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Vehicle Accidents And Spinal Cord Injuries

People become injured in various ways after car crashes. Some folks only receive minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Others get broken and fractured bones. The list can go on and on. However, many, many people experience spinal cord injuries after accidents, so several of the different types are going to be explained here. Sometimes, these damages are permanent while on other occasions; they go away after lots and lots of doctors visits and physical therapy.

In other words, the price tag to recovery can get a bit dicey. Persons that are not at fault should not be required to pay for these things. So, if you or a loved one have sustained spinal cord injuries, and someone else is to blame, contact our firm for a free case review to discover where your claim stands today. Our attorneys have been representing southwest Florida residents for more than 14 years, and they will be happy to do the same for you. We have a number of different offices for added convenience in the cities of…

  • Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Englewood
  • Venice, Port Charlotte, West Bradenton, Fort Myers
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Therefore, it is easy to find a facility near you. Don’t allow yourself to go into debt paying for injuries that you didn’t cause. Instead, contact us and let the team fight to recover the compensation that you are owed. Feel free to take a peek at the results section of our website to see some of the outcomes of our previous cases. Just know that top-notch legal assistance is only a phone call away.

Now, Without Further Delay, Types Of Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury is defined as damage to nerves and tissue in that area. Once the damage occurs, signals become blocked between the spinal cord and brain, which control movement. Thus, the injured victim could lose the ability to move in the upper or lower part of the body. In other instance, he or she might not be able to control movements in their entire body as a whole. So, curious Floridians should stay put and read further to learn about the two most common types of spinal cord injuries associated with auto accidents.

Incomplete Injury

To be classified as an incomplete spinal cord injury, the individual must have some neurological activity below the affected vertebrae. The sensations that the person gets usually come and go. Plus, they tend to be much weaker than they were originally before the incident. Persons may have control over some muscles but not others. Hence, they can often control some movement in particular appendages. Many people with incomplete spinal cord injuries report having chronic pain as well.

Complete Injury

A complete spinal cord injury involves complete loss of sensation and movement below the point of damage. These individuals may find it hard to control their bladder and bowels. In some cases, if the injury is high up the spinal cord, it can be difficult for the person to breath on their own. The person may or may not still have some remaining movement, depending on where the damage is.

Loss of motion causes the victim to have to change their overall way of life, which is not fair. They adjust and still live meaningful lives though. Compensation can go a long way to helping them achieve this feat. Loss of motion comes in various forms such as…

  • Monoplegia – Loss Of Motion In A Single Limb
  • Quadriplegia Or Tetraplegia – Paralysis In Both Arms And Legs
  • Hemiplegia – Loss Of Motion In An Arm And A Leg On One Side Of The Body
  • Paraplegia – Paralysis In Both Legs, And Sometimes, The Entire Lower Body

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Vehicle Accidents And Spinal Cord Injuries

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