Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in St. Petersburg & Tampa
Are you Suffering From a Spinal Cord Injury?
Injuries to the spinal cord usually result in paralysis below the point of injury on the spine. When the injury occurs in or near the neck, the victim may become quadriplegic (total paralysis in all four limbs). Injuries in the lower spine can lead to paraplegia, or paralysis of just the lower extremities.
Sometimes the injury is not directly to the cord. In some cases, the soft disc between the vertebrae "slips out" and touches the spinal cord causing pain, numbness, or a "burning sensation." The soft discs are often compared to a jelly donut. The outer portion is tough, but the inner portion is like jelly. Trauma to the disc can weaken the supporting tissue around the outside and cause the inner portion to protrude out and compress a nerve. The nervous system in the body is like an electric circuit. If part of the nerve is compressed, a distinct nerve pathway is injured producing a recognized pattern of tingling, burning, or numbness in the arms or legs.
Recover Compensation for your Spinal Injury
Needless to say, spinal cord injuries can be devastating, and can turn an otherwise healthy person's life upside. A victim may require a wheelchair, a permanent caregiver, multiple medications, on-going physical and occupational therapy, and frequent doctor visits and hospitalizations. Clearly the cost of treating and caring for a spinal cord injury will be expensive, which is why it is best to contact an experienced spinal cord injury attorney who can help.
When a person suffers a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another, he or she has the right to file a personal injury claim for damages. At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we have handled spinal cord injury claims involving a variety of different accidents and circumstances, including:
An attorney at our office can help you file a personal injury claim in pursuit of compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, decreased quality of life, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. You can depend on us to advocate your rights to a full recovery and help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries!
To learn more about the services offered to clients throughout St. Petersburg and Tampa, please contact a spinal cord injury lawyer at the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. today!