Spinal Cord, Neck, And Back Injuries
Whether caused by a car crash, a medical error, or some other sudden physical trauma, a spinal cord, neck, or back injury can be devastating, and severely impair a person’s ability to function in everyday activities. The spinal cord is one of the most vital parts of the human nervous system—connecting the brain to the rest of the body. Back and neck injuries can cause debilitating pain and suffering to its victim. It can interfere with one’s ability to work, and places huge financial burdens on its victim and family.
The Physical, Emotional, Personal And Financial Toll
A severe spinal cord injury can result in partial or full paralysis, placing the victim in a wheelchair—requiring medical and personal care that may last a lifetime. Most victims of this type of injury end up living with permanent disability, as well as a substantially-increased risk of future medical complications. It completely changes the life of both the victim and the victim’s family.
As a leading Southern California personal injury law firm, the attorneys at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, have witnessed the devastating effects that a spinal cord or a back injury can have on someone. We recognize that often times a back or neck injury will require surgery, and a long rehabilitation period. We are dedicated to helping our clients recover the compensation they need to readjust to life following an unexpected accident. We will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Causes Of Spinal Cord / Back Injuries
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in Americans under age 65. Falls are the most common cause of spinal cord injuries among those 65 and older. A spinal cord injury can be truly catastrophic. Other causes of spinal damage include:
- Workplace Accidents
- Sports Injuries (landing on the head)
- Diving Accidents
- Falling Down A Flight Of Stairs
- Extreme Twisting Of The Torso
- Electric Shock
Our lawyers work with a team of medical experts and investigators, to establish what caused the injury, the extent of the injury, and what the future needs will be. It is important to understand the full extent of our client’s injuries, so that we can establish what the future will hold in the way of equipment costs, medical costs, home modification (ramps, special vehicle for wheelchair transport), lost wages, round-the-clock-care (when indicated), and pain and suffering. We will work tirelessly to hold all responsible parties accountable. In addition to seeking the maximum compensation for the injured, from all possible liabilities, we will lift the burden of arguing with insurance companies, responsible parties, and others off your shoulders.
If you, or someone close to you has suffered a serious spinal cord or back injury because of another person’s careless or reckless behavior, we want to help you. Please contact the San Bernardino-based personal injury lawyers at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, for a FREE consultation. We represent clients though out Southern California, and will come to your home, a hospital room, or meet with you in our San Bernardino office for no-cost-to-you consultation. Call 909.884.6451, or complete our online contact form today.