Your spine is among the most important — and the most fragile — parts of your body. Even minor damage to the spinal cord can result in serious pain, weakness, loss of sensation, incontinence, and other medical conditions that are costly to treat. Severe spinal damage can lead to permanent paralysis.
If you or someone you love is the victim of spinal cord damage following a preventable accident, our attorneys may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form to learn how our attorneys in Kissimmee can help.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries, according to National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, include:
- Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents;
- Medical error;
- Defective products;
- Workplace Injuries;
- Recreational activities; and
- Slip and falls.
Devastating Impacts of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries have a devastating impact on the lives of victims, ranging from pain, weakness, and incontinence to loss of sensation, paralysis, and ruptured discs. These symptoms may be alleviated by spinal surgery. In the most severe cases, where the spinal cord is completely severed, paraplegia or tetraplegia can occur, according to Mayo Clinic.
Technology is currently unable to repair a severed spine, though medical science is slowly getting closer to a solution. Regardless of whether the spinal cord injury is moderate to severe, the medical bills can be overwhelming, and loss of income and earning potential can create serious financial hardships for your family. That’s why it is so important to consult with an experienced attorney in Kissimmee who will fight to try and recover fair compensation for your losses.
Spinal Cord Injuries Our Attorneys Have Handled
Our attorneys in Kissimmee have handled a number of cases involving severe spinal cord damage, including the following injuries:
- Cervical spinal cord injuries;
- Thoracic spinal cord injuries;
- Lumbar spinal cord injuries;
- Sacral spinal cord injuries;
- Ruptured and herniated disks;
- Paraplegia; and
- Degenerative disc disease.
What Compensation Could You Receive?
Economic: You may be able to receive damages for your current and future medical bills and loss of income during recovery if you are the victim of spinal cord injury. If your injuries are severe enough that you are no longer able to work, you may also receive damages for loss of earning capacity.
Noneconomic: Victims of spinal cord injuries may receive compensation for pain and suffering and mental anguish. In more severe cases of injury, victims and their families may receive compensation for permanent disability, disfigurement, or paralysis.
Wrongful Death: In worst case scenarios, when a spinal cord injury results in death, the victim’s’ family may be eligible for damages based on the pain and suffering of the victim, final expenses, and other compensation to ease the financial burden left by their loved one’s death.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Our spinal cord injury attorneys in Kissimmee will fight to recover compensation for you after your accident. We will work to collect the evidence necessary to prove the extent of your injuries and hold the person or entity responsible for your accident liable.
Although past victories don’t guarantee future results, our attorneys have a proven track record of success recovering compensation for victims of spinal cord injuries, including a $1 million settlement in Central Florida for a 52-year-old woman.
If you or someone you love sustained a spinal cord injury following an accident, we may be able to help. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today.