Agoura Hills Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
The spinal cord is as important as it is vulnerable. Damage to the spinal cord, whether it results from disease or a traumatic impact, can lead to life-long pain, functional limitations, and any number of potential complications. As of 2021, an estimated 296,000 Americans live with some kind of spinal cord injury, and roughly 17,900 new spinal cord injury cases arise every year. If you are one of the thousands of people suffering from spinal cord injury due to the actions of someone else, you have the right to compensation. We can help.
The seasoned California spinal cord injury attorneys at the Halpern Law Firm have spent over four decades helping injured accident victims recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by the negligence of other people. We fight for your right to recover the money you are due after a spinal cord injury in Southern California.
Dangers of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is the nerve highway of the body. It connects the various body parts to the brain, sending signals back and forth. When the spinal cord is injured or severed, it impacts the communication between the brain and the body parts on the other side of the injury. The severity of a spinal cord injury typically turns on two factors: First, where is the injury located? Second, how damaging was the injury?
The location of the injury matters because it will impact any body parts below that point on the spine. A serious injury to the lower spine, for example, can impact the use of the legs and lead to paraplegia. An injury higher up, such as to the base of the neck, can impact the use of all four limbs (possibly causing quadriplegia) as well as the internal organs.
Spinal cord injuries are also characterized by whether they are “complete” or “incomplete.” An incomplete spinal cord injury will leave the victim with limited functionality below the point of the injury, but they still retain some feeling and control. If the injury is complete, the victim will lose all sensory and motor functions below the level of the injury.
Depending upon the severity and location of the injury, spinal cord injury victims may suffer a number of harmful symptoms including:
- Loss of coordination
- Weakness in the limbs
- Trouble breathing
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Organ failure
- In extreme cases, coma or death
What Leads to Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries can happen in all manner of accidents and incidents, often caused by the negligence of another party. If you or someone you care about suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, a seasoned spinal cord injury attorney at the Halpern Law Firm can help you recover compensation for the harm you and your family have suffered. We help spinal cord injury victims recover after all types of incidents, including the following:
- Car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Scaffold collapse, ladder failure, and other falls from heights
- Sports accidents
- Surgical medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Elevator or staircase collapse
- Misdiagnosis of cancer or other debilitating diseases
If you suffered a serious spinal cord injury, our personal injury legal team is ready to step in and investigate your case. We’ll determine how your injury occurred and who was responsible, and we’ll gather the evidence necessary to hold them responsible for the damage they have caused. We’ll fight to maximize your potential damages and ensure you are properly compensated for your devastating injury.
Call Our California Personal Injury Lawyers Today for Trusted and Talented Representation After a Spinal Cord Injury
If you or someone you love has suffered from a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence in Southern California, the accomplished and talented spinal cord accident legal team at the Halpern Law Firm is here to help. We fight to get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us at (818) 785-5999 today for a Free No-Risk Confidential Consultation. These cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t be charged any attorney’s fees unless we win.