9 Jan 2019,

What Is A Spinal Cord Injury?

Have you been injured in an automobile accident, dog attack, workplace accident, boating accident, or other type of personal injury case? Has your medical provider informed you that you have suffered a spinal cord injury? If so, you are probably worried how a spinal cord injury will affect your future and your family’s future. A spinal cord injury is a severe injury that can also be life threatening. In almost all cases, this type of injury results in major life changes for the victim and the victim’s family.

The Levinson Law Group understands that your immediate priority after suffering a trauma like this is to seek experienced medical care. Your recovery is your top priority. However, you will also need experienced legal counsel to help you as you seek justice against the parties who caused your injury. Our experienced personal injury attorneys help you deal with the medical expenses and lost wages that you incur because of this tragic accident.

Our owner and Lead Counsel, Gordon Levinson, has represented some of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Now, he uses his insider knowledge to stand up for victims and families in CarlsbadOceansideSan Diego, and throughout California. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs. For your free consultation, call (760) 642-5475 today.

What Are The Effects Of A Spinal Cord Injury?

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the Unites States are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls
  • Acts of Violence
  • Sports and recreational injuries
  • Alcohol
  • Diseases

The nerves protected by the spinal cord are responsible for delivering messages between your brain and the rest of your body. A spinal cord injury is damage to the ligaments, vertebrae, or disks of the spinal column or an injury to the cells or nerves within the spinal cord. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, the area of the body affected by that portion of the spinal cord may lose its ability to function correctly.

In some cases, a spinal cord injury may result in partial or complete paralysis to the lower extremities and all four extremities. A spinal cord injury can prevent autonomic activities such as breathing and bladder control. Because of the severity of this type of injury, many victims also develop secondary conditions such as bedsores, lung infections, and urinary tract infections. Some spinal cord injury victims endure severe pain.

Getting You the Help that You Need

A spinal cord injury causes physical, emotional, and financial damages for you and your family. Evaluating the complete effects of your injury is essential in getting you the help that you need as you fight to recover. Our experienced spinal cord injury attorneys conduct a thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances of the accident that caused your spinal cord injury.

We hold the party or parties responsible for the negligent actions that caused your spinal cord injury accountable so you and your family can receive the compensation that you justly deserve to help you continue on the road to recovery.