California Spinal Injury Lawyer
Few injuries can be as serious as a spinal cord injury. Similar to brain injuries, often times the damage done is permanent. The spine controls a wide array of functions in the body and serves as the information highway for nerve impulses and movement. Injury to the spine causes a wide array of symptoms, from pain, numbness and tingling, to limited movement or complete paralysis. These injuries are far more common than you would think. It is estimated that 250,000 to 500,000 people suffer from spinal injuries every year. If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal injury, it is important to speak with a California spinal injury lawyer from our office without delay. These injuries are expensive to treat and can cause ongoing medical expenses that last for a lifetime. With a debilitating spinal injury, the victim may need multiple surgeries, around the clock medical care, physical therapy and an array of assistive devices to carry on with day to day living.
Whether you have a cervical, lumbar or thoracic injury, these injuries are life changing for both the victim and their families. These injuries are commonly caused by:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Types of Spinal Injuries
Some spinal injuries are readily apparent when they occur, while others will require diagnostic tests to identify them. Two of the most serious spinal injuries are:
Paraplegia: This condition is caused by damage to the thoracic, lumbar or sacral regions of the spinal cord. These injuries will cause loss of movement and sensation below the waist.
Quadriplegia: This injury is caused by damage to the cervical area of the spine. It causes loss of movement and sensation above and below the waist.
What Is a Spinal Injury?
The spinal cord contains a bundle of nerves that control motion, reflexes, and sensory information throughout the body. When an injury occurs, these messages are interrupted and cause pain, numbness, tingling and paralysis. The higher the injury is on the spinal cord the better chance that complete paralysis will result.
Don’t Delay in Filing a Claim
If you or a family member has suffered a spinal injury, it is important to take prompt action to ensure that your legal interests are protected. There are strict deadlines for filing a claim. Failure to meet these deadlines will permanently bar you from pursuing an action.
The legal team at Donahue and Horrow LLP has decades of experience assisting injured parties to pursue justice and compensation for their injuries. We are committed to getting exceptional results for our clients. Call us today and schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal options. We can be reached at 310-322-0300 or toll free at 877-664-5407.