The nerve fibers in the spinal cord are responsible for the body’s ability to feel, move and perform vital functions. Loss of function following a spine injury depends on the location and seriousness of the impact on the spinal column. With any substantial spinal injury or spinal cord injury, the loss of function is likely devastating.
If you suffered a spinal cord injury and someone else was responsible for your accident, you deserve justice. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, our attorneys are dedicated to recovering fair compensation for victims of negligence. Our San Francisco spinal cord injury lawyers will work tirelessly to hold the at-fault party accountable and fight for your right to recovery.
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by several factors. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the most common contributing factors are vehicle crashes, falls, acts of violence, and sports and recreation activities. Negligent medical professionals and defective products may also cause spinal cord injuries.
Many of these accidents happen due to the negligence of another person or entity. If negligence or violence played a role in your case, you are likely eligible for a lawsuit. Depending on the cause of your accident, any of the following parties may be liable for a spinal cord injury:
Survivors of spine injuries and their families must often deal with permanent disabilities that involve significant medical expenses. Care that lasts a lifetime must often be arranged, and families need to know that they have the resources to make sure their loved one gets whatever care is necessary, as long as he or she needs it.
At Choulos Choulos & Wyle, our San Francisco spinal cord injury lawyers work with survivors and their families to determine the need for medical evaluation of elements of their physical symptoms as well as emotional trauma that often accompany spinal cord injuries.
To recover a settlement in a spinal cord injury case, you will need to prove that the liable party caused your accident and spinal cord damage. There are four facts that you will need to prove:
Spinal cord injuries can result in significant damages. Lifetime medical care costs can easily total millions of dollars. You may be unable to go to work for a long time or return to your previous occupation at all. The physical and emotional impact of the accident can be extremely difficult to bear.
By filing a spinal cord injury claim, you can recover financial compensation for these losses. You could claim any of the following damages in your case:
A spinal cord injury settlement can be worth millions of dollars, depending on the individual losses that you suffered. However, the value of these claims can vary. Your attorney from Choulos, Choulos & Wyle can help you identify all potential avenues to compensation and accurately calculate your potential award.
With any serious spinal cord injury, it is important to consult an experienced spinal injury attorney to make sure you are aware of all sources of compensation. Please contact or call us toll free at (877) 702-7800 or at (415) 432-7290 for guidance in this complex area of injury. Our San Francisco personal injury lawyers can give you the experienced representation that your spinal injury deserves.