Pursuing a Claim After a Spinal Cord Injury
According to a report published by the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, as many as 450,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury in the United States. Spinal cord injuries are serious injuries but they vary greatly in severity from case to case.
Serious spinal cord injuries do not always result in immediate paralysis. Instead, after an accident, fractured vertebrae or spinal disk ruptures can lead to long-term pain and discomfort, which may develop into a serious medical problem that can eventually result in the loss of mobility and life-long chronic pain. If you or a loved one has recently suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident caused by another, obtaining financial compensation for the injury may be possible. A skilled personal injury attorney can help.
For nearly 40 years, Gary G. Goldberg, Attorney at Law, has advocated on behalf of those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. After a serious spinal injury, Attorney Goldberg can help you obtain the proper amount of compensation available to you. Fair compensation will help you cover the costly medical expenses associated with a spinal injury and more. Consider scheduling a free initial consultation with Attorney Goldberg today by calling (951) 788-8325.
The Serious Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury
Sustaining a life-changing injury such as a spinal cord injury can be one of the most frightening experiences a person can endure. The experience does not only alter the injured victim’s life, it also creates dramatic changes for the victim’s loved ones.
A spinal cord injury can be especially challenging. These injuries are often associated with high medical costs, a sudden loss of earning potential, as well as permanent lifestyle changes. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, spinal cord injuries can result in an incomplete or complete injury. Incomplete injuries are those that still allow the victim’s spinal cord to transmit messages between the brain to the rest of his or her body; thereby allowing some movement. Complete injuries, on the other hand, are injuries that allow for no nerve communication and, therefore, do not allow for voluntary movement.
Spinal injury victims can suffer the following symptoms for either a limited or extended period of time, depending on the severity of the injury:
- Difficulty breathing.
- Loss of movement.
- Numbness or tingling sensation.
- Weakness in certain parts of the body.
- A developed unnatural position of the head or spine.
- A loss of bowel and bladder function.
Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Attorney
Spinal injuries are one of the most common forms of injury suffered by residents in California. Although other injuries can often heal themselves, spinal cord injuries sustained as a result of a serious accident can lead to long-term medical care. When the injury was caused as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, financial compensation may be obtained by pursuing a personal injury claim.
A personal injury claim is not always an easy experience, but when a spinal injury results in severe pain and suffering, along with financial hardship, pursuing a claim becomes necessary. For more than 39 years, Gary G. Goldberg, Attorney at Law, has represented clients who have sustained long-term disabling neck and back injuries. To schedule a complimentary consultation with Attorney Goldberg, call the firm’s Riverside location at (951) 788-8325.