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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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    Our Clients' Success Stories

    • "I would hope that nobody NEEDS to have an injury lawyer, but if they did, I would absolutely recommend Effres and Associates in a heartbeat."
      In August of 2015 I was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that involved the loss of operation of my dominant arm, as well as a traumatic brain injury. My parents had contacted Effres and associates (they were referred to them by another lawyer for another injury to a relative) and they drove from Agoura Hills down to Pasadena immediately, surveyed the accident scene, and then arrived at the hospital. Over the next two and a half years, Justin Effres and his father Steven Effres, relentlessly pursued this case for me, even when at one point it seemed like there wasn't much that could be done to resolve the situation. I had to go through the typical trial stuff such as meetings, deposition, medical appointments for Effres' firm and for the defense, but Effres did all that he could to make everything doable and smooth as possible for me. My perception of lawyers was certainly changed for the better after working with Justin and his dad, because of their genuine sincerity. They were always available and fully knowledgeable of the questions that my family and I had for them. Despite the case dragging on for over 2 years, they never left me hanging or feeling like the case was going nowhere, because Justin kept searching for answers and kept me updated with everything. All of his hard work paid off in a successful outcome for me. I would hope that nobody NEEDS to have an injury lawyer, but if they did, I would absolutely recommend Effres and Associates in a heartbeat.
      - E.E.
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      Dear Steven, I want to thank you for your courtesy and professional handling of my claim. For the lack of better words – Thank you! by B. E.
      - B.E.
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      Justin, Thanks for a job well done! Cheers, B. by B. H
      - B.H.
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      Effres & Effres law office helped me to work through my case after I was rear ended by a young person who drove someone else's car with a minimal insurance coverage. They were great, always available, answering all my questions, giving the best advises, not aggressively but based on an informed decision-making process, which I was very much part of. We got a great result. I would strongly suggest this law office to anyone who was injured in an accident. They are great, responsible and accommodating you, every step on the way.
      - Susanna

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