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Spinal Cord Injuries

St. Petersburg Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

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. 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.

At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we pride ourselves on aggressively conveying the seriousness of our clients' injuries. Attorney Mathias is an AV Preeminent® Rated lawyer who is 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, Attorney Mathias has the insight, knowledge, and strategies to secure results.

Your pain and suffering deserved to be answered for. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Why Spinal Injuries Are So Serious

The nervous system in the body is like an electric circuit and your spine is the major artery for sending signals. In minor cases, where there is trauma to a disc or part of nerve is compressed, there can be pain, numbness, or a "burning sensation." In more serious cases, nerve damage can be permanent, preventing your brain from sending the necessary signals for movement and other functions to parts of your body.

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 our firm, we have handled spinal cord injury claims involving a variety of different accidents and circumstances, including:

Our dedicated St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer 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 our firm to advocate for your rights and help you obtain the relief you deserve.

It all begins with a phone call. Contact us at (727) 270-8360 to start the process today.