Whether a spinal injury results from a car accident, a fall, or some other cause, the impact on the lives of spinal injury victims and families can be devastating. The lifetime medical costs associated with spinal injuries can be enormous and life-altering. Fortunately, an experienced spinal cord injury attorney can help you and your family get the justice and compensation you deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life.
At Hickey Law Firm, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you during this difficult time. We will utilize our expansive medical network to ensure expert opinions are utilized to strengthen your case.
If you are in the Miami area and would like to learn more about how our spinal cord injury lawyers can help you with your personal injury case, give our office a call at 305-371-8000 to schedule your initial consultation.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves located in your backbone. It carries messages between your brain and the rest of your body. When your spinal cord is damaged, it can result in a partial loss of motor control or sensation in specific areas of your body. These kinds of injuries can leave patients fully or partially paralyzed, including:
- Paraplegic: when someone is paralyzed from the waist down.
- Quadriplegic: when someone is paralyzed in all four limbs.
Because your spinal cord controls various functions, including breathing, body temperature and bladder function, accident victims can experience numerous permanent and other serious health problems.
What Causes a Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries usually result from a traumatic injury or blow to the spine. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Acts of violence (gunshots, stab wounds, assaults etc.)
- Recreational sports
Spinal cord injuries can also sometimes occur when a surgical mistake is made during an operation. This would constitute medical malpractice.
Fortunately, if you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury, depending on the circumstances that surround your case you may be entitled to compensation. That's where an experienced spinal cord injury attorney comes into play.
What Can Compensation Cover?
Working with a skilled attorney who understands the legal process associated with these kinds of injuries can help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve. Compensation awarded in spinal cord injury cases can be used to continually pay for life expenses. However, the money can also be used to cover other costs, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and ongoing medical expenses
- Lost wages
- In home care
Our team of dedicated lawyers will help fight for your rights. Together, we will work tirelessly to help you get the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.
The Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers at Hickey Law Firm Can Help
The spinal cord injury lawyers at Hickey Law Firm have years of combined experience we will put to work for you. Using our network of medical professionals, we will continually strengthen your case to ensure your family remains financially, emotionally and physically stable throughout this difficult time.
If you are in the Miami area and would like to discuss your case with our spinal cord injury attorneys, give our office a call at 305-371-8000 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve clients in Miami, South Florida and around the world.