Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are very serious injuries. Medical care and recovery can be very costly. About 10,000 people a year sustain spinal cord injuries in accidents that take place in the United States. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries. Fall accidents and crime-related accidents are the number two and three causes of SCIs. Other common causes of SCIs include construction accidents, electric shock, and medical malpractice.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale, Florida spinal cord injury lawyers will take the steps necessary to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf. Our law firm represents clients with spinal cord injuries who have been injured in accidents caused by negligent or careless parties in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
Recovery from a Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries tend to be sudden and life altering. A person injured by a spinal cord injury may lose the ability to walk or retain the full range of motion in his or her upper body. A person with a serious SCI may not be able to do their job, play sports, drive, or hug their spouse or child. Chronic pain, bowel and bladder problems, sexual dysfunction, numbness, lack of muscle control, muscle stiffness, bedsores, blood clots, failure of autonomic responses, and loss of enjoyment of life can result from a serious SCI.
Sometimes, a spinal cord injury is temporary, and an injured person with a spinal or nerve contusion or separation, a ruptured disc, or a herniated disc can eventually recover with the proper medical care and therapy. Many times, however, a spinal cord injury can be permanent. It can be devastating for an SCI victim and his or her family to hear that he or she is now a paraplegic or a quadriplegic for life.
Any kind of SCI will require specialized medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation care, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy. Crutches, a wheelchair, a respiratory device, a special bed, and leg braces may also be required. A person with a serious and permanent SCI may require round-the-clock professional care. Covering these costs and other associated expenses can be extremely challenging–even with insurance. This is why it is so important that you speak with a spinal cord injury lawyer right away.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida spinal cord injury attorneys will work with top experts to zealously pursue your spinal cord injury claim or lawsuit so that you obtain the compensation you need to cover all costs and losses associated with your SCI accident. We are not afraid to go to court if that is what it takes to obtain your financial compensation.
Please call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. today at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online and ask for your free consultation with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus. Our law firm represents clients throughout Florida. We have law offices conveniently located in Ft. Lauderdale and Weston, Florida.