Jacksonville Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and Clients throughout Florida
A spinal cord injury will likely change an individual’s life as well as his or her loved ones’ lives forever. These types of injuries do not just affect the injured; they affect everyone they interact with daily. Spinal cord injuries often result in the victim becoming a quadriplegic or paraplegic, which severely impacts their day-to-day life.
You may never be able to walk again, write your own name or even hug your own children. If someone was negligent and caused this life-altering injury, you deserve compensation for that injury.
The Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A. have seen the devastation associated with these types of injuries and we are here to help you and your loved ones get through it.
How the Spinal Cord Becomes Injured
The most common cause for spinal cord injuries is trauma. But, there is not just one type of trauma. Just some of the ways a person can injure their spine includes:
- A severed spinal cord – when the spine is completely cut in half.
- Crushed spinal cord
- Vertebral fracture (also known as a broken back)
- Other external trauma
- Medical errors
Once the spinal cord is injured, it can affect the rest of the body. The spinal cord is an integral component in a person’s body and without it, he or she may lose their ability to walk, talk or even swallow.
Just some of the effects that can occur after a spinal cord injury include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Pneumonia and frequent infections
- Low blood pressure
- Heart complications
- Persistent pain
- Pressure ulcers and sores
- Muscle spams
- Nerve issues
- Blood clots
- Brain issues
- Bladder and bowel control problems
Recovery is Costly
To recover from these types of injuries, victims will spend thousands of dollars in medical treatments, rehabilitative care, and in-home nursing care. The medications and procedures to treat the pain and underlying issues adds up quickly.
Just some of the treatments a victim may have to face include:
- Emergency room visits
- Realignment of the spine
- Steroid treatments
- Respirators to regulate breathing
- Rehabilitative care
- In-home end-of-life care
- Pain management and medications
Why You Need an Spinal Cord Injury Attorney by Your Side
After a person suffers from a injury, there are numerous steps they will have to take in treatment and recovery—and they may never fully recover.
You need access to a specialized physician, medical staff, and equipment. You may be undergoing treatment for years.
But, insurance companies do not care about any of this. It is their job to give you the least amount as possible and they will work hard to ensure you don’t get a dime over what they can afford.
They do not care about your long-term costs, lost wages or even how the injury will impact your quality of life; they only care about their bottom line.
Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys can ensure you get the your complete spinal cord injury compensation that insurers do not care about, including:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Prescription coverage
- Surgeries and hospitalizations
- Rehabilitative care
- In-home or nursing home care
- Special equipment
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity – if you are permanently disabled and can no longer work
- Funeral and burial costs (if a wrongful death occurs)
Contact Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys
Our team of Personal Injury Attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A. know how to negotiate with insurance companies and we will fight aggressively for your right to compensation.
We understand what you and your loved ones are going through and that you don’t have time to play the games insurance adjusters play. We are here to work as your advocates and get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Because spinal cord injuries often bring on a slew of other medical complications, you need access to the best compensation for spinal cord injury. Time is limited on how long you have to file your claim, so contact us today for a free consultation.
Meet with us in one of our convenient Jacksonville locations or we can come to you. Schedule your appointment by dialing 904-398-2212 now.