Spinal Cord Injury
More than 250,000 Americans are living with spinal cord injuries and about 7,800 more people sustain new spinal injuries each year, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.
A spinal cord injury occurs when a back or neck injury damages the spinal cord. Spinal injuries result in the permanent loss of movement and sensation (paralysis) below the site of the injury. A back injury may cause paraplegia (paralysis of the legs) while a neck injury can cause quadriplegia (paralysis of arms and legs). Many quadriplegics lose control of their chest muscles and cannot breathe without the assistance of a ventilator.
Car accidents and other auto accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord injuries (SCIs), followed by falls, violence (especially gunshot wounds) and sports injuries.
People with spinal cord injuries require years of specialized medical care and skilled assistance with the tasks of daily living. The estimated lifetime cost of a person who sustains a serious spinal cord injury at age 20 is nearly $3 million.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury through the negligence or recklessness of another person or organization, please contact the personal injury attorneys of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and resources required to handle even the largest and most complex spinal injury lawsuits. We have more than 40 years of experience recovering financial compensation for personal injury victims.
We have represented people who have been treated at Casa Colina, Beverly Hills Rehabilitation Center and other rehab facilities throughout the state and nation.
We know how to get results. Contact our personal injury attorneys to learn how we can assist you. There is no obligation, the consultation is free, and you pay nothing unless we win or settle your case for you.