Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. Even a minor injury to the spinal cord can lead to life-long pain and debilitation. A major spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord in an accident resulting from negligence – due to medical malpractice, a car accident, or another type of accident – you may have legal options that you are not aware of.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can occur in a wide variety of circumstances. The spinal cord, a cord that travels through the vertebrae in your back and neck, is fragile and easily damaged. In the right circumstances, a significant jolt or a medical mistake can lead to substantial pain and injury.
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord 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. Sometimes the severity of the injury is obvious, while other times the symptoms may take time to develop.
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
- Problems with muscle function
- Pain in the neck or back – often severe
- Numbness in the hands or feet
- Issues with sexual function
Danger of Spinal Cord Injuries That Go Unnoticed
Sometimes a person who has suffered a spinal cord injury may not realize that the injury is severe. Instead, the person assumes that the back pain or soreness will eventually go away. But in the case of a spinal injury, the discomfort will not go away. In most circumstances it will remain and will often get worse. Without proper medical attention, it could even result in paralysis.
If You Have a Spinal Injury
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 other 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 case can help you get the money you need to cover those costs.
Contact an Attorney Today
The best time to begin your legal case is right now. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone’s negligence, please fill out our online contact form to set up a free initial consultation. Our experienced Miami spinal cord injury attorneys are here to help you with your case.