The Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples & Nearby Southwest Florida

Posted: April 24, 2018

spinal-cord-injury-lawyers_0.jpgAt the Kelleher Firm, we have extensive experience with many types of personal injury cases. It’s our mission and honor to help those who have suffered injury through no fault of their own. We believe that you shouldn’t have your life ruined due to the negligence of another person or circumstance, that’s why we aggressively and passionately pursue justice and compensation for all of our clients. This is especially true for those who suffer a serious personal injury to their spinal cord.

There are many types of injuries that one can sustain: broken bones, burns, lacerations, and head trauma but spinal cord injuries can often have the most devastating effects on a person’s life. Your spinal column houses vertebrae, which are the bones that protect your nerves that send important signals all over the body from the brain. These nerve signals transmit everything from our motor functions, sensory capabilities, and bodily functions. When these bones are broken or damaged it can impair the communication between the nerves and cause serious long-term complications to your life.

There are many ways one can suffer a spinal cord injury. According to data from the Mayo Clinic, the leading cause of spinal cord injury is from motorcycle accidents. Each year more than 35 percent of all spinal cord injuries happen because of these types of accidents. However, these injuries have also occurred from motor vehicle accidents, unsafe work conditions, and falls as well. No matter how the injury occurred, the effects of the injury can have serious repercussions on your life.

Depending on the severity, a spinal cord injury can lead to:

  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Disorder of bodily functions
  • Loss of sensation
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Chronic muscle, nerve, or joint pain
  • Anxiety and depression

Any of these issues can lead to difficulties in life. You may need to endure long-term physical and mental therapy to help with your disabilities and change many things in your life to adjust to your new way of living. All of this can come at a high financial cost that can place a tremendous burden on you and your family. That’s where our experienced personal injury lawyers can help.

When your accident is caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you have the right to pursue justice and fair compensation for your injuries. While we can never guarantee a certain result or amount, we always pursue the maximum compensation we believe you are owed relating to the severity of your injuries and how much they will impact your life now and into the future. Our attorneys will fight for compensation to help with:

  • Hospital and/or emergency room bills
  • Long-term healthcare
  • Physical rehabilitation and therapy
  • Loss of quality of life and diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury that was caused by the negligence of another, please call our experienced attorneys today at 833-546-3675 to schedule your free consultation. We are here to help you in your time of need. Our lawyers proudly serve those who live in and near Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, and other nearby areas of southwest Florida.

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