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Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of a victim’s body. A spinal cord injury can damage or destroy the conduit that transmits the brain’s messages to the body. When this occurs, the part of the body controlled by the affected area of the spinal cord may lose its ability to function. At Frank M. Eidson, P.A., our experienced paralysis attorney – serving Orlando and Florida victims statewide – has handled many successful spinal cord injury lawsuits. Since our inception nearly 20 years ago, we have established a track record for aggressive representation and significant verdicts and settlements. Our legal team provides catastrophic injury victims competent, compassionate representation and advice that helps victims get on the road to recovery.
Spinal cord injury and paralysis attorney Frank Eidson handles personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and construction accidents. To discuss your potential claim, contact our Orlando, Florida personal injury office today.
The loss of one’s own mobility and independence is a terribly traumatic event. Making matters worse, spinal cord injury victims often require extensive rehabilitative care and suffer various medical complications, even shortened life spans. The effects of paralysis or spinal cord injury can include pain, urinary and bowel tract problems, respiratory problems, and sexual dysfunction.
Personal, emotional and psychological effects are often associated with a spinal cord injury as well. These can include weight control issues, alcohol or drug abuse, major depression and a very high risk of suicide in the first 10 years following an accident.
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center, the average medical cost of a spinal cord injury is more than $200,000 (as high as $600,000 for victims suffering from full quadriplegia). Treatment and rehabilitation costs for subsequent years range from $14,000 to $120,000 depending on the severity of the injury.
Most paralyses caused by nervous system damage are constant in nature; however, there are forms of periodic paralysis which are caused by other factors. If you suffered as a result of another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions, contact paralysis attorney Frank M. Eidson. Serving the greater Orlando, Florida-area we will file a spinal cord injury lawsuit on your behalf. We will help you recover fair compensation.
If you are a paralysis or spinal cord injury victim and are seeking representation from a dedicated, experienced paralysis attorney, contact the Orlando, Florida office of Frank M. Eidson and schedule a free consultation. A successful spinal cord injury lawsuit can compensate victims for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Boasting an exceptional standard of verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients throughout Florida, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.