An accident or a fall can result in back injuries ranging from a strain or a sprain to herniated discs to serious spinal cord injuries. Whatever be the cause, if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, you know how much life can change. The impact of a spinal injury on the lives of the victim and their family can be devastating, not to mention the lifelong medical costs. Spinal injuries also lead to emotional scars as they are traumatic and have long-term, often lifetime, consequences. An individual with a full, happy, healthy, active lifestyle could be forced into a sedentary and dependent lifestyle in a matter of minutes.
In the United States, there are approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries every year and 300,000 people currently living with a spinal cord injury. A spinal injury is usually the result of a traumatic injury or blow to the spine. Common causes of spinal injury are road traffic accidents, motorbike accidents, bicycle accidents, work accidents, assaults, falls from heights, and sports activities. The spinal injury could be a result of negligence or defective products such as faulty seatbelts or airbags (a company’s inefficient design, manufacture or sales process). Spinal cord injuries could result in multiple issues such as paralysis in the lower part of the body (paraplegia) or all four limbs (quadriplegia). Since the spinal cord is literally the ‘backbone’ of bodily functions, accident victims could experience several serious and permanent issues related to any and all bodily functions.
If you or your loved one has been in an accident that led to a spinal injury our team of Spinal cord injury lawyers specialized in spinal injury claims will discuss your injury with you, understand the facts of the case and advise you as to how to pursue your claim. Our team of excellent spinal cord injury attorneys will map out the path to be taken based on the cause and counsel you through the entire claim process. Our aim is to be rational while being empathetic.
At Gilleon Law Firm, APC, we appreciate the difficulties that many victims of spinal injuries and their families face in the pursuit of their claim. A spinal injury claim tends to be more complicated than other personal injury claims. This is because the chances of complete recovery from a spinal injury are slim and there is almost always some degree of paralysis and degradation of lifestyle. We make it our priority to take the burden off of you and your family and make the spinal injury claim process a smooth one in obtaining your just compensation. Our team of specialized spinal injury lawyers will work as one with you and your family throughout each step of your claim.
The compensation in a spinal injury claim is generally awarded to the extent that it can restore the injured person to his or her pre-accident lifestyle to the best level possible. Typically, the compensation is awarded above and beyond the medical costs and pain and suffering. Since a spinal injury could result in permanent and life-changing consequences, the compensation may also include things like continuous health care and rehabilitation, the cost of assistive devices such as wheelchairs and modifications to home like access ramps or stair lifts. The compensation may also take into account loss of future income in case of earning capacity being compromised.
Spinal injury lawsuits are bound by stringent timelines and have to be handled very carefully as they involve more complex medical issues and legalities than a regular personal injury claim. Because of the intricacies of the case, our team of spinal cord injury attorneys at Gilleon Law firm specialize in spinal injury compensation claims, instilling the trust and confidence of you and your family.
At Gilleon Law Firm, APC, our team of San-Diego based spinal injury lawyers have extensive experience pursuing claims for victims of spinal injury. Our team is dedicated and will safeguard your interests while dealing with your spinal injury claim in the best manner possible. With our high level of skill and expertise, we ensure that we obtain compensation for all of your rehabilitation, therapy, housing, medical care and future needs.
Gilleon Law Firm, APC is based in the heart of San Diego, California, with offices and cases successfully practiced throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County. Imperial County and Riverside County. Over time, we have been successfully litigating spinal injury cases for numerous individuals of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and Imperial Counties. We uphold our belief to stand by your side to help you ease the pain and anguish of your trying times.
If you ever need any knowledgeable advice and determined representation, contact us or call 619.702.8623 to schedule a free consultation.