Spinal Cord Injury Accidents Require the Skills of an Experienced Lawyer
The spinal cord is the column of nerve tissue, protected by the bones of the spine, which delivers messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Damage to the spinal cord, or to the nerves at the end of the spinal canal, impair or prevent the brain from communicating with the body. Even the slightest damage to the spinal cord can have catastrophic consequences.
A spinal cord injury usually happens as the result of a traumatic event. According to the Mayo Clinic, auto accidents and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, accounting for more than 40 percent of spinal cord injuries each year. An additional 25 percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by falls.
All too often spinal cord injury accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence. Reckless driving, construction site mishaps, or slip and fall accidents can instantly change a victim’s life forever. If you have been involved in a spinal cord injury accident, talk to an attorney experienced at handling these types of cases.
How a Long Beach Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Can Help
Traumatic spinal cord injuries are often permanent, always life changing, and affect the lives of both victims and their families.
Many spinal cord injuries cause permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of injury:
- Quadriplegia: Damage to the spinal cord in the cervical (neck) area may result in complete paralysis – affecting both upper and lower extremities.
- Paraplegia: Damage to the spinal cord below the cervical area resulting in incomplete paralysis – affecting only the lower extremities – legs, trunk, and pelvic area.
People who survive a spinal cord injury accident will most likely have substantial medical issues, and will continue to need medical care and other forms of personal assistance throughout their lives. The cost – medically, emotionally and financially – will be significant and the victim should not have to bare those costs.
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks has the knowledge to evaluate the full effect of a spinal cord injury, and the resources to develop the team of professionals necessary to build a strong case.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury in Long Beach, Los Angeles or surrounding Southern California city, personal injury attorney Michael Waks will work aggressively to obtain the maximum compensation you need and deserve. Call (562) 206-1939 to discuss your legal options.
Contact a Long Beach Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Michael Waks’ personal injury law practice is based on the principle of providing each client with strong, compassionate representation. He handles each case personally to ensure you receive the benefits of hiring an expert spinal cord injury attorney.
Contact the Law Office of Michael D. Waks for a free confidential consultation. Michael is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calling does not obligate you to hire Michael. If you do hire Michael, you don’t pay any fees unless you win.