Spinal Cord Injury And Paralysis Lawyers In Southern California
Injuries to the spinal cord are among the most serious injuries an individual can sustain. These injuries can result in temporary or permanent paralysis as well as a host of other serious complications. Spinal cord injuries can easily translate into extensive medical expenses. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. At the San Diego personal injury law firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, our San Diego spinal cord injury attorneys aggressively pursue just compensation for our clients with spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
Compensation For Spinal Cord Injuries And Paralysis In California
Spinal cord injuries can occur in many different types of accidents, but two of the most common causes are motor vehicle accidents and falls, including construction site falls. There are several different ways that the spinal cord can be injured, including:
- Spinal cord compression: This typically occurs when a vertebra is fractured and a bone fragment presses down on the spinal cord. Pressure on the spinal cord can also come from blood or a hematoma. Immediate surgery is required to prevent permanent paralysis and other complications
- Spinal cord contusion: This is a bruise to the spinal cord itself, typically from a blunt force trauma. It is most common in motor vehicle accidents and during participation in athletic events.
- Severed spinal cord: This is when lacerations or tears to the spinal cord cause severe damage. When the cord is completely severed, it is called a spinal transection. This type of injury typically results in some level of paralysis.
The location of the damage to the spinal cord is highly significant. The higher the damage is, the more movement and sensation is impacted. Whether your injury resulted in quadriplegia, paraplegia, temporary paralysis or other complications, you will likely have significant medical and rehabilitative expenses. You are entitled to compensation for those expenses as well as pain and suffering, lost wages, disability and other damages.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
If you or your loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury and suffers from paralysis, contact us at 619-512-5995 or 951-290-3367 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our attorneys will work closely with you to fully quantify the damages that you have suffered and your future financial needs. Our offices are located in San Diego and Riverside, and we will work with you to schedule a convenient consultation appointment. If your injuries prevent you from traveling, our San Diego spinal cord injury attorneys are available to come to your home, hospital or rehab facility to consult.
Our firm handles all personal injury cases on contingency, so you do not have to worry about attorney fees unless we win your case.