Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyers




Fort Lauderdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

The interaction of the human body with the external world depends upon the successful function of a host of different body parts and systems. Nerve endings receive information from a person’s surroundings and communicate this data to the brain. The brain, in turn, directs the physical motor response to these stimuli. The spinal cord is the conduit through which all of this information and instruction is carried between the brain, nerves, and muscles. When the spinal cord is injured, these essential transmissions can be disrupted and it can have a broad adverse effect on a person’s life.

Catastrophic injuries such as those to the spinal cord can permanently interfere with an individual’s physical capacities and might compromise his or her ability to obtain or retain gainful employment. If another person or enterprise’s negligent or reckless actions have caused your spinal cord to be damaged then it may be in your best interest to consider seeking financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact the Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP today at 954-467-8622 for more information.

The Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

One of the most troubling aspects of SCIs is that they are largely irreversible. While treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation may be able to help an accident victim to adjust to his or her changed physical condition, it is unlikely that the proper function will ever be fully restored. When the damage to the spinal cord is very low on the spine, the effects are apt to be comparatively lesser than when it is higher, so an individual who suffers an SCI near the bottom of the spine will tend to experience fewer complications than one whose injury is placed higher.

Regardless of a spinal cord injury’s placement, however, a person may suffer intense physical and emotional pain and both personal and professional relationships and standing could be threatened. To put into perspective the rather significant nature of an SCI, consider the following potential effects:

  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Loss of sensation
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Inability to hold one’s torso upright
  • Incontinence and loss of bladder control
  • Loss of independent breathing function

Contact Us

The Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP are passionately committed to helping the victims of negligence fight for the financial compensation that they are rightfully due. Contact us at 954-467-8622 to discuss your legal rights and options.