Reach Out To An Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorney In St. Petersburg
Injuries to the spinal cord usually result in paralysis below the point of impact 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 (paralysis of just the lower extremities).
Needless to say, spinal cord injuries can be devastating and can turn an otherwise healthy person’s life upside down. The survivor may require a wheelchair, permanent caregiving services, multiple medications, ongoing physical and occupational therapy, and frequent doctor visits and hospitalizations. Clearly, the cost of treating and caring for a spinal cord injury will be enormous. This is why it is so essential to contact an experienced spinal cord injury attorney as well as top-notch medical providers from the start.
I Can Represent You Through An Injury Claim
At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., my team and I pride ourselves on aggressively conveying the seriousness of our clients’ injuries through well-prepared claims and lawsuits. I am an AV Preeminent* peer-review rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell, and board certified in the area of civil trial law. That means that even if your injuries and circumstances need to be examined in a court of law, you can count on the reliability of my insights, knowledge and strategies to secure results.
Your pain and suffering deserve to be answered. Contact my firm today for a free case evaluation.
The Serious Nature Of Spinal Injuries
The nervous system in the body is like an electric circuit, and your spine is the major artery for sending signals. After you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim for damages. Contact The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., for advice and help after an accident such as:
- A car, truck or motorcycle accident
- A pedestrian or bicycle accident
- A slip-and-fall accident, dog bite injury or any accident on public or private property
- An injury caused by medical malpractice such as an emergency room error
- An injury caused by a dangerous or defective product
After a mild spinal injury, when there is trauma to a disk or part of a nerve is compressed, there can be pain, numbness or a bothersome burning sensation. Pain management can be a great challenge. Some survivors struggle with opioid dependency for a long time after this type of accident. In a more serious case, nerve damage can be permanent, preventing your brain from sending the necessary signals for movement and other functions to other parts of your body.
How I Can Help You Get The Relief You Need
I am attorney John R. Mathias, known as a dedicated, hard-working personal injury lawyer in St. Petersburg. If we work together, I can help you file a personal injury claim in pursuit of compensation for
- Your medical bills
- Lost wage replacement
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering.
Expensive durable medical equipment, a modified van and daily personal care services may be required as part of your rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury. If I represent you, I will work with experts such as occupational therapists and a life-care planner to document your present and future needs. With this information, I will prepare compelling arguments to present on your behalf in settlement conferences, medication sessions or at trial.
Turn To A Trusted St. Petersburg Lawyer After Suffering A Catastrophic Injury
The recovery process after a spinal cord injury is daunting even for the most courageous survivors. My clients often choose to work with me because they value personalized counsel and representation after an accidental injury. You can depend on me to advocate for your rights and help you obtain the relief you deserve.
Your claim or lawsuit will begin with a phone call. Contact me by email or by phone at 727-362-2122 to learn about the legal aspects of a spinal cord injury. If you decide to work with me, I will start the investigation right away.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.