Tampa, Florida Car Accident Lawyer for Spinal Cord Injuries
The leading cause of spinal cord injury
is motor vehicle accidents. Vehicle accidents cause
38.5 percent of spinal cord injuries according to the
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network at the University
of Alabama at Birmingham. Today, more than 250,000 people
in the United States suffer from a spinal cord injury.
Each spinal cord injury patient faces an average lifetime
cost of up to $3 million in medical expenses alone.
This figure does not include lost wages or lost earning
These sobering statistics demonstrate why it’s
vital for you to find an experienced, board certified
personal injury attorney if you’ve sustained a
spinal cord injury during a car accident. The Tampa
auto accident lawyers at Clark and Martino, P.A.,
have more than 25 years of experience in spinal cord
injuries caused by car accidents. Since a personal injury
attorney will greatly enhance your chances of receiving
the compensation you deserve after a car accident, you
must be careful to choose a car accident lawyer who
understands your injuries and how those injuries will
impact the rest of your life.
One point the general public usually doesn’t understand
is that there is a difference between a spinal cord
injury and a back or neck injury. A spinal cord injury
involves damage to the spinal cord that causes a loss
of function, mobility, and/or feeling. In contrast,
a back or neck injury involves the bones around the
spinal cord (backbone or vertebrae), but the spinal
cord remains basically intact. A neck or back injury
might be a ruptured disk or pinched nerve. A spinal
cord injury results in paralysis, numbness, or both.
Since the spinal cord is responsible for carrying signals
from the brain to the rest of the body, a spinal cord
injury interrupts those signals. A spinal cord injury
can be either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal
cord injury means there is no feeling and no movement
below the level of the injury, and both sides of the
body are equally affected. An incomplete spinal cord
injury means that there is some feeling and/or movement
below the level of the injury. A person with an incomplete
spinal cord injury might be able to move one leg but
not the other; or that person might have feeling in
both legs but not be able to move them.
In addition to the devastating loss of movement and
feeling, car accident spinal cord injuries carry the
risk of infection, unexplained pain signals, bedsores,
and other complications that often shorten the lifespan
of the patient. A car accident lawyer who is experienced
with spinal cord injuries works with medical specialists
who know the long-lasting ramifications of a spinal
cord injury. These medical experts will testify at a
trial, if necessary.
Whether your spinal cord injury was caused by a negligent
driver or car manufacturer defect, each Tampa
personal injury attorney at Clark and Martino, P.A.,
has the knowledge, experience, and certifications you
need to pursue justice in your spinal cord injury case.
A spinal cord injury is one of the most distressing
and overwhelming injuries possible during a car accident.
We hope you will seek an experienced, dependable car
accident lawyer in Tampa, Florida by calling us at 1-888-868-5615.
During a free consultation, you’ll learn your
rights to be compensated for medical bills and lost