Los Angeles Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year. Spine injuries are any wound that affects the nervous tissue contained in the spinal cord. These types of injuries can be extremely debilitating and often result in nerve damage, loss of feeling, loss of motor function, and possibly quadriplegia or paraplegia. There is often no cure for the effects of a spinal cord injury.
A spinal cord injury can result from a car accident, a slip or fall, physical violence or some kind of direct trauma to the area. The spine is your body’s computer: it sends signals up and down your entire body, controlling how you move and feel things. Even minor spine injuries can affect your entire life. Most spine injuries require a number of x-rays and MRIs to diagnose the problem, and then extensive surgeries, lengthy recovery times, and possibly a lifetime of physical therapy and possibly even assisted care. These are extremely serious injuries that can have long-term effects on your quality of life.
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
There are many symptoms commonly associated with a spinal cord injury including numbness, weakness, loss of coordination, tingling, and even paralysis. Some of these symptoms will be immediately apparent and others will only become noticeable over time.
It is important that you are examined by a medical professional if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. There are many diagnostic tools available if a spine injury is suspected. CT scans or an MRI are the most common tests performed. This will help determine treatment and whether or not surgery will be needed.
If you have suffered a spine injury it is important you are compensated for all losses resulting in your injury. In addition to medical bills, emotional distress, and lost wages, it is important to also consider other associated costs. These costs include required ongoing medical treatment and home renovations that may be required if you are confined to a wheelchair or if your lifestyle has been forcibly altered.
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Spine Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that was not your fault, contact J&Y for a free consultation. Our experienced Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyers are prepared to aggressively represent your best interests. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement through negotiations, we are fully prepared to take your case to court. At J&Y, our top priority is protecting the injured and fighting for every penny you deserve. It is not uncommon for spinal cord injuries to have life altering consequences and proper legal representation is crucial.
Call 888-806-6722 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyers. We have offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and across the state of California.