Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs as a result of a traumatic event that damages cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord. Where the damage occurs along the spinal cord and on the nerves often determines the type of symptoms. Symptoms can vary dramatically from incontinence to paralysis. SCIs are usually extremely painful and life-altering making it important those impacted consult with a Pasadena spinal cord injury attorney to seek damages. To learn more or get started on your claim, consult with an injury attorney in Pasadena today.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
- 12,000 spinal cord injuries occur each year in the United States
- Over 250,000 people are living with spinal cord injuries
- Nearly half of all injuries occurred between the ages of 16 and 30
- The yearly healthcare cost of living with a spinal cord injury can range from between $41,000 and $1 million
Dealing With Insurance
We want you to focus on your recovery, not the legal aspects of your case. We can help you answer many of your questions like: Who’s responsible for my injury? How will I pay my medical expenses? How will I support my family? What types of rehabilitation services am I entitled to?
Our team of lawyers is here to deal with those that caused your accident and their insurance company so you can focus on recovery. Dealing with an insurance company when you’re trying to recover from a serious spinal cord injury is the last thing you should have to worry about. We can help you take care of the details so you don’t have to. A Pasadena spinal cord injury attorney will fight to get you every dollar you truly deserve.
The Law Offices of Scott Glovsky is committed to making a real difference for accident victims. We work hard to prove liability and hold negligent parties and insurers financially accountable.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury may be caused by any number of accidents and events, but some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries that warrant attention from a Pasadena spinal cord injury lawyer include:
- Vehicle accidents (40%)
- Slip and fall accidents (25%)
- Violence (15%)
- Surgical errors
- Construction accidents
- Sports accidents
Benefit of a Pasadena Spinal Injury Lawyer
If your spinal cord injury was caused by someone else, you can pursue a claim against that person or company to recover payment for your losses. You will need to prove that the person or company you’re making the claim against did something wrong or careless. You’ll also need to show a direct link between those actions and your injuries.
Whether your spinal cord injury involved a car accident or motorcycle crash, work accident, or a medical procedure caused by error or negligence, or any other cause, we have the experience, team and process to investigate what happened and determine your legal rights and options. Our Pasadena spinal cord injury lawyers can also help to illustrate to the jury how badly you were hurt. If we take your case, we’ll work with a skilled team of professionals (e.g., accident reconstruction specialists, engineers, physicians, life care planners, rehabilitation specialists, economists, etc.) to help assess both the causes and damages in your case.