The spinal cord is the column of nerve tissue, protected by the bones of the spine, that delivers messages between the brain and the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury (SCI) can impair or prevent the brain from communicating with the body. Even the slightest damage can have catastrophic consequences. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with SCI, contact Long Beach spinal cord injury lawyer Michael D. Waks for a free consultation.
If another party was responsible for the injury, you may be entitled to compensation. There are deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits, however, and essential evidence might become unavailable, so it is important that you take action as soon as possible. Call (888) 394-1174 for a free case review.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
SCI usually happens as a 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. No matter the cause of your SCI, if someone’s negligence played a role, you should speak with a Long Beach spinal cord injury attorney about pursuing compensation.
All too often spinal cord injury accidents are caused by someone else’s reckless behavior. Irresponsible driving, construction site mishaps, or slip and fall accidents can instantly change a victim’s life forever.
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks has over 30 years of experience representing and winning millions of dollars for personal injury clients. Call (888) 394-1174 for a free consultation.
The Devastating Impact of Spinal Cord Injuries
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 build a strong claim for both past and future damages.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury in Long Beach or a surrounding community in Southern California, turn to attorney Michael Waks for guidance. Call (888) 394-1174 to discuss your legal options.
Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Long Beach, CA for a Free Consultation
Spinal injury lawyer Michael D. Waks holds an AV Preeminent grade from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating standard awarded to attorneys. Michael provides personalized and unyielding representation to the injured and their families.
Throughout the proceedings, you will have a direct line of contact to Michael and his staff. If you would like to set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation, contact Michael at (888) 394-1174. If you are not able to travel to our offices, a member of our team can come to you.