Medical bills, lost earnings, physical therapy, rehabilitation and disability accommodations add up to overwhelming losses and liabilities for many spinal cord injury victims and their families. It is critical to take an aggressive approach to the recovery of compensation from any negligent party involved in an accident.
At the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A., we understand the importance of such legal cases. That's because we have been fighting for the rights of spinal cord injury victims in Central Florida for more than 25 years. We know what's at stake and why it's important to act fast to build a strong legal case.
Types of injuries
There are many different kinds of spinal cord injuries caused by personal injury accidents. Some of the most common types of injuries we regularly deal with at our law firm include:
- Incomplete spinal cord injury - The spinal cord is partially severed, allowing the person to perform some physical tasks.
- Complete spinal cord injury - The spinal cord is completely severed, resulting in loss of functioning and movement below the location of the injury. Within this category, the most common types of spinal cord injuries include:
- Paraplegia - A spinal cord injury results in paralysis (loss of movement) in the
lower half of the body.
- Quadriplegia - A spinal cord injury results in complete paralysis of both arms
- Triplegia - A spinal cord injury results in paralysis of one arm and both legs.
Whatever type of spinal cord injury you or a loved one is dealing with after a serious accident, it's important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible about all your legal options. Often, you only have a limited amount of time (known as the "statute of limitations") to take legal action after a spinal cord injury.
How we can help you
If you or your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, a boating accident, a swimming pool accident, a slip and fall accident or any serious accident, contact a personal injury attorney. You need experienced legal counsel just as surely as you need top-notch medical care and therapies.
Whether you or your loved one is facing a life with paraplegia or quadriplegia, you need to begin planning for life after the injury, beginning the very next day. If an investigation shows that a crash was caused by another driver or a slip and fall accident was the result of the negligence of a property owner, a personal injury lawyer can help you file an injury claim or lawsuit against that person or entity.
We have found that taking prompt legal action often makes a great difference. Getting sworn statements from witnesses, for example, is best accomplished soon after an accident. The same applies for reviewing medical records and accident reports - the sooner, the better.
Spinal cord injury lawyers can help
Don't underestimate the complexity of your case. Make sure you talk to an experienced accident attorney today. Make sure you contact our law firm and schedule a free case evaluation with one of our skilled attorneys.
A call to a skillful catastrophic injury lawyer can be the first step toward recovery of the compensation you will need to cover the costs and losses of a spinal cord injury. From our personal injury law offices in Tavares, The Villages, Clermont and Inverness, we assist clients from throughout central Florida. We can visit you in your hospital or home if you desire.