Spinal Cord Injury Law
Approximately 275,000 people in the United States suffer from a spinal cord injury, with an additional 12,000 new injuries occurring each year. Surprisingly, nearly half of those injured are young adults between the ages of 16 and 30, which means that the costs and effects of these lifetime injuries could last 70 years or longer. To pay for these costs, you need the assistance of an experienced spinal cord injury attorney. The attorneys at Los Angeles City Law have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for spine injury victims, including a $13.863 million settlement for a former professional fighter who underwent two spinal fusion surgeries after a car crash.
Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injury
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents = 36.5%
- Falls = 28.5%
- Violent Acts = 14.3%
- Sports and Recreational Activities = 9.2%
Other causes of catastrophic spinal injuries include: workplace incidents, industrial and construction site accidents, dangerous public premises, medical malpractice, including surgical negligence and defective medical devices..
What Is Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is often the result of trauma to the vertebrae, ligaments, or disks. Such trauma is often accompanied by damage to the soft tissues and vessels surrounding the spinal cord. Pain is typical with these injuries. At times the pain radiates down the arms into the hands or down the legs into the feet. The injured person may also suffer a loss of mobility. Spinal cord injury may also cause numbness, loss of feeling, or reduction in mobility elsewhere in the body, especially in the arms and hands or legs and feet. Unfortunately, spinal cord injury victims often suffer long-term complications that require extensive medical care, which is quite costly. CZ&R has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for spinal cord injury victims to help them pay for their medical care.
What Are The Effects Of Spinal Cord Injury?
Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries often radically change the victim’s life – and the lives of the victims’ families – in ways that last for years .
Spinal cord victims incur great costs over the course of their life due to their injuries. The estimated lifetime healthcare cost for a spinal cord injuries can be as much as $5 million dollars or more. Worse, the victims often endure financial stress as their ability to work diminishes. While more than half of victims are employed at the time of their injury, fewer than 12% have maintained regular employment one year later. Still more, the victims endure pain and suffering, often for the rest of their life. The majority of spinal cord injury victims report that they have chronic pain – pain that lasts months to years and is nearly impossible to ever completely eliminate. Side effects of this chronic pain can include depression, anxiety, stress, and psychological disorders. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer will make sure the victim recovers financially for the victims’ pain and suffering, what LACL calls the human losses.
What Help Is There For Spinal Cord Injuries?
Many injuries are caused by the misconduct and negligence of others. In such cases, victims can often make a claim or sue the person or company that caused the victims’ injury. The law holds the wrongdoer who caused an injury responsible for the significant costs and losses they caused. Given the high-cost and long-term impact of a spinal cord injury, it is critical that victims obtain compensation for their damages quickly so they use the compensation to obtain the medical care they need to try to get their life back on track.
Successfully proving the wrongdoers’ fault and the full extent of victims’ damages in a spinal cord injury involves complex legal and medical issues that require experience counsel to evaluate. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact our Los Angeles personal injury law firm now to get the information you need to successfully fight your case.
Why Contact Us
We know that our clients need a result that will last them for a lifetime because, unfortunately, victims of spinal cord injuries are facing a lifetime of disability. We have experience helping our clients with their spinal cord injury cases, including an over $13 million settlement for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury because of an injury sustained in a rear-end collision.
We understand the physical and emotional consequences of spinal cord injuries and we will fight aggressively and intelligently to help you recover the just compensation you require to move on. For more information on spinal cord injuries and your legal rights, the personal injury lawyers at Los Angeles City Law Firm provide competent, aggressive legal representation that achieves the best possible results for our clients. Ours is a client-focused firm that embraces the highest ethical standards. If you, a friend or a family member has been injured in an accident, please contact our attorneys. We can answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free consultation regarding your case. If traveling to our office is a challenge, we can make arrangements to come to you. To schedule a FREE case consultation, please contact us toll free at (866) 999-6640 or click here to fill out our free consultation form.