Our California branch of litigators and attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers specialize in complex cases with severe injuries including catastrophic damage. A catastrophic injury is considered a loss of capacity, and can be both physical and mental. In cases of spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis and lost motor control and function, the results can be permanent and debilitating causing the injured victim to lose his or her earning capacity or ability to work. Such cases carry a huge financial burden and require significant medical care, both short term and in the long term, where the injury is permanent. This is why retaining and hiring an experienced attorney from Jacoby & Meyers is in your best interest. The benefits of having a professional work for you are endless and eliminate the worry, concern and guessing in the process, especially if a lawsuit is filed or litigation is involved. We can help you focus on your recovery and medical care while we represent your interests and fight the responsible third party for compensation on your behalf. Call us today for more information and to discuss your claim and rights if you sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident.
Common Accidents which Cause Spinal Cord Injuries:
Construction projects, car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, trip and falls, boating accidents and other crashes ans collisions can cause serious injuries to the people involved. Passengers, drivers and individuals can all be affected permanently by one wrong move or mistake and it is often times not their own fault. In the worst case scenarios, catastrophic injuries may result which can include traumatic brain injury or brain damage, spinal cord damage and the loss of limb requiring an amputation.
Types of Spinal Cord Damage
The majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, sport and recreational accidents, and acts of violence. The symptoms of a spinal cord injury can vary based on the location of the injury and the nature of the break. Common symptoms include:
- Extreme back pain or neck pain
- Loss of balance or difficulty walking
- Loss of movement or sensation in one or more parts of the body
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Loss of sexual function
- Difficulty breathing
Medical Expenses & Costs for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
Spinal cord injuries are among the most expensive types of injuries to treat. Victims typically require expensive diagnostic tests to evaluate the severity of the injury and multiple surgeries followed by high-level short-term care. Once the victim is stabilized, there are long-term costs to consider, including physical therapy, modifications to the home to accommodate wheelchairs and other devices, and lost wages. Even individuals with good medical insurance can quickly reach their coverage limit, which can leave them struggling to survive financially. If the injury is the result of someone else's negligent, reckless, or malicious behavior, the individual/victim may file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for their damages.
Although there is no cure for a spinal cord injury, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers Law Firm located in Los Angeles can help you or your loved one get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.