Establishing Liability for Spinal Cord Injuries

An accident that causes a severe spinal cord injury can have devastating, life-changing repercussions. These types of injuries commonly require extensive and ongoing medical treatment. Establishing liability for spinal cord injuries can be a difficult task, but our San Diego, CA, attorneys have over 30 years of experience in helping victims secure compensation for their losses. 

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, our experienced accident lawyers can provide valuable assistance to benefit your whole family. We work on a contingency basis, which means we do not charge any up-front fees, and only collect our compensation if we are successful in securing damages in your case. Please contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.

About Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are relatively common, affecting about 12,000 Americans each year. The most severe of these injuries, paraplegia and quadriplegia, comprise over half of these accidents. Paralysis can be extremely challenging for the victim and his or her family. In addition to ongoing medical care, victims experience physical and emotional pain, wage loss, and often the need to purchase costly home equipment and services.

A man in a wheelchair after a spinal cord injury

Motor vehicle collisions, falling accidents, and intentional acts of violence are among the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. In many cases, the responsible party's auto or homeowner's insurance policy is intended to cover these types of injurious claims. Our attorneys have built their careers on challenging large insurance companies in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. We can build a strong case and prove clear liability on the part of the responsible party.

Establishing Liability for Spinal Cord Injury

California is a pure comparative fault state, which means the amount of recovery for damages is dependent upon who is to blame for an accident and to what degree. If the victim shares some of the blame because of his or her careless behavior, compensation can still be awarded, but in a proportional amount.

We can help establish liability and prove that your injury was caused by negligence, misconduct, or even maliciousness in criminal cases.

It is important to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an injury. We can help establish liability and prove that your injury was caused by negligence, misconduct, or even maliciousness in criminal cases.

If you were injured on someone else's property, you may have a premises liability claim. The owner of a private, public, or commercial property is responsible for keeping premises free from hazards that might cause injury to visitors. A broken stair railing, slippery floor, or hole in the ground are all potential hazards, and owners are required to correct the problem or provide clear warnings.

A crime committed in a dark parking lot can fall under premises liability as well. If there is a known safety concern and the store owner does not provide adequate lighting, security, or warnings, they may be held liable for injuries taking place on the property. 

Serious injury cases commonly depend on proving negligence on the part of the responsible party. Our legal team works diligently to interview all witnesses, obtain important records, and reconstruct the scene of an accident.

We have extensive experience with cases involving traffic collisions, where we work to prove negligent or reckless acts have contributed to our client’s injuries. In the case of a DUI accident, clear gross negligence can be firmly established.

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Spinal cord injuries can have devastating consequences for your lifestyle and finances. Please contact our office to arrange a complimentary case evaluation with one of our attorneys.