One of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain in an accident is a spinal cord injury. More than 11,000 people suffer these life-changing injuries each year, most commonly from auto accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents, but also from falls, diving and sports accidents, and acts of violence. The initial recovery from a spinal cord injury may take months or even years. In many cases, victims suffer permanent paralysis as a result of their injury.
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
The attorneys at Estey Bomberger have recovered millions for spinal cord injuries and their families. We have represented adults and children who have suffered spinal cord injuries in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and swimming and diving accidents. Our California spine injury attorneys understand the many causes of spinal cord injuries and the permanent life changes they often cause.
When an accident that leads to a spinal cord injury can be attributed to another person’s negligent, careless, or reckless actions, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their injury. In cases involving spinal cord injuries, which may cause permanent disability, paralysis, and other injuries, the compensation the victim may be entitled to may be substantial. Although money can never take away the physical and emotional pain of a catastrophic injury such as a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, money can cover the astronomical financial costs and allow victims to receive the best medical care so that they may live the most comfortable life possible.
Spinal Cord Injuries and Long Term Care
Lifelong medical treatment and rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury can cost millions of dollars. Spinal cord injuries are life changing, and victims may require around-the-clock medical care for the rest of their lives. The expense of paying for hospitalizations, long-term care, living modifications due to being in a wheelchair, prescriptions, surgeries and lost earnings, and even lost insurance benefits due to not being able to return to work, can be financially devastating. According to University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, only 52% of spinal cord injury victims are covered by private health insurance at the time of an injury. Because of the expenses associated for caring for an injury victim, getting full and fair compensation from whoever is responsible for an accident is essential. Monetary damages recovered for a spinal cord injury can include compensation for all medical care, hospitalization costs, rehabilitation, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other accident related expenses.
Proven Results in Spinal Cord Injury Cases
The attorneys at Estey Bomberger specialize in serious and catastrophic injuries. From handling dozens of spinal cord injury cases, our lawyers understand the many ways a spinal cord injury can change not just a victim’s life, but also an entire family. Our attorneys consult with medical and neurological experts on every spinal cord injury case to prove maximum liability and ensure victims receive full and fair compensation to cover all of their medical needs and lost earnings for the rest of their life.
Protecting Your Legal Rights After an Accident
If you or a member of your family has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact an attorney at Estey Bomberger to discuss your case today. Keep in mind that in California, you only have a limited time to file a personal injury claim. The amount of time you have varies depending on how the accident occurred and who was responsible. If the time period expires, you will not be able to bring a claim against the at-fault party. For your convenience, the attorneys at Estey Bomberger are available to discuss your case 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All consultations are free, with no obligation. If our California personal injury law firm handles your case, we will not charge any fees unless and until we recover money for you. In the event we do not recover a verdict or settlement, you will not be charged for our time or costs incurred.