Catastrophic Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Spinal cord injuries can have a catastrophic effect on a person’s life. They occur when there is tearing to the cord or pressure on the nerves, caused by trauma to the back that breaks or dislodges the vertebrae in the spine. Spinal cord injuries are categorized in two ways: complete and incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the injured party experiences full paralysis below the point of injury and looses all function. With an incomplete spinal cord injury, the injured party still experiences some level of sensation and movement, but lacks control.
Overall, spinal cord injuries can result in:
- Numbness or loss of feeling in the extremities
- Chronic pain
- Muscle spasms
- Lack of muscle control
- Wrongful death
Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries often also result in further medical complications. For example, people with spinal cord injuries to the neck will likely require assistance with breathing, respiratory support, and possibly further surgery to relieve pressure on compressed nerves. Common causes of spinal cord injuries are: automobile accidents, falls, workplace accidents, acts of violence, etc.
Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Help
Such severe medical complications result in extensive medical expenses that may extend well into the future. Spinal cord injuries also have a significant emotional impact on the injured party and their family members. It is highly unfair for you or your family to have to shoulder such expenses and burdens due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
Our personal injury attorneys can navigate through the tactics insurance companies use to avoid full payment and help you and your family recovers maximum compensation. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury resulting from an accident due to the negligence of another, contact the spinal cord injury attorneys from the Law Offices of Sharona Eslamboly Hakim for a free consultation now.
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Sharona Eslamboly Hakim, Esq. is a successful personal injury attorney and the principal of the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim firm in Beverly Hills, California.