​Brandon Spinal Injury Lawyer

Spinal cord injuries can change a person’s life forever.

The sooner you speak with a Brandon, spinal cord injury lawyer, the better. Boohoff Law can assist you after a spinal cord injury in Florida. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of people just like you receive millions in total compensation.

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Spinal Cord Injury

How Can Boohoff Law Help You? 

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most severe injuries someone can suffer. They cause severe damage as a result. People who suffered spinal cord injuries cannot recover full compensation. They need the assistance of a spinal cord injury lawyer.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, our experienced attorneys can help you get the compensation you need to deal with the numerous curveballs these cases can throw.

Insurance companies will do everything they can to fight spinal cord injury lawsuits since damages can cost them millions. If you don’t hire an attorney, the insurance company holds all the power.

You can reduce the compensation you may receive if you do not understand the common conventions and procedures of such cases. With our experienced legal team, you can be sure that the insurance company won’t take advantage of you and that they will take your case seriously.

With the insight and tools our legal team provides, your case will have the best possible chance of securing fair compensation.

Fighting for People With Spinal Cord Injuries Is Our Mission

Our attorneys aggressively pursue compensation for your pain and suffering. While you focus on your healing, we can fight your legal battles. The stakes are too significant as damage to the spinal cord can last a lifetime. Each year, thousands of Americans suffer spinal cord injuries.

Injuries to the spinal cord can result in permanent pain and suffering. Herniated discs or even paralysis can result from spinal cord injuries in the lower body or above the waist in severe cases.

Getting medical care and handling legal issues should not be left to you after an accident results in spinal cord damage. We are here to help. You should hire an attorney with experience handling spinal cord injury cases.

With years of experience, Boohoff Law is ready to assist you in this time of need. The earlier you file your claim, the better. SCI claims are complex. Take the time to learn all the facts. We will provide a free case evaluation and consultation to you.

What Damages Can I Recover From Spinal Cord Injury?

If our spinal cord injury attorneys obtain a settlement or judgment for you after an accident, you can use these funds to cover many expenses, such as:

  • Bills for a doctor, hospital, and other medical providers for this accident, as well as future medical expenses
  • Earnings are lost when you miss work or are unable to work.
  • Victims of personal injury will receive compensation for long-lasting pain and suffering.
  • After-accident rehabilitation costs
  • If necessary, wheelchairs and similar devices.
  • Modifications to the home, if needed.

How Do I Seek Payment for Spinal Cord Injuries?

We can seek compensation for:

  • Healthcare-related expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Physical therapy
  • Wheelchairs and other devices
  • Home modifications, such as ramps or shower guards

What Are the Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Serious spinal cord injuries can cause permanent paralysis and nerve and strength loss below the injury site. Should you or a loved one suffer a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another person or corporation, you do not have to cope with it alone.

How Can an Injury to the Spinal Cord Happen?

Many factors can cause spinal cord injuries, including:

Automobile Accidents

Car accidents cause many spinal cord injuries (SCI). Although most of us consider driving a safe activity with few dangers, it is quite risky. Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) aren’t limited to tragic accidents – even seemingly minor collisions such as whiplash or airbag deployment can cause them.

The driver’s insurance in Florida covers medical bills and other economic losses. Imagine that a negligent driver has injured another person. (For example, a drunk or careless driver.) If that occurs, the driver may be liable for pain and suffering in addition to the damages they caused.

Slip and Falls

Slip and falls can cause spinal cord injuries to almost anyone, but unfortunately, the elderly are most at risk. Likewise, a fall due to old age can have devastating effects on the health and well-being of the senior. If a fall results in an SCI, a nursing home or another facility may need to pay your medical costs and other damages.

Medical Malpractice

A person may visit a doctor or undergo surgery to treat an injury or illness but suffer further harm from negligence or error this is called medical malpractice.

A doctor’s errors can lead to SCIs due to:

  • Inadequate safety measures that cause a fall
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to treat a spinal infection
  • Undiagnosed or untreated stroke, tumor, or malignancy
  • Orthopedic and neurosurgery errors
  • When a doctor incorrectly administers a spinal anesthetic or blocks incorrectly
  • Postponing surgery
  • Causing birth injuries

Assault and Violent Crime

If you file a lawsuit against a person who has intentionally injured you or was grossly negligent, you may be eligible for compensation. This includes injuries sustained in fights, assaults, gun and weapon violence, etc.

