Spine Injury Attorneys in Encino, CA
Fighting for Your Best Interests Throughout Los Angeles County & California
Spine injuries can cause irreparable harm to victims. These permanent injuries
can often lead to paralysis of the body and loss of function below the
affected area of the spine and can be devastating to both victims and
their families. Even less serious injuries to the spine can result in
years or a lifetime of chronic pain and disability. Such severe and often
catastrophic injuries demand professional legal help. Without the knowledgeable and aggressive
services of an experienced
personal injury lawyer, you may be convinced to settle for less than your injury is worth
by an insurance company whose real interest is in preserving its profitability.
Vahdat & Aboudi, APLC, we are here to aggressively protect your legal rights against an insurer
or another opposing party. Our firm has 40 years of accumulated experience
that can be used to advance your case. Our professional
team only practices personal injury law which means we have gained enormous
legal understanding of this practice area. We bring compassion to all
of our clients who have sustained injuries through negligence or other
wrongdoing while forcefully pursuing justice on your behalf.
Need help making a spine injury personal injury claim? Contact us
online or at
(888) 523-1698 to arrange for your free consultation.
Spine Injury Cases in California
The majority of all spinal cord injuries occur as a result of
motor vehicle accidents. Other types of accidents and incidents also contribute to these injuries.
According to The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, more
than 17,000 spinal cord injuries occur every year in the U.S.
These injuries are commonly caused by:
In the wake of a spinal cord injury, medical attention should be sought
immediately. The sooner these serious injuries are correctly diagnosed
and treated, the better your chances will be for recovery.
Spinal Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury will depend on how severe the damage to
the spine has been and the location on the spine where the damage has
occurred. The spinal cord may be fractured, crushed, compressed, bruised,
One of the most common results of a spinal cord injury is some type of
paralysis. However, other symptoms can result, such as breathing difficulties,
numbness, swelling and bleeding along the spine, loss of various sense
perceptions, and more. The site of the injury will determine which parts
of the body will be affected. Below the area of damage, the person may
experience loss of sensation, loss of organ control, such as bowel, bladder,
and sexual function, and other negative consequences.
The cost of medical treatment for spinal cord injuries can be astronomical
depending on the severity and location of physical damage. These costs
include hospitalization followed by various types of rehabilitation therapies,
prescription medications, wheelchairs, and needed modifications to one’s
home or vehicle. In the most severe cases, victims may need lifelong medical
care as well as daily personal assistance.
The other cost of spinal cord injuries can be in terms of the emotional
and psychological damage of losing one’s mobility, independence,
and ability to work. This can result in depression, anxiety, frustration,
and more. Injured victims may also need psychological counseling to address
these issues as well as the trauma of the accident and its physical results.
All in all, these expenses can be staggering and may be needed throughout
the person’s life. Estimated costs for paraplegia (paralysis of
the lower half of the body) and quadriplegia (paralysis of the neck down)
can run into the millions on an annual and lifetime basis.
Other Types of Spine Trauma
Many other types of spine trauma can occur resulting in different types
of disability other than paraplegia or quadriplegia. Paralysis can occur
on only side of the body. Symptoms can include severe spasms or spastic
attacks of limbs. Paralysis can be partial, manifesting in only one limb
or finger. Other injuries can include weakness and/or loss of sensation
in a limb as opposed to total paralysis.
Regardless of the extent or severity of the injury, spinal cord injury
victims whose lives are devastated through the wrongdoing of another party
deserve compensation. That compensation should provide financial resources
for their existing medical expenses, those predicted for the future, their
pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of wages/income, loss of
earning capacity, and out-of-pocket expenses such as for home and vehicle
Turn to Our Accomplished Encino Spine Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has sustained a spine injury as a result of the misconduct
of another party, you should not be burdened with the extreme expenses
you will face. Those responsible for all of your damages should be held
liable through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. You should receive
full financial compensation for your trauma, physical pain, and more.
At such a time, however, your concentration should be on getting the medical
care you need as opposed to navigating the complexities of the legal system.
At Vahdat & Aboudi, APLC, we can take on this burden that requires
such issues as providing expert testimony from medical professionals and
the meticulous preparation of your case. Our highly-regarded firm has
the experience and knowledge needed to proceed on your behalf so that
you can focus on what is most critical: your recovery.
Get a free consultation about your spine injury case today.
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