Miami Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Helping Victims of Spinal Cord Injury Accidents Throughout Florida
A spinal cord injury can affect your strength, mobility, and normal bodily functions for the rest of your life, depending on where your spinal cord is injured and how severe it is. When the injury is classified as complete, all feeling and all motor functions below the site of the injury are lost. If, on the other hand, you have some feeling or motor ability below the injured area, your injury is classified as incomplete.
Whether complete or incomplete, spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and life-altering. Symptoms include loss of movement, loss of sensation, loss of bowel or bladder control, exaggerated reflexive movements or spasms, pain, difficulty breathing, and changes in sexual functioning.
Advances in research and technology may soon make unprecedented repairs to the spinal cord possible. However, until this possibility becomes a reality, victims of spinal cord injuries must rely on treatments and rehabilitation to help them regain some control over their bodies and their lives.
If you’ve recently suffered a spinal cord injury, you might be wondering if you will ever again have a sense of personal control. As a leading Miami personal injury law firm, we’ve seen the devastating effects of spinal cord injuries and know the losses you and your family could be experiencing. We know we can’t change what has happened, but, if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, we may be able to help you get compensated fully and fairly for your pain, suffering, lost wages and earning capacity, your medical expenses in the past and the projected cost of medical expenses and supportive care in the future Please call our office or fill out the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website as soon as possible so we can start helping you.
Causes of Acute Spinal Cord Injuries
Some spinal cord injuries may develop over time due to disease or deterioration, but others – acute injuries – develop almost immediately from a traumatic injury that bends or compresses part of your spine or neck. This bending or compression can tear or bruise the spinal cord, resulting in permanent disabilities.
Many different types of accidents can cause a spinal cord injury. Among the most common are
- Sports injuries
- Gunshot or stab wounds
- Automobile, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Birth injuries
If the injury happened because of someone else’s negligence, as in the case of a serious fall occurring because someone’s property wasn’t well maintained, a motor vehicle crash due to distracted driving or driving while intoxicated, or an infant injured during labor and delivery, then you may be able to make a legal claim for damages and receive fair compensation for your expenses, pain, and suffering.
Florida Spinal Cord Injury Claims
Serious car accidents are a major cause of spinal cord injuries. If an accident occurred because of another person’s careless, reckless or wrongful actions, and you sustained an injured spinal cord, you may be entitled to hold the other party responsible for his negligent actions and recover compensation for your lifetime losses.
Our Miami car accident attorneys would tenaciously amass the evidence needed to show that the responsible party owed you a duty to care, breached that duty through improper conduct and caused your serious injuries., If, on the other hand, a defect in a vehicle caused the motor vehicle crash or accident, we would likely pursue a product defect (product liability) case against the responsible manufacturers and distributors of the defective product. ,
Slips and Falls
Serious slips and falls are also a leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Whether you fall while at a pool, at a theme park, a hotel, a construction site, in a mall or store or while on someone else’s property, if the fall occurred because the property owner or manager was negligent, then you are entitled to obtain compensation for your losses. An experienced Miami slip and fall attorney can help you to successfully enforce your rights.
Property owners and managers are supposed to ensure that their properties are safe. If conditions on their property are dangerous and they knew or should have known about them but didn’t address the situation or alert people to the danger, then they can be held liable for injuries suffered because of the dangerous situation.
Injuries to an infant during the delivery process are another cause of serious spinal cord injury. During difficult deliveries, doctors or other healthcare providers can inadvertently injure a baby’s spinal cord, can subject the injured child to a lifetime of immobility and impaired physical function.
If your child has suffered a debilitating birth injury because of a doctor or other healthcare provider’s negligence or error during the birth and delivery process, an experienced Miami birth injury attorney can help you hold the responsible party accountable with a medical malpractice lawsuit. You and your child may be entitled to compensation for present and future medical expenses and care, pain, suffering and a diminished quality of life.
Compensation from a Florida Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit
With a spinal cord injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. Medical expenses can include your existing and projected future expenses for hospital bills, medications, doctors, and rehabilitation. Wages can include payment for time missed at work as well as loss of earning capacity. Pain and suffering include both physical and emotional harm from an injury.
Experienced Miami Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Help
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating for you and your family. The Boyers Law Group attorneys understand the difficult challenges you face and want to help ease your burden. Let us put our ample skill, knowledge, and resources to work helping you pursue a successful claim for substantial compensation.
At BLG, we work diligently for you, fighting for justice, protecting your rights, and advocating for maximum compensation for your injury. Call us today at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website for a free consultation about your case.
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