Spinal Cord Injury
Port St. Lucie Personal Injury Lawyer
A spinal cord injury can have a long-term impact on every aspect of life and can be devastating for both victims and their families. For those who have sustained injuries to the spine and spinal cord or suffered paralysis, our Port St. Lucie spinal cord injury lawyer, David Golden, understands your needs – now and in the future. We are thorough, aggressive advocates who fight to achieve the maximum amount of compensation for you.
We work with experienced investigators, accident reconstruction professionals, and medical experts to preserve evidence, review the medical procedures in question, and enable physicians and other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate the accident record and your injuries. We tackle some of the most challenging and serious spinal cord injury cases.
What is a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries result when delicate spinal cord tissue is bruised, torn or crushed. The segment of the cord that is injured and the severity of the injury determine which bodily functions are compromised or lost. Most spinal injuries do not completely sever the spinal cord. An injury may cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae.
After a spinal cord injury, messages sent from the brain can no longer flow through the damaged areas in the spine. The functions of the body located above the point of injury continue to work, but the areas of the body located below the point of injury will be impaired.
Compensation may be awarded for the following conditions:
- Broken back
- Spinal fracture
- Herniated disc
- Spinal cord compression
- Fractured vertebrae
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Loss of sexual functioning
Spinal Cord Injury Causes
More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year, resulting in severe chronic pain, paralysis, and sometimes death. The common causes include trauma resulting from:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Violent crimes
- Machinery-related accidents
- Sports or recreational accidents
- Wrongful death
Seeking Compensation for Your Pain & Suffering in Port St. Lucie
If you or a loved one is the victim of a spinal cord injury, call David Golden, P.A. at 888-527-0343 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with a Stuart injury attorney to learn your rights. A representative will answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.