Sustaining a spinal cord injury can be a terrifying experience for both victims and their families. Suddenly, you are faced with a medical condition which has the potential to completely alter your life and future. Hospitalization and follow-up treatment costing thousands of dollars may ensue while questions or uncertainty about your recovery will inevitably follow. The burdens of a spinal cord injury may involve vast financial outlay necessary for medical or personal care, lost income or earning capacity, serious emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more. This burden can ruin family finances and place an undue strain all involved.
No one should have to endure these devastating consequences when such an injury has occurred through no fault of their own. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene we know firsthand how the impact of such an injury can temporarily or permanently change your life, your emotional well-being, your ability to work, and your independence. Our firm has been devoted to helping injured individuals recover the resources to which they are entitled under Florida personal injury and wrongful death law since 1997. Over the years, we have developed effective legal ways and means to accomplish that. We know how to investigate, ask the right questions, preserve and document evidence, and thoroughly manage your claim through all phases, complications, and circumstances. We are proud of the solid track record of success we have built resulting in the millions of dollars we’ve secured in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
A spinal cord injury, whether temporary or permanent, affects the nerves located at the area of the spine which has been impacted. As a result, all corresponding body areas which they affect will be impaired. How seriously they are impaired will depend on the severity of the spinal cord damage. Damage sustained at the neck can result in loss of function in the limbs, muscles, and body parts below the neck (quadriplegia). Damage occurring at the chest or lower back level can result in the loss of the use of one’s legs (paraplegia). These conditions are also accompanied by such disabilities as loss of bladder and bowel control and loss of sexual ability. Temporary spinal cord injuries may consist of spinal contusions, swelling, and temporary loss of muscle function and sensation which may be wholly or partially restored.
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of these types of injuries, followed by falls, instances of violence such as gunshot wounds, and sports and recreational events. First-year medical costs alone for such injuries range from $340,787 to $1,044,197 depending on the nature of the damage.
When faced with the dire consequences of any type of spinal cord injury, you need a strong legal ally to fight for your best interests through competent legal action. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has demonstrated its legal ability in this field. We will be with you every step of the way as we work to secure the full amount that you are owed based on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. At our firm, caring about and for our clients is our number one concern. Let us use that commitment to service combined with our resources and skills to help you. Contact us for a free case consultation as soon as possible.