San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Severe spinal cord injuries can have serious consequences on victims’ lives. Many victims are unable to function as they did before the injury occurred and most are reliant on the care of others for help performing the simplest daily tasks like bathing, eating, and getting in and out bed. Unfortunately, physical pain and loss of function is often compounded by the financial strain a severe injury can have on victims and their families. Spinal cord injury treatment costs can accrue quickly and soar into the millions.
The experienced spinal cord injury attorneys in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation have formed strong partnerships with medical and neurological experts throughout the years. Working alongside our team of medical experts, we can determine who is at fault for the accident and resulting injury, and file a lawsuit against the negligent party. With every case we take, our goal is to ensure our clients recover the funds they need for past, current, and future medical needs.
Years of Legal Experience
Filing a lawsuit may sound simple, however, the legal process can be complicated for the inexperienced. If a victim is unable to prove his or her injuries were caused by the negligent actions of the defendant named in the lawsuit, the victim will not be awarded any financial compensation. At the Mitchell Law Corporation, our aggressive spinal cord injury lawyers in San Diego have years of experience litigating complex cases and can secure victims a large settlement for the damages related to their injury. The various types of damages victims may obtain compensation for in a lawsuit, include:
- Doctor visits
- Medical devices
- Caregiving expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Physical pain
- Emotional distress.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Incomplete spinal cord injury
An incomplete spinal cord injury is diagnosed when a victim has some movement and sensation below the injury site. Most victims suffering from an incomplete spinal cord injury are able to recover some function, however, even with the best possible treatment it is likely a victim will face long-term health conditions.
Complete spinal cord injury
A victim who has sustained a complete spinal cord injury has permanently lost all sensation and movement below the site of injury. Complete spinal cord injury patients are often referred to as paraplegics or quadriplegics. Complete spinal cord injuries may result in a patient’s inability to walk, talk or breathe. In most cases, patients suffering from a complete spinal cord injury need round-the-clock care and long-term medical treatment.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
What are the various causes of spinal cord injuries? Spinal cord injuries are frequently caused by the impact generated in motor vehicle accidents, such as truck accidents, car accidents, and motorcycle accidents. The force created in a car accident can whip the neck into unnatural, dangerous positions or propel an object into the neck or back, resulting in blunt force trauma.
Although not as severe as an incomplete or complete spinal cord injury, many Americans involved in car accidents each year across the nation, suffer painful and potentially disabling injuries to the spinal cord and neck. Whiplash is one of the most common types of car accident related injuries. Whiplash can cause muscular pain, loss of sensation, and bone fractures. Additional causes of spinal cord injuries include construction site accidents, falls, sport-related incidents, and pedestrian accidents.
Get Help Now
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, the ethical spinal cord injury attorneys in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation are here to help. We meticulously prepare each case and if a fair settlement cannot be reached, are willing and able to go to trial. Please do not let another day go by without contacting our firm. We work on a contingency basis meaning if we don’t obtain a favorable settlement on your behalf, we won’t charge you a legal fee.
Keep in mind; you only have a specific amount of time to take legal action. Once the time allowed by the state expires, you will not be allowed to file a claim or collect monetary compensation, so call our firm now. If you are in the San Diego region, call (619) 702-6518 today to arrange a free case consultation. If you are located in Los Angeles, please call (310) 442-9380.