Back & Spine Injuries

Fort Myers spinal injury lawyers

Have you recently suffered a back, spine, or spinal cord injury in Fort Myers or anywhere in Florida? The effects of most serious spinal injuries can leave victims with severe long-term conditions, many of which are irreversible and can lead to a lifetime of disability. Those who sustain a spinal injury may lose the ability to walk, the use of his or her arms, and/or even the ability to eat or sleep normally.

Causes of serious spinal injury

Injuries to the back, spine, and spinal cord can occur under numerous circumstances. Unfortunately, the majority of spinal injuries are from accidents caused by negligence—accidents which could have been prevented. In fact, the most common causes of injuries to the back, spine, and/or spinal cord include the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Construction site or other workplace accidents
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Knife wounds
  • Recreational (sports, exercise, etc.) injuries

Most often, the spinal cord is injured when an individual breaks his or her neck or back, suffering damage to the vertebrae. The vertebrae surround and protect the spinal cord and the nerves inside the spinal column, and when they are broken or damaged, the sensitive spinal cord is susceptible to serious injury. This is known as traumatic spinal cord injury.

Seek compensation for your spinal cord and back injuries

For those who have endured spine and back injury—especially of the traumatic type—it is possible to recover compensation for current and future losses that result form your injury, including lost wages, coverage of medical costs, and diminished quality of life.