A Miami Paralysis Attorney Can Help You Recover Damages for Injuries to Your Back and Neck
In a split second, your life can change forever when an accident causes injury to your spinal cord. Financial recovery from those responsible can help you meet the challenges that lie ahead for you and your family.
Brais Law Firm is a dedicated personal injury law firm. Our team has more than 75 years of combined experience representing individuals who have sustained severe, life-altering injuries. We have a proven history of high recoveries in the six and seven-figure range, which in the last four years totals $40 million*. Please feel free to review our Results page for details.
The goal of a paralysis attorney at our Miami-based firm is to recover the damages that can help you get the care you need and live the best possible quality of life.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals to and from your brain and all parts of your body, including your muscular skeleton. Most spinal cord injuries are caused by trauma to the vertebrae or disks, but may also result from an infection. Nerve signals are interrupted at the point in the spine that is injured and affect the corresponding areas of the body.
For example, partial damage to a cervical vertebra may manifest in tingling, pain, loss of sensation and weakness in the shoulders and arms. Total damage at the cervical level results in quadriplegia. Partial injury to the lumbar spine causes symptoms in the legs, such as sciatica, with quadriplegia resulting from total damage to lower vertebrae.
Spinal cord injury affects organs in addition to movement and can lead to complications in the cardiovascular system, incontinence, increased chance of infection and other serious health risks.
Causes of Spinal Injury
A trauma to your body may damage the vertebra or cause the spongy material between the vertebra, the disks, to bulge and put pressure on the nerves. Traumatic spinal injury may result from:
- Automobile accident
- Workplace accident
- Fall from height
- Sports and recreation accident
- Diving accident
- Violence and assaults
- Hospital acquired infection
- Doctor’s surgical mistake
Costs of Living with a Spinal Cord Injury
Appropriate urgent care and access to ongoing rehabilitation may improve functionality, sensation and mobility. In addition, you may require alterations to your home, office and automobile and may benefit from advanced technologies and mobility aids that provide for greater independence and quality of life.
A Miami paralysis attorney at our firm will consider the tools and services you need now and may benefit from in the future when we calculate your damages, including:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation
- Vocational training
- Specialized equipment and alternations
- Costs associated with living with a disability
- Loss of income and future earnings
- Shortened life expectancy
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Miami Paralysis Attorney
Brais Law Firm offers you a free consultation to evaluate your spinal injury claim. Because we take your case on contingency, you do not pay attorneys’ fees until we recover money damages for you. Call us toll-free at 1-888-238-5637, or contact us online to review your case with an experienced paralysis attorney. We handle cases throughout Florida from our main Miami office.
*Specific details regarding case and settlement results are not indications of the results of future cases and settlements, nor should they be held to be guarantees, warranties, or predictions regarding the result of representation by our firm. Furthermore, any message regarding the result of a specific case is not a promise of similar results in future cases, but rather represents the outcome of the specific legal and factual basis from which it arises.