The Pain of Spinal Cord Trauma
Sarasota Injury Lawyer - Personal & Aggressive Counsel
Florida is a busy state, home to millions of people and a popular tourist
destination. You can participate in many exciting activities in Florida,
including golfing, boating, swimming, biking and picnics. The large population
and the crowded roads and waterways combined with the high incidence of
reckless abandon, however, create a perfect storm for serious injury accidents.
Florida's famous amusement parks and attractions add to the already
strained and failing infrastructure.
boating accidents and recreational accidents while swimming, diving, playing and horsing
around are all too common and can have devastating consequences.
An impact to the spine, whether during a car accident or an ill-conceived
dive into a shallow pool, can injure your spinal cord. Hundreds of thousands
of Americans currently live with spinal cord injuries, and over 50 percent
are nearly or completely quadriplegic when they leave the hospital.
Sarasota injury lawyer
Maria Gerber knows that accidents do happen; but when someone else is at fault and
you or a loved one has suffered a life-altering spinal cord injury, Maria and her
Gerber Law will fight to make sure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
Spinal cord injuries are emotionally and financially costly; Maria Gerber
will not only provide personal, yet aggressive legal representation, but
she and her staff at Gerber Law give every client personal attention and
support every step of the way.
Maria will make sure you receive the tough legal counsel, quality representation
and fair compensation that you deserve.
Contact Gerber Law as soon as possible to receive a FREE consultation. The sooner you hire competent legal counsel, the faster and easier you
can get your life back on track.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries cause damage to the spinal nerves, discs and bones.
The most common causes of spinal cord trauma include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, such as car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Sports injuries
- Industrial accidents
- Gunshot wounds
Spinal cord injuries can occur directly during an accident in a variety of ways:
- Bone fragments or metal fragments from a vehicle accident or gunshot can
lacerate the spinal cord
- Abnormal twisting or compression during an accident can damage the spinal cord
- Compression from swelling, bleeding or accumulated fluid can damage the
If you already have a weakened spine because of arthritis or osteoporosis,
even a minor injury can seriously harm your spinal cord. Complications
from spinal cord injuries can cause
death, particularly in
Complications from Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury has serious consequences, including:
- Loss of normal bowel and bladder control
- Numbness, weakness and paralysis
- Sensory changes
Over half of all spinal cord trauma victims leave the hospital quadriplegic
or nearly quadriplegic, having limited or no use of their arms and legs.
Nearly half of all spinal cord trauma victims are paraplegic or nearly
paraplegic, with limited or no use of either their arms or their legs.
Many terrible complications accompany spinal cord trauma, both immediately
and in the long term. Some of these complications occur as a direct result
of the injury, while others occur because of paralysis, numbness or a
- Blood pressure changes
- Kidney disease
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Male impotence
A person with a severely injured spinal cord has a future filled with surgeries,
painful physical therapy and cortisone injections, traction, bed rest,
catheterization and hospitalization. A paralyzed individual will need
home modifications, expensive medical equipment and potentially around-the-clock
Many spine-injured people are unable to work again, and divorce rates are
higher post-spinal cord injury. Some must live in hospitals, nursing homes
or group homes.
Many spinal cord injury victims are able to live decades after their accidents
because of these expensive and painful treatments; some, however, succumb
to the complications from their injuries.
The leading causes of death for victims of spinal cord trauma include:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Blood poisoning
- Renal failure
Sarasota injury attorney Maria Gerber understands the special attention
to detail required for handling
Contact Gerber Law
today for a
consultation if you or a family member has been the victim of a spinal
cord injury or if a family member has died because of spinal cord trauma. Unlike large companies, Attorney Gerber treats her clients in a personal
and caring way. You will always work directly with a lawyer. With offices
in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, Gerber Law serves the southwest coast
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