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Help for Spine Injury Victims in the Greater Los Angeles Area
Of all injuries a person may sustain in a car accident or any other incident caused by another person's negligence or wrongful conduct, those involving the spine and brain are often the most catastrophic. The spinal cord acts to relay information between the brain and the rest of the body, helping a person feel and move and also carrying out unconscious bodily functions. When the spine sustains direct trauma or is twisted or stretched, the spinal cord may become irreparably damaged and will change a victim's life forever.
If you or a loved one has sustained any type of spinal cord injury in an accident, due to medical malpractice, or because of another person's wrongful or negligent conduct, a Los Angeles injury attorney at our law firm may be able to help.
At Accident Lawyers, we represent spinal cord injury victims throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients file personal injury,
workers' compensation and
wrongful death claims related to spinal cord injuries in order to help them seek and recover the money they need for medical bills, lost earnings and possibly much more. Our team has over 35 years of collective attorney experience to apply to your case, along with the determination to see it through to the best result possible.
If you are interested in scheduling a free and confidential consultation with a Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer
at our offices, please call us at 800-670-8142 or contact us online. We're here to help.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries & Their Causes
There are numerous types of spinal cord injuries that may be sustained, leading to complete or incomplete paralysis, which involves
motor function loss,
loss of bladder/bowel control,
sensory loss, and
loss of sexual function. The extent of injury and the impact it has on a victim will vary depending on how much damage the spinal cord sustains and whether the nerves are damaged or completely severed. The location on the spine where the injury occurs will also influence how much of the body is paralyzed. Typically, the victim will suffer a partial or total loss of feeling at the point of injury on the spine and downward.
Paralysis is defined as the loss of voluntary movement to a part of the body, as the result of damage to nerve or muscle tissue. Because the spinal cord is responsible for carrying all messages to and from the brain and the rest of the body, damage to this nerve tissue may have catastrophic results, causing partial or total paralysis of the body at and below the point of injury on the spine. Damage to the spinal cord that occurs below at the mid or lower part of the back may affect the legs and lower torso. Damage to the spinal cord at or between the C1 and C7 vertebrae, which are located from the base of the head through the upper part of the back, may cause paralysis of both arms and legs and possibly the entire body below the neck. The extent of paralysis may vary depending on the extent of injury to the nerves that comprise the spinal cord. Read more about paralysis…
A victim may suffer from spine injury as the result of almost any type of accident or physical trauma. Leading causes of spinal cord injury include car accidents, sporting injuries, assaults, and
falls. Additional causes may include:
construction accidents, and
workplace accidents. Any of these may stem from negligence, a person's failure to act with reasonable caution or care for the safety of others. Intentional or criminal misconduct may also apply.
Your Rights after a Spine Injury. Contact a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer Today
The victim of a spine injury caused by another person's actions may be able to file a lawsuit in civil court in order to seek financial damages. By holding the other party liable (legally accountable) the victim may have the opportunity to recover financial damages for medical care, lost wages, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, future lost wages, loss of earning potential, and possibly much more. Spinal cord injury claims in particular may involve significant settlements or jury verdicts due to the immense impact these injuries have on the victim's life as a whole, as well as the extensive medical costs associated with treating injuries of this kind.
Learn more about your rights after a spinal cord injury. Contact a Los Angeles spine injury attorney
at Accident Lawyers today!