Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in San Francisco
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At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, our San Francisco personal injury lawyers have handled numerous catastrophic injury cases, including those related to debilitating spinal cord injuries caused by car accidents, truck accidents, and other accidents. Throughout our years of personal injury representation, we have seen numerous spine injury cases in which our client was fully not to blame for the incident or accident. According to statistics compiled by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), roughly one-third of all spinal cord injuries caused since 2010 have been due to vehicular accidents with an unknown but presumably high amount related to accidents not caused by the spine injury victim. Spinal cord injury cases often involve compensation adequate enough to help pay for:
- Initial medical treatments
- Lost wages or loss of earning potential
- Modifications to daily life (ex: wheelchair access ramps)
- Ongoing or lifelong rehabilitation fees
Before your case can develop, it is important to first allow our San Francisco injury lawyers to evaluate your claims with the help of a trusted medical professional. We are familiar with several certified practitioners and utilize their expertise to obtain a better understanding of your injuries and the full set of consequences. In doing so, we ensure that we are requesting an amount that entirely covers your injuries.
Schedule a free consultation today - call (415) 940-7176. We've recovered over $500 million for our clients!
Quadriplegia, Paraplegia, and Other Consequences
Due to the sensitivity of the spinal cord, even slight impacts can cause permanent harm.
Consequences of even a minor back-related accident could include:
- Constant muscle pain
- Difficulty walking
- Numbness in extremities
- Balance issues
Out of all the consequences of a spinal cord injury, paralysis, or the complete loss of control of a body part or area, is the most severe.
- Quadriplegia: The paralysis of legs and arms, and may also include the inability to rotate the torso; quadriplegia, sometimes listed as tetraplegia in medical records, will sometimes occur when the injury is at the base of the neck or top of the spine.
- Paraplegia: The paralysis of both legs and sometimes the complete bottom half of the body; paraplegia can be caused by an injury at the end of the spine or around the hips.
Paralysis does not necessarily occur instantaneously after the initial damage to the spine. If untreated, a slight injury can degenerate over a period of days, weeks, or more, resulting in a gradually intensifying of paralysis symptoms. Diseases and high fevers that harm the brain may also cause eventual damage to the spine and brain injuries, resulting in any of the aforementioned consequences.
Helping Our Clients Get Back On Their Feet
If you are experiencing any pain or difficulties after being in an accident, you should contact our San Francisco spinal cord injury lawyers. You can request a free case evaluation to tell us the specifics of your case without paying anything upfront.
To speak to our team directly, call (415) 940-7176 today.