Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Orlando
In the blink of an eye, a serious accident can completely change a person’s life, especially when it comes to catastrophic injuries to the spinal cord. As one of the most common, yet devastating types of catastrophic injury, spinal cord injuries often result from the following types of accidents:
- Auto accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Physical assaults
- Sports injuries
Because spinal cord injuries are severe, an injured person potentially faces many years of recovery time. In the worst cases, the injury can be permanent, necessitating a lifetime of constant and specialized care. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury to the spinal cord as a result of a serious accident, the time is now to contact an Orlando personal injury lawyer at Todd Miner Law.
Learn how Todd Miner Law can help by filling out an online case evaluation form or by contacting our Orlando spinal cord injury attorney.
What Happens to the Spinal Cord When it Becomes Injured?
As a major bundle of nerves responsible for relaying impulses from the brain to the rest of the body, damage to the spinal cord affects a person’s ability to move and feel. Any trauma to these nerves during an accident, or trauma to the surrounding blood vessels, soft tissue, and bones surrounding this central network of nerves, can result in a complete or partial loss of feeling and/or mobility.
There are two different classifications of spinal cord injuries: complete and incomplete. In a complete injury, a person suffers a lack of voluntary movement or feeling in the level below the site of the injury. Incomplete injuries, on the other hand, leave the victim with some limited functioning.
The most serious spinal cord injuries can result in either paraplegia, in which the victim loses all sensation and movement in their trunk and legs, or quadriplegia, in which the victim is left with partial or full paralysis of all four limbs from the neck down. Persons with quadriplegia suffer a huge blow to their quality of life, completely losing the ability to move or care for themselves.
Advocating for Your Rights as a Spinal Cord Injury Victim
If you have suffered an injury to your spinal cord, you know how painful and frustrating it can be not only to recover, but to adjust to life after an accident. In addition to the mental anguish you may feel over this realization, you may also be struggling with major medical bills and other costs related to your accident. Combined with an inability to work, these costs can quickly become overwhelming. An injury of this magnitude has the power to spell financial ruin for a victim and their family.
You have suffered enough injustice. If you have sustained a life-altering, preventable injury at the hands of another, you have the right to pursue compensation from the party whose negligence caused your accident. Our team at Todd Miner Law is prepared to evaluate your case for free to discuss your case and help you begin the legal process. We can help you determine who can be held liable, what types of damages you may be able to obtain, and approximately how much your case may be worth when you call our office today. Our goal is to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to both cover your current expenses and provide for your future care.
Todd Miner has successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for Florida residents. We may be able to help you, too. Let our firm help you seek justice by calling us today to schedule your case evaluation with an Orlando spinal cord injury lawyer.