Every 48 seconds in our country, a person becomes paralyzed. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, and sports injuries.
An accident victim may sustain a serious spinal cord injury due to a slip and fall, car accident,motorcycle accident, sports accident or because of medical malpractice or a defective product. Regardless of the cause, injury to the spinal cord can result in any of a number of catastrophic conditions. Paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, and loss of control of bodily functions are all potential consequences of a spinal cord injury. A spine injury victim may require numerous surgeries, as well as extensive physical therapy to even have a chance of regaining feeling in his or her limbs. Living assistance and continued medical care may also be required.
12,000 new injuries per year in the United States
41.7 % Auto Injuries
7.9 % Sports
80.8% of spinal cord injured individuals are males
Since 2005, average age of injury is 40.2 years old
(Source National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, Feb 2010)
Have you been injured in a Tampa Spinal Cord Injury case?
The victim of a spinal cord injury deserves aggressive legal representation by a skilled personal injury attorney. At the Law Offices of Keith Ligori our passionate team of lawyers will fight to secure the highest amount of monetary compensation possible. You may be facing exorbitant medical bills and financial difficulties if you are unable to work. By working with a personal injury lawyer you have the opportunity to receive a settlement or court judgment that will cover all of your expenses, as well as compensate you or emotional trauma and possibly more.
Spinal cord injuries can be complex and difficult to understand. It can often leave victims in a wheelchair, and with the difficulty of adjusting to a completely different lifestyle. From falls, to car accidents, any type of physical trauma that crushes or compresses the vertebrae in the neck can cause irreversible damage at the cervical level of the spinal cord and below. Paralysis of most of the body, including the arms and legs could result. This is called quadriplegia. Car crashes are often responsible for spinal cord damage that causes paralegia, or paralysis of the lower extremities.
For more information on Spine Injures, please view the AMA Guides for Spine
Even though the soft tissue of the spinal cord is protected by bone, the vertebrae can still be broken or dislocated in a variety of ways and can cause traumatic injury to the spinal cord. Since the spinal cord is the information pathway between the brain and the rest of the body, a spinal cord injury can have significant consequences. Luckily for spinal cord injury victims there are new developments in research everyday that give patients new hope. There is no telling what each injury will bring, some result in complete recovery and others in complete paralysis.
That’s why it’s important to hire a spinal cord injury attorney that you can trust to do the job. Your recovery process can be uncertain, difficult and terrifying, but your legal representation shouldn’t be. If you were injured at the hands of someone else, a personal injury attorney can help get you the restitution you need to work on getting better. Whether it is lost wages or medical bills, an insurance company should cover those expenses in most cases. Our firm will evaluate your case and work with you to get you the best results possible.
Unlike many of the larger firms in the area, the Law Offices of Keith Ligori is personable and working for you. Attorney Keith Ligori is passionate about what he does and he will form a personal relationship with the victim of the spinal cord injury to best tailor a case.
Contact a Tampa personal injury lawyer at our firm today for your free case evaluation.