When it comes to human anatomy, there is nothing as fragile and important as the spinal cord. Not only does the spinal cord help you to stand up, it also protects your nerve centers, blood vessels, and other important parts of your anatomy. Even a seemingly minor injury to the spinal cord can result in much more than a sore back. Read on to learn more about what to do if you’ve been injured and then reach out to Gilbert and Smallman for a free legal consultation.
Possible consequences of spinal cord injuries
The consequences of a spinal cord injury can be significant. This is especially true in cases where blood vessels and / or nerves are damaged. Even something minor such as an inflamed disc can be very painful. For example, the numbness that the disc causes by putting pressure on the nerves in the spinal column can cause long-term issues.
A serious injury can result in everything from paralysis to long-term pain. You could even be looking at weakness or numbness that never goes away. You may be stuck in a wheelchair for the rest of your life, or taking pain medications regularly. Either or both of these can result in huge medical bills. This is just one of the reasons that it’s always worth it to reach out to a Florida attorney and discover what your options are.
A spinal cord injury could change your life for the worse
If you end up with a back or spinal cord injury, then you could lose out on weeks of work, or even months. In some cases, you may end up never being able to work again. When you work with a Florida personal injury attorney, we can fight for you to get the damages you deserve. These may cover your medical costs, the pain you’ve experienced, your lost wages, the emotional anguish you’ve been through, your lowered mobility, and your lowered quality of life.
If you or a loved one has dealt with an accident that resulted in a back or spinal cord injury then we encourage you to call Gilbert and Smallman for a free consultation. We can consider your case and let you know what your options are. Today is the day you can take control back. Today is the day you can find out what your options are.