If you have experienced a significant personal injury that damaged your spinal cord, you should consult with an experienced and skilled lawyer as quickly as possible. These injuries can have a significant and permanent impact on your life, and it is vital to establish fault against guilty parties and seek maximum compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured because of another's negligence or wrongdoing. A spinal cord injury lawyer at Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP, in Stockton, CA, understands how devastating these injuries can be, both for victims and their families. You do not have to face the fall-out or deal with insurance companies alone. Contact our law firm today to speak with an attorney about your case.
Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can have lasting consequences for victims. Because of this organ's vital role in the central nervous system, almost all spinal cord injuries result in some form of lost mobility or paralysis. These effects can range from limited use of an arm and hand, to complete paralysis of the lower body, or upper and lower body. While some victims eventually regain some mobility (usually through multiple surgeries and extensive physical rehabilitation), many are wheelchair-bound for the rest of their lives. Permanent paralysis dramatically changes the way victims—and their families—live their daily lives.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can happen in almost any type of accident. One person’s negligence can drastically change another’s life. Some of the most common accidents resulting in spinal cord injuries include:
- Premises liability accidents, especially slip and falls
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Bicycle accidents
These serious injuries can also occur during sports activities and while under the care of medical professionals. Since spinal cord damage can lead to permanent losses, victims should seek legal counsel from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers can Establish Liability
To successfully negotiate or litigate your case, you must prove the other party was negligent and that their actions caused the accident that led to your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, we may bring a case against one or more responsible parties, which could include:
- Other drivers
- A residential or commercial property owner
- An employer
- Insurance companies
After your injury, it is essential that you contact us as quickly as possible. At Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP, we employ a full investigative team who can gather evidence from the scene and reconstruct the accident when necessary. We will also collect any witness statements and work with a network of professionals who are available to offer expert testimony when necessary. Together, we can build a strong case to help you seek restitution for your pain and suffering.
Our law firm is skilled and experienced in these cases and has achieved significant settlements for past clients. We can fight tirelessly on your behalf when seeking the compensation you deserve.
Compensation You Deserve
Victims with significant personal injuries that affect the spine are entitled significant compensation because of the debilitating effects they can cause. Damages in spinal cord injury cases can include compensation for:
- Both your current and estimated future medical expenses, which can include surgeries, medications, medical equipment such as wheelchairs, and more
- Loss of income and earning capacity
- The cost of home and vehicle modifications to accommodate a wheelchair
- Your ongoing pain and suffering
- Dramatically reduced quality of life, especially for victims who led active lifestyles prior to the accident
Work with a Dedicated Law Firm
If you or a loved one suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury, contact our law offices online or call (209) 477-8171 to schedule a consultation. Our compassionate attorneys can work with you to build a strong case and seek the restitution you need.