Back and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
One of the most commonly injured areas of the body due to vehicle and other accidents is the back. Whether it is from repetitive strain at work or impact during a car crash, injury to the back and spine can have devastating results. Our experienced legal team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law is here to help when negligence results in a spine injury. If you need a back and spinal cord injury lawyer in Orlando, call our team for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.
The musculoskeletal and nervous system in the back and spine are intricately interwoven. Bone and soft tissue surround the spinal column and cord with nerves exiting to service the legs, arms and body organs. Injuries to the neck or back can interrupt this complex system muscles, ligaments, spine, spinal cord and nerves, resulting in pain, lost mobility, paralysis, weakness, numbness and organ dysfunction. These types of injuries can require extensive medical care and take an enormous toll on the person’s financial and overall well-being. When negligence causes neck, back and spinal cord injuries, there may be legal recourse to obtain compensation from the responsible person or entity.
Types of Spinal Cord, Neck and Back Injuries
Most people have endured a sore back due to a muscle strain or soft tissue injury. Back and neck injuries are common, and many can heal on their own with rest, but there are some that can cause long-term issues and even permanent disabilities. Neck and back injuries can be deceiving in the beginning – what seems to be a minor injury can result in long-term pain and ongoing mobility problems. Any injury to the spine and surrounding musculoskeletal system should be taken seriously. Some of the possible spinal cord and back injuries include:
- Whiplash and muscle strains
- Herniated or slipped discs
- Spinal cord injuries – complete or incomplete
- Spinal fractures
- Peripheral nerve injuries
Injury to the neck and back area can require extensive medical care and ongoing treatment. Soft tissue injuries may require physical therapy and pain management treatment to restore mobility and resolve nerve interference. Spine and spinal cord injuries are more serious, often requiring surgery, and may result in paralysis and other long-term disabilities. The medical care and time lost from work can cause a financial burden on the individual. If you have a back or spine injury that was caused by negligence, our legal team at Ligori & Ligori can fight to obtain compensation to help cover the injury-related expenses.
Who Is Liable for Your Back or Neck Injury?
The most common cause of spinal cord injuries is vehicle accidents, with almost 40% of spinal cord injuries caused in car, truck and motorcycle crashes. Vehicle accidents are also responsible for many other back and neck injuries. Negligent drivers that cause these accidents can be liable for the injuries, as well as employers and other parties involved with the driver. There are many other types of negligence accidents that can result in back and spinal cord injuries. Falls, violence, sports injuries, surgeries and work-related accidents that cause back injuries can all be caused by negligence in the following legal areas:
- Premises liability
- Work-related injuries
- Aviation and transportation accidents
- Product liability
- Nursing home negligence
- Professional sports team liability
- Medical malpractice
If you have a serious back or spinal cord injury, you may be facing extensive medical costs, lost wages and other financial concerns. If a company or individual is responsible for your injury, you could be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for your losses. Contact us at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law if you need a back and spinal cord injury lawyer who will fight tirelessly for your rights. Call our office in Orlando for a free legal consultation to discuss your claim.