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Spinal Cord Injury

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Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm in Stuart & Port St. Lucie

Some spinal cord injuries can be catastrophic, resulting in severe disabilities. Herniated discs , injections, physical therapy and surgery are some of the results of spine injuries. These injuries can lead to paralysis and permanent disability, such as walking or using a wheelchair. These health issues are not only unpleasant to live with but can also increase your need for at-home and hospital care, as well as medical prescriptions. They can also impact your work and family life. 

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

In various situations, spinal cord injuries affect thousands of people. Spinal cord injuries are any damage to the spine or nerves, and these can lead to long-term consequences like the loss of physical strength, decreased sensation,radiating pain,  loss of control of bladder function, and depletion in muscle strength. While research is ongoing, most spinal cord injury victims will experience a long and challenging recovery.

Millions of Americans suffer from spinal cord injuries that affect their lives. Injuries can vary from minor bruises to severe tears in the spine. A slight bruise may temporarily affect the victim’s ability to move, but severe injuries can cause permanent movement problems. Severe damage to the spinal cord can cause paralysis in the lower and upper body. Here are the injuries to different parts and regions of the spine.¬†In some spinal injuries, it is a surgical emergency to remove the disc that is encroaching on the spine.

Your Spinal Column

Your spinal column is constructed with many vertebrae bones located in the neck and back and the tailbone. Disc structures link the vertebrae. If one or more discs rupture or fracture, it can cause severe damage to your spinal cord.

Your Neural Arch

The neural arch is connected to both sides of the vertebrae and moves along with the vertebra. The construction of the spinal cord means that any impact on the vertebra will also directly affect the neural arch. You may also be at risk of damaging other parts of your spinal cord if you are in an accident. Your surgeon will inform you about the extent of any damage to your spine.

If you have sustained even a minor spinal cord injury in an accident through no fault of your own, it’s essential to contact the Law Office of Gloria Seidule in Stuart, FL.

We walk with our clients through every step of the injury settlement process. We will communicate with your insurance company for you. Most important, we will manage all the paperwork and be a staunch advocate focused on getting you the best possible compensation for your car accident injury. We are also here to advise and support you throughout the negotiation process. If going to court will improve the cash, we will go to court and fight for your right to fair and just compensation for your injuries.

About The Law Office of Gloria Seidule

The Law Office of Gloria Seidule was founded in 1998 to represent injury victims. Our mission is to get compensation commensurate to the injury that has occurred. Gloria Seidule (principal) received her law degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1987. Gloria Seidule has over 30 years of experience in¬†personal injury law¬†and has fought and won millions of dollars of compensation to her clients over her career. Learn more about¬†Gloria’s credentials, affiliations, and achievements.¬†¬†

What types of compensation could I potentially receive?   

You may be eligible for some or all of the following compensation categories. Your compensation will be directly related to the severity of your injuries and the length of time your injuries will disrupt your life and the lives of your family members. The Law Office of Gloria Seidule’s responsibility is to develop evidence and a case strategy that will maximize the money you receive.

Economic Medical Damages

  • Emergency transportation from the accident scene
  • Emergency department treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Outpatient therapies
  • In-home nursing care

Loss of Income Economic Damages Personal Injury 

You may be entitled to recover the wages and salary you have lost due to your accident injuries. You may also be able to recover the income you would have made in the future if you had not been injured.

Loss of Property Economic Damages Personal Injury

Compensation may be recoverable to repair or replace property, such as your vehicle, damaged in the accident.

Pain and suffering

Non-economic damages may be recoverable, shuts as loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, or mental anguish.

Common causes of spinal cord injury accidents 

Our personal injuries team has represented clients in all kinds of spinal cord injury accidents. Some of the common accidents are:

Always remember your insurance company adjuster is not your friend! 

Your insurance adjuster wants you to believe they are a friend who will work in your best interest, and they will want you to think they’re focused on getting the most money possible for you. The adjuster’s job is to limit the amount of money they pay for your injury.

The best defense against your insurance adjuster and company is to let your experienced¬†personal injury attorney¬†do the talking. Please do not accept the adjuster’s calls, do not become friends with them, do not share any facts or feeling about the crash or your injuries, and finally, do not sign anything!

Before you contact your insurance adjuster, contact attorney Gloria Seidule at 772-287-1220.

What are our clients saying about us?

You can find our¬†Google reviews¬†here. Remember that we don’t solicit reviews from clients, and the reviews you see are genuine. You can also view our¬†Client Testimonials¬†here.

Contingency Fees 

Our firm works on a contingency basis, which means you will pay no fees if we cannot get you compensation for your injuries. The terms and conditions of a contingency agreement will be presented to you before we ask you to sign a retainer agreement. Contingency-based fees give your lawyer a clear incentive to maximize your award.

Have we won large verdicts or settlements for our client?

Yes, we have won a large settlement for our clients. However, the essential factor in every case we represent is maximizing our client’s compensation. Every case is different, and some are large, some are small, but our objective is always to fight hard to get you the award you deserve.

How large is our law firm?

We are a small boutique-style personal injury law firm. We are not a big box-style law firm that advertises on television and highway billboards. We choose to devote our resources to serving our clients’ needs. The size of our firm allows us to develop close relationships with our clients, which helps us deliver individualized service and great results.¬†¬†

Has the Law Office of Gloria Seidule won Large personal injury cases in the past?

Yes, we have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients during our long history. Our focus is not on a specific dollar amount, and our single-minded objective is to maximize the dollar amount you receive for your injury. 

Spinal Cord Injury?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Know and understand the Five Stages of Grief: Denial, Sadness, Anger, Bargaining, and Acceptance. 
  2. Give Your Injury Time. 
  3. Remember All Spinal Cord Injuries Are Not the Same. 
  4. Have Patience. 
  5. Realize That You’ll Need Help.¬†
  6. Get into a Routine.

Although research for a cure to spinal cord injury is encouraging, there is no proven way to fully restore function following spinal cord injury.  This does not mean there is no chance for a recovery of function. There is almost always hope for some improvement after spinal cord injuries, but there are no guarantees.

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