The central nervous system is an immensely delicate system. Nerve endings receive information from a person's surroundings and communicate this data to the brain. The brain, in turn, directs the physical motor response to these stimuli. The spinal cord is the conduit through which all of this information and instruction is carried among the brain, nerves and muscles. When the spinal cord is injured, these essential transmissions can be disrupted and it can have a broad adverse effect on a person's life.
One of the most troubling aspects of these injuries is that they are largely irreversible. While treatment, therapy and rehabilitation may be able to help an accident victim to adjust to his or her changed physical condition, it is unlikely that the proper function will ever be fully restored. These injuries permanently interfere with an individual's physical capacities and might compromise his or her ability to obtain or retain gainful employment. If another person or enterprise's negligent or reckless actions have caused your spinal cord to be damaged, you need to ensure that you can care for yourself in the immediate and long-term future.
- Loss of sensation
- Impaired motor skills
- Inability to hold one's torso upright
- Incontinence and loss of bladder control
- Loss of independent breathing function
Having obtained millions of dollars in these and similar personal injury cases, we understand that a person may suffer intense physical and emotional pain, and both personal and professional relationships and standing could be threatened. We will undertake the comprehensive investigation and discovery needed to build the strongest possible case and obtain the compensation needed to elevate your quality of life as best as possible.
Call the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, brain injury/spinal cord injury lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin LLP at 800-675-4128 or contact the firm online to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case.