Spinal Cord Injury
Just like brain injuries, serious back and neck injuries can impact you for the rest of your life. For some, these injuries go far beyond the issue of lost wages or medical treatment. A lifetime of care may be necessary. In some cases, victims do not survive catastrophic spinal injuries,leaving an uncertain future for their families.
The experienced personal injury trial attorneys at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard. L.L.P. can help you and your loved ones find the answers you need. If you believe your injury was caused by negligent acts, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. With extensive experience in the successful handling of spinal cord injury claims, our attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in representing the seriously and critically injured.Facing the Impact of Spinal Cord Injuries
Trauma to the spinal column can trigger an inability to control bodily functions or movement. Such an injury can cause a person to lose mobility, but there is also an emotional aspect that cannot be measured. The sudden reality of not being able to walk or feel sensation in any part of your body can cause feelings of depression and hopelessness. Our spinal cord injury lawyers will do everything possible to spark a new outlook. We have guided many clients with severe back and neck injuries including, but not limited to:
- Paraplegia - the partial or complete paralysis of the lower body and legs;
- Quadriplegia - the partial or complete paralysis of the legs, torso and arms; and
- Paralysis - a state that completely or partially impairs movement and mobility.
The spinal cord is made up of vertebrae that are categorized by sections, from high-cervical nerves to the lower sacral nerves. In general, the higher the point of trauma to the spine, the more serious the injury. Those with severe injuries, in addition to requiring 24 hour care, may have impaired speech, difficulty breathing, and require a motorized chair for mobility. In mild cases, a person may be able to walk, but may have trouble controlling bowel and bladder functions. A spinal cord injury at any level will require medical assistance, and we will work diligently to meet the need.
Our clients have endured difficult circumstances, so we provide prompt, comprehensive case handling to ensure the best outcome. Acts of negligence that contribute to spinal cord injuries deserve a strong response. We fight aggressively to hold all parties accountable in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability claims, medical malpractice claims, workplace accidents, and other traumatic events.
We work with skilled professionals in medicine, forensic science, and accident reconstruction to gather the necessary documentation and facts to substantiate your claim. Our legal team uses a systematic, detail-oriented approach to building your case. We will lay the right foundation to get you the compensation you need to move forward and take care of your loved ones.
We are here to help you navigate the challenging process of pursuing a spinal cord injury claim. If you or a loved one has experienced a serious or fatal back or neck injury, we invite you to contact us at (408) 298-7200 today to make an appointment for a free consultation. Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish. We serve the Monterey area including Pacific Grove, Carmel, Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel, Scotts Valley, Marina, Hollister, San Benito County, and the Monterey Bay community.