Clearwater Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Spinal cord injuries are typically caused by a traumatic blow or injury to the spine. Whether a spinal cord injury resulted from a slip and fall, auto accident, or a violent assault, the effects on its victims and their families could be far-reaching and immensely devastating. Plus, the lifetime medical expenses related to spinal injuries could be massive.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal injury in an accident caused by another’s negligence or intentional act, the top Clearwater spinal cord injury attorneys of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos can hold the liable party accountable under the law for all the losses and harm you suffered.
What Happens When The Spinal Cord Gets Injured?
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves located in the backbone or spinal column. It’s responsible for carrying messages between your body and brain. When it gets damaged, it could cause partial or complete loss of sensation and motor control. Injured victims could develop paralysis paraplegia (paralysis of the lower body parts) or quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs).
Additionally, since the spinal cord does the heavy lifting for a variety of bodily functions, including breathing, bladder function, body temperature control, etc., injured victims usually suffer from various severe and permanent health issues.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
Based on the statistics by the National Spinal Cord Injury Center (NSCISC), approximately 296,000 people in the U.S. are living with spinal cord injury, and there are around 17,900 new spinal cord injury (SCI) cases every year. SCI usually results from the following:
- 2% of cases result from motor vehicle accidents
- 3% of cases result from falls
- 3% of cases result from violent acts
- 8% result from sports
4.1% of SCI cases are also caused by mistakes occurring during surgical procedures that involve the neck and back. In some cases, spinal cord injuries could have been prevented if not for a doctor or surgeon’s medical negligence.
What Compensation is Available for Spinal Cord Injuries?
Compensation for victims of spinal cord injuries is for the damages or losses incurred by the victims because of the accident. Hopefully, the compensation can help restore the victims to their condition before the accident. In most SCI cases, the damages normally include medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
But since SCIs usually have life-changing and permanent effects, the damages likewise typically include compensation for ongoing and future rehabilitation, health care costs, accessible modifications to the victim’s home, and assistive devices.
Get In Touch with Our Top Clearwater Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Spinal cord injury victims will have to face a lengthy treatment and rehabilitation period, which is costly and very exhausting. It will require lots of motivation and patience not only for the injured victim but for their families and caregivers as well. Early and proper rehabilitation is immensely critical to prevent reduced muscle strength, joint contractures, and loss of bone density and to help ensure the proper functioning of the digestive and respiratory systems.
Let the skilled Clearwater spinal cord injury attorneys of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on getting better. Schedule your free consultation with our Clearwater spinal cord injury attorneys by calling (727) 441-9030 or contacting us online.