Your spine makes many functions possible, such as standing, walking, and balancing. Your spinal cord in the spine is composed of delicate elements that relay messages back and forth from the brain to the body. Your spinal cord is one of the most vital yet fragile structures in the human body. Damage or pressure on the spinal cord can cause serious and often debilitating neurological injuries. Left untreated, spinal cord injuries can lead to long-term consequences, such as permanent paralysis.
At Marsalisi Law, Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi advocates for paralyzed accident victims. He pursues full and fair compensation that considers the extent to which the individual’s life has been impacted and how that has affected others in their family. He fights for compensation that not only covers the now but also protects the future interests of those adjusting to their new life.
Forms of Paralysis after a Spinal Cord Injury
When the spinal cord sustains trauma, the affected area can swell, which can cause paralysis. In short, paralysis stops the normal functioning of a muscle or group of muscles. Symptoms of paralysis can be described as losing feeling or sensation, completely or partially, in one or more parts of the body.
Depending on the area of the spine that was injured, victims may be unable to move certain body parts. That’s why paralysis is categorized by the body regions affected, which commonly results as one of the following injuries:
- Monoplegia: One limb loses function;
- Hemiplegia: One side of the body loses function;
- Paraplegia: Lower body loses function;
- Quadriplegia: Upper and the lower body loses function.
Nearly 5.4 million people in the United States are paralyzed because of spinal cord injuries and stroke. Whatever the cause, the direct and indirect effects of a spinal cord injury or any form of paralysis are life-changing.
Leading Causes of Paralysis in St. Petersburg
Spinal cord injuries tend to result from a traumatic accident, and the victim is rarely liable. Often, the accident is due to someone else’s negligent misconduct, whether it be actions such as drunk driving or inactions such as failing to yield to bicyclists. In St. Petersburg, these accidents typically arise as:
- Car accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Hit and run accidents; and
- Slip and fall accidents.
If you were injured in any form of an accident caused by another’s negligence or recklessness, bring your case to Marsalisi Law. Facing an outcome that should have been prevented and that you weren’t responsible for can be overwhelming. Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi will stand with you while working to achieve a just outcome for your case.
The Value of a Paralysis Injury Claim in St. Petersburg
Victims of paralysis suffer chronic pain that highly affects their quality of life. Many can’t work after the accident, some must stop going to school, and others are unable to participate in activities they once enjoyed. They’re forced to spend most of their money, effort, and time undergoing various medical interventions, like physical therapy, psychological treatments, and surgical procedures. Marsalisi Law has helped countless victims in St. Petersburg recover compensation for the following losses:
- Medical and emergency care bills;
- Future medical and rehabilitation costs;
- Daily living aids and assistive devices;
- Lost wages;
- Future loss of wages;
- Property damages;
- Mental distress;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Funeral costs.
No dollar figure can ever make up for having your life changed by paralysis. For most, the combination of financial, physical, and emotional burdens is devastating. Receiving adequate compensation from the liable party can help you adapt and respond to these new challenges in your life without being burdened by increasing debt.
Marsalisi Law Represents Paralysis Victims in St. Petersburg
If you developed paralysis because of an accident that was someone else’s fault in St. Petersburg, Marsalisi Law can help you navigate the claims process and file a lawsuit to seek additional compensation on your behalf. Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi takes pride in providing transparent, comprehensive, and compassionate legal services to his clients. Reshaping your lifestyle after a disabling injury requires extensive resources and support. With Marsalisi Law, you can start this journey with the confidence that you are getting the best legal representation at your side.
As a Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association member, you can trust that Frank has the right tools, knowledge, and support to take your case to a higher level. He believes that a strong civil justice system should be accessible to all. Discuss your injury case today by calling (727) 800-5052 or completing an online contact form for a free initial consultation.
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Frank was referred to me by a former client of his after my accident with nothing but great reviews, both professionally and personally. From day one there was a level of comfortability and trust built based on what would be in my best interest moving forward. Never once did Frank make my case about what was in it for him but about healing my injuries in order to move on as normal as possible with my life. – Karlie
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Frank has exceptional auto accident liability law abilities and he is also very well-versed in state auto insurance laws. One of the things I like about Frank is that he never tried to sugar coat anything for me. If we were headed for trouble, he would let me know what the trouble was and what our options were. I always appreciated his honesty. This is trait that I do not find in many of today’s lawyers but Frank has performed integrity well beyond his means. – Ms. C. M. Fraser