Few injuries have the potential to threaten the rest of your life as profoundly as a spinal cord injury. In the most severe cases, you may live interminably without function or sensation throughout the body from the point of damage to the spine.
As in any personal injury, you should never have to pay for the medical and life consequences brought about by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. You deserve monetary compensation to meet all of your medical and other injury-related needs for the remainder of your life as well as compensation for your emotional distress, pain, suffering, and disability.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our goal is to help you get all of the damages you need and deserve. As seasoned injury lawyers serving Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas of Florida, we know how to take all appropriate legal steps to accomplish that goal.
We’ve been serving the needs of injury and wrongful death victims in this area since 1997. Throughout our history of service in this field of law, we’ve helped thousands of men and women recover the resources they need to heal and move forward after accidents and events that temporarily or permanently changed their lives. Our legal team consisting of attorneys, case managers, investigators, and other professionals has been honed into a dedicated and competent group that has recovered millions of dollars in legal compensation at both the settlement table and in court.
Spinal cord injuries vary from case to case with differing consequences depending on the nature and severity of damage to the spine. These types of injuries generally consist of a blow to the spinal cord which may be classified as incomplete or complete. Incomplete spinal cord injuries generally result in a temporary disability, such as pain or a burning sensation, loss of feeling, or loss of function in related areas of the body.
Complete spinal cord injuries typically consist of permanent disability at and below the area of impact manifested by paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. Those unfortunate enough to sustain such injuries will face staggering medical costs, emotional anguish, loss of independence, loss of earning capacity, and a future requiring various types of personal assistance.
According to the Mayo clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
In many of these cases, those injuries occur as the result of such behaviors as aggressive action taken against the victim, drunk driving, reckless driving, driving while texting, and other forms of negligence.
When faced with the adverse life-changing consequences that can occur from a spinal cord injury, you should rely on an experienced attorney who will take every legal measure to assist you with your claim or lawsuit. The more serious your injury, the more compensation you should receive.
In the end, the settlement or verdict you obtain may depend on the quality of your legal representation. Our firm does nothing else but fight for the rights and future of the injured. Contact us for a free consultation about your spinal cord injury to learn more.