If you or a loved one suffered severe spinal damage due to another person’s recklessness or carelessness, contact a Tampa spinal cord injury lawyer from Distasio Law Firm. A dedicated catastrophic injury attorney could help you hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions and seek fair financial recovery on your behalf.

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury is an injury that occurs when a sudden, traumatic event occurs that results in damage to nerves and cells that are housed within the spinal cord. These injuries also occur with the spinal cord is severed or when nerve tracts are severed within the spine.

Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and are usually categorized as catastrophic. These injuries can lead to an abundance of complex, life-limiting side effects and symptoms for injury sufferers. When the spinal cord is damaged, a person’s physical and mental capabilities are usually hindered, and the person may never regain normal function again. For this reason, spinal cord injury sufferers are usually left devastated, as they must learn to overcome their permanent disabilities and painful side effects.

Side Effects & Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries

Listed below are only some of the numerous complicated side effects and symptoms that can be associated with spinal cord injuries:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of feeling in limbs
  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of respiratory functions
  • Loss of digestive functions
  • Loss of sexual functions
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Paralysis

A proactive spinal cord injury attorney from our firm could help get compensation for the full-extent of your injuries.

The Distasio Law Firm Difference

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

  • Knowledge and Experience Handling Spinal Cord Injury Cases
    Your lawyer should not only know Florida bodily injury law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling 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.

Contact a Tampa Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today

If you believe that your spinal cord injury is the result of another person’s negligent behaviors, then you may be eligible to file a lawsuit, and a Tampa spinal cord injury lawyer can help. If the filing of your personal injury lawsuit is successful, you could recover compensation for your injuries, as well as the emotional trauma and any pain and suffering that may have resulted from the accident. Furthermore, coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages, and more may be able to be obtained through the filing of a lawsuit.

If you are a victim of a spinal cord injury from an accident that you did not cause, then you have legal rights and options that you need to know about in order to fully recover. If you would like to learn more about your legal options, your rights, and how you could recover damages for your spine injury, perhaps the best thing that you can do for yourself is to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney from Distasio Law Firm. We have dedicated our careers to ensuring that personal injury victims get the attention and legal protection needed to obtain the compensation that is rightfully owed to them. Contact our firm today.


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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