Practice Area : Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by a quick and sudden impact to the spine or back. The injury can arise from a number of situations, including:
- automobile accidents
- gunshot wounds
- trips and falls
- medical mistakes
A spinal cord injury may be hard to detect initially, making thorough medical attention after any accident an important key to full recovery.
Spinal cord damage often creates a displacement of spinal disc elements or causes serious bruising of the spinal cord tissue. Injuries to the region often cause serious nerve damage that can be difficult to detect. At their worst, spinal cord injuries can result in complete paralysis of their victims. An Oakland and Northern California spinal cord injury attorney can help victims of accidents recover significant financial awards to cover their medical and related damages.
Since most spinal cord injuries in the United States are the result of motor vehicle accidents, violence, and falls, it is important to retain legal representation in order to pursue any claim for damages. After an accident, many people are taken advantage of because they are unaware of their rights. Insurance companies will often claim to be responsible only for a portion of their legally entitled payments. Other parties try to convince spinal cord injury victims to settle. The Northern California spinal cord injury attorneys at our firm pursue only our clients’ best interests, not those of the insurance company or other third parties.
Spinal cord injury cases generally take months or years to settle and involve multiple investigations, so it is important to contact an Oakland spinal cord injury lawyer as soon after the accident as possible. This ensures that we can review your case in a timely manner and that any claim is filed within the California statute of limitations.
If you or a loved one has been injured and may have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact an experienced Northern California spinal cord injury lawyer at our firm for a free consultation. The lawyers at Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey have over thirty years of experience successfully handling lawsuits related to spinal cord injuries, aggressively pursuing significant damages as a result of injuries to our clients.
Our Northern California and Oakland spinal cord injury attorneys handle every case without payment from our clients until we win. If we are unsuccessful in settling our clients’ cases, they pay us nothing at all. Our payments come from preset amounts of our clients’ awards only.
Contact a Oakland spinal cord injury lawyer at our firm for a free and confidential consultation on your potential case. You will speak with an attorney at our firm about your rights and we will advise you as to your most effective course of action.
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