Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) occur to approximately 12,000 to 15,000 people per year in the U.S. Many of these people are permanently paralyzed or even die as a result of their injuries.
Motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents constitute the majority of spinal cord injuries and for the most part occur to young, relatively healthy people, males 18-35 years old in particular. Additionally, this type of injury can occur if the person fell a great distance, was the victim of gunshot, or was engaging in recreational activities.
A spinal cord injury is said to be incomplete if messages to or from the brain can still be delivered via the spinal cord to areas of the body below the point of injury. Persons with this type of injury retain some function (motor or sensory) below the injury. A person with a complete spinal cord injury lacks both motor and sensory function to areas below the point of injury. Persons who survive a spinal cord injury will more than likely experience one or more chronic conditions including pain, incontinence, and/or respiratory problems. Recovery, irrespective of degree of paralysis, can vary, depending upon how well caregivers and the injured person manage the complications on a daily basis.
For more than 24 years, the lawyers of The Law Office of Bloom & Kinnear have worked closely with specialists in the fields of vocational rehabilitation, orthopedics and neurology to develop life care plans and compensation packages to provide for the extensive needs of our clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of any type of accident contact us online or by phone at 305.860.1234 for a FREE CONSULTATION.