Whether minor or severe, a spinal cord injury has the potential to leave you with long-lasting, even permanent damage. You may no longer be able to function as well, you may be left with tremendous pain, and you could wind up with tremendous medical expenses. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t be forced to bear the costs.
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 Naples 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.
Spinal Cord Injury Causes
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
The spine is unique in how it can affect other parts of the body. 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.
In addition, severe enough injuries to the spine can cause incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and other conditions you may have thought would not be related to a spinal cord injury.
Injuries to the spinal cord don’t just affect you physically - they can have a major financial impact too. If the spine is not severed and there is enough pain, you may have to get surgery in order to correct it. These surgeries - which can involve removing faulty disks or fusing vertebrae together - can be extremely expensive.
If your spine is severed, there is no current procedure for mending it. The potential lifetime of medical expenses you’ll need for both now and the future in instances like these could end up costing quite a bit, in addition to the physical and emotional turmoil you’re enduring.
How A Morgan & Morgan Attorney May Be Able To Help
Spinal cord injury lawsuits involve a lot of work doing research and gathering evidence. A regular personal injury lawyer may not be enough 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 Naples 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.