Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Did you suffer a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by somebody else? If so, you could be dealing with lasting and potentially permanent injuries, costly medical expenses, and more. A Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury lawyer from Phillips | Tadros, P.A., could help you hold the at-fault party accountable and seek the compensation you need and deserve.
Our legal team has nearly 40 years of combined legal experience representing clients with complex injury cases. We provide top-notch legal representation and personalized service to clients in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and Southeastern Florida. Other lawyers across the state and country turn to us to help with complex cases. Our attorneys have decades of courtroom experience, so insurance companies know we have what it takes to pursue your case to trial. We limit the number of cases we handle so that we can provide your case with the attention and effort you deserve.
If you sustained a spine injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, let a Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury attorney from our firm help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. Reach out to Phillips | Tadros, P.A., for a free initial claim review to discuss your legal options with our attorneys.
What Are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Common causes of a spinal cord, neck, or back injury that we can help clients seek financial recovery for include:
- Car accidents, including rideshare/Uber/Lyft accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
What Are the Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Spinal cord injuries are categorized into one of two types:
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, where the spinal cord has not been fully severed. In incomplete spinal cord injuries, people generally retain some degree of sensation and function below the location of the injury.
- Complete Spinal Cord Injury, where the spinal cord has been nearly or entirely severed, causing a loss of all function and sensation below the level of the injury.
Spinal cord injuries may also be categorized by their location on the spinal column:
- Lumbar Spinal Cord Injuries – These are located in the base of the spine. These injuries tend to affect the legs and the pelvis, although in many cases, injured persons retain some degree of mobility.
- Thoracic Spinal Cord Injuries – These are located in the thoracic region in the middle part of the spinal column. Depending on the exact location of the injury, affected parts of the body can include the legs, pelvis, abdomen, and chest.
- Cervical Injuries – These are located in the cervical spine in the shoulders and neck region. These injuries tend to affect the entire body from the neck and shoulders down.
Paralysis that results from spinal cord injuries also comes in one of three types:
- Paraplegia – Paralysis limited to the legs and trunk of the body
- Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia – Paralysis that affects the legs, arms, abdomen, and chest
- Hemiplegia – Paralysis limited to one side of the body
What Are the Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?
Some of the initial symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:
- Feeling severe pain or pressure in the back, neck, or head, including an intense stinging sensation around the spinal column.
- Weakness, lack of coordination, or paralysis in any part of the body.
- Numbness, tingling, or loss of feeling in hands or feet..
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty walking or maintaining balance.
- An oddly positioned head or neck.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Exaggerated reflexes or muscle spasms.