Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Representing victims in California
Spinal Cord Injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. At least 17,000 people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury each year, resulting in temporary or permanent sensory deficit, motor deficit, or bowel or bladder dysfunction.
Frequent causes of damage are trauma (car accidents, gunshot wounds, falls) or disease (Polio, Spina Bifida, Friedreich’s Ataxia). The spinal cord does not have to be severed to cause a loss of function. In fact, the spinal cord is intact for most individuals with spinal cord injury, but the damage to it results in a loss of functioning.
Spinal cord injuries are often what the California courts refer to as “catastrophic,” which means they cause the victim long-lasting or permanent damage. Catastrophic injuries that result in great and often lifelong costs are generally more eligible than minor injuries for compensation. An attorney can help negotiate with insurance companies and bring a case to trial if necessary.
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