A spinal cord injury can be devastating and leave you with a lasting disability that impacts the rest of your life, if the injury is severe enough. The spine is a particularly vulnerable part of human body, and if it is injured, the function of other body parts can also be affected. When your spinal cord is injured due to another person’s negligence, you deserve a chance to receive compensation for your injury.
At Morgan & Morgan, our spinal cord injury attorneys have decades of experience handling personal injury cases ranging from medical malpractice to truck accident lawsuits. With access to the resources of a national law firm and medical experts, our Fort Myers attorneys are well-equipped to help you collect compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other losses you incurred as a result of the accident.
If you have dealt with a spinal cord injury that you suspect was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Morgan & Morgan for a free review of your case and learn more about how one of our attorneys may be able to help.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
Spinal injuries can be caused by many things, but the leading cause of spinal injuries in the United States among older adults is motor vehicle crashes, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Falls, acts of violence, and sports are also major causes of spinal injuries in the U.S., but are more prominent causes among younger individuals. At Morgan & Morgan, we know have seen the variety of ways a spinal cord injury can happen, including:
- Car, truck, bus, and bicycle accidents;
- Back injuries;
- Medical malpractice;
- Defective products;
- Sporting injuries;
- Boating accidents;
- Criminal battery and violence;
- Slips and falls;
- Gunshot wounds;
- Work-related accidents; and
- Birth injuries.
These all can result in injuries of varying severity. Some of these injuries can lead to:
- Injured nerves;
- Damaged discs;
- Partial paralysis;
- Fractured vertebrae;
- Lacerations; and
- Central cord syndrome, among other debilitating conditions.
Spinal Cord Injury Impacts
A minor injury to the spinal cord may be better than a severe one, but it can still be quite painful, and may even lead to more severe injuries down the line. Injuries to the cervical spine (neck) typically radiate into the arms and hands.
Injuries to the lumbar spine (lower back) can cause symptoms to develop in the legs.
Spinal injuries can also cause incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and other conditions. If the spinal cord is not severed, these symptoms may be alleviated by spinal surgery, including the removal of faulty discs and/or the fusion of two or more vertebrae together with wire or cadaver bone. In the event the spinal cord is severed completely, there is currently no procedure to mend it.
These injuries can lead you permanently impacted physically - and financially, too. Medical bills can quickly pile up from your injuries, as well as the future expenses that those with extreme or catastrophic injuries will require.
Why Hire a Morgan & Morgan Attorney?
Spinal cord injury lawsuits involve a lot of work doing research and gathering evidence. A regular personal injury lawyer may not be sufficient to make an effective case on your behalf, and you may want to hire an attorney that specifically handles spinal injury claims.
The attorneys at our Morgan & Morgan office in Fort Myers have decades of experience handling cases involving spinal cord injuries. Together with medical experts, our attorneys have helped spinal cord injury and back injury victims recover the compensation they need to help cover expenses like present and future medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, among other damages.
Contact Morgan & Morgan Today
Back injuries can mean medical costs and time out of work you can’t afford. If someone else was responsible for injuring your spinal cord, you deserve the chance to seek compensation for your injury. The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan may be able to help you, and you can learn more by filling out our free case evaluation form.