the heavy lifting to thoroughly investigate your injury circumstances, secure important evidence before it is lost or degraded, and record testimonies that may be essential to winning in court.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another party, seeking the help of an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer can be critical. Reach out to us online or by calling (561) 293-2600 right away to discuss representation. The contact you make today could be the first step toward the case result you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit FAQs

Do I need to prove negligence to win a spinal cord injury lawsuit in Florida?

Yes, to win a spinal cord injury lawsuit in Florida, your attorney will need to prove that the defendant was negligent and that their negligence caused your injury. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care, which results in harm to someone else.

Do I need a lawyer to file a spinal cord injury lawsuit in Florida?

While it is not required to hire a lawyer to file a spinal cord injury lawsuit in Florida, it is highly recommended. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal process, assess the value of your case, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.

What if I can't afford a lawyer for my spinal cord injury lawsuit in Florida?

At Osborne & Francis, you do not need to pay upfront to receive our services. Not only is your initial consultation free of charge, we also work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case. We invest our firm’s time, connections, and resources first to ensure our clients aren’t financially burdened before obtaining settlement funds.

What is the deadline for filing a spinal cord injury lawsuit in Florida?

In Florida, you generally have 4 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. However, there are some exceptions, and the time frame may vary depending on the circumstances of your case. Some cases may settle quickly, while others may take longer to resolve. Either way, the attorneys at Osborne & Francis will see your case through to a satisfactory end. Contact us at (561) 293-2600 for representation.