Spinal Injury

An injury to your spine can affect the rest of your life. These injuries are often some of the costliest to care and treat because of the length of time treatment and care is required for. The spinal injury attorneys at Lopez & DeFilippo understand the hardships you are facing and fortunately we have the resources and skills required to get you fully compensated from the party responsible for your spinal injury accident.

A Spinal injury can occur in many ways but commonly they are caused by trauma to the spine. Car crashes, falls, and violence accounted for the vast majority spinal cord injuries in recent years. If you have had a spine injury you the spine injury attorneys at Lopez & DeFilippo can evaluate your injury and determine for you if there is a someone that can be held financially responsible for the injury to your spine.

What causes spinal cord injury (SCI) and how does it affect your body? | NICHD – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (nih.gov)

What is a spinal cord injury?

It’s any damage to the spinal cord and/or nerves at the end of the spinal canal, these injuries will often cause changes in strength, sensation, and other bodily functions below the location of the injury.

Is my spinal injury complete or incomplete?

If you have lost all feeling below the site of the spinal cord injury your injury would be complete. But if you retained some motor or sensory functions below the site of the injury it is incomplete. An incomplete injury can be of many varying severities and could still be extremely debilitating. 

What are the symptoms that I might have with a spinal injury?

Spinal injury symptoms can show as any combination of the following symptoms

  • Loss of sensation
  • Total or partial loss of movement
  • Diffculty breathing, coughing
  • Changes in secual function, secual sencitivity and fetility
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Inability to determine hot cold with touch.

Spinal cord injury – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

What are the signs I may have sustained a spinal injury after an accident?

  • Backpain
  • Neck pain
  • Weakness in any part of the body
  • Numbness
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Difficulty breathing after accident
  • Twisted neck or back out of alignment

If you suspect that someone has a back or neck injury:

  • Don’t move the injured person — permanent paralysis and other serious complications may result
  • Call 911 or your local emergency medical assistance number
  • Follow the instructions of the emergency medical care provider 
  • Be aware of your surroundings and remember who was there, how it happened, and document any supporting evidence to show the negligence of the other party in their accident.
  • Contact a spinal injury attorney to make sure your medical bills are covered and you are fully compensated for the injury caused to you.

Why hire Lopez & DeFilippo? Lopez & DeFilippo is one of Florida’s leading law firms for handling Spinal Injury. Our Spinal Injury attorneys have the resources and skills to aggressively fight to get you the most financial compensation for your case.

What is a contingency fee? It’s simple, we don’t get paid unless we get you get paid.