Tampa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Attorney Armando Edmiston can take charge of your claim
Any sudden blow to your back or spine that you suffer in a car accident can cause serious damage to your spinal cord, spinal column, discs, ligaments, and/or vertebrae. You could suffer stenosis of the spine, otherwise known as narrowing of the spine. Known as being one of the most severe types of car accident injuries that you can sustain, a cervical spinal cord injury can cause paralysis, while a high cervical spinal cord injury is often fatal.
Once you’ve sustained a serious back injury or spinal cord damage in a crash, you will most likely require extensive medical care and treatment. Whether you feel immediate back pain after a car accident or delayed pain after a car accident, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor may recommend prescription medications, stabilization, surgery, physical therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation to treat your injury.
If you’re having a hard time trying to recover compensation from the insurance company to pay for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses, a spinal cord injury lawyer might be able to help you. At Armando Personal Injury Law, founding attorney Armando Edmiston has the knowledge, experience, and drive to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
What are the symptoms of a spinal cord injury?
Many back and spinal cord injuries often have debilitating symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Complete paralysis
- Some loss of motor or sensory function around the injury
- Loss of mobility
- Inability to feel heat, cold and touch
- Spasms/excessive reflex activities
- Stinging pain due to nerve damage
- Problems breathing or coughing
- Severe back pain
- Pain in the lumbar spine (lower back pain)
- Pain in the sacral spine (underneath the lumbar spine, close to the tailbone)
Whether you sustained a herniated disc, stress fracture, a strain or a sprain, a serious back or spinal cord injury can have a negative impact on your life. You might not be able to go back to work again and may require long-term care.
How much is my spinal cord injury worth?
There is no average settlement for a car accident back injury or spinal injury. Compensation for spinal cord damage will be determined by the overall impact the injury has had on your life.
In general, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- All your medical expenses related to the injury and future expenses
- Lost wages due to being absent from work
- Loss of earning capacity if you can no longer work
- Replacement services for help with things like housekeeping and childcare
- Pain and suffering/punitive damages
If you’re the loved one of someone who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in a car accident, you may also be able to pursue damages, such as funeral expenses and loss of companionship, through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Get justice for your spinal cord injury with an experienced attorney
You may face a long road to recover if you suffered a serious back or spine injury in a car accident. Spinal cord injuries can have lasting and permanent consequences, which means it’s critical that your financial needs are met not just now, but moving forward.
Attorney Armando Edmiston realizes how devastating a spinal cord injury can be and will fight to get you every dollar that you deserve. Our law firm also works for our clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case. Take the first step. Contact us today for more information or schedule a free case evaluation.