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Serving injured Floridians requires an understanding of the most common injuries (such as whiplash, back injuries, neck pain, shoulder injuries, etc.) and medical treatment (chiropractic, injections, physical therapy, massage, surgery etc.) that a patient needs as a result.  To make as complete a recovery as possible often takes many months and the help of several medical specialists to assist the patient.  These physicians may review medical records, examine clients, assess any relevant pre-accident medical history, or act as expert witnesses during trial. Auto accidents have historically caused 42.1 % of all reported spinal cord injuries. More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. Some of those spinal cord injury victims will recover. Other victims may be permanently paralyzed or disabled. Car accidents can cause other back injuries, such as a herniated vertebral disc. The accident victim may require surgery, years of treatment and physical therapy, and the injuries can completely change the life of the victim.


If you suffer from back and spinal cord injuries, you may suffer paralysis. Quadriplegia is a condition consisting of the loss of muscle motor control and feeling to all four limbs of the human body.  Paraplegia is a loss of upper or lower body muscle control. .  Most commonly, however, back pain and limitation of motion are caused by an auto accident.  These are most frequently seen in rear end collisions.


Sometimes a spinal cord injury will result in radiating or shooting pain in the arms or legs, or weakness or tingling in the extremities.  You can also suffer a loss of muscle control of individual limbs or bladder and bowel functions.


Other injuries can involved brain concussions, jaw dislocations, fractures, shoulder injuries and many others.  Please see an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your injuries.

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