One of the most serious injuries you can suffer, spinal injury victims face potential life-long disability and other serious symptoms. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), Americans suffer approximately over 17,000 new spinal cord injuries each year. The medical bills for treating these injuries can be overwhelming, and you may not be able to work following the accident that caused you harm. How will you provide for your family? Will you be able to make a full recovery?
Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury lawyer David I. Fuchs can help you get the answers you need following a life-altering accident. With over 30 years of experience, he helps his clients fight for fair compensation for their injuries so that they can move forward with their lives. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, call a Fort Lauderdale back injury lawyer from David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. at (954) 568-3636, or reach out via the online form.
There are two main categories of spinal cord injuries:
Depending on where your spinal cord was injured, you may lose movement in all four limbs (quadriplegia) or two limbs (paraplegia).
Some spinal injuries may result in only partial loss of mobility and sensation. For example, you may lose sensitivity, while retaining the ability to feel significant sensations. Alternatively, you may still be able to move your arms and legs, but you may have lost some of your fine motor skills.
While severe spinal injuries are often immediately identifiable, less severe harm might be harder to diagnose. Symptoms of spinal cord injuries include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek medical treatment right away, even if you have already been seen by your doctor. Following that, you should reach out to a Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury lawyer from David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A..
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