A spinal cord injury can be physically and financially devastating for victims and their families. When someone else’s negligence is responsible, you have the right to hold the wrongful party accountable. Contact Freedman Law today to discuss your legal options in a free consultation with a skilled Fresno lawyer.
Why Choose Our Fresno Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
We understand the significant impact of a spinal cord injury and will fight to ensure you recover the compensation you need and deserve through an injury claim.
We accept spinal cord injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront fees, and we only get paid when you do.
Why You Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
A spinal cord injury (SCI) can have long-term effects on every aspect of your life. With so much on the line, it is critical to recover the compensation you need for you and your family to remain financially secure while you recover. Once you hire an SCI lawyer, they have the resources to immediately begin investigating your case and gathering essential evidence to hold the at-fault party accountable. They can also help you accurately calculate your current losses and estimate your future financial needs and medical expenses.
After an accident, the responsible party’s insurance company will look for any way to minimize their liability and reduce the value of your claim. Hiring representation ensures that you will be treated fairly and not tricked into admitting fault or accepting a lower than fair settlement offer. Our experienced Fresno spinal cord injury lawyers will handle all communications with the insurer so you can have peace of mind while you focus on healing.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is a cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers and tissue that connect to almost every part of the body and acts as the body’s support beam. Spinal cord injuries occur when the spinal cord is damaged. Because SCIs can vary in severity, the adverse effects will primarily depend on the location of the damage and whether it is an incomplete or complete SCI.
Incomplete: The victim retains some motor or sensory function below the injury site. (e.g., bulging or herniated disc)
Complete: The victim loses all feeling and ability to control movement below the injury site.
The higher up the damage on the spinal cord, the more severe a victim’s symptoms and long-term repercussions can be. Other SCIs can occur, such as bulging or herniated discs, that may not cause paralysis but can drastically decrease range of motion and mobility.
Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
In the U.S., the most common causes of back and spinal cord injuries are as follows:
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Nearly half of all SCIs that occur each year are caused by car and motorcycle accidents. The Fresno car accident lawyers at Freedman Law are prepared to assist if you’ve suffered a spinal injury in a crash.
Falls: Falls are responsible for over 15 percent of back and spinal injuries. Common fall accidents occur in the workplace, especially at construction sites, and unsafe properties or businesses.
Acts of Violence: Intentional violence is responsible for 12 percent of all SCIs (e.g., gunshot or knife wounds).
Sports and Recreational Activities: Approximately 10 percent of SCIs are from impact sports, such as hockey or football.
We Are Here to Help
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident in Fresno, contact Freedman Law. Our personal injury lawyer can offer legal advice and help you hold the responsible party accountable. Call (559) 447-9000 or contact us online for a free consultation today.