There are many other ways in which people can suffer a spinal cord injury, including motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, sports injuries, defective products, and premises liability. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, our spinal injury lawyers can help guide you through the complicated legal process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

A spinal cord injury can have devastating effects. Our spinal injury attorneys have handled a variety of lawsuits arising from spinal cord injuries, including those based on negligence or defective products. Accidents can result in acute spinal cord injuries regardless of the impact.

What Are the Different Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Even a minor accident can result in a spinal cord injury. Here are some possible ways you can injure your spinal cord:

Complete Spinal Cord Injury

A damaged spinal cord cannot communicate with the brain. As a result, a person will lose all motor, sensory, and movement functions below the injury. Paralysis will result. This is called paraplegia.

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

Some signals can still be sent from the spinal cord to the brain when some movement and sensation remain after a spinal cord injury. The severity and location of the injury determine the amount of movement you retain.

Medical professionals classify spinal cord injuries into five categories:

  1. Anterior cord syndrome
  2. Central cord syndrome
  3. Posterior cord syndrome
  4. Brown-Sequard syndrome
  5. Cauda equina syndrome

Spinal Bruising/Neuropathy

Temporary spinal cord injuries usually heal quickly.

Furthermore, spinal cord injuries sustained at various points will have different outcomes.

Medical professionals classify four distinct sections of the spine:

  • The cervical region is the top portion of the spine located in the neck. Damage to the cervical spine often results in tetraplegia/quadriplegia. This is the most severe spinal cord injury.
  • The thoracic spine is in the upper and middle regions of the back. If this part of the spine is damaged, it may result in paraplegia (paralysis of the legs and lower body).
  • The lumbar spine resides below the thoracic spine and is in the lower back. When the lumbar spine suffers an injury, there may be limitations in the hips and legs, but people may regain some independence by using wheelchairs.
  • The sacral spine is situated between the lumbar spine and the tailbone and is responsible for controlling the pelvic organs (bladder, genitals, and bowel). Sacral spine injuries may cause the loss of control over the bowels and bladder. These injuries may also affect hip and leg function, although many injured individuals can still walk.

What Are the Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?

  • You feel numb in your legs, arms, or chest.
  • Having difficulty moving
  • Spasms and overactive reflexes
  • Bowel and bladder control problems
  • Muscle weakness or dysfunction
  • The need for a ventilator in the event of breathing difficulties
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Inflammation of the nerves, causing burning pain

Spinal Cord Injury Treatments

Treatment of spinal cord injuries begins with checking the victim’s breathing. A spinal cord injury in the upper neck may require a ventilator or breathing tube.

To prevent further spine damage, doctors may immobilize the victim with a cervical collar backboard. In this case, the focus of care will establish a correct diagnosis by emergency medical technicians.

Depending on the diagnosis, doctors may prescribe a high dose of steroids. By reducing swelling and inflammation, caregivers may mitigate spinal cord damage.

Do I Need Surgery After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Doctors place people with spinal cord injuries in traction or a cervical halo to prevent further injuries. Surgical treatment usually follows traction.

By removing fractured vertebral segments that may be compressing the spinal cord, spinal cord surgery relieves pressure on it. During spinal cord surgery, surgeons use rods, plates, and screws to stabilize the spine.

For the vertebrae to heal, these implements hold all of the segments together. The goal of physical and occupational therapy after surgery is to restore function as much as possible.

SCIs: Who Is Responsible?

The following parties can cause SCIs through their misconduct or negligence:

  • Employers or drivers who cause traffic accidents through negligence
  • While performing a procedure or surgery, a surgeon may injure the spinal cord.
  • Doctors who fail to treat infection, clots, or spinal cord injuries immediately when they discover them on x-rays or radiology imaging
  • Owners of buildings who fail to fix hazardous conditions that may cause people to fall or be injured
  • Unskilled medical personnel misdiagnosed a fractured back, resulting in paralysis when improperly moved.

How Should You Deal With Work-Related Injuries?

Can I continue to work and provide for my family if I suffer a spinal cord injury at work? A worker’s compensation policy covers things like medical bills and lost wages.

You may sue third parties responsible for your injury if you receive workers’ compensation. Although you cannot sue your employer for your injuries, you may sue a third party.

Contact Boohoff Law’s Brandon Spinal Injury Lawyers

We are a nationally recognized and award-winning personal injury law firm. Our attorneys handle spinal cord injury cases in Florida courts with years of experience. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, let us help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (813) 321-7878.

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150 E. Bloomingdale Avenue
BrandonFL 33511

(813) 536-6172

At our firm, we are proud to represent clients throughout Lithia, Riverview, Tampa and Valrico. 

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