Spinal Cord Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, the attorneys of Wilshire Law Firm want to express our sincere wishes for your speedy and complete recovery. If that spinal cord injury was to any extent due to the negligence of others, or if an insurance company does not want to adequately compensate your losses, the legal services of our personal injury attorneys can ensure those parties uphold their obligations to restore your financial circumstances and long-term health.
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Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Injuries to the spinal cord are many times permanent and always life-changing. They have a dramatic effect on the lives of victims and their families. Spinal cord injuries, many resulting in permanent paralysis, are often caused by the negligence of others, such as surgical errors or malpractice, recreational accidents, injuries at birth, motor vehicle collisions, industrial mishaps, defective products or machinery, and even accidental exposure to toxic chemicals. The personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have the knowledge and practical experience in spinal cord injury litigation to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for all expense and suffering.
Victims of brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as their close friends and families, will require lawyers with specific expertise in the medical, physical, financial, and emotional impact on the victim. Our attorneys have represented numerous clients who sustained catastrophic injuries and understand that injuries to the spinal cord and brain have long-term consequences that must be addressed early to ensure all necessary treatments are received and that the victim’s financial health is not irreparably harmed.
Your Wilshire Law Firm attorneys will have extensive knowledge and competency in the fields of neuroscience, orthopedic medicine, and alternative modalities for vocational rehabilitation. We understand the necessity for life care planning and how to calculate those costs for settlement purposes. Most importantly, our lawyers have a sincere concern and compassion for our clients and their families and take pride in our work to support your recovery.
The National Center for Injury Prevention has stated that more than one million Americans suffer a serious injury to the brain or spinal cord each year. Children account for almost a third of those casualties. The costs to care and support a victim of a serious spinal cord injury over his or her lifetime are staggering. When those injuries are the result of another party’s negligent actions, we can help. Our attorneys investigate and pursue your claims with a firm resolve to mitigate the cost of medical care to you.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
California limits the amount of time one has to file a claim for damages in civil court. So, for our clients in the Los Angeles area, it is critical that you or a family member contact our attorneys as soon as possible after the accident. The most common causes of accidents that result in spinal cord injuries are: