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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Serving California

Any accident resulting in a spinal cord injury is traumatic, particularly if it was caused by the negligence of another person or entity. A spinal cord injury lawyer will get you the justice you deserve as you recover.

Both mentally and physically, your life is interrupted after an accident as you undergo excessive medical, surgical, and rehabilitative procedures. Even if you expect to recover most of your capabilities in time, you may become overwhelmed by bills at a time when you can?t work. You may become increasingly depressed and angry as you try to cope with your situation and the annoying calls from creditors.

Los accidentes graves pueden cambiar su vida o la de un ser querido, y en el peor de los casos, terminarla prematuramente. En ese caso, no solo está luchando contra el dolor, ya que puede estar experimentando los efectos de la pérdida de ingresos y apoyo de su pareja, padre u otro ser querido.

Ariel Law Group is here for you and we?ll fight to get you the justice you deserve.

What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury is any injury that disrupts the spinal cord. These types of injuries can result in a variety of symptoms that can greatly impact a person?s quality of life. The parts of the body most affected by a spinal cord injury will depend on where on the spinal cord the injury occurred. If the injury is higher up on the spinal cord, it will be more likely to affect a large portion of the body. If the thoracic or lumbar areas of the spine are damaged, this may cause paralysis of the lower body. When the cervical region, located in the neck, is injured, this may cause tetraplegia or quadriplegia, which is a loss of function in the entire body below the head.

What are the symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries are serious and traumatic, but you may not initially realize that your spine has been injured in the chaos and shock of an accident. Some common symptoms of these injuries include

  • Tingling or loss of feeling in extremities
  • Partial paralysis, complete paralysis, or loss of control of any part of the body
  • Severe pain in the head, neck, or back
  • Extreme pressure in the head, neck, or back
  • Struggling to walk or retain balance
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Urinary or bowel incontinence
  • New onset digestive issues
  • Sexual dysfunction

A variety of secondary diseases, illnesses, and issues may also arise as a result of these symptoms such as bed sores and deep vein thrombosis due to immobility, respiratory disease, heart disease, and infections.

Do I need to hire a spinal cord injury lawyer?

Yes. A spinal cord injury can result in permanent damage, disability, or even death. If you have experienced an accident that resulted in this type of injury, we recommend hiring a spinal cord injury lawyer. 

These injuries require medical attention, which places a burden of medical bills on the victim in addition to psychological trauma. If you have been the victim of an accident, it is within your rights to sue the parties responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. Hiring an experienced California spinal cord injury lawyer can?t undo the damage, but it can help you make sure that you get the restitution you deserve as you recover both physically and mentally.

If your family member or loved one lost their life due to a spinal cord injury, you also have a right to sue for their untimely death. We know that compensation won?t make the loss of your loved one easier, however, we believe that it is important to hold people accountable for their negligence. Getting the compensation and justice you deserve can also help provide an important sense of closure.

How will a spinal cord injury lawyer help me?

When you hire a spinal cord injury lawyer, your lawyer will evaluate your claim to make sure that they get you all the compensation you deserve. This includes costs for medical bills, lost wages, and any necessary rehabilitation. Damages may even include the cost of therapy and psychological counseling 

Ariel Law Group has handled all kinds of catastrophic injury cases for more than 30 years and is the aggressive firm that you need and want to fight for you.

What is the average settlement amount in a spinal cord injury case?

In these cases, the amount of your settlement will depend on a variety of factors, such as

  • The extent of the victim?s injuries
  • Whether or not the victim?s injuries exacerbated a pre-existing condition
  • Whether or not the responsible party/parties acted recklessly or with negligence
  • If the victim was partially responsible for the accident.

What type of compensation may I be entitled to after a catastrophic injury?

If you are involved in an accident that has left you with a catastrophic injury, the compensation you are entitled to will be influenced by a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the following.

  • Past, present, and future medical bills related to injuries sustained in the accident. This includes hospital bills, ambulance bills, physical therapy, consultations with specialists, and in-home care services
  • Past and future lost wages resulting from the accident.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses caused by expenses resulting from the accident.
  • Pain and suffering resulting from physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of consortium. 
  • Punitive damages if the accident was the result of malicious or willful actions.
  • Wrongful death damages if a close relative dies resulting from spinal cord injury.

What you are entitled to may not yet be clear to you, but an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer will analyze your case to determine the damages you are entitled to. 

How long do I have to sue following my accident?

Victims of these kinds of accidents have two years after the incident to file their case. After these two years have passed, victims can no longer sue, no matter how severe their injuries are, so it?s best to hire a spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to this, waiting may weaken your case and can potentially reduce your settlement amount.

Nuestra filosofía

En la firma de abogados Ariel, nuestra filosofía consiste en ayudar verdaderamente a las personas.

Somos conscientes que cualquiera de nosotros puede sufrir una lesión catastrófica causada por un conductor ebrio o una caída en una acera peligrosa; en un estacionamiento mal iluminado: usted o su cónyuge, hijo, pariente o amigo cercano. Lo que sucede en un minuto puede resultar en lesiones graves y gastos médicos, terapia de rehabilitación y un dolor que puede perdurar durante toda la vida.

While we do not have the power to undo a tragic event, we can help you get the monetary relief you need to carry on.

Losing a Loved One

In certain situations, a spinal cord injury can result in death. Whether this happens at once or months or years after the accident, family members must mourn the loss of a loved one. They also often lose the financial security their loved ones provided for the family and risk serious financial distress.

Nuestro equipo ha ayudado a cónyuges, hijos y otros familiares a presentar demandas por homicidio culposo para recuperar los gastos del ser querido antes de su fallecimiento y brindar apoyo continuo a la familia.


Estimate How Much Your Spinal Cord Injury Is Worth?

The estimation of the value of a spinal cord injury can be an emotionally complex process. Regarding spinal cord injuries, individuals need to understand how much their damage is worth in terms of financial compensation. One way to estimate this amount is by considering various factors such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The extent of the injury will also affect the assessment of its value. For example, slight damage that requires minimal medical care may result in a smaller settlement than an extensive spinal cord injury with long-term implications that require more specialized treatment or ongoing therapy.

Cervical Spine Injury and Neck Injury Settlement Amounts 2023

A review of the settlement amounts associated with cervical spine and neck injuries in 2023 demonstrates a correlation between injury severity and financial compensation. Severe damages resulting from quadriplegia or paraplegia are likely to result in significant settlements due to the long-term medical costs, lifestyle changes, and loss of income associated with such disabilities. Minor neck and spinal cord injuries may yield lower payments since they are often temporary conditions that do not require as much medical attention.

Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation

Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience helping individuals in Los Angeles and throughout California recover monetary compensation for accidents involving spinal cord injuries. We have won millions of dollars in compensation to help alleviate the staggering physical, emotional, and financial toll that accidents take on our clients.

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one in a tragic accident, schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers to learn more about potential options for legal recourse. Our track record of success indicates we know how to fight for our clients. Our team has a proven 98% success rate and you will not pay any fees until we win your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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