Spinal Cord Injury Survivors Deserve Compensation
There are about 11 million people in the country living with some degree of spinal cord injury. Some live fulfilling and productive lives with help from technology and physical adaptations to their environment. Others require round-the-clock care in their own home or in a nursing facility.
Damage to the spinal cord is often a catastrophic injury, and the costs involved can quickly max out health insurance benefits and lie beyond the reach of most households. At Vocelle & Berg, LLP, we are committed to holding responsible parties accountable while helping accident victims recover the maximum amount of compensation.
Know The Four Common Types Of Spine Injury
The severity of a spinal cord injury depends on the type of accident or injury and its location along the spinal column. The most common types of spinal cord injury are:
- Compression injury – pressure on the spinal cord
- Contusion – bruising of the spinal cord
- Laceration – a tearing of the nerve fibers that form the spinal cord
- Central cord syndrome – cutting or tearing of the largest nerve fibers in the spinal cord
The milder cases of compression or contusion most often result in diminished function, such as tingling or numbness in the hands and feet or the loss of movement in fingers or toes. When the spinal cord is cut or severed, most communication is cut off between the brain and the nerves in the body below the point of injury. In these cases, there is no feeling or sensation or ability to move body parts in the affected areas.
Get Justice – Hold Perpetrators Accountable – Seek Compensation
At Vocelle & Berg, LLP, our attorneys understand the lifetime of daily living challenges and medical complications that people living with a spinal cord injury must face. We work to develop a life care plan that accounts for medical care, adaptations to home and car, vocational rehabilitation, and other costs thrust upon someone who receives a spinal cord injury because of another party’s negligence. We seek justice for the victim and hold negligent parties accountable by fighting for compensation.
Get Help For Spinal Cord Injuries From Board-Certified Attorneys
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact Vocelle & Berg, LLP. From our Treasure Coast office, we provide no-cost consultations. We will fight to get you the maximum compensation available. To schedule, call 772-562-8111 or send us an email.