San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. The cause is generally trauma, a sudden blow or impact to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. A spinal cord injury completely changes the life of the victim and those who are close to him or her. If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury that was due to another party’s willful, reckless or negligent conduct, call the Liljegren Law Group at 866-613-9906 for a free legal consultation. Our San Diego spinal cord injury attorneys are located in California and have years of experience and success working with clients with spinal cord injuries. We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available for your spinal cord injury.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
The largest number of spinal cord injuries occur in auto accidents, which account for approximately 47 percent of all spinal cord injuries. Other major causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Work injuries
- Acts of violence
- Sports injuries
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or partial, depending upon how many of the nerves in the spinal cord are damaged. If a spinal cord is complete, there is no sensation or voluntary movement below the point of injury and both sides of the body are affected. If a spinal cord injury is partial, or incomplete, there is some function and feeling below the point of injury. The victim may be able to move one limb more than the other or have more sensation on one side than the other. Whether a spinal cord injury is complete or partial may determine the outcome of the injury. Many individuals with partial spinal cord injury may experience significant recovery, while victims with complete spinal cord injury are often permanently paralyzed.
While there currently is no way to reverse damage to the spinal cord the goal of rehabilitation helps prevent further injury and educates people with spinal cord injuries to return to an active and productive life. Because of these irreversible damages, it is important to work with lawyers that have extensive experience and expertise in spinal cord injury cases. The San Diego spinal cord injury lawyers at the Liljegren Law Group are aware of the medical technologies and adaptive technologies that are ever evolving and may help spinal cord victims be able to reverse the damage.
Our attorneys understand this and know that any settlement or verdict that is made must account for the costs of these technologies. Our San Diego personal injury attorneys will seek the compensation you or your family member may require to pay for a lifetime of medical needs and living expenses. For a free consultation with a San Diego spinal cord injury lawyer at the Liljegren Law Group, call us today at 866-613-9906.