Riverside Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
The spinal cord is one of the most vital parts of the human body. Damage to the spinal cord is likely to lead to functional limitations, pain, and/or neurological issues. Spinal cord injuries are quite often fatal. People who suffer injury to the spinal cord often face years of recuperation including expensive surgeries, medication, treatments, and prosthetics. In many cases, spinal cord injury leads to permanent damage. If you suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for the financial, professional, and personal harm you have suffered as a result.
The Riverside accident and injury lawyers at Ochoa & Calderón have years of experience helping injured clients and their families recover the compensation they deserve after traffic accidents and other negligence-based spinal cord injuries. Our dedicated personal injury team knows just how devastating a spinal cord injury can be for accident victims and their families. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your accident, gather the strongest evidence, negotiate with defendants and insurance companies, and fight for your right to full recovery from the devastation you have suffered. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury to the spinal cord in a Southern California accident, our Riverside spinal cord injury legal team is ready to help.
Dangers of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is the body’s nerve highway. The spinal cord sends signals between the brain and the rest of the body. It begins at the base of the brain and runs down the back until just above the waist. Damage to the spinal cord can interrupt the signals sent between the brain and other body parts, resulting in functional limitations such as paralysis. Spinal cord damage is often characterized by where on the spine the damage has occurred, as well as whether the limitations caused by the damage are partial or complete.
The location of the injury is significant because the damage will potentially affect anything that comes below that point of injury. Damage to the spinal cord is like a blockade on that part of the highway. Damage to the lower part of the spine can lead to paralysis of the legs, for example. Damage to the spinal cord in the neck region, on the other hand, can cause paralysis of the arms as well as the legs, along with trouble with internal organs, and often leads to coma or death.
Injuries are characterized as partial or complete depending upon the severity of the limitations caused. A partial injury may leave the victim still able to use the affected limbs and other body parts, but with limited feeling and functionality. A complete injury results in no sensation or voluntary movement below the point of injury and affects both sides of the body.
Even a “minor” spinal cord injury, however, can cause significant functional limitations and lasting damage. Talk to a spinal cord injury lawyer about your accident to discuss the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
Damage to the spinal cord can occur as a result of a traumatic impact, a degenerative disease, or overuse injuries. Depending upon the circumstances leading to your spinal cord injury and who was involved, you could have a substantial claim for relief against the responsible parties. At Ochoa & Calderón, our seasoned spinal cord injury lawyers help injured victims recover after all manner of accidents, including the following:
- Car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accidents
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Scaffolding collapse
- Staircase collapse, elevator shaft accidents, and other premises liability incidents
- Medical malpractice
- Acts of violence
- Cancer and other degenerative diseases
- Sports injury
- Construction and other workplace accidents
- Overuse injury
Contact a Riverside Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today
If you’ve suffered an injury to your spinal cord in a car crash, slip and fall, defective products malfunction, workplace accident, or other incident in Southern California resulting from another person’s negligence or misconduct, call Ochoa & Calderón for a free consultation on your claims. We only charge a fee after we are successful in recovering compensation for you. No recovery, no fee.