Tampa Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Suffering from a Spinal Injury? Call Us for a Free Consultation.
Currently, there are over 280,000 people living with spinal cord injuries
in the United States. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical
Center (NSCISC), around 17,000 new spinal cord injuries are diagnosed each year. What
makes this particularly devastating is that most of these injuries are
preventable. Research shows that approximately 35% of spinal injuries
are caused by
auto accidents, while another 30% are caused by falls.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury in a preventable
accident, you have the right to seek compensation. Contact a Tampa personal
injury lawyer at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law to learn
more about your rights and legal options. With more than 200 years of
collective legal experience, we know how to secure the level of compensation
our clients deserve.
Why Should You Contact Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez?
- Nadine Diaz is a board certified expert in civil trial law
- We have been serving injured victims in Tampa since 1999
- We have won over $200 million on behalf of our clients
- You won’t pay any fees unless we win your case
Contact an attorney at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez to request your
FREE initial consultation.
The Average Lifetime Cost of a Spinal Cord Injury
According to recent estimates, the average cost of a spinal cord injury
can reach hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars over a victim's
lifetime—depending on the severity of the injury. On average, those
who have suffered a spinal cord injury will spend 12 days in the hospital,
as well as 40 days in a rehabilitation center.
If a victim is 25 years old at the time they are injured, they can expect to pay:
- $4,720,000 in estimated lifetime costs if they are quadriplegic
- $2,310,000 in estimated lifetime costs if they are paraplegic
- $1,580,000 in lifetime costs if they have partial paralysis
These figures only reflect healthcare costs and living expenses incurred
as a result of a spinal cord injury; they do not include indirect costs,
such as wage loss and loss of earning capacity. More importantly, they
do not factor in compensation for the pain, suffering, and mental anguish a
personal injury victim will inevitably experience.
With so much on the line, it is crucial that you hire a Tampa personal
injury attorney with the experience, skill, and legal know-how to fight
for maximum compensation if you have suffered a
catastrophic injury. At Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law, we have recovered more
than $200 million in damages on behalf of our clients.
Learn More About Your Options in a Free Case Evaluation
Have you suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s
negligence? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your
economic and non-economic losses—including compensation for your
hospital bills, ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning
capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more. Find out how the
legal team at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez can help you seek justice by
giving us a call today.
Our team is available 24/7. Contact our office today to
arrange a free case evaluation.