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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are a distressingly common injury for auto accident victims. These injuries are particularly common for victims who are struck from behind or hit by large vehicles such as tractor-trailers and other large vehicles. We know from a young age that the nerves that allow us to walk and interact with our environment are protected by the spinal cord. When the integrity of the spine is impaired in some way, the results can be catastrophic for the victim and his or her family. Spinal cord injury victims often suffer paralysis that prevents them from working and providing for their families. They need an aggressive Orlando auto accident lawyer to explain their legal options, protect their rights and look out for their interests while they focus on regaining as much function and independence as possible.

Have you or a close family member suffered a spinal cord injury in an auto accident? Call 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) today to speak with an experienced Orlando auto accident attorney!

A Brief Explanation of Spinal Cord Injuries

When someone is involved in a car accident, even a seemingly minor accident, the sudden, traumatic collision can stress the connections between the vertebrae of the spine. These connections must be flexible in order for us to bend, reach and enjoy the range of motion that most of us take for granted every day. However, the ability to flex is somewhat limited, and the sudden trauma of an auto accident often displaces bone fragments, the discs that separate the vertebrae and the ligaments that hold the spine together. When this occurs, the nerves protected by each vertebrae can become torn, compressed or severed, resulting in catastrophic injuries such as these:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Chronic pain
  • Persistent numbness in limbs that are not paralyzed
  • Total lack of sensory input below the injury
  • The inability to control bowel and bladder functions
  • Increased susceptibility to cardiac and respiratory problems
  • Other terrible injuries that rob the victim of independence and quality of life

Contact an Experienced Orlando Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a close family member suffered a spinal cord injury in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to seek damages against the driver and his or her insurance company. If you would like to speak with an experienced Orlando car accident lawyer with a proven record of success helping spinal injury victims, call James O. Cunningham today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886). Mr. Cunningham handles each case personally and gives each client and case the individual attention they deserve. Call him today to get his skills, experience and resources on your side.


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Orlando Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 888-352-2886
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373