Naples Spine Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe spinal injury in a Florida car accident, the southern Florida spinal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., are here to help. You may be entitled to coverage from your insurance company, and you may have a claim for damages against any negligent parties who were responsible for your harm. Our Florida spine injury legal team has years of experience recovering monetary damages for our clients from negligent drivers, insurance providers, employers, building owners and operators, and anyone else responsible for compensating injured victims for the losses they have suffered. If you have been hurt in Collier or Orange counties, our Naples spinal cord injury attorneys are ready to fight for the compensation you are owed.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injury?
The spinal cord is responsible for carrying signals from your brain to your body. A spinal cord injury can sever that communication. When the spine is damaged at a given location, it may stop the brain’s signals from traveling past that point, like a kink in a garden hose. That is why people say that, generally speaking, the higher the location of a spinal injury, the worse or more widespread the complications from a spinal injury may be. If your spinal connection is severed at your lower back, you might lose the use of your legs. If your spinal connection is severed higher, such as at the base of your neck, you might lose function in all four limbs, as well as other body parts.
The severity of a spinal cord injury is often referred to in terms of “completeness.” A complete spinal cord injury indicates that you have lost all feeling and function in a given body part, below wherever the injury occurred. An incomplete injury means that you have lost some sensation or ability in the body parts below the damage, but you retain some ability to feel and control those body parts. Even incomplete spinal cord injury can lead to significant limitations on functionality and long-term loss of life enjoyment. Speak with a knowledgeable spine injury lawyer after an accident to help you evaluate the seriousness of your injury and what damages may be available in your case.
Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
Injuries to the spinal cord can be very serious, often causing long-lasting pain and hardship. Severe spinal injuries can lead to partial or total paralysis, loss of function of various body parts and internal organs, and even death. If you experience any symptoms of a spinal cord injury after a traumatic impact, see a doctor immediately. Delaying diagnosis and treatment can allow a severe injury to become even worse. Our dedicated spinal injury lawyers can help you get the medical coverage you need and the compensation you deserve after a spinal cord injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
Some of the common symptoms of a spinal cord injury we advise clients to watch out for include:
- Numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
- Pain, fatigue, or weakness in the arms, back, legs, neck, or other body parts
- Limited range of motion in the neck
- Partial or full paralysis
- Trouble walking
- Blood circulation issues
Passionate and Effective Advice and Representation After Your Florida Spinal Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious spinal injury after an accident in Naples, Orlando, or throughout Collier and Orange Counties, reach out to a talented Naples spinal injury lawyer for help. The dedicated and compassionate Florida spinal injury legal team at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., is prepared to handle your claims. Contact our Naples law office today at 239-649-8050 for a free consultation, and find out whether you may be entitled to compensation after your Florida accident.