Seek a Paralysis Attorney for Spinal Cord Injury
It is difficult for most people to fathom the impact of a serious spinal cord injury. Those who have suffered a paralyzing injury can testify – it is truly a life-changing condition. Victims and their families need expert guidance and support so they can focus on healing. A paralysis attorney at our San Diego, CA, law firm can play a key role in recovering financial assistance that makes the difference.
Insurance companies try to minimize payouts, and it is our job to ensure appropriate, maximum settlements and court awards for our clients.
Many spinal cord injuries are caused by negligence on the part of another person or business. Our law firm is highly experienced with these types of cases. We know how to prove liability and substantiate our client’s present and future damages.
About Accidental Paralysis
More than 6,000 new cases of paralysis occur in the U.S. each year. A severe injury will often cause paralysis from the point of impact and below, affecting movement and sensation in the torso and extremities. Paraplegia symptoms are experienced below the waist, and quadriplegia affects the victim from the neck down.
In addition to numbness and immobility, paralyzed patients can suffer a number of serious side effects. It is often surprising to learn that chronic pain often affects many paralysis victims. Pain and other complicating issues include:
- Musculoskeletal pain occurring at or above the spinal cord lesion
- Internal pain associated with recovery of minor function in the spinal cord
- Mechanical pain caused by wheelchair and other transfers
- Pressure sores
- Respiratory infections or breathing problems
- Psychological pain – Feelings of depression can make patients hypersensitive to sensations of discomfort
There are several therapeutic treatments that can help keep patients more comfortable. However, potential medical and therapeutic interventions can be very costly, even with premium insurance coverage. Added to expenses for equipment, home assistance, and other accommodations, out-of-pocket costs quickly mount.
Liability for Paralyzing Injuries
The number one cause of paralysis is motor vehicle accidents, and accident victims are entitled to collect compensation. If the other party was at fault, or even partially at fault, you can potentially receive significant compensation.
Since California is a comparative fault state, even if a victim is primarily at fault for an accident, damages can still be awarded. If the victim was injured due to a reckless or impaired driver or an equipment malfunction, payment can be substantial, and may include punitive damages.
If your accident occurred on someone else’s property, a slip and fall or similar situation, their insurance policy is responsible for paying damages. This may also be the case if the injury was caused by a criminal attack or sporting event.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Our law firm leaves no stone unturned as we investigate the circumstances of an accident, working to obtain evidence that proves liability. We also use expert resources to clearly establish the extent of our client’s losses and future damages. Insurance companies try to minimize payouts, and it is our job to ensure appropriate, maximum settlements and court awards for our clients.
Learn More During a Consultation
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so we can represent you without the requirement of up-front legal fees. We receive our compensation when you receive yours. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.