Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are among the most difficult and challenging injuries to live with. Those who survive their injury may be left with permanent paralysis – either paraplegia or quadriplegia – which includes both loss of feeling/sensation as well as lack of muscle/motor function. Depending upon the severity of the injury, persons living with spinal cord injury may face daily living challenges regarding mobility, self-care and independence, or they may be wholly reliant on the care of others to provide for their daily needs. When tragic spinal cord injury accidents occur because of the negligence, recklessness or misconduct of another, lawyer Lee Friedland and his team at Friedland & Associates in Fort Lauderdale dedicate themselves to recovering a fair amount of compensation to help accident victims live their lives with the maximum amount of independence and dignity. Contact our spinal cord injury lawyers today.
Spinal cord injuries require expensive medical care and daily living support
The costs of a spinal cord injury can be enormous. Treating the initial injury typically requires emergency medical treatment and acute care, followed by an expensive, intensive period of rehabilitation and physical therapy. Whether released to a skilled nursing facility or discharged to home from the hospital, medical costs likely continue for a lifetime. Persons with spinal cord injury continue to be at risk of many medical complications, including:
• Bedsores and infections
• Respiratory infections/pneumonia
• Urinary tract infections
In addition to medical costs, injury victims frequently require adaptations to their home, vehicles and work environment, including physical alterations to structures and assistive technology devices. Some are confined to an assisted living facility, while others require in-home care, and many find themselves disabled from working or working at a significantly diminished earning capacity.
At Friedland & Associates, we do all we can to help our clients with spinal cord injury achieve the maximum in self-care, mobility and independence possible. This requires taking a comprehensive look at a lifetime of additional costs, utilizing economists, life care planners and other experts and years of experience to build a strong, persuasive case that proves the defendant’s liability and recognizes the full amount of damages owed. We care about your recovery and want to help.
Call Friedland & Associates for Spinal Cord Injury Accidents
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of the negligence of another, call Friedland & Associates in Fort Lauderdale at 954-280-2842 (Broward), 305-680-5965 (Dade) or toll-free at 877-271-6605 for a free consultation.