Accident Cause a Spinal Cord Injury?
San Francisco Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Defend Victims
A serious spinal cord injury is one of the most catastrophic injuries a person can suffer from. In addition to the emotional turmoil, mounting bills and pain, there is a reduced quality of life. Paralysis and other spinal cord injury complications can have a devastating effect on you or your loved one’s lifestyle. Everyday tasks or hobbies may become difficult or impossible. Personal injuries that result in paraplegia or quadriplegia not only change your life, but your friends’ and family’s lives as well. The San Francisco spinal cord injury attorneys at The Brandi Law firm have handled personal injury settlements for decades.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a spinal cord injury, we can help. Our legal team works with medical and rehabilitation doctors, orthopedists, and neurologists to understand the full extent of your injury. We bring your point of view to the court and express the limitations you or a loved one faces. Working with life care planners, we determine what your needs cost and who is responsible for paying them. Our spinal cord injury lawyers can review your situation, in any state of recovery, and identify what options are available.
What Are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury?
There are many degrees of spinal cord injury. Your spinal cord is protected by a vertebral column that is divided into sections. Damage to different sections can have different side effects. If your accident is extreme, then you may experience paralysis below the site of the injury. Losing control of both arms, both legs and the upper area of the body is called quadriplegia. Paraplegia occurs when paralysis affects just your lower body and legs. Some common accidents that may result in these type of spinal cord injuries include:
- Auto Accidents: Unfortunately, car accidents are the major contributor to spinal cord injury. Collisions with a semi-truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian result in permanent damage every day across California.
- Medical Malpractice: If a prescription is mishandled or if a surgeon makes a mistake, then you may have the right to compensation for a spinal cord injury. Any negligent action from a health care professional that results in harm may be considered medical malpractice.
- Product Liability: A wide variety of defective product may cause spinal cord trauma. A doctor could recommend a joint replacement option that should have never been considered. Sometimes machines fail due to a manufacturing defect. Other times a seemingly harmless product causes unintended lifelong damage.
- Slip and Fall Accidents: Homeowners, landlords and property managers have a legal duty to make sure surfaces are even. If deteriorating handrails or improper signage contributed to your spinal cord injury, then you should always call an attorney.
What Compensation Am I Entitled to After a Spine Injury?
It can be confusing to understand what compensation you are entitled to after a spinal cord injury. Personal injury law can be complicated, especially when permanent, life-changing injuries are involved. Furthermore, state and local laws can make the nuances of your lawsuit even more complicated. There are some general qualifications that may reveal your right to a fair recovery. If your spinal cord injury resulted from the negligence or wrongful action of another party, then you should contact a lawyer.
An attorney experienced in spinal cord injury law can help identify every party that contributed to your accident. After review, damages are declared. Damages are a monetary value put on various physical and economic costs that resulted from your accident. Our San Francisco spinal cord injury lawyers can help you recover past, current and future medical expenses. Lost wages, benefits and income earning potential may also be retrieved through a civil claim. Additionally, you may suffer certain damages that are difficult to calculate, such as reduced quality of life, lost relationships, and pain and suffering.
Questions? Call Our San Francisco Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation
Are you or a loved one dealing with paralysis? Has losing your mobility lowered your quality of life? Have you had to change your job in the face of mounting medical bills due to a spinal cord injury? While you may be tempted to take an early offer from an insurance adjuster, it may not be in your best interest. The Brandi Law Firm wants to hear your story from your point of view. In a free initial consultation, we can let you know your legal options at no cost to you.
Our law firm will work to alleviate financial burdens by maximizing the compensation you may be entitled to. Even the odds by having a genuine and caring attorney fight for you. Our attorneys pursue compensation through product liability lawsuits, municipal liability claims and other litigation. No matter the size of your claim we will defend the rights you deserve. Call our law firm today at (415) 989-1800 or contact us through our website. We have offices in San Francisco and proudly serve Oakland and other surrounding counties.