Hollywood Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Helping Injured Workers in Hollywood, FL
Spine injuries are some of the most serious injuries a person can sustain. The spine is responsible for transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body, and any damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis. If you or someone you love has suffered a spine injury caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., we are ready to protect your rights and best interests inside and outside the courtroom. Our Hollywood spine injury lawyers have a proven track record of success in both personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Let us help you hold the at-fault party liable for their negligent actions and maximize the compensation you deserve.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to damage to the spinal cord, which is a bundle of nerves that extends from the base of the brain down the back. The spinal cord plays a crucial role in transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body, allowing for the communication of sensory and motor information.
Spinal cord injuries can result from various causes, including traumatic events such as car accidents, falls, or sports injuries, as well as non-traumatic conditions like infections, tumors, or degenerative diseases. The severity of the injury depends on the extent and location of the damage along the spinal cord.
Types of Spine Injuries
There are several different types of spine injuries, ranging from relatively minor to extremely severe. In any case, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you suspect you have injured your spine. The sooner you receive medical treatment, the better your chances of making a full recovery.
Some of the most common types of spine injuries include:
- Whiplash: Whiplash is a type of neck strain that occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and then backward. This type of injury is common in car accidents and can cause damage to the neck and upper spine.
- Herniated Disc: A herniated disc occurs when the soft, jelly-like center of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the back, neck, and extremities.
- Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the back, neck, and extremities.
- Compression Fracture: A compression fracture occurs when one or more of the bones in the spine collapses. This type of injury is common in slip-and-fall accidents and can cause severe pain and limited mobility.
- Paralysis: Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of the body. It can be temporary or permanent and can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma to the spine.
How Are Spine Injuries Treated?
The treatment for a spine injury will depend on the type and severity of the injury. In some cases, conservative treatments such as rest, physical therapy, and pain medication may be sufficient. In other cases, more invasive treatments such as surgery may be necessary.
Some of the most common treatments for spine injuries include:
- Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is often used to treat spine injuries. A physical therapist can help you learn exercises and stretches that can help you regain strength and flexibility in your back and neck.
- Medication: Over-the-counter pain medication can help relieve pain and inflammation caused by a spine injury. In some cases, prescription medication may be necessary.
- Bracing: A brace or corset may be used to immobilize the spine and promote healing.
- Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat a spine injury. The type of surgery will depend on the type and severity of the injury.
Why Choose Our Firm?
At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., we understand how devastating a spine injury can be. Our Hollywood spine injury attorneys are here to help you navigate the personal injury or workers’ compensation process and fight for the compensation or benefits you are owed. We can help you file a claim, gather the necessary evidence, and represent you in all hearings and proceedings.
When you choose our firm, you get:
- Over 50 years of experience
- Millions of dollars recovered for our clients
- Free initial consultations
- No fees unless we win your case
Our team is available to answer your questions and address your concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are passionate about helping injured workers, and we are prepared to go the extra mile for you.