Tampa Brain Injury Lawyer and Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys


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Tampa Brain Injury Lawyer and Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Image depicting a Brain and Spinal Cord Injury by a Tampa brain injury lawyerIf you have suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, you should contact an experienced Tampa Brain Injury Lawyer right away.

The spinal cord is a delicate and fragile bundle of nerves that runs through the backbone of the human body. This network transmits sensation and controls movement throughout the body. When the spinal cord becomes damaged, it can cause loss of mobility and feeling below the injured area. It is a very serious type of injury that can be fatal.

Each year, about 8,000 new spinal cord injuries are diagnosed. More than 80 percent of them are in men between the ages of 16 and 30. As many as 450,000 Americans live with spinal cord injuries. The most common causes of these injuries occur from automobile, large truck or motorcycle crashes. Gunshot and knife wounds, slips, falls, and injuries from participating in sports are also responsible for many of these injuries.

Nearly half of the estimated 7,800 nonfatal spinal cord injuries that occur each year are the result of motor vehicle accidents. Spinal injury at the neck level may impair a person's breathing and paralyze arms, legs and trunk - also known as quadriplegia. An injury that occurs in the lower portion of the spine may cause weakness and loss of movement or feeling only in the legs and lower parts of the body. This is known as paraplegia. If a spinal cord becomes severed, it cannot be repaired. In less severe cases, recovery depends of the extent of the damage.

Symptoms of spinal cord damage may include weakness, poor coordination, paralysis, numbness, tingling, loss of bowel or bladder control, pain. Any trauma that pulls, compresses, pushes sideways or cuts your spinal cord may cause spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can also be caused by blood clots, abscesses, tumors, polio, spina bifida or Friedrich's Ataxia, an inherited disorder. If you have suffered a severe or disabling injury, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately following any accident. The attorneys at Fernandez Law Group have the skills needed as well as proven results to help ensure you are properly compensated for your losses.

If spinal cord injury is suspected, a CT scan, MRI or myelogram may be used as diagnostic tools. Immediate medical treatment should focus on stabilizing the spine and aggressive treatment with corticosteroid drugs to limit damage. Surgery may also be necessary to stabilize the spine or fuse the spine with metal plates or pins. Once the initial injury heals, functional improvements may continue for at least six months. After that time period, any remaining disability is likely to be permanent.

Long-term treatment involves an intense program of rehabilitation therapy. Continuing treatment might include nutritional management, occupational therapy, psychological counseling and careful monitoring by physicians.

Contact Us Today - Receive a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation

Fernandez Law Group is a law firm representing the Tampa and Miami metro areas of Florida in all matters concerning Personal Injury Law. Consultations are free, and there are no fees unless a case is successfully settled or litigated.

Why is it important to consult a Tampa brain injury attorney immediately following a brain or spinal cord injury?

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident causing injury to the brain or spinal cord, waiting to call an attorney will never help your case. In fact, it could seriously impair your ability to prevail in a lawsuit. As soon as you contact us, we start our investigation of your case and begin preserving and analyzing critical evidence. As time passes, eye-witness accounts waver, electronically stored data may be erased and other important evidence might become difficult to obtain.

Our brain and spinal cord injury attorneys have a combined legal experience of over 40 years in handling all types of personal injury cases, and a large portion of our work involves brain and spinal cord injuries as well as medical malpractice claims. Improper diagnosis, dispensing incorrect or conflicting medications, unsanitary conditions and improper training and care are the most common types of medical related cases we've seen but we've handled them all.

We put not one, but multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves. Not only that, but we're also fewer than 10% of Florida attorneys who are also authorized to practice in federal courts. Let us put our experiences and resources to work for you today, and you can expect to get the results you deserve.

Our attorneys are very experienced and fully prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf.

There are no costs or fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, do not try to handle a claim on your own or risk using an inexperienced lawyer. Not all brain and spinal cord injury attorneys have our commitment to achieving full justice for their clients, nor do they have our trial experience and proven skills.

Personal injury attorneys are everywhere, but when you come to Fernandez Law Group you can count on our team to work extremely hard to provide you with exceptional representation. We take pride in doing what it takes to earn the proper compensation our clients deserve, no matter how hard the fight.

Walking out of courtOur Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys go the extra mile:

Going the extra mile for our clients is an easy choice as we accept only serious, legitimate cases. Clients can have confidence in our experience and commitment to go far as necessary to make a substantial and meaningful difference in the lives of injured citizens.

Our clients have the right to decide if and when to settle a case or to proceed to trial. We meet with our clients individually to discuss their options and how to proceed in their best interest. Some insurance companies routinely refuse to make a reasonable offer to any lawyer, leaving no other option but to proceed to trial. It is important to have an experienced trial attorney who is able to provide competent representation in court to obtain a favorable verdict. Our firm has more than 40 years of combined legal experience.

Our brain and spinal cord injury attorneys and dedicated support staff will focus on your needs while providing superior, effective, and vigorous representation of your interests. We are paid for our legal services only if we obtain a recovery on your behalf, and we will come to your home or to the hospital for your convenience.

We look forward to hearing from you and would be honored to assist and serve you.

Call us today at 813-489-3222 or submit your info online for a FREE consultation and case evaluation.

Fernandez Law Group will provide a detailed evaluation of your claim. There is no obligation. And there are absolutely no fees at all until we win your case!


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