The spinal cord consists of nerves that send commands from the bottom of the brain down your back. It controls our muscles and organs, including heart, lungs, bowels, and bladder. Injury to the spinal cord, can result in loss of sensation and movement, including paralysis from neck down called quadriplegia (both arms and legs), or the paralysis from waist down called paraplegia (legs). Other health problems include breathing problems, infections, blot clots, bladder and bowel complications, inability to regulate blood pressure and temperature, chronic pain, weakened immune system, and depression.
Victims with injured spines end up living fewer years than if they did not have this injury. Unfortunately the spinal cord does not have the ability to repair itself or heal back.
The most common cause of spinal cord injury is trauma. Over fifty percent of spine injuries in San Diego and California occur as the result of:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
The first thing to do if you have been injured is go to the emergency room. Have the X-Rays, CT scans, and MRI's done. Sometimes the CT and MRI may be ordered later on if the symptoms do not improve. After you see a doctor call to speak with one our San Diego spinal injury attorneys.
We help spine injury victims recover money for medical bills, and the cost of future medical care such as rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychological treatment, psychiatric treatment. Also we help spine injury victims and their families receive compensation for lost wages, loss of life's enjoyment, loss of marital relations, loss of consortium, pain and emotional suffering, and more. Our San Diego Personal Injury lawyers will help you navigate the legal process, from start to finish, and build a strong case to recover the money you and your family deserve.
Every state has a limit on how long a person can wait before making a personal injury claim. California's personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury. If it is against a medical professional it can be as short as one year. However if the case is against a government entity, the claim must be made within 6 months. In some cases when it concerns a minor the statute of limitation may be tolled, meaning extended. The only way for you to know for sure that your statute of limitations does not run out is to speak with one of our San Diego spine injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, call us now at 619-696-1100. If you are unable to come to our office one of our staff members will meet with you where it is convenient for you. Call us today for a free, no obligation consultation the Law Office of Ilona Antonyan, APC at 619-696-1100.