Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
No One Should Have to Live a Life in Pain
Being involved in a car accident, motor vehicle crash, work accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice situation, or other incidents can be devastating and leave you with life-altering injuries. If you’ve been hurt and someone else was at fault, you may have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
At Kaire & Heffernan, our team of award-winning attorneys will help you get what is rightfully yours! For a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer with experience handling spinal cord injury cases, call our firm at 305-376-7860 or contact us online.
A spinal cord injury occurs from a blunt force or unnatural movement that impacts the spine. Even a minor or incomplete spinal cord injury can still affect many aspects of a person’s life, including their ability to work, care for themselves, and enjoy leisure activities. A complete spinal cord injury can have devastating effects and mean a totally different life going forward.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you should talk to an attorney about pursuing spinal cord injury claims. Our personal injury lawyers understand the complexities of spinal injury lawsuits and are prepared to take aggressive legal action on behalf of our clients.
We know that no one should have to live a life in pain without the resources they need for extensive care and future medical expenses. Talk to us today to learn more about your legal options.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
When a person suffers an injury to the spine, they often experience various symptoms, ranging from temporary numbness to permanent paralysis.
These injuries usually occur when someone has fallen, been hit by a moving object, or been involved in some other accident.
The most common causes of such serious injuries include:
Spine and Back Injuries
Injuries to the spinal cord often happen after a traumatic blow that dislocates or fractures vertebrae in the spine. This can result in compression, contusion, lacerations, fractures, or hematomas, which might cause debilitating pain.
Sometimes the severity of the injury is evident, while other times, the symptoms may take time to develop.
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
Any injury to the back could lead to spinal cord damage. The following are some of the most common signs of a spinal cord injury:
- Problems with muscle function
- Loss of sensory and motor function
- Pain in the neck or back – often severe
- Numbness in the hands or feet
- Issues with sexual function
The Danger of Spinal Cord Injuries That Go Unnoticed
While there are many types of spinal cord injuries, they all often result in a loss of function. Depending on the level of the injury, the affected area might be restricted in movement, strength, sensation, control, or coordination.
Some people who suffer such an injury don’t even realize they’re injured until much later. They may not feel immediate pain or notice problems with their movement.
It’s crucial to see a doctor as soon as possible if you think you’ve been injured. Many symptoms of a spinal cord injury go away over time, but without proper treatment, they may come back worse than before.
Spinal Injury Cases
If you experience any of the symptoms of a spinal injury, or you have been in an accident and suspect a spinal injury, the first step is always to seek medical attention. With appropriate medical care, you may be able to minimize your risk of permanent damage.
If your spinal injury is the result of an accident where you suspect negligence is a cause – where an individual, an employer, a business, a medical provider, or another party did something to contribute to your injury – you should contact an attorney immediately.
If you can prove that your injury is the result of negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Spinal injuries can be costly, both in medical bills and lost work. A successful spinal cord injury case can help you get the money you need to cover those costs.
At the personal injury law firm of Kaire & Heffernan, we help spinal cord injury victims recover compensation for their losses.
Call Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers for Excellent Representation
The best time to begin your legal case is right now. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious spinal cord injury because of someone’s negligence, please fill out our online contact form or call us at 305-376-7860 to set up a free case evaluation and file a spinal cord injury lawsuit.
An experienced Miami spinal cord injury lawyer from our skilled team is here to help you with your spinal cord injury claim.