SoCal Injury Lawyers is dedicated to protecting the rights of spinal cord injury victims throughout Southern California. We are keenly aware that such a life-altering injury can be an overwhelming burden, especially for those who are no longer able to function independently.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury that was caused by another party’s negligent or reckless conduct, you have a right to file a lawsuit to recover damages. Our spinal cord injury lawyers will leverage their skills and experience to help you obtain the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.
When you become our client, you will have peace of mind, knowing that our dedicated legal team is in your corner. SoCal Injury Lawyers have a proven history of helping spinal cord injury victims obtain just compensation, inside and outside of the courtroom. Please contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.
What is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury is the result of a violent blow or wound to the spine that damages the spinal cord, nerves in the spinal canal, vertebrae, ligaments, or disks. If the spinal cord is severed, bleeding, swelling and fluid build up can occur, and nerve fibers may be damaged, which will impair the muscles and nerves below the injured area.
A severe spinal cord injury may result in paralysis (e.g paraplegia, quadriplegia); however, a less serious injury can also result in partial loss of movement and sensation in the extremities (e.g. arms, legs, hands, feet). If the spinal cord in the neck area is injured, arm mobility and the victim’s ability to breathe can be impacted; an injury to the chest or lower back may affect the torso, legs, bladder, bowel function and sexual function.
Despite advances in medicine and assistive devices, spinal cord injuries remain irreversible, which has lasting repercussions for both victims and loved ones.
You Deserve The Maximum Compensation
At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we will work strategically to help you win meaningful compensation, which includes damages such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and Suffering
- Permanent Disability
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If your spinal cord injury was the result of extreme recklessness (e.g. driving under the influence) or malice (e.g. a violent assault), you may also be entitled to punitive damages as well, that are intended to punish the defendant and to deter others from engaging in similar misconduct.
Above all, our legal team will fight to help you obtain compensation that considers your future needs, such as:
- Long-term care
- Assistive devices (e.g. braces, crutches, wheelchairs)
- Required modifications to your residence
At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we know how to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they cause and are committed to helping spinal cord injury victims obtain the maximum compensation they deserve.
Spinal Cord Injuries: Causes and Symptoms
Spinal cord injuries are frequently caused by a wide-range of negligent and/or reckless acts, such as:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries
- Swimming pool injuries
- Violent crimes (e.g. gunshot, knife wounds)
Symptoms of spinal cord injuries include:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation
- Intense stinging sensations
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Extreme back pain
- Pressure in the neck, head or back
- Lack of coordination
- Difficulty balancing/walking
- Sexual dysfunction
Spinal cord injury victims typically require hospitalization, ongoing medical treatment, and frequent monitoring to avoid complications. A severe spinal cord injury can result in paralysis, either quadriplegia, in which the arms, hands, legs, and pelvic organs are impacted or paraplegia, which impacts all or part of the trunk and legs.
Contact Our Experienced Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
SoCal Injury Lawyers understand the challenges facing spinal injury victims: the cost of long-term care, rehabilitation, physical therapy, assistive devices (e.g. wheelchairs, walkers) is exorbitant, and many victims may find it difficult to care for themselves. Ultimately, a spinal cord injury can be life-altering not only for victims, but loved ones as well.
Our legal team will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. We will handle all the details of your claim, including dealing with the insurance company, so that you can tend to your injuries. Although many spinal cord injury cases can be resolved outside of court, we are fully prepared to litigate any matter.
At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing to us until we win compensation for you. We know that no amount of money can justify the loss of your mobility and independence, but you deserve the financial resources that will enable you to adapt to your new lifestyle.
Above all, you can trust us to provide you with informed representation and caring, efficient service. We are fluent in both Arabic and Spanish and are highly regarded as dedicated advocates of underserved communities. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can get started on your claim.