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Jacksonville Spinal Injury Lawyer

The spinal cord is the nervous center of the body; electrochemical messages sent to and from the brain from every other part of the body travel through this bundle of nerves. Injuries to this vital part of the body can have tragic, often permanent consequences. Jacksonville spinal injury lawyer Donald Guthrie offers experienced legal representation to victims who have suffered spinal injuries due to someone else’s irresponsible behavior.

The Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

One of the most common and less acute forms of spinal injury is whiplash. This is an injury that affects the spine, but not the spinal cord. Symptoms include lasting pain in the neck and back, “pins and needles” sensations, and frequent headaches. It results from a sudden, unnatural movement of the neck and is usually caused by car or motorcycle accidents.

More severe injuries involve damage to the spinal cord itself. Symptoms depend largely on the location of the injury along the spine. Upper spinal injuries are associated with complete paralysis; some patients cannot even breathe on their own and require the constant assistance of ventilators. Lower spinal injuries are associated with loss of sensation and function in the lower parts of the body.

Jacksonville spinal cord injury attorney Donald Guthrie understands that spinal injuries are a life-changing event. They can cause pain; loss of function in hands, arms, legs or torso; problems with bladder and bowel control; heart problems; difficulty with internal temperature regulation; sexual dysfunction and many other issues. These symptoms can lead a person to miss large amounts of work or lose their job entirely, suffer from emotional problems such as depression or an adjustment disorder, and experience a diminished quality of life.

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If someone else has caused you to suffer such a terrible injury through negligence or assault, you need a knowledgeable attorney to argue your case and win you the compensation you deserve. If you need to recoup the money lost to medical bills or missed wages, contact Jacksonville spinal injury attorney Donald Guthrie today at 904-296-1088.

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