Campbell Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most common and most devastating injuries that accident victims can suffer. A spinal cord injury can be debilitating, limiting a person’s ability to function normally, perform their job duties, and enjoy regular life activities. If you were in a car crash or other accident and suffered a Campbell spinal cord injury, the seasoned and passionate personal injury legal team at Solution Now Law Firm can help you get the compensation you are owed.
Levels of Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is responsible for carrying signals from the brain to the rest of the body. An injury to the spinal cord can act much like a kink in a garden hose. It interrupts the flow of those signals, preventing the brain from instructing the body how to work. A spinal injury could mean the permanent loss of function of body parts below the site of the injury.
For that reason, medical professionals often classify spinal cord injuries according to where they occur on the spine. A severe injury to the lower spine, for example, can lead to paraplegia (loss of use of the legs). An injury to the base of the neck, on the other hand, can sever the connection to the arms and legs (quadriplegia), and cause problems with other bodily functions.
Spinal cord injury is also categorized by “completeness.” A complete injury will break the connection to a body part or set of parts completely, meaning that that body part is entirely non-functioning. Spinal cord injuries can also be incomplete, where the use of affected body parts is limited or difficult but not removed completely.
Spine injuries require serious care and attention at the best of times, and they are likely to cause significant pain and require pricey treatments. The spine injury attorneys at Solution Now Law Firm are here to help you hold the negligent drivers and other parties responsible for your injuries liable for the harm they have caused. You should not be left alone paying the bills and dealing with the fallout resulting from your spine injury. Let a dedicated spine accident attorney help you get the damages you deserve.
Severe Spine Injury Is Expensive
Whatever the extent of your injury, spinal cord injuries are severe and tend to be long-lasting. Spine injuries often require multiple surgeries, ongoing physical therapy, nursing care, medical equipment such as wheelchairs, and other treatments. Spinal care may not yield a full recovery. In the United States, this means mountains of medical costs over the injured party’s lifetime.
According to medical insurance researchers, the average cost of the first year of treatment after a serious spinal cord injury ranges from $375,000 to $1.15 million. For a person injured at age 25, the average lifetime cost of dealing with a serious spinal cord injury ranges from $1.7 million to $5.1 million, depending on the severity of the injury. Complete loss of functionality is more expensive to deal with, and injuries higher on the spine that cause quadriplegia are more expensive than lower-spine injuries and symptoms such as paraplegia and incontinence.
These figures illustrate just how important it is to hire a knowledgeable and effective spine injury attorney after an accident. Insurance companies and negligent defendants will try to downplay the severity of an injury in order to get accident victims to accept a lowball settlement. It is vital that you have someone in your corner who understands the full extent of your injuries and the costs you are likely to face to ensure that you get the compensation you are truly owed, rather than accepting a settlement only to find out several years later that your medical bills are still skyrocketing. Speak with the spinal cord injury legal team at Solution Now Law Firm for a full and frank discussion of the damages you should expect after your California accident.
Dedicated Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Ready to Help You Recover
The dedicated and effective spinal cord injury lawyers at Solution Now Law Firm are ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve after your spinal cord injury in Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, or across the Bay Area. Whether you were hurt in a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, or any other incident, you have the right to collect damages for the harm you have suffered. The spine injury legal team at Solution Now Law Firm is here for you. Call us today at 408-256-2871 or contact us via email today to set up a free case evaluation.