They can be some of the most devastating injuries for people, both physically and emotionally. Spinal cord injuries can change lives, not only for the person who is injured, but for their family as well. If you or a loved one has a spinal cord injury and you believe someone else’s negligence has caused it, you will have questions.
You may need a Miami spinal cord injury lawyer. At the Dante Law Firm, you will find a team of experienced professionals who will be by your side during this difficult time.
Spinal cord injuries constitute damage to any part of the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal. These injuries often result in permanent changes for a person below the site of the injury. They can also significantly impact a person’s lifespan.
How do they happen?
Any time you suffer a trauma, there is risk to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a part of your central nervous system which, along with your brain, controls every aspect of your body. The spinal cord is made of soft tissue and surrounded by vertebrae and it runs from the base of your brain down the back part of your body. Inside are nerve cells that carry messages from your brain to all parts of your body. Damage to the spinal cord can alter or completely stop these messages from going through.
These injuries are commonly caused by vehicle accidents and workplace accidents, though any time your body is impacted, spinal cord damage could occur. Sports accidents are also major causes of spinal cord injuries. There are nearly 18,000 spinal cord injuries a year in the United States. Unfortunately, when a spinal cord injury occurs, rarely is there no damage to contend with.
If you believe that someone else’s negligence has caused your injury, you may need legal assistance to recover compensation. This includes, but is not limited to, getting struck by a drunk driver, a workplace incident, assaults, and more.
Sometimes there is complete loss of ability below the site of the injury. Paralysis of the entire body is a possibility, but any spinal cord injury could alter your lifestyle. These injuries often require immediate and ongoing care, which can cost into the millions of dollars. This does not include any adjustments that need to be made to your home and vehicles to accommodate changes.
If someone else’s negligence has caused your spinal cord injury, you need to contact a Miami spinal cord injury lawyer. At the Dante Law Firm, we will work with you to get compensation for your injuries. This includes not only medical coverage, but loss of income, pain and suffering damages, as well as punitive damages. We know how devastating spinal cord injuries can be for you and your family and we want to help get your life back to normal in the best way possible. With compensation, you can make the adjustments needed for you and your family. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.
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