A spinal cord injury is any injury to the spine that is caused by trauma, which may include a car accident, birth injury, slip and fall accident or medical error.
Those who suffer a spinal injury may become temporarily disabled, permanently disabled or suffer from lifelong complications that can make everyday life difficult. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to another person or entity’s negligence, contact a Davie spinal cord injury lawyer at Gordon & Doner.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling Davie personal injury claims and can help you determine if you are owed compensation. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured and have represented Davie residents for more than two decades.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The human back is composed of bones, ligaments, muscle, and the spinal cord, which is a thin, tubular bundle of tissues and support cells. Together, the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system which helps coordinate overall body movements.
There are a number of spinal injuries a person might suffer, including:
- Herniated discs
- Bone fractures
- Nerve damage
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Brian-Sequard syndrome
- Thoracic spinal cord injury
Spinal cord injuries may be classified as complete or incomplete. A complete injury means that the person has lost all ability to feel and move voluntarily below the injury. An incomplete injury means the victim has some functioning below the injured area. Incomplete spinal cord injuries are more common, but the extent of the injury is unknown until six to eight weeks after the injury occurred.
Paralysis due to a spinal injury maybe referred to as quadriplegia or paraplegia. Quadriplegia affects the arms, hands, trunk, legs and pelvic organs. Paraplegia is the loss of muscle function in the lower half of the body, including both legs.
A Davie spinal cord injury lawyer is ready to help anyone who has suffered a severe spinal injury. Our attorneys have more than 180 years of combined legal experience and have recovered millions on behalf of Davie personal injury victims.
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Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. However, there are many ways in which someone may suffer a traumatic spinal injury.
Medical Malpractice – If you believe a medical professional caused your injury, you may be able to file a claim for negligence. A medical malpractice spinal injury can occur during back surgery, surgery on dislocated discs or during child birth. If a patient can prove the medical professional acted negligently and caused the injury, they may be able to file a spinal cord injury lawsuit for damages.
Defective Products – Though vehicle accidents are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries, a vehicle defect could have contributed to the accident. If the defect contributed to the crash, you may be entitled to file a product liability lawsuit. Other defective products, such as an unsafe crib or faulty sports equipment, may also be the cause of a spinal injury.
Workplace Accidents – Falls are also one of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries. When a worker suffers a fall that leads to a spinal injury, their lost wages and medical expenses may be covered under workers’ compensation. However, the victim may also be entitled to file a lawsuit against a third-party if it can be proven that the individual or entity’s negligence caused the trauma.
Whether your injury was caused by a slip and fall, workplace accident or Davie motor vehicle accident, a Davie spinal cord injury lawyer can evaluate your claim for free. We know nothing can take away the pain you or your loved one experienced. Let out attorneys fight for your justice and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
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Filing a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit
The physical, mental and financial impact of a spinal cord injury can be life-changing. Some victims may require a lifetime of caregiving. Through a spinal cord injury lawsuit, the victim may be able to recover funds for current and future medical expenses, loss of current and future earnings, and mental anguish.
The Davie spinal cord injury lawyers at Gordon & Doner will use all resources available to establish liability and recover the compensation you deserve. We provide clear, concise advice and put our client’s interests above all. With more than 180 combined years of experience in personal injury litigation, let us put our experience to work for you.