Tampa Spine Injury Lawyer
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Those with Spinal Injury
Persons living with spinal injuries face challenges every day that the rest of us never give a second thought to, from simple tasks like buttoning a shirt or getting out of bed to life-sustaining activities like breathing or swallowing. At Rinaldo Law Group, our Tampa spine injury lawyers help people who have suffered the most catastrophic injuries due to obtain the compensation they need to get proper medical care and have the resources necessary for maximum independence, self-care and quality of life with a spinal injury.
Facts about Spinal Injuries
Spinal cord injuries occur in the most serious and catastrophic accidents, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Premises Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
The spine is divided into three major regions: cervical (neck), thoracic (chest) and lumbar (lower back). All the nerves in the body communicate with the brain via the spinal cord, which runs the length of the spine and branches out through body. When the spinal cord is bruised or cut, all sensory and motor function in the body below the level of the injury is cut off or impaired, including the ability to move limbs or feel sensations, and even the ability of internal organs to function properly. The higher up on the spine that the injury occurs, the more of the body is affected, and the more serious the injury. For instance, an injury in the lumbar region can cause paraplegia, an injury in the thoracic region results in quadriplegia, and a person with an injury to the cervical spine may require mechanical assistance to eat, drink and breathe. Cervical spine injuries are often fatal without emergency medical treatment, and a lifetime of round-the-clock expert care may be required for spinal injury survivors.
In addition to the loss of feeling and movement, persons with spinal injuries are often at risk for a host of other complications during their lifetime, many of which can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. These include:
- Bedsores (aka pressure sores or pressure ulcers)
- Skin and bone infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Respiratory infections
At the Rinaldo Law Group, our experience representing car accident victims and others with catastrophic injuries helps us understand the need for a comprehensive assessment of the spinal injury victim’s needs over a lifetime. We work with medical and vocational rehabilitation experts, economists and others as necessary to develop a comprehensive life care plan that addresses a person’s medical expenses and other costs necessary to achieve the maximum independence, self-care, mobility and employment opportunities. Victims may need residence in a skilled nursing home or assisted living facility, or the help of an at-home caregiver. Modifications to the home and car, and a host of assistive technology and adaptive devices may be necessary. Our lawyers work to achieve the maximum in compensation to address these needs. We know that you have been put in a difficult situation, and we use all our skills and abilities to do everything we can to make things better for you.
Experienced and Successful Tampa Spinal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one incurred a spinal injury because of a distracted driver or a negligent property owner, doctor or hospital, call the Rinaldo Law Group at 813-831-9999 for a free consultation with a compassionate and dedicated Tampa personal injury attorney.