San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
A spinal cord injury can be a terrifying experience, and in worst case scenarios, it could lead to permanent disability and potential paralyzation. Unfortunately, an average of 12,000 spinal cord injuries occur each year throughout the United States (this doesn’t include those who’ve died from a spinal cord injury before reaching the hospital).
In San Diego, many spinal cord injuries occur from car accidents, severe falls, workplace accidents, bullet or knife wounds, diseases, sport injuries, and even electric shock. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury while at work or due to the negligence of others, you may be able to receive compensation for the damages incurred.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are many different types of spinal cord injuries, whereas the severity of the injury often depends on the type and location of the injury. This severity can range from minor muscle control difficulties to paralysis. Some of the most common types of spinal cord injuries include:
- Neck injury, possibly resulting in quadriplegia (paralysis from neck and upper to lower limbs)
- Complete or incomplete or spinal cord injury, resulting in total or partial loss of sensation and movement below the location of the injury
- Anterior spinal cord syndrome caused by damage to motor and sensory pathways and resulting in loss of movement and sensation
- Central spinal cord syndrome, caused by damage to the center of the cervical area of the spinal cord and resulting in the brain’s reduced ability to control motor movement
- Brown-Sequard syndrome caused by injury to the left or right side of the spinal cord and resulting in a loss of pain and temperature in the opposite side of the injury
Potential Compensation in a Spinal Cord Injury Case
If you or a loved one was injured at work or due to the negligence of another person, you may be able to receive compensation by pursuing a workers’ compensation or personal injury lawsuit. Because spinal cord injuries can be so severe, extensive compensation to cover both immediate and future medical and rehabilitation costs are fundamental in these cases. Furthermore, you can also receive compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress, lost ability to earn future wages, and others.
Contact San Diego’s Leading Personal Injury Attorney, Jason A. Rodenbo
According to Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. §335.1, the statute of limitations for a spinal cord injury is two years. Although this seems like a lot of time, it is still important to consult with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Through a free consultation with the Law Offices of Jason A. Rodenbo, we will immediately begin investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and begin collecting all necessary documentation to put forth a thorough and vigorous case.
For a free consultation with San Diego attorney Jason A. Rodenbo, call us today at 619-265-0081.