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Spinal Cord Injuries

Since the spinal cord is the body's main method of communication among the nerves, a spinal cord injury can severely limit the body's ability to function. Those with spinal cord injuries may experience permanent injury to body parts below the area that was injured. If you have incurred a spinal cord injury because of another person's negligence, then you should immediately speak to a Clearwater personal injury lawyer at Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L. Their legal team has more than 45 years of collective legal experience, handling many complex cases in their years of practice.

Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

The damages to your body from the accident will depend on two different factors: the location of the injury on the spinal cord and the severity of the wound. The higher up the injury is on the spinal cord, then the worse the harm will be. You may experience any of the following issues:

  • Loss of movement
  • Sensory failure
  • Lack of bladder control and bowel movement
  • Muscle spasms
  • Decrease in sexual function and fertility
  • Breathing difficulties

Depending on these factors, the severity of the injury will be classified as complete or incomplete. If you have lost all feeling and ability below the injury, then it is considered to be a "complete" injury; however, if you still have some ability to function below the injury, then it is known as "incomplete".

Those who have been paralyzed by a spinal injury may be either paraplegic or quadriplegic. Paraplegia refers to loss of feelings in the legs and/or pelvic organs only. Quadriplegia means that you have lost feeling in all four limbs.

Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer in Clearwater!

The impact of a spinal cord injury can severely affect the course of one's future. Make sure that you obtain your rightful amount of compensation by calling Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L. Our team of catastrophic injury lawyers in Pinellas County can pursue settlement with the offending party or an insurance company. We have a former insurance defense attorney who can bring valuable insight into your claims! Contact us now to schedule your free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located in the city of Clearwater!