Spinal Cord Injuries
Helping accident victims who suffer spinal cord injuries throughout Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys
More than 10,000 people in the United States suffer spinal cord injuries each year. Spinal cord injuries happen when the spinal cord is subjected to extreme trauma which either damages the nerves, or in the worst situations, severs the actual cord, resulting in a disruption in the line of communication from a person’s brain to other parts of their body. In addition to causing permanent loss of strength and sensation, such debilitating injuries to the spinal cord may unfortunately result in paraplegia or quadriplegia.
While the average age of a spinal cord injury victim is approximately 30 years old, that statistic is changing with an aging population. The vast majority of reported spinal cord injuries, more than 80 percent, happen to men. Although the most common cause of spinal cord trauma, almost 37 percent, is from car accidents and motorcycle accidents; such injuries may also occur from:
- Falls from roofs and ladders
- Recreational activities, such as diving into an improperly marked or constructed swimming pool
Through his involvement in “Stand Among Friends,” an organization who raises funds to help victims of spinal cord and other neurological injuries, Miami personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky is all too familiar with the devastating impact spinal cord injuries have on our clients and their families. While the most commonly thought of spinal cord injuries involve paralysis, there are other debilitating injuries including:
- Loss of sensation
- Problems breathing
- Loss of other vital bodily functions
For more than 25 years, Miami personal injury lawyer Joseph I. Lipsky, has developed the resources, and relationships with rehabilitation experts to successfully handle all types of spinal cord injury cases. Our extensive trial court experience and dedication have allowed us to help many spinal cord injury victims move forward with productive and satisfying lives. It is through this experience that Florida personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky has helped his clients recover tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their spinal cord injuries.
Because the lifetime costs associated with prolonged care from spinal cord injuries can reach into the millions of dollars, and because large corporations and insurance companies do not automatically pay spinal cord injury victims, it is critically important for spinal cord injury victims to seek immediate legal help, not only to understand their rights, but to preserve all accident evidence. Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury attorney Joseph Lipsky is here to help client’s get full financial compensation for their unpaid medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and anguish, both physical and mental. Palm Beach personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky is committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
In addition to those life altering injuries, spinal cord injuries also include so-called soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries mean an injury to any ligaments, tendons, intervertebral discs and muscles. Car accidents, with the forces a body is subjected to in a crash, are the most frequent cause of these soft tissue injuries. Many time soft tissue injuries are also called whiplash injuries. Whiplash refers to a person’s neck being subjected to a traumatic acceleration from the crash. While many people believe whiplash carries a negative connotation, a Canadian study demonstrated that whiplash disorder and the symptoms which someone subjected to it suffer, including pain, loss of cervical range of motion, dizziness and when associated with a herniated disc, radicular pain and numbness down the arms.
Over nearly three decades our Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury attorney has developed relationships with vocational rehabilitation experts and other involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries, providing our firm with the resources necessary to ensure you are awarded maximum compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury due to the carelessness of another person or company throughout Florida, we urge you to CONTACT Florida personal injury attorney Joseph I. Lipsky either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights. We are here to help.