Spinal Cord Injuries

When a car accident or other serious accident results in a spinal cord injury, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, your entire life is affected. At Harting, Simkins, & Ryan, LLP, we understand that when you suffer such a serious injury, the injury affects you as well as your family. You are faced with significant physical and emotional challenges as you deal with the limitations of your injury. However, your family is also faced with the financial realities of such a significant injury. Our attorneys provide strategic advocacy focused on recovering the maximum compensation that you and your family will need now and into the future.

If you are in need of legal services, please call 888-357-0461 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. We will take immediate and strategic action to protect your rights.

The spinal cord is a column that carries vital information from the brain to other nerves throughout the body. When the spinal cord is damaged — when the spinal cord is pinched, severed, or otherwise traumatized — the channel of information is permanently disrupted, resulting in paralysis. The extent of damage will vary significantly depending on the level of the spinal cord injury:

  • Quadriplegia: Cervical spinal cord damage can affect both upper and lower extremities, resulting in loss of function, sensation, and other effects of paralysis.
  • Paraplegia: Spinal cord damage below the cervical level of the spine (such as at the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral levels) can result in paralysis to the lower extremities, trunk, and pelvis, depending on the level of the spinal cord trauma.

Accident victims suffering a spinal cord injury — whether paraplegia or quadriplegia — will spend months or even years rehabilitating. They are forced to re-learn how to perform "simple" activities that were once taken for granted. While the accident victim is confronting the physical limitations of the injury, the family is dealing with learning how to care and provide for their loved one, given the new limitations. The family must consider home or vehicle accommodations, care attendant needs, and other long-term needs.

Helping families deal with the effects of a spinal cord injury

Our Lakewood personal injury attorneys comprehend the struggles our clients are confronted with when dealing with the aftermath of a car accident, medical negligence, or other accident that caused the spinal cord injury. We take immediate action to investigate the accident and pursue the full compensation the accident victim and his or her family will need for medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, wheelchair accommodations, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and other damages. We are dedicated to helping clients obtain maximum compensation to which they are entitled.

Please call us toll free at 888-357-0461 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Our personal injury lawyers offer experienced advocacy and counsel to clients throughout Long Beach and Lakewood, California.

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