According to the Mayo Clinic, each year about 11,000 Americas suffer spinal cord injuries. Approximately 50 percent of new spinal cord injury cases result from auto accidents, the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Generally, a spinal cord injury occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal column or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals throughout the body. When a spinal cord injury occurs, the affected area may lose sensation or the ability to function ( paralysis). Serving Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Melbourne, spinal cord injury attorney Frank Eidson has faithfully served area victims for nearly 20 years. With many successful verdicts and settlements to our credit, we provide a high level of personalized attention.
At the Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., our spinal cord injury attorney handles personal injury and wrongful death claims involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and construction accidents. To discuss your potential claim, contact our Florida personal injury office today.
Spinal Cord Injury Causes
Spinal cord injuries are mainly caused by trauma violent enough to break or separate the protective vertebrae of the spine and damage the soft spinal cord underneath. Common causes include car accidents, motorcycle crashes, gunshot and knife wounds, and falls.
Nearly 80 percent of all spinal cord injuries occur in males who are between the ages of 18 and 30. Occasionally, an infection, blood clot, or tumor can cause a spinal cord injury by pressing directly on the delicate tissue, but such an injury is very rare. In many cases, the actions of another person are to blame for a spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injuries can occur at home, at work, or outdoors. If your spinal cord injury is the result of another party’s reckless or negligent actions, you may be eligible to file a spinal cord injury lawsuit. Whether your spinal cord injury was sustained in a motor vehicle accident, in a construction accident, or as a result of a defective product or unsafe premises, you can bring a claim against the responsible party. Serving the Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Kissimmee communities, spinal cord injury attorney Frank Eidson can help you obtain fair compensation from those who are at fault.
Contact Our Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your spinal cord injury, if another person’s negligence contributed to the accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Frank M. Eidson, P.A., our lawyers have helped victims obtain fair compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering, and we can help you, too. Contact our Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Kissimmee-area spinal cord injury attorney to arrange a free consultation.