If you have found this website, it is likely that something very bad has happened in your life or the life of someone you care about. SpinalCord.com was created to help individuals and families just like you who are coping with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. You may be looking for help understanding what to do next or who can help you. We are different than nearly every other site you have or will visit because we are here for you. We will answer your phone call and reply to your email to discuss what is going on in your life. The truth is, we may not have the answer to every question about spinal cord injuries, but we will do our absolute best to help you and your family through this difficult time.
Our story is simple, we were founded by attorneys with decades of experience helping families recover after a spinal cord injury. With this experience comes knowledge, and our founders believed this experience and knowledge should be available to help anyone with a spinal cord injury. Now that information is not only available, but specialists are available to talk about what your needs are and point you to local resources or even find a lawyer to fight for you.
In our website you will find of three types of pages each with a specific purpose:
Consisting of over 1,300 pages we have answers to many if not most of your questions about spinal cord injuries, the website also has a search feature to help you find answers faster. For those who prefer to speak with someone there are a number of ways to reach us including phone, email, chat, or completing a form.
Whether a friend, family member, or you have sustained a spinal cord injury (or brain injury) a member of our team is available to speak with you during normal business hours. If you or your loved one are newly injured, and the long days are filled with medical appointments and other critical tasks we can often schedule a time to talk when it is more convenient for you. We also understand sometimes you may not even know the questions to ask and that is O.K., our team is happy to simply share strategies other families have found helpful when facing similar challenges.
Conversations with our team are informal and the subjects discussed are entirely up to you. Often questions revolve around treatment, recovery, local resources, or legal options but nearly any topic is open for discussion. The only questions we are not able to answer revolve around the medical treatment or prognosis of a specific individual. While we obtain research from medical experts and have a deep wealth of knowledge, our team members are not physicians and therefore do not provide opinions on specific courses of treatment for individuals or their prognosis.
Combining knowledge and compassion Vinny is the voice behind SpinalCord.com and the person you are most likely to speak with when reaching out to us. With over three years of experience helping individuals and families understand everything that is possible after a spinal cord injury he often provides hope during difficult times. An avid researcher he helps to connect SpinalCord.com community members with local individuals and resources to enhance their quality of life. Vinny holds a JD from Seton Hall School of Law and BS from the University of Massachusetts. An active member of his community Vinny sits on the Board of Directors at Next Step Orlando a paralysis recovery center, and several other community organizations.
We are proud to welcome experts on Spinal Cord Injuries and Brain Injuries to our community and share their insights with our audience. We welcome all those who have information or experience which would benefit other members of the community to join us and help others. You will find contact information for guest authors in their biography or you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
SpinalCord.com is proud to be supported by several individuals who assist with research, writing, and technical support. Without their contributions we would not be able to provide the level of information currently available.
Swope, Rodante P.A. is the law firm which allows us to help all of the individuals and families struggling after an injury. As experts in the field of insurance bad faith and handing catastrophic injury cases Swope, Rodante P.A. is the firm other lawyers go to with their most important cases. With all of the firms experience comes a great deal of knowledge, the partners in the firm thought it was only fitting that the knowledge they accumulated be available not only to their clients but to all of those who could benefit from it.
Dale Swope has been an attorney for over 40 years after starting a solo practice just six months after graduating from the University of Florida School of Law. Since then he has made it his life’s mission to use his legal skills to help those with the most catastrophic injuries. Mr. Swope has received nearly every award and recognition an attorney can receive, but what he is most proud of is the appreciation and thanks from his clients.
Read the rest of Mr. Swope’s Biography HERE.
Angela Rodante focuses on civil trial litigation, assisting clients who have been wronged by insurance companies, often following a catastrophic injury. Over her career she has won countless awards for the groundbreaking legal work fighting for her clients. She attributes her success to a deeply held belief that helping people and fighting for justice is her innate duty and notes that nothing worthwhile comes without sacrifice, selflessness, and courage.
Read the rest of Ms. Rodante’s biography HERE.
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Spinal cord injuries are traumatic for patients and their families. They cause disruptive changes to every aspect of your life and there is a lot of new information to navigate and understand. Our experts have collected everything in one place to help you learn more about your injury, locate doctors and treatment centers, find financial support, and get assistance navigating your next move.