Advocating for You: Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Spinal cord injuries are devastating, and they may occur in almost any situation. Most of the time, these injuries involve motor vehicle accidents that were caused by third-party negligence. But, this isn’t to say that there aren’t other causes. One may sustain a spinal cord injury simply by slipping and falling on a wet floor without a caution sign. Most of the time, however, a devastating spinal cord injury will occur in conjunction with a car or motorcycle accident.

Maybe your case is black-and-white, maybe it’s not. Either way, you can guarantee that insurance company adjusters will do just about everything in their power to minimize your settlement. After all, the less compensation that you receive, the more money that goes back into the pockets of corporate. That said, your situation is not hopeless. With the right legal team behind you, things become a lot more manageable.

The Ward Law Group has almost a decade of experience handling every kind of spinal cord injury case. When you suffer a life-changing spinal cord injury, you want to make sure that you receive the lifelong compensation that you deserve for your trauma.

In addition, The Ward Law Group serves both the English and Spanish-speaking communities, making sure that language never becomes a barrier to receiving a successful settlement. Contact our expert team of legal advisors today!

Common Types of Spinal Cord Injury Claims that We Settle

If you have suffered from a spinal cord injury from a car accident caused by the negligence of another party—or any other situation involving negligence for that matter—you may be able to recover damages for your losses. In a negligence claim, your legal team must prove the presence of four elements: the duty of care owed by the defendant, the breach of this duty, the existence of your injury, and a link between said breach and your injury.

There are many different examples of negligence-based accidents. That being said, here are the most common types of accidents resulting from the negligence of one or more parties:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: The most common and (usually) the most devastating. If you receive a spinal cord injury from a motor vehicle accident, your injury is much more likely to be serious and life-altering.
  • Slip & Fall Accidents: You’re not as likely to receive a spinal cord injury from this, but it is possible and certainly so if you are elderly. These cases may fall under negligence claims if the accident involves negligent actions, such as not displaying properly signage near difficult terrain or wet floors.
  • Defective Safety/Mechanical Equipment: Again, not as common as a car accident, but sometimes improper quality control may lead to injury. For example, if you buy a display piece from a furniture store that wasn’t properly assembled and injure your back. Such situations may lead to permanent injury.

Common Types of Car Accidents

Of course, the list above only covers the three most common types of scenarios. The Ward Law Group also takes into account other sources of spinal cord injuries when working to satisfy your claim. Here are a few examples of motor vehicle accidents that can result in spinal cord injuries:

  • Head-on Collisions
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • T-Bone Collisions
  • Defective Car Part Accidents
  • Uber & Lyft Accidents
  • Uninsured Motorist Accidents
  • …and more.

There are always going to be a different set of hoops to jump through depending on the exact nature of your accident and injury. This is why recruiting the support of a solid legal team with proven experience is extremely important. You want to enlist the best because you deserve only the best.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries & Compensation

Not all spinal cord injuries are catastrophically life-changing, but even the most minor injuries should still be taken seriously. The spine is the main neural thoroughfare in the body, and it is responsible for carrying many messages and signals to and from the brain. Here are a few examples of spinal cord injuries that may result from a car accident:

  • Quadriplegia: Paralysis of all four limbs.
  • Paraplegia: Paralysis of one set of limbs.
  • Compression Fracture: Tiny fractures in the vertebrae that may eventually lead to spinal collapse.
  • Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Any injury that causes a total lack of sensory and motor function below the injury level.
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: The opposite of a complete injury. Sensory and motor function is not totally lost, but may be affected.

When you suffer serious injuries because of the negligence of a third party, you will need a team of experienced lawyers behind you in order to maximize your potential claim. With such legal assistance, you may be able to receive the following compensations:

  • Medical Bills: Most people think of the obvious, such as hospital bills or doctor visits, but the list doesn’t just end there. This compensation category also includes any treatments you may need for your spinal cord injury, such as medication or physical therapy.
  • Lost Wages & Earning Capacity: This is especially relevant for cases involving spinal cord injuries. Lost wages are basically the wages that you lose while recuperating from your injury. On the other hand, lost earning capacity refers to wages that you will lose from an injury that is permanent or life-altering.
  • Property Damage: Similar to medical bills, this is more than it seems. Most people just think it ends at the damages to the car, but it actually covers a lot more. You may be entitled to compensation for a damaged smartphone, laptop, jewelry, and even clothes.
  • Emotional Trauma: This one is a little harder to receive compensation for as it is intangible, but in some cases, it may be awarded to the plaintiff to compensate for psychological distress.

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The Ward Law Group has won millions of dollars for its clients over the past two decades. In fact, one of their more recent cases involved a negligent driver who knocked a hard-working family man off of his scooter, leading to permanent injuries. The case settlement ended up being 2.5 million dollars! Don’t leave your compensation claim up to chance. Contact the Ward Law Group today to receive the peace of mind that you deserve.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

If you have been involved in a major car accident—or any accident for that matter—timing is always key. If you are able, you should immediately contact your insurance company to open up a claim after the accident occurs. If the other party is negligent, consider your state’s statute of limitations. Many states require that you file a claim within a certain period of time (usually this is within two years). After these limitations have passed, you may not be able to sue the guilty party (even in cases of gross negligence).

You’ll want to contact an experienced legal team as quickly as possible to help you handle the massive paper trail that you are about to undertake. Often times, your attorney will send investigators out to the accident site in order to collect evidence and police reports. These will come in handy later when trying to maximize your claim.

Information must also be provided that shows the severity of your injuries from the accident. Your legal team must establish any lost wages and earning capacity as a direct result from the injuries you received. During this time, you’ll want to keep all of your receipts (medical bills, treatment, etc). You will need these to establish reimbursement amounts for your insurance company.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Ready to pursue your claim? Don’t leave your settlement up to chance. Remember, most insurance adjusters will try everything to avoid giving you the fair compensation that you deserve. So, why not pick a team that you know you can count on? It only makes sense. The Ward Law Group is devoted to helping you secure your claims for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and much more. In addition, we serve both the English and Spanish-speaking communities, so do not let language become a barrier to getting the compensation that you’re owed. Our team of devoted lawyers will ensure that you are given only the highest quality of service and compassion for your situation.

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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