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Palm Beach Gardens & Palm Beach County, FL

Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Call a lawyer who gets meaningful results for SCI victims in Palm Beach County

Suffering a spinal cord injury (SCI) in a car accident can be life-altering, leading to paralysis and other severe and permanent symptoms. Rebuilding your life after such an accident is an uphill battle. However, the right spinal cord injury lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, we are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve for your spinal cord injury. Among his notable case results, Mr. Shomo has achieved the following outcomes involving spinal cord injuries and car accidents:

  • $1,000,000 – For a motor vehicle collision that resulted in spinal cord injuries and surgeries.
  • $1,000,000 – For a motor vehicle crash that resulted in spinal surgeries.
  • $950,000 – For a motor vehicle collision that resulted in spinal surgeries.
  • $685,000 – For a motor vehicle accident that resulted in spinal cord injuries with surgery.
  • $450,000 – For a motor vehicle collision that caused spinal injuries.
  • $425,000 – For a motor vehicle crash that resulted in spinal injuries.
  • $400,000 – For a motor vehicle accident that caused spinal injuries.

With a track record of recovering over $85 million for his clients, Mr. Shomo knows how to get results that matter for victims of life-altering injuries. Our law firm is here to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help. We offer legal representation to SCI victims in Palm Beach County and throughout Florida.

How car accidents result in spinal cord injuries

During a car accident, the sudden impact can put tremendous force on the body, especially the neck and back. This force can cause the spine to bend or twist in ways it’s not meant to, leading to injuries to the spinal cord. For example, in a rear-end collision, the head may snap back and then forward rapidly, causing hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck, which can injure the spinal cord. Similarly, in a side-impact or T-bone collision, the force can jolt the spine sideways.

Additionally, objects inside the vehicle or even parts of the vehicle itself can become projectiles during a crash, striking occupants and potentially causing spinal cord injuries upon impact. In rollover accidents, the body can absorb multiple forces from different directions, which can be too much for the spinal cord.

Types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are categorized into two types: Complete and Incomplete.

  • Complete spinal cord injury: Occurs when the spinal cord is fully severed, resulting in a total loss of function and sensation below the injury site.
  • Incomplete spinal cord injury: Involves partial damage to the spinal cord, allowing for some preservation of function and sensation below the injury site.

Common symptoms of a spinal cord injury

Getting immediate medical attention after a car accident is crucial, especially when it comes to potential spinal cord injuries. Some symptoms may not manifest immediately, and delayed pain could be a sign of a serious problem. Here are common symptoms that may signal a spinal cord injury after a car accident:

  • Neck or back pain: Persistent pain in the neck or back, which may worsen over time.
  • Difficulty breathing: Impaired respiratory function or difficulty breathing after the accident.
  • Numbness or tingling: Loss of sensation or abnormal sensations in various parts of the body.
  • Weakness or paralysis: Partial or complete loss of muscle strength, affecting mobility.
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control: Inability to control bowel or bladder functions.
  • Difficulty with balance: Impaired coordination, balance issues, or difficulty walking.
  • Headaches: Persistent headaches, especially those worsening over time.
  • Spasms: Involuntary muscle spasms or uncontrolled movements.
  • Changes in sensation: Altered perception of temperature, pressure, or touch in affected areas.

Consequences of spinal cord injuries

Experiencing a spinal cord injury due to a car accident can have life-altering consequences such as paralysis. When the spinal cord is damaged, it disrupts the brain’s communication with the body, leading to a loss of function below the injury. This can result in partial or complete paralysis, affecting either the lower half (paraplegia) or both arms and legs (quadriplegia).

The effects of paralysis reach beyond the individual, impacting their families and loved ones. Everyday tasks become more challenging, and it is physically and emotionally draining.

Adjusting to life with paralysis requires significant support and adaptation, affecting every aspect of daily living. Getting dressed, eating, or just moving around independently becomes challenging.

A spinal cord injury can also lead to financial problems. Medical bills, rehabilitation, and assistive devices all add up, putting a strain on both the individual and their family. Additionally, there are other costs to consider, such as making changes to the home, transportation expenses, and the loss of income if the individual is unable to work due to their disability. Fortunately, through legal action with the help of a spinal cord injury lawyer, these damages may be recovered.

Recoverable damages for spinal cord injuries

Suffering a spinal cord injury in a car accident can have lasting impacts on different aspects of your life. Seeking compensation for these injuries is crucial to help you cope with the challenges you may face ahead. Through seeking compensation for a spinal cord injury, you may be able to recover numerous types of damages, including but not limited to:

  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional distress caused by the injury.
  • Disability accommodations: Covers the costs associated with necessary adjustments and modifications to accommodate the disability.
  • Medical treatment and expenses: This should include compensation for all medical treatments, surgeries, medications, and related expenses.
  • Physical therapy: Reimbursement for ongoing therapies aimed at recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages: Compensation for the impact on your ability to work and earn a living in the present and future.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Addresses the specific loss of joy and fulfillment experienced as a result of the injury.

Seek justice for your spinal cord injury with an experienced lawyer

Debilitating and life-altering spinal cord injuries from car accidents are not to be taken lightly. Coping with paralysis, physical limitations, and emotional strain requires support from wherever you can get it. Seeking the assistance of a knowledgeable spinal cord injury attorney can make all the difference.

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., Mr. Shomo and his dedicated legal team can advocate for proper medical care and rehabilitation, and fight for the compensation needed to alleviate your financial burdens. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury after a car accident in Palm Beach County, contact us today for compassionate and experienced legal guidance. We offer free consultations to discuss your case and explore legal options best suited for you.

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