The Most Common Spinal Injuries Sustained In Auto Accidents In Florida

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating injuries one can experience after a car accident in Southwest Florida. These types of injuries often lead to chronic pain and disability, and they can change your life in the blink of an eye. One may experience altered sensation, loss of movement or paralysis, exaggerated reflexes, intense stinging or burning sensations in the nerves, difficulty breathing or clearing the lungs, and changes in sensitivity after suffering a spinal cord injury. Like other injuries, these come in all shapes and sizes, and not every spinal cord injury will be as severe as the next.

Whenever a spinal cord injury is suspected, medical attention must be sought straight away. By seeking immediate medical attention one can potentially assess the problem quickly enough to minimize the symptoms or effects.

Some of the most common spinal cord injuries sustained in Florida auto accidents are:

Whiplash – Whiplash occurs when a force pushes the body forward during a crash, often resulting in a straining of the neck, upper back, or lower back. This is a common injury sustained in Florida auto accidents and may even be experienced in “simple” fender-bender cases. Whiplash may leave a person sore for a couple of days before making a complete recovery, or it can lead to serious damage. Whiplash may also lead to traumatic brain injuries if the brain is jostled around in the skull with enough force.

Ruptured or herniated discs Small jelly-like disks are located between the bones of the spine to keep the vertebrae from rubbing together. The force of an auto accident can cause these protective discs to shift or rupture, leading to painful herniated or ruptured discs. In some instances, surgery may be required to fix the problem and an individual may experience radiating pain for long periods of time after a disk has slipped or ruptured.

Exasperation of existing conditions In some instances, a spinal condition like stenosis can exist asymptomatically. This means that a spine could be in an early phase of some sort of deterioration, before pain ever sets in, and the force of the accident can push these conditions to become symptomatic much earlier on.

Injuries to the facet joints Facet joints allow our bodies to bend, move, and twist comfortably, and there are facet joints in between the vertebrae to allow people the flexibility to comfortably go about everyday life. Damage to these facet joints from an auto accident can lead to the need for physical therapy, ablation procedures, or injections. Without treatment, a person may simply find it too painful or difficult to move effectively.

Spinal fractures Some of the most devastating spinal cord accident injuries are spinal fractures. Spinal fractures that can be mended will often require surgery and ongoing physical therapy, while others may lead to permanent paralysis or disability. For those who have experienced spinal fractures many months of missed work and mounting medical costs can become a serious issue.

Getting The Help You Need


Because spinal cord injuries are so complex it’s important to have a professional on your side. These accident injuries will often go above and beyond the personal injury protection allowance, leading drivers to pursuing lawsuits against negligent drivers to get the compensation they deserve to recover from their injuries. If you’ve been in an auto accident in Southwest Florida resulting in a spinal cord injury, contact us at JusticePays.com to speak with one of our personal injury and auto accident lawyers today.

Video FAQ:

When Do You Need An Attorney? What Will They Do For You?


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

 

Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota Florida 34239

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-752-7000

5291 Office Park Blvd. Bradenton Florida 34203

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Lakewood Ranch Office

Sarasota

941-330-0088

9040 Town Center Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch Florida 34202

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Punta Gorda Office

Punta Gorda

941-613-1141

122 Nesbit St, Suite 113, Punta Gorda Florida 33950

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813
 

Get personal attention from a lawyer with decades of experience.


 
×