The attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices are experienced California personal injury attorneys. The spinal cord is an important organ which sends messages from your brain to the rest of the body. Your spinal cord also plays a pivotal role in controlling your internal organs such as your liver, stomach, and kidneys.

If your spinal cord is injured the results are often substantial including paralysis or even death. Many people with spinal cord injuries are unable to walk or and some suffer complete paralysis from the point of the injury downward.

Millions of people are paralyzed in the United States and many of those live in San Francico and the bay area of California. Spinal cord injuries may prevent you from walking or moving your extremities which ultimately leads to a greatly diminished quality of life. Further, victims of spinal cord injuries are unable to establish a career as easy as they could before the injury.

Types of spinal cord injuries

The California attorneys in the bay area of the Ginny Walia Law Offices understand the issues surrounding spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is similar to a telephone. When your brain wants to move a body part, it sends a signal to that part much like that of a telephone. Thus, when an injury occurs, the brain may not be able to send signals to your body parts as easily as before or at all. Therefore, injury to your spinal cord may be a life-changing event.

It is common with a spinal cord injury that vertebrae are dislocated or even fractured. When this occurs, your spinal cord may swell which often causes paralysis. On some occasions people may regain the use of their extremities as the swelling goes down. However, many people are not a fortunate.

There are two forms of paralysis which occur due to spinal cord injury.

The first form is termed paraplegia. Paraplegia is paralysis where someone is unable to feel the lower part of the body.

The second form of paralysis is termed quadriplegia. Quadriplegia is a form of paralysis which results in someone not able to move their legs or arms. While paralysis is often permanent, physical therapy and rehabilitation are important in recovering from spinal cord injuries.

Unfortunately, many people never fully recover from their injuries. The attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices understand that either form of paralysis severely inhibits a person’s ability to function and their spinal cord injury attorneys work with compassion to ensure the maximum recovery.

What to do if you have a spinal cord injury:

First, make sure you or any loved ones receive prompt medical attention. Insist on a full evaluation of your injuries, including all lab tests for spinal and head injuries.
After getting the medical attention necessary to address your injuries, contact a California spinal cord injury accident attorney with experience in personal injury. Also, note that there are statutes of limitations which can restrict the amount of time you have to file a suit after an accident especially if the cause of action is against a government agency. You should only entrust your case to a spinal cord injury accident attorney with the knowledge and experience to ensure the maximum recovery.

What compensation can be recovered in a spinal cord injury case?

A California spinal cord injury accident attorney can help you determine the types and amounts of damages to which you may be entitled. The amount and type of damage will depend on all of the circumstances regarding the spinal cord accident. Calculation of damages from the accident depends on a multitude of factors such as the injuries sustained, the injured party’s current earnings and potential future earning, marital status and if there are any dependents, the extent of the injuries and the amount for all medical expenses in the past as well as present. It is in your best interests to contact a spinal cord accident attorney to determine your potential recovery.

Selecting an accident attorney:

It is important that the lawyer you hire is experienced and capable of navigating the state and federal laws and regulations governing all types of spinal cord injuries, and that your attorney can determine if violation of those laws caused your spinal cord injury or made your injuries or other damages worse. It is very important for a personal injury lawyer handling these cases to ensure that all potential sources of compensation are pursued.

It is also important that your attorney retains investigators and well-respected experts to investigate the causes of your injuries. Competent and reliable accident attorneys will invest the necessary resources and efforts to ensure that your case is resolved for the maximum recovery. Such attorneys will hire the necessary investigators and experts, visit the location of the accident, take images of the scene, conduct tests where necessary, find and interview witnesses and investigate any other complaints or claims that have been made.

No fees until you win:

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is saving money to pay for a spinal cord injury accident lawyer. Accordingly, the Ginny Walia Law Offices handle cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you do not recover, then you will not be charged for any legal fees.

Our fee structure is based on a percentage of the amount that we obtain for you. Further, we will work with you to settle your case. Our personal injury attorneys will never settle your case without your authorization.

California personal injury lawyers at Ginny Walia Law Offices will do everything possible to settle your spinal cord injury case out of court without the delay of a full trial.
Speak to a California personal injury attorney now: If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, we can help.

Please call us now at 1 (510) 887-5910 for a free no obligation consultation.