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Spine Injury Claims

A spinal cord injury can result in paralysis, devastating pain, loss, and anguish for the injured person and their family. They may have many questions about the cost of the treatment of the injury and the assistance required to do activities of daily life, as well as the potential for a complete recovery.

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to damage to the spinal cord, which is a bundle of nerves that runs through the spine and carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Spinal injuries can result in a wide range of physical, sensory, and motor impairments, depending on the severity and location of the injury along the spinal cord.

Spinal injuries are typically classified into two main categories:

  • Complete Spinal Cord Injury: In this type of injury, there is a total loss of sensory and motor function below the level of the injury. It means that the injured person may be paralyzed and have no feeling or movement in the affected body parts.
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: In an incomplete injury, some sensory and motor function remains below the level of the injury. The extent of impairment varies depending on the specific nerves and nerve pathways affected.

The impact of a spinal injury on an individual's life can be profound, affecting mobility, sensation, organ function, and daily activities. Rehabilitation, medical treatments, and assistive devices are often crucial components of managing and adapting to life after a spinal injury.

Causes of Spinal Injuries

Typically, spinal cord injuries result from the following causes:

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a fall, accident, or any other cause, contact an Agoura Hills spine injury attorney at Effres & Effres, and learn how you can protect your legal rights to compensation.

Paraplegia & Quadriplegia

There are two major classifications of spinal cord injuries. When a spinal cord injury has left a person with limited or no motion or movement in their lower limbs, the condition is called paraplegia. When the injury has left a person paralyzed in all four limbs, the condition is called quadriplegia.

Liability in a Spinal Cord Injury Claim

Prevailing in a spinal cord injury claim will depend on your ability to establish that the defendant was negligent and that the negligence caused the injuries. If your injury was caused when you slipped and fell on a puddle of water at your local grocery store, the grocery store can be held liable for the injuries if the grocery store knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.

How a Spine Injury Lawyer Can Help

Issues of liability are often challenging to determine. Defendants’ insurance companies can be expected to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending spinal cord injury cases to try to avoid paying the large damage awards commensurate with these devastating injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be eligible to file a claim for losses. Discuss your case with an Agoura Hills spinal cord injury lawyer at Effres & Effres. We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.

Call Effres & Effres today at (818) 222-9720, and schedule a consultation with our spinal injury attorneys in Agoura Hills.

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