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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Long Beach

Compensation for Long Beach Spinal Injuries

spine x-rayNearly 200,000 people suffer from a spinal cord injury (SCI) each year in the U.S., and most of these are the result of an accident. Even though it is protected by the bony vertebrae of the spine, the spinal cord can suffer disastrous injury through car crashes, acts of violence, falls, and sports accidents.

If you have suffered a spinal injury, please contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV immediately and discuss your case with one of our Long Beach spine injury lawyers.

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What Is Spinal Trauma?

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the base of the brain down the back, carrying messages to the body. The vertebrae surrounding the fragile cord are commonly referred to as the backbone. If the vertebrae are fractured, the spinal cord itself is compromised. An example is when a vertebra is compressed in a car accident. The severity of the damage depends on the location of the injury.

In general, the nerves above the injury site continue to function normally, and those nerves located at or below the injury do not. The higher the location of the injury, the more severe the effects. A person may suffer from a complete injury when there is no feeling or voluntary movement on either side of the body, or an incomplete injury when some sensation or partial movement is intact.

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What Accidents Cause Spinal Cord Injuries and Who’s Liable?

SCIs can happen in almost any setting. It takes just one second of inattention or negligence, and you end up dealing with a debilitating injury that lasts a lifetime. Not only is it important to know about the consequences of receiving a spinal cord injury, it’s also vital to remember the situations in which you are most at risk. The question of liability varies depending on the specific circumstances of the accident, such as the location in which the accident occurred, what you were doing at the time, and other factors. Some of the most common accidents that can cause spinal cord injuries include:

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What Are the Serious Effects of Spinal Injury?

The precise effects of the SCI depend on the location and completeness of the injury. Usually, some swelling of the spinal cord immediately follows the injury and affects the entire body. Rarely does all functioning remain after a SCI, but as the swelling subsides, some function may be regained as the months go by. These functions include walking, blood pressure, body temperature, sexual function, bowel and bladder control, and pain levels. Any long-term damage to the spinal column falls under two categories:

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Paralysis Treatment and Recovery

Any kind of paralysis, temporary or permanent, total or partial, requires a great deal of medical treatment and physical therapy for recovery. The degree to which a person can recover depends on the nature of the injury, as well as how hard that person is willing to work toward physical recovery. It is a long and difficult process that often involves a great deal of psychological assistance as well as medical treatment.

Recovering from paralysis, or learning to live with it, often requires a great deal of financial investment. While insurance and government disability assistance can help, additional funds may be necessary. If someone else caused your injury, he or she may be liable for some of the costs involved with paralysis treatment and recovery. Do not suffer for someone else's mistake.

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Call Long Beach Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Joseph Low

An experienced Long Beach catastrophic injury attorney can help victims of SCI by working with the necessary experts to testify to your injuries. If the damages are clearly articulated and losses are relentlessly defended to the insurance companies, your case has a much better shot at winning. An attorney who has previously represented an SCI victim knows the painful road he or she is on and will constantly be there for the victim. With offices throughout California, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV will represent you in any spinal cord injury case.

Contact us at (562) 901-0840 for a free consultation today and get the representation you deserve.

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100 Oceangate
12th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 901-0840
Toll-Free: (888) 454-5569

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