Kissimmee Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Therapy and rehabilitation can last a lifetime
Spinal injuries, whether minor or more serious, are a frightening prospect. Damage to the spinal column, bones and vertebrae or the muscles that support your back can seriously limit movement and control of your body. Injuries to the muscles that support your back may not seem alarming but can lead to painful conditions later requiring significant rehab and limiting your ability to earn a living.
Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. understands the long-term recovery needs of injury victims. We work to get you adequate compensation following a serious spinal injury, contact our experienced Kissimmee spinal cord injury attorneys today.
An injury to the spinal column can be devastating
Trauma to your back or spinal column can have wide-ranging effects. Injuries that may not seem major at first often become progressively worse with time. Others are instantaneously life changing. Major spinal injuries are sometimes classified by the region in the body in which they occur:
- Cervical spinal injuries — The cervical region comprises the upper back and neck, and the spinal column is responsible for controlling the diaphragm and all muscles below. An injury there can result in severe difficulty drawing breath, paralysis of the arms and legs and loss of control of bodily functions.
- Thoracic spinal injuries — The thoracic region houses the spine and rib cage in the body’s center mass. An injury to the spine in this part of the body can result in paralysis of your legs and loss of bowel and bladder control. Movement in hands and arms is typically retained.
- Lumbar injuries — The lower back is referred to as the lumbar region. Damage to muscles or the spinal column can be extremely painful, usually requiring surgery and additional support.
Injuries to muscles supporting the spinal column may only be uncomfortable at first, but can become debilitating over time. Spinal injuries are sometimes referred to as complete or incomplete. Complete injuries mean the nerves in the spinal column have been completely severed, resulting in paralysis. Incomplete injuries mean some nerves are still functioning.
Back injuries can be chronic and painful
An injury to your lower back can be painful, and it often requires long-term treatment. If the injury is a result of your working conditions, a slip and fall at a public place or a major accident, such as a car crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced Kissimmee spinal cord injury attorneys, common types of back injuries we see include:
- Sprains and strains — A sprain or strain can result from any number of incidents, ranging from whiplash during an auto accident to unsafe working conditions.
- Herniated discs — A herniated disc is damage to the muscular padding between the bones that form the spine. It often results from accidents and can be painful and difficult to rehabilitate.
- Fractured vertebrae — A fracture of the bone housing the spinal column does not automatically mean the nervous system is damaged. However, such injuries are especially dangerous.
If you have suffered a back or spinal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost work time and decreased earning potential. Our personal injury attorneys can explain more about your options.
Contact our Kissimmee spinal cord injury attorneys for a free consultation about your injuries
Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. works with accident victims in Kissimmee, Orlando, Altamonte Springs and the surrounding communities to get them the help they need. If you have been hurt and are coping with the effects of a serious back or spinal injury, we can explain your legal options. For a free initial consultation, contact us at 407.483.0500 or online.