Moody Law Can Help You Cope with the Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can occur for many reasons. All too often, they result because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. For example, auto accidents, slip and falls, and medical malpractice can all lead to serious spinal damage. The effects of a spinal cord injury can be devastating. However, our attorneys serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, can provide you with peace of mind as they guide you through a personal injury lawsuit. Moody Law can investigate your injury and handle every aspect of your case while you recover and spend time with your family.
The severity of spinal cord injuries can vary, depending on where the damage occurs. Your spine protects a long bundle of nerves. These nerves send signals across your body. Often, spinal cord injuries will cause the nerves to no longer send the proper signals for muscle and body control. If your spinal cord injury was only partial, you may have limited movement or sensation in the affected areas.
If damage occurs lower on your spinal cord, you may suffer from paraplegia. This type of paralysis affects your legs and, in some cases, part of your torso. However, you will still typically be able to move your arms and hands. If you only have partial paralysis, you may be able to walk short distances, usually with the aid of braces or crutches. On the other hand, if paralysis affects your abdominal muscles, you may not be able to sit up without assistance. Victims suffering from paraplegia will often require a great deal of physical and occupational therapy to regain limited movement and physical abilities.
If your spine is injured at a higher point in your body, it may cause quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia. With this condition, you will not be able to move either your arms or your legs. Again, paralysis may be full or partial. Therefore, you could retain limited movement or function. In severe cases, you may lose control of your respiratory system as well, and may develop muscle spasms. In cases of quadriplegia, you will require ongoing care, either by a loved one or a medical professional. This dependence can significantly increase medical costs while decreasing the earning capacity and income for you and your loved ones.
Some Spinal Cord Injuries Are Fatal
In some cases, spinal cord injuries can lead to the tragic passing of a loved one. These severe situations usually occur when injuries occur in the vertebrae located at the very top of the neck. In these cases, victims are not able to breathe properly, and may also sustain neurological damage. These high-neck injuries are rarer, but are most likely to occur because of motor vehicle accidents and falls that involve a blow to the head.
Our Attorneys Are Here to Help
No matter what type of spinal cord injury you or your loved one has suffered, we are ready to provide legal assistance. At Moody Law, we know that you are dealing with life-changing injuries, and you may feel overwhelmed. On top of that, you now have mounting bills to deal with. We provide a free consultation to review your case and help you understand your legal options. If we take your case, our attorneys can help you seek compensation to deal with the financial consequences of a spinal cord injury.
Moody Law will handle your case with compassion, avoiding further pain and grief as much as possible. At the same time, we will fight aggressively for your rights and ability to recover.
Our team will tirelessly to help you cover medical bills, rehabilitation costs, skilled nursing services, lost wages, and other expenses. If you have a wrongful death case, we can also help you obtain funds for funeral costs and dependents’ financial support. We will handle your case with compassion, avoiding further pain and grief as much as possible. At the same time, we will fight aggressively for your rights and ability to recover.
Recover with Our Help
You and your loved ones should not have to face the future after a spinal cord injury without support. Contact our office to find out how our attorneys can help following your spinal cord injury.