Although spinal cord injuries sometimes subside in a few days or weeks, other spinal cord injuries can be catastrophic and permanently disabling. A severe spinal cord injury is sometimes the result of a work site mishap, a traffic collision, or a slip-and-fall accident. If you suffer any blow to the spinal cord, consult with your doctor immediately. If you’ve been injured, it is imperative for your doctor to evaluate your condition and determine the best course of treatment.
After you’ve been seen by your doctor, speak as quickly as possible to an experienced Stuart personal injury attorney at the law firm of Kibbey Wagner, PLLC. We routinely represent victims of spinal cord injuries, this includes clients who have sustained cervical disc herniations, lumbar disc herniations, those who have undergone disc replacement and fusion surgeries, and those who have suffered paralyzation due to spinal cord injuries suffered in accidents of all kinds.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS IF YOU’RE INJURED BY NEGLIGENCE?
Moreover, the skilled injury attorneys at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC understand the suffering that can accompany a severe spinal cord injury. If you become a spinal cord injury victim, an experienced Stuart spinal cord injury attorney at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC can work to help you obtain the maximum available compensation. In Florida, those injured by negligence are entitled to complete reimbursement for their immediate and future medical expenses, all of their lost wages and lost earning capacity, pain, suffering, and all other injury-related damages.
Across the U.S., about 12,000 spinal cord injuries are reported each year, and a quarter-million people in the U.S. are now living with a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can cause a decrease or loss of the ability to move, a decrease or loss of sensation, and a decrease or complete loss of certain body organ functions. Spinal cord injuries happen when the spinal cord itself, the vertebrae, ligaments, and/or the discs of the spinal column are damaged. Spinal cord injuries sometimes cause permanent disability in both adults and children.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF A SPINAL CORD INJURY?
When someone’s spinal cord is damaged, the consequences may be long-term and severe. A bulging disc is typically an indication of cervical radiculopathy, which can be the root cause of persistent chronic pain and the loss of sensation in different body parts. While spinal cord injuries happen most typically in falls, traffic or sports accidents, and violent incidents like shootings and stabbings, the truth is that any damage to the vertebrae has the potential to cause a serious spinal cord injury.
Seek medical attention at once after any accident that may involve a spinal cord injury. If you have suffered a catastrophic or disabling spinal cord injury because someone else was careless in or near Stuart – or anywhere in the Treasure Coast region – you will need the maximum amount of compensation that’s available, but you’ll also need to have an attorney who knows how to obtain that compensation on your behalf. Call us for a free consultation at 772-286-0023, and let the legal team at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC go to work for the justice – and the monetary compensation – that are rightfully yours after a spinal cord injury caused by negligence.