If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident resulting in a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and your pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Lewis & Williams can help you. Their personal injury law firm has over 45 years of combined service representing victims of accidents including spinal cord injuries. They have won millions of dollars in damages for clients who have been victims of catastrophic injuries including spinal cord injuries.

Spinal Cord Injury or SCI is defined as trauma to the spinal cord which results in some loss of function. Each year, over 12,000 people sustain Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States alone. The average age at injury is increasing. Since 2000 the average age at injury is 38 years but the percentage of persons older than 60 years of age at injury has increased almost five percent. 

The Spinal Cord is a bundle of nerves that extends from the base of the brain to waist. It is protected by the Spinal Column, which is made up of the cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine. Usually Spinal Cord Injuries are due to trauma to the Spinal Column, which then causes damage to the nerves within the Spinal Cord. The approximate location of most Spinal Cord Injuries are as follows:

 

  •     Cervical Spinal Cord Injury - 50%
  •     Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury  - 30%
  •     Lumbar and Sacral Spinal Cord Injury - 20%

 

The majority of Spinal Cord Injuries are due to Motor Vehicle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Truck Accidents and Pedestrian Accidents,gunshots, sporting activities and falls.

 

You may be entitled to compensation for spinal cord injuries, including:

 

  •     Paraplegia
  •     Quadriplegia
  •     Fractured/ Broken Back
  •     Spinal Fracture
  •     Herniated Disc
  •     Spinal Cord Compression
  •     Paralysis
  •     Fractured Vertebrae
  •     Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
  •     Loss of Sexual Functioning

 

Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

 

Unfortunately, Spinal Cord nerves are unable to regenerate themselves. However, with advancements in technology and medicine, scientists and physicians are optimistic in looking towards the future of Spinal Cord Injury treatment as well as improvements in the quality of life for survivors of Spinal Cord Injuries. For more information be sure to visit the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA).

 

You need an attorney who understands the physical and emotional pain victims of spinal cord injuries suffer. The team of experts and attorneys can help you to recover the damages you deserve enabling you to lead a happy and productive life. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you never have to pay us unless we win your case.

 

The personal injury lawyers of Lewis & Williams have won millions of dollars in damages for personal injury victims, including spinal cord injuries. Let the Florida spinal cord injury attorneys, at Lewis & Williams, help you. Make an appointment for a free case consultation. We’ll meet you wherever it’s convenient. For more information call us today at 561-444-2260. 

701 US Highway 1, Suite 101

North Palm Beach, Florida 33408 

561-444-2260 (Telephone)

 

   

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