Spinal Cord Injury Accidents

florida spine injury attorneySpinal injuries are characterized by weakness, sensory loss or paralysis below the point of injury.  The most severe injuries involve paralysis.

Paraplegia is the total loss of function and control from the waist down.  Quadriplegia (a.k.a tetraplegia) is the total loss of function and control from the head down.  Severity of spinal cord injuries are categorized as either complete or incomplete.  Complete injuries are the most severe with almost all of the sensory and motor function lost below the jury.  Incomplete injuries have some motor and sensory function below the affected area.

Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries from accidents are common, and more than 1/2 of all people with spinal cord injuries are between 16 and 30 years old.  Herniated discs, damaged nerve fibers, strains, sprains and fractures can cause any of the following symptoms: extreme back pain; unrelenting muscle cramps or spasms; pressure in your head, neck or back; loss of movement; pain or intense stinging sensation; weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body; numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation to shoulder, arms, legs, feet, hands, fingers or toes; loss of bladder or bowel control; difficulty with balance or walking; impaired breathing; or oddly positioned or twisted neck or back.

If you have recently been in an accident, but don’t have any symptoms of a spinal cord injury, we still recommend you see a doctor.  Sometimes spinal cord injuries can take months to show any symptoms.  Early identification of your injuries may prevent permanent, life-long suffering.

The Law Offices of Reese Harvey has over 15 years of experience helping clients suffering from serious injuries win the money they deserve.  We work with our team of expert investigators, accident reconstructionists, and economists to make sure you recover all the money available for your injuries so you can piece your life back together.



Call us today for your free, no obligation consultation at (561) 691-4511.