St. Petersburg Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer
Tenacious Legal Representation for Injury Survivors in Florida
A spinal cord injury is the one the most devastating injuries you can sustain
in any type of accident. It involves the severing or damage to the spinal
cord and/or its nerves which can then lead to serious disability below
the affected area, such as paralysis and loss of organ control. As such,
these injuries involve an extremely high cost in terms of the financial,
physical, and psychological toll they take on victims and their families.
While some injury survivors may recover some sensation after being injured
depending on the amount of damage done, these injuries are basically incurable.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident
caused by the
negligence, carelessness, or malicious intent of someone else, you may have grounds to file a
personal injury claim. Such a claim can help you recover the financial resources you need
to obtain the best possible medical treatment for as long as needed and
to compensate you for other damages such as your pain and suffering, emotional
anguish, and more. At
Weston Smith Law, we have decades of experience standing up for our clients through
intensive trial preparation, aggressive settlement negotiation, or through
litigation in civil court. We have successfully represented countless
clients in seeking rightful damages through intensive legal action throughout
our many years of practice.
Book a free consultation with our St. Petersburg spinal cord injuries attorney
by phoning us at
(727) 312-1264 or through our
online request form.
Spinal Cord Injury Cases in Florida
Spinal cord injuries generally involve some type of blunt force blow to
the spinal cord from the back of the neck downward to the end of the spine.
These injuries lead to a spinal cord that has been bruised, fractured,
or severed. As a result, the areas of the body below the damaged site
will suffer loss of function and sensation. These injuries commonly lead
to paralysis of the body from the affected area downward, such as paraplegia
(paralysis below the chest) and quadriplegia (paralysis below the neck).
These injuries can also result in the following physical problems and disabilities:
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Loss of sexual function
- Loss of involuntary functions, such as the ability to breath, ability to
regulate blood pressure, body temperature, and more
- Respiratory problems that can lead to pneumonia or other infections
- Muscular weakness, spasms, and atrophy
- Reduced life expectancy
The most common cause of spinal cord injuries are car, truck, motorcycle,
bicycle, and pedestrian traffic accidents, sporting event and recreational
accidents, and construction site accidents. When these types of accidents
have been caused by negligence, lack of adherence to safety obligations,
or some other type of wrongdoing, the at-fault party or parties can be
held liable for their actions or omissions through legal claims. Such
parties can include individuals, companies, or even governmental entities.
Spinal Cord Injury Effects
As a spinal cord injury survivor, you may be looking at a lifetime of required
medical care, various types of therapy, rehabilitation, the need for permanent
medication, daily personal assistance, and for at-home and vehicle renovations
to accommodate your condition. You may also be looking at a lifetime of
lost income while facing enormous financial challenges. All of these damages
can be addressed through your personal injury claim so that you can recover
as much as possible and move forward.
Why You Need Weston Smith Law
When facing the consequences of a spinal cord injury that may affect you
for the rest of your life, you need a legal professional on your side
who will fight tooth and nail for all of the compensation you need and
deserve. These cases commonly involve fighting against insurance companies
that will engage in various tactics to pay you as little as possible.
Their main priority is their own profitability that is maintained through
denying or reducing payouts to accident victims. Our firm knows how to
fight these tactics and to give you the advocacy you need. We can build
your case from the bottom up with the intent to win maximum compensation
so that your future needs are covered.
Ready to get started? Discuss your case with our St. Petersburg
spinal cord injuries attorney by contacting us at
(727) 312-1264 today.