Spinal Cord Injuries

If you suffered your spinal cord injury in an accident caused by another person's negligence, you can come to Accident Attorneys for help from our team of Antelope Valley spinal cord injury attorneys. We have more than 75 years of combined experience and have proven our ability to get results for our clients.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Of all the different types of harm that one might suffer in a serious accident, injuries to the spinal cord are among the most serious of injuries. A spinal cord injury has the potential to affect nearly every part of a person's body, given the crucial role that the spinal cord plays in human health.

The spinal cord is what makes it possible for the brain to monitor, regulate and control activity and functions throughout the rest of the body. This organ extends the central nervous system out from the brain, after which it branches out into the peripheral nervous system, which carries messages and impulses between the brain and the various organs of the body.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

There are many ways a person may suffer a spinal cord injury, but some of the most common causes include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Falls
  • Sports injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Claims

Injuries to the spinal cord can have devastating consequences for an accident victim. In the worst cases, the individual will be left with a condition such as paraplegia or quadriplegia which results in partial or total paralysis throughout large sections of the body. Even relatively minor spinal cord injuries such as whiplash can cause severe restriction in the range of motion, chronic pain and headaches.

Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries

The costs of treating such an injury can be staggering, both for emergency care and for ongoing medical treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a spinal cord injury victim can expect to pay between $15,000 and $30,000 per year and up to $3 million in medical expenses alone. These figures do not take into account the fact that the person may have been left partially or totally disabled and incapable of earning an income to be financially independent.

Do You Have Questions?

  • If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.

  • Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.

    You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.

  • If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.

    If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.

  • There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.

    In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.

  • Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.

    Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.

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