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A spinal cord injury is one of many injuries that are classified as “catastrophic.” When damage is done to one’s spinal cord, it can have a long-term and even lifelong impact on some of the body’s most essential functions. Spine injury victims can suffer from a variety of problems, ranging from foot movement issues to quadriplegia. Victims not only suffer physically and emotionally from these types of injuries, but also struggle to maintain financial stability. As the medical bills start piling up and you lose your income because of disability, your life can quickly begin to spiral out of control.
For all these reasons, it is crucial that you obtain the counsel of an experienced legal team who can help you recover 100% of the compensation you deserve. At Frish Law Group, APLC, we represent clients who have suffered from a range of catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord injuries. Our Woodland Hills spine injury lawyers are ready to negotiate and litigate on your behalf to ensure a full and fair settlement.
Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury
Spine injuries can result from numerous types of accidents. The 2 most common causes of spine injuries are vehicle accidents and falls. Acts of violence, such as gunshot wounds, and sports-related injuries rank high on the list of frequent causes of spinal cord injuries. Spine injuries can also have non-traumatic causes, including cancer, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, spinal tumors, and spinal stenosis.
Symptoms of Spine Injuries
When a person sustains a spine injury, they may experience several symptoms, including:
Severe back pain
Extreme pressure in the head, neck, or back
Loss of movement
Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
Challenges with balance and walking
Exaggerated reflexes or spasms
Changes in sexual function and sensitivity
Loss of bladder or bowel control
Pain or intense stinging sensation
Weakness or lack of coordination in any part of the body
Altered or loss of sensation
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a spine injury, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is also wise to get a medical evaluation if you were in an accident that may have damaged your spinal cord, even if you are not yet suffering from any symptoms of such an injury. Spine injuries are not always apparent and addressing them sooner rather than later is critical to one’s recovery.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Spine Injury?
One of the essential elements in filing a claim for a spine injury is determining who is at fault for your accident and injury. In California, anyone whose negligent or intentional misconduct caused your spinal cord injury may be held responsible for the damages you have incurred. This could include a variety of individuals or entities, including motorists, construction site operators, product manufacturers, owners of private or public property, government entities, and more.
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Frish Law Group, APLC is here to carefully evaluate your case and can determine all liable parties in order to maximize your claim for compensation. Even if you were partially at fault for your accident, you may still be entitled to compensation for your losses, due to California’s comparative negligence laws. For example, if you are awarded $500,000 in damages but are found to be 50% at fault, you would be able to recover $250,000.