Sarasota, Florida (FL) Spinal Cord Injury
The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. When one of these components is damaged, various parts of the body may be affected. A spinal cord injury can have lasting effects that change the way you live your life. If you were injured due to no fault of your own, you may be owed compensation for your hardships.
Morgan & Morgan fights For The People, not the powerful. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact our Sarasota offices or fill out a free, no-risk case evaluation to get started.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spine is made up of individual vertebrae, and different sections of vertebrae correspond to function and sensation in different parts of the body. There is some overlap in spinal cord injury symptoms, but injuries to each section of the spinal cord can lead to unique situations.
Here are a few examples of symptoms, separated by spinal cord section:
- Cervical: Paralysis or weakness in arms, legs and hands, problems speaking or breathing, loss of bowel or bladder control
- Thoracic: Reduction in motor or sensory abilities, loss of bowel or bladder control
- Lumbar: Loss of function in hips or legs, muscle weakness, or paraplegia
- Sacral: Pain in the lower back, loss of function in hips or legs, loss of bowel or bladder control
These conditions are also associated with spinal cord injuries:
- Herniated disks
- Degenerative disc disease
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Physical trauma to any part of the body can lead to aches and pains; physical trauma to the spine in particular can result in serious and potentially permanent spinal cord injuries. These are just a few of the common causes of spinal cord injuries:
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slips and falls
- Sports injuries
- Defective products
- Criminal violence
- Birth injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to any of these situations, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help.
Filing a Spinal Cord Lawsuit
If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury due to no fault of your own, you might have grounds for legal action. However, you’ll need a high-quality spinal cord injury lawyer to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. The insurance company may try to devalue your case, but Morgan & Morgan’s attorneys know their tactics and are prepared to fight back.
First, we learn the details of your case and file a claim. We consider the immediate impacts of your injury as well as the long-term implications, and we look at all the possible damages that can be recovered. We also gather information and evidence to prove the other party’s negligence and liability. Next, we negotiate with the defense and attempt to reach a settlement; if the other side doesn’t agree to a fair offer, then we prepare the case for trial.
Types of Damages
The damages you can recover depend on the nature of your particular situation. When building your case, we will consider:
- Current and ongoing medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Permanent home care
Contact Morgan & Morgan
A spinal cord injury can change the way you live your life, but full compensation gives you the financial support you need in order to make adjustments. We have the skills and resources to take on the biggest bullies and win, and we are proud to take on your case.
All law firms are not the same, and there is only one Morgan & Morgan. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, fill out a free case evaluation to find out how we can help.