Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury (SCI) happens when there is a bruising of the spinal cord or compression due to pressure on the spinal cord or severing of the nerves in the spinal cord. These injuries cause pain, muscle spasms and in severe cases paralysis. Bladder infections, lung infections and bed soars can further complicate the medical condition.
The leading cause of these injuries in people over the age of 65 is falls. Other causes include:
- Industrial accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Bullet or stab wounds
- Athletic injuries
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
Rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury presents special challenges. Hiring an attorney who understands the unique challenges of these injuries is very important. Our firm will work with your treating doctor, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, occupational therapist and psychologist to understand the total impact of the injury on the injured person and your family. Finding the right experts to help in the recovery process is challenging. We will help you find the experts that can help you.
I have successfully represented clients in Northern California who have suffered spinal cord injuries. (see Dean v Spivey $3,250,000 settlement in our successes section). The medical bills and lost wages when a person suffers such an injury can cause financial ruin. Getting medical bills paid and making sure that the appropriate insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to the injury can be difficult. We will work to get your legal rights protected while you work on your recovery.
At our office, only an attorney will handle your case. You will never be handed off to a paralegal. If you live in the Northern California area and would like to discuss your legal options with Tom, contact us online or call us at 510-337-1600 to set up a FREE consultation.