Santa Clarita Spine Injury Attorneys
Back & Spinal Injuries Can Change Your Life Forever
Spinal cord injuries are life-changing injuries with serious implications for victims and their families. If you or a loved one has endured a spinal cord injury, it’s important to hire a lawyer who is experienced in these types of injuries. This is because personal injury law can be very complex regarding these types of injuries, and a spinal cord and back injury lawyer can help you with the legal aspects of your case.
A spinal cord injury can lead to lost wages and medical bills, both of which can be extremely costly. One of our experienced Santa Clarita spinal cord injury lawyers can help you when you need an ally on your side during this difficult time. At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we can help you out with all of the legal aspects of your case. If your spinal cord injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important that you find reputable legal representation. An attorney from our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are generally separated into two types:
- Complete: A complete spinal cord injury results in the total loss of ability of the spinal cord to convey messages to the brain. In other words, the connections between the nerves in the spinal cord and the brain are completely severed.
- Incomplete: When a spinal cord injury is incomplete, some nerves remain connected to and able to communicate with the brain. Those with incomplete spinal cord injuries often retain some degree of function.
Complete spinal cord injuries often result in partial or total paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia/tetraplegia. Victims generally lose sensation, function, and the ability to move the affected areas of the body. In contrast, victims of incomplete spinal cord injuries may still retain some degree of movement, function, and sensation, though this could be limited.
The location of the injury along the spine often plays a central role in the type of spinal cord injury the victim sustains. Additionally, the type, location, and degree of injury will play a large role in the effects experienced by the victim.
What Are the Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports-related accidents
- Recreational accidents
Disease, genetics, and other factors also contribute to spinal cord injuries, but the most common cause is trauma to the spine, often associated with violent accidents. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been prevented, had another person or party acted with care instead of negligence.
If you believe that your injury or your loved one’s injury was the result of someone else’s negligent, careless, or wrongful conduct, you could have grounds to seek compensation for your damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit. A successful lawsuit could allow you to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more.
How an Attorney Can Help You
There is nothing about a back or spinal cord injury that should be taken lightly. After all, our back and spinal cord are what allow us to walk, move our head and neck, and be completely self-sufficient. The first step to any back or spinal cord injury claim is to hire a professional injury attorney with extensive experience with this particular kind of case. From getting medical bills paid to covering your lost wages, a spinal cord and back injury attorney can help protect both you and your family. With so much at stake, our Santa Clarita spinal cord injury lawyers can help you make important decisions for your future.
When looking for a team to represent you, choose a lawyer that has a proven track record of success in cases like yours. At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we offer experienced legal representation that can give you and your loved ones the peace of mind that you deserve. Our team has successfully secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and, with our professional help, you can focus on recovering while we handle the legal aspects of your claim.
Working on Your Story and Case
After hiring a spinal injury attorney, the next step will be to work on your story and your case. Did you get injured at work? Did it happen in a car accident? Were you at a particular place? Did someone injure you specifically?
No matter what happened, making an outline of the incident and compiling evidence will help you to create a compelling case in your favor.
Assess Your Compensation Requirements
Calculating your spinal cord injury settlement is based on different factors that your attorney will be able to explain. From your medical bills, all the way to the pain and suffering you’ve sustained during the incident, these factors will be taken into account during your trial to determine how much compensation you deserve. The better your case, the more compensation you will be entitled to. This is why having an expert attorney by your side is crucial.
Focus on Healing
Finally, the last thing that an attorney will be able to provide you with is the focus needed to recover and heal. Instead of focusing on the incident and being unable to move forward from it, you can leave it to the professionals and get back to your everyday life in no time.
Call Today to Speak to One of Our Attorneys
At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we have a team of experienced lawyers who focus on spinal cord injuries and back injuries. We would love to have the opportunity to meet with you, learn more about your situation, and share how we may be able to help you seek the compensation you are owed. We don’t get paid until you do, as we work on a contingency basis. This means there are no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses for you when you work with our team.
Based in Valencia, we serve clients throughout SCV and the surrounding areas, including in the San Fernando Valley and all of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Our team offers legal services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog to better assist our clients.