Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
The spinal cord is made up of a group of nerves that transmit impulses to the brain, which are covered by bone, also called vertebrae. A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function, sensation and/or feeling. It can take many months to recover from a spinal cord injury. In severe cases, the damage can result in permanent disabilities.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center has been collecting information on spinal cord injuries since 1973, and they have collected information on 28,450 persons who sustained traumatic spinal cord injuries. These injuries typically affect young adults, and 80.6% of these injuries occur among males. Motor vehicle crashes like car accidents and truck accidents account for 39.2% of reported spinal cord injury cases, and the next most common cause is falls, followed by acts of violence.
You may be eligible for monetary damages to cover:
- Medical treatment
- Lost current and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Home care
A Tampa personal injury lawyer can review your case and discuss your legal options regarding compensation. You can also learn about the procedures for filing a personal injury claim.
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Cases in Tampa
We know the hardships a person with a spinal cord injury will need to endure during recovery, and our lawyers can be relied on to effectively manage all of the legal aspects of your claim from start to finish. Overall, statistics show that 89.3% of the people with spinal cord injuries are discharged from medical care and sent to a private, non-institutional residence (in most cases their homes). With proper medical care and time to adequately recover without having to work, those who suffer spinal cord injuries can usually return to their normal life.