Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in San Francisco
Seasoned Attorneys Fighting for Justice and Accountability
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 crashes, truck collisions, and other accidents. Throughout our years of legal practice, this has amounted to us seeing countless spine injury cases in which our clients were not fully to blame for what occurred.
If you were injured by a negligent party and suffered a spine injury as a result, there is something you can do about it. By filing a legal claim, our attorneys will advocate for your rights and fight to win you the compensation you deserve to afford the proper treatment for your injury, settle any injury-related debts, and the like.
Before your case can develop, it is important to first allow our San Francisco 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.
Contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with a San Francisco spinal cord injury attorney. To date, we have recovered over $500 million for our clients.
Why File a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
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. Although there is no data regarding who was responsible for each accident, it is likely that many of these accidents were not caused by the spine injury victim.
These accident victims have the legal right to file a claim and may find it very beneficial to do so because they can experience some sense of justice by holding the at-fault party accountable in a court of law and potentially win compensation adequate to help pay for:
- Initial medical treatments
- Loss of earnings and/or earning potential
- Modifications to daily life (ex: wheelchair access ramps)
- Ongoing or lifelong rehabilitation fees
- Reduced quality and/or enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish/emotional distress
To find out if you qualify to pursue a legal claim, contact an attorney online. The sooner you begin the claims process, the higher your chances are of recovering compensation.
Quadriplegia, Paraplegia, and Other Consequences
Due to the sensitivity of the spinal cord, even slight impacts can cause permanent harm and change the course of a person’s life.
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. Paralysis may include:
- Quadriplegia: This is the paralysis of the legs and arms; it may also include the inability to rotate the torso. Quadriplegia, sometimes listed as tetraplegia in medical records, will sometimes occur when the injury is centered 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 progress over a period of days, weeks, or more, resulting in a gradual intensification of paralysis symptoms. Diseases and high fevers that target the brain may also cause eventual damage to the spine and lead to any of the aforementioned consequences.
Helping San Francisco Residents Focus on Healing
If you are experiencing any pain or difficulties after an accident, contact our spinal cord injury lawyers. Do not wait too long, as all legal claims have a statute of limitations, or legal deadline, governing them. Per law, any claim filed after the statute of limitations expires will be considered invalid.
At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, we understand the financial burden of a spinal cord injury and the physical and emotional toll it can take on a person. That is why we offer free initial case evaluations to potential clients in which we can discuss the specifics of your case at zero cost to you. Let us work together to fight for justice and accountability.
To speak to our San Francisco spinal cord injury lawyers directly, call (415) 940-7176 today.