If you have suffered a spinal cord injury after being involved in an accident in California, you likely have many questions about what to expect. While your doctor is the person to talk to about any medical issues you might face, at Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn, we can help you understand the legal ramifications.
Keep reading to get answers to common questions or contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 for a free legal consultation if you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident or other type of accident.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?
There are endless ways a person could damage their spinal cord, but some are more common than others. For example, the most common types of spinal cord injuries include those that occur as a result of a traffic accident, acts of violence, slip and fall accidents, sports injuries, and medical malpractice.
Some health conditions can increase a person’s risk of suffering a spinal cord injury or even cause it, such as arthritis, degenerative bone diseases, and cancer.
Why Are the Results of Spinal Cord Injuries So Severe?
No matter where the spinal cord is injured, it can be serious. This is because the brain and spinal cord work together to form the central nervous system, and this system controls movement and sensation in every area of the body. Any damage to this system can keep a person from using their brain or body as they used to.
Can a Person Heal from a Spinal Cord Injury?
Sometimes. However, some other spinal cord injuries are permanent and will not get better. It is important to talk to your doctor and fully understand the specifics of your particular injury and how it could affect the rest of your life.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover in a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
That depends on the injuries you have suffered and the damage you have been through. You should expect that your medical bills, lost wages, and any adaptive technology will be included in your claim. Other non-economic damages could be included, too, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.
In the event the accident was caused by particularly serious negligence, you might also receive punitive damages meant to punish the at-fault party.
What Do I Do If I Think I Have a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
Contact a spinal cord injury attorney. You can do so easily by reaching out to Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 for a free consultation. We are standing by to help you find the best possible way to move forward and to help you hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.