The team of compassionate Tampa catastrophic injury attorneys at the Distasio Law Firm approaches every client’s case with fresh eyes and a determination to help. We provide every one of our clients with one-on-one legal counsel and reliable direction during this trying time in their life. We understand what is at stake, and we fight aggressively to help our clients recover maximum compensation for their personal injury claims. We are a reputable law firm that strives to protect the rights and futures of Floridians. Contact a Tampa paralysis injury lawyer if you suffered loss of muscle function in an accident caused by another person.

What Is Paralysis?

Paralysis is medically defined as the loss of function of one or more muscles groups. When a person experiences paralysis, he/she will lose feeling in the affected area. This loss of feeling may be temporary or it may be permanent.

For most people suffering from paralysis, the paralysis was caused by or related to either a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or some sort of neurological disorder. Once paralysis sets in, it may stay within a certain muscle group, or migrate to other regions. This is common for people who are suffering from quadriplegia, triplegia, or paraplegia.

Causes of Paralysis

Temporary and permanent paralysis can result from a variety of medical conditions, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal bifida
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Neurological disorders

The Distasio Law Firm Difference

How do you know if you have hired the best paralysis injury lawyer in Tampa? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.

Knowledge and Experience Handling Paralysis Injury Cases

Your Tampa paralysis injury attorney should not only know Florida bodily injury law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling brain and spinal cord injury cases. Scott Distasio has been handling these cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.

Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability

All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.

Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial

Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.

A Tampa Paralysis Injury Attorney Could Help You Seek Damages

Before you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit involving paralysis, it is best to consult with a skilled Tampa personal injury lawyer who is experienced in paralysis cases. An experienced attorney can help you file the correct claim and will know the best methods for seeking maximum compensation for your injuries. The Distasio Law Firm has years of experience helping clients in and around the Tampa area with their paralysis cases, and our legal team has earned the respect of our peers and Florida citizens alike.

For insightful and compassionate legal support during this trying time in your life, please contact a Tampa paralysis injury lawyer at our firm. Your start to a successful recovery is only a phone call away. If you have questions about your paralysis case, do not hesitate to contact an attorney for your initial consultation!


Our main office is here in Downtown Tampa, Florida in the Channelside neighborhood. Office in Wesley Chapel and Largo are available by appointment only.

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