The Attorneys for Spinal Cord Injury Victims in Los Angeles, Dana Point and San Diego, California
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a traumatic accident or as a result of medical malpractice, hiring an attorney should be a top priority. At Neale & Fhima, we help spinal cord injury victims throughout Southern California win the compensation that they need to move forward with their lives.
A spinal cord injury can change your life in the blink of an eye. One moment, everything is fine. The next? Your life has been turned upside down.
Each year, thousands of accident and medical malpractice victims experience life-changing spinal cord injuries. This includes injuries resulting in paraplegia and quadriplegia, as well as non-paralyzing injuries that can still have profound effects on victims’ day-to-day lives. If a spinal cord injury has left you with pain or limited mobility, or if you are unable to return to work or enjoy your hobbies and daily life, these are all losses that could entitle you to significant financial compensation.
At Neale & Fhima, we aggressively pursue rightful compensation on behalf of spinal cord injury victims in Dana Point and throughout Southern California, including San Diego and Los Angeles. Our attorneys bring more than 40 years of combined litigation experience to the table, and together, they have recovered more than $50 million for their clients’ losses. If you would like to learn more about pursuing compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, and other injury-related losses, we invite you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your claim.
Seek Just Compensation for Your Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries from Traumatic Accidents
The spinal cord, like the rest of the human body, is very fragile. While it can handle most of the stresses of everyday life, it simply isn’t built to withstand the extreme forces involved in a traumatic accident. As a result, vehicle collisions, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, and other traumatic accidents all regularly lead to devastating spinal cord injuries.
Spinal cord injuries from traumatic accidents can be categorized as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury results in total loss of sensation and mobility below the level of the injury in the spine, with both sides of the body being equally affected. An incomplete spinal cord injury is somewhat less serious in that the victim retains a certain degree of functionality below the level of the injury; however, incomplete injuries still leave many people struggling to deal with a new way of life.
We provide experienced legal representation for victims of both complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries resulting from accidents including, but not limited to:
- Vehicle collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slips and falls
- Sports injuries
- Trampoline and other recreational accidents
- Train accidents
- Boating accidents
- Dog attacks
- Violent assaults
Spinal Cord Injuries from Medical Malpractice
In addition to traumatic accident cases, we also regularly handle spinal cord injury cases involving medical malpractice. Numerous common medical mistakes can lead to spinal cord injuries, including:
- Anesthesia errors
- Delayed treatment of spinal cord infections
- Failure to conduct necessary tests
- Failure to diagnose an epidural abscess
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
In cases of medical malpractice, the treating physician or surgeon may be liable in addition to the hospital or other facility where your injury occurred. When we take your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify all of the responsible parties so that we can pursue the largest possible settlement or verdict for your losses.
Four Tips for Spinal Cord Injury Claims
As a spinal cord injury victim, there are several steps that you need to take – and mistakes that you need to avoid – in order to preserve your claim for maximum financial compensation. Here are four basic tips for protecting your spinal cord injury claim:
- Seek prompt medical attention. Whether you suffered your injury out in the world or at the hospital, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Avoid talking to the insurance companies. While it is ok to report an auto accident, you don’t want to say anything else that could be used against you.
- Stay off of social media. While it may be tempting, you do not want to post photos or talk about your accident online.
- Don’t delay in enforcing your legal rights. California’s statutes of limitations require injury victims to file their claims within a certain timeframe, and delays can make it more challenging to collect key evidence for your claim.
For personalized legal advice and a comprehensive assessment of your situation, contact us for a free consultation today.
Get Started with Your Spinal Cord Injury Claim Now
The first step in protecting your rights is to speak with an experienced attorney. At Neale & Fhima, we offer free, confidential consultations, and we won’t charge you anything unless we win your claim. To find out if you have a claim, call our offices at (888) 407-2955 or submit our online contact form today.