Weston Spinal Cord Injuries
Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries can be caused as a result of a variety of accidents, from motor vehicle accidents to slip and fall accidents. Injuries to the spine range from the simpler strains and sprains to the more complicated disc herniation, fractures, and even paralysis. Typically, the cause of a spinal cord injury is a blow or sudden impact to the head, feet or spine that results in a fracture or dislocation of a vertebrae, or causes a traumatic disc herniation or severs the spinal cord. These injuries in turn may cause an injury to the spinal cord, a group of nerves that runs from the base of the brain all the way down to the low back and integrates the arms, legs and organs of the body.
An injury to these nerves can cause loss of sensation or movement, with the worst cases consisting of paralysis of all four limbs, also known as quadriplegia, and paralysis of the lower extremities, also known as paraplegia. It is important to note that these injuries tend to shorten a victims’ lifespan considerably even in cases were they are able to regain some quality of life through extensive therapy and rehabilitation. Additionally, spinal cord injuries tend to be the cause of bladder and bowel complications, an inability to regulate blood pressure, chronic pain and an increased likelihood to contract respiratory illnesses, skin ulceration, and infections.
Experience tells us, that a spinal cord patient requires excellent immediate care, as well as care and treatment throughout the remainder of their lives. In order to pay for such care and treatment, health insurance coverage is often not enough. That it is why it is important to secure a large verdict or settlement to provide the injured party with the best possible life. Without proper care and treatment, a spinal cord patient could suffer complications which could lead to infections and even death.
Our firm has been very successful in securing dollars to help spinal cord patients. The way we have accomplished this is by beginning our work as soon as we are hired. We immediately investigate the liability aspect of the case and determine all parties who are possibly at fault for the injury. We examine the scene or the product which has caused the injury, review medical records, interview witnesses and secure evidence. Our firm hires experts in all different fields, whether it be accident reconstruction, engineering, medicine, amusement park rides, product liability, swimming pool safety, negligent security, automobile safety and design, motorcycle safety and design, architects, etc., to help us investigate the liability aspect of the claim. In addition, we work to ensure that our client has the best physicians and surgeons as well as rehabilitation specialists and mental health counselors to provide for their medical and emotional needs. We hire economists and vocational rehabilitation experts as well as graphic designers to quantify and illustrate our client’s injuries. We fined that visual aides are very helpful in securing the best result for our clients.
Not all law firms who practice in the area of personal injury are equipped financially or by experience to handle such important claims as spinal cord injuries. It is important to be sure that the law firm you hire has a great deal of knowledge and experience in handling spinal cord injury claims in order to guarantee your best possible chance and a good result in your case.
As in any other injury case, it is essential to hire an experienced lawyer as soon as possible so that they can start collecting evidence and interview witnesses while the event is still fresh in their minds.
For example, our lawyers were able to secure a 22 million dollar settlement for a then 5 year old girl that was tragically paralyzed and rendered ventilator dependent in an automobile crash over 20 years ago. The result of that settlement has allowed the young girl to mature into a young woman. The settlement that was secured has provided the necessary funds (over $700,000 a year) which are necessary to maintain her health and lifestyle.
Regardless of whether your accident happened in Weston or anywhere else in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Tamarac, Plantation, Miramar, Lauderhill, Oakland Park, Davie, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach or Deerfield Beach our offices are conveniently located at 1820 N. Corporate Lakes Blvd., Suite 304, Weston, Florida 33326 and therefore close to you.
If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of any kind of accident in Weston or elsewhere in Broward County or Florida, please contact our law offices via email or call us toll free at 888-499-9700 or (954)524-4800 for a free in home, hospital or in office consultation as soon as possible.