Miami Spine Injury Attorneys
Our Florida Clients Deserve Justice
Any injury obtained in an accident can be painful and challenging to recover
from, and it can also disrupt your life. However, spinal cord injuries
in particular are one of the most devastating injuries and can be permanent,
forcing you to make sacrifices to adapt to your new situation. According
to the National SCI Statistical Center (NSCISC), there are around 17,000
new spinal cord injuries reported every year in the United States. Spine
injuries are also financially expensive to treat, which is why if you’re
entitled to compensation after an accident, you should file a claim as
soon as possible.
Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. is Florida’s go-to firm for
personal injury services. Our Miami spinal injury lawyers have helped countless injured
clients get the support they need to begin healing and reclaim their lives,
especially if they’re suffering from catastrophic injuries. We have
recovered over $900 million and aren’t afraid to take on tough cases
in order to get you results.
Allow our team to handle your case while you heal. Call us for a free consultation
in English or Spanish at
(305) 900-5493, or
contact us online.
Types of Spine Injuries
A spinal cord injury can be caused by a violent jolt or blow that shatters
the vertebrae, which is meant to protect the groups of nerves responsible
for controlling the body. When the nerves are damaged, this can result
in permanent loss of various functions, depending on where the spinal
cord was damaged.
Spinal cord injuries can be divided into two classifications:
- Complete spinal cord injuries: These injuries cause permanent damage to
the affected area of the spinal cord and can include paraplegia or tetraplegia.
- Incomplete spinal cord injuries: A spinal cord injury is incomplete if
only partial damage is caused. People with these injuries may still be
able to feel or move parts of their body.
Tetraplegia is the most severe type of complete spinal cord injury and
refers to paralysis that affects every limb. Paraplegia, on the other
hand, involves losing sensation and movement in certain body parts. While
any kind of accident can cause a spinal cord injury depending on how the
individual is struck or falls,
motor vehicle accidents are shown to be a leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United
States, especially among young people. Older adults are more likely to
acquire these injuries from slip and fall accidents.
Spine Injury Symptoms to Be Aware Of
While some victims are paralyzed in their accidents, others may have varying
degrees of symptoms depending on which area of their spine was affected.
It’s essential that you seek medical attention if you fell on your
back or your spinal cord suffered a blow in an accident, as only a medical
professional can determine how severe your injury is and begin treating it.
In the hours or days following your accident, you may experience some physical
symptoms. If any of the following sound familiar to you, contact your
doctor immediately to schedule an appointment:
- Loss of feeling in arms, legs, or chest
- Loss of bowel or bladder function
- Breathing issues
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of voluntary muscle movement in the chest, arms, or legs
When you seek help, the doctor may order a series of diagnostic tests such
as X-rays, blood tests, CAT scans, or MRIs. Occasionally, surgery may
be needed to stabilize your spinal cord.
Types of Damages You Can Recover
Spine injuries, especially paralysis, can cost tens of thousands of dollars
to treat. Injured individuals not only have emergency medical costs to
worry about, but they also have to consider their future costs of care.
Emergency treatment, for example, may require multiple surgeries, time
spent in the ICU, medications, and being put on a ventilator. Long-term
disability requires long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation, and
individuals may need wheelchairs and have to install lifts and ramps in
their car and throughout their home.
Our team of Miami spine injury attorneys understands the great deal of
stress you may be under right now, and we’re able to pursue the
maximum amount of compensation allowed so you don’t have to worry
about how you’re going to pay for your bills. This compensation
also covers your lost wages from missing work, as well as any property
damage and pain and suffering you’ve been through.
It can be challenging to have hope when you’ve been permanently injured,
but we’re here to help you every step of the way and relieve you
of these burdens. At our firm, your health and well-being come first.
(305) 900-5493 for help from our spinal injury attorneys in Miami. We’ve recovered
millions for clients statewide and can help you wherever you’re
at in Florida.