At the Baird Law Group, we help Florida accident victims protect their rights

TAMPA, Fla. – Each year, as many as 20,000 people experience spinal cord injuries, many of which are related to auto accidents. The reason is simple: Even though the spine is strong and flexible, designed for movement and able to provide a wide range of motion, the spinal column contains a huge number of nerves and blood vessels. As a result, even a seemingly minor impact can result in injuries that can damage the vertebrae or other structures of the spine, causing herniated or ruptured discs, nerve impingement and long-term pain, numbness and even paralysis or death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an alarming 25% of spinal cord injuries are the result of alcohol-related accidents. About half occur as the result of car accidents and another 34% occur as the result of slip and fall accidents or sports-related injuries.

Spine injuries involving the nerves can have an impact on multiple organs and systems, including the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and musculoskeletal systems. Many injuries also result in a psychological impact as accident victims relive the trauma that caused their injuries and also deal with the depression of living with the effects of their accident for years to come.

The costs associated with spine injuries can be astronomical. The CDC estimates annual costs of care alone can top $30,000 with lifetime costs in excess of $3 million in the most severe cases. When you include costs attributable to loss of work and pain and suffering, it’s easy to see how even a relatively small accident can take a devastating toll on your savings and on your family’s security and way of life.

Having an attorney who understands the accident claims process and is ready and able to aggressively protect your rights and pursue your case is critical to getting the compensation you need and deserve. Battling insurance companies is no easy task; they have attorneys who are working diligently on their behalf to avoid paying damages, and you should have the same type of skilled protection and representation on your side.

At the Baird Law Group, we help Florida accident victims protect their rights. We know how devastating and life-altering an accident can be, especially when it involves a prolonged period of rehabilitation or even a complete overhaul of a person’s lifestyles and goals. Delaying the claims process can result in claims being rejected, so getting legal help right away is essential. To learn how the Baird Law Group can help you protect your rights after an accident, call us today at 813-849-2679 or visit our website at