Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.

Compassionate Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Spinal cord and back injuries are among the most painful, traumatic, and debilitating injuries people could endure.

At Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., a spinal cord injury lawyer can pursue fair compensation for the astronomical medical costs caused by the negligent actions of another.

We can handle the legal process while you focus on your recovery...

To Pursue Legal Action You Must Prove: 


Your injury must have resulted due to the negligent actions of another. This can range from reckless behavior to a medical professional's failure to adhere to a duty of care.

Direct Causation 

You must be able to establish a direct cause and effect relationship between their negligent actions or inaction and your spine or back injuries.

Substantial Damages

The financial burden of your injuries must be properly documented and attributable to the negligent actions of the other party. 

There Are Two Main Categories:


The spinal cord has been fully severed, resulting in complete loss of functional capabilities below the site of injury which can result in tetraplegia, paraplegia, and triplegia. However, some patients are able to regain some function with proper treatment and physical therapy.


With these injuries, the spinal cord is only partially severed so you may retain some functionality. Common partial spinal cord injuries include anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome, and Brown-Sequard syndrome.

Common Spinal Injury Symptoms Include:

Severe Pain 

Victims often experience severe pain in their neck, head, and back. Additionally, you may notice abdominal discomfort. 

Weakness or Loss of Function 

You may feel faint, experience shortness of breath, or have muscular issues including loss of coordination or paralysis. You might also lose control of your bladder or bowels.

Loss of Sensation 

Reduced sensation may result in the inability to feel hot and cold temperatures, or cause you to experience tingling in your extremities.

With offices in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa, the spinal cord injury lawyers at Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., are experienced at handling the legal aspects of these devastating injuries, allowing victims and their families to focus on more personal matters.

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Back Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Automobile accidents, gun shot wounds, and slip and fall incidents are among the leading causes of spinal cord injuries. In some cases, the injury to the spinal cord is so severe that there is a complete loss of control over the entire body. In other instances, the cord is injured in a way or particular location inside the spine that only a portion of the body, such as the legs, is affected.

Regardless of the extent or cause of your paralysis, our Melbourne law firm’s spinal cord injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other losses.

Spinal cord injuries vary greatly in terms of their severity, possible treatments, and chances for recovery. However, the injuries commonly result in one or more of the following:

  • Spinal cord compression
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
  • Loss of Sexual Function

A spinal cord injury can permanently affect your ability to walk, work, and enjoy life. Our Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne offices are staffed by spinal cord injury lawyers who are experienced with personal injury litigation and aggressively fight for the compensation to which their injured clients are entitled.

Back Injuries

While many people experience mild back pain from time to time, the injuries can worsen and become a painful and chronic condition that requires medical treatment. Back injuries are commonly caused by sudden trauma to the body, such as in automobile accidents, or while playing contact sports such as football or basketball.

The Central Florida back injury lawyers from Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. will help injured clients get to the proper medical professionals, who can diagnose and treat the injury while we evaluate your legal claim to receive financial compensation for your back injury.

Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. 

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Since 1989, Stephen G. Charpentier been protecting victims' rights. Mr. Charpentier:

  • Is a recipient of an AV rating, the Martindale-Hubbel® National Law Directory's highest honor
  • Earned Florida Legal Elite status in 2010
  • Handles cases in many practice areas including medical malpractice, auto accidents, and wrongful death

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (321) 308-8020.

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2290 W Eau Gallie Blvd
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Melbourne, FL 32935

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1980 Michigan Ave
Cocoa, FL 32922

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719 Garden St
Titusville, FL 32796

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