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If you’ve been involved in a serious car accident, a slip and fall, or any other incident resulting in a spinal cord injury, The Law Office of Elliott Kanter can help. As a leading San Diego spinal cord injury attorney, Elliott Kanter understands how serious these injuries can be, often leading to permanent partial or total disability and major changes to your ability to live your day-to-day life. Call today to schedule a consultation and case review.
A spinal cord injury is any traumatic injury that affects the spinal cord. This is the bundle of nerve tissue that runs from your brain through your spine. The spinal cord is an essential part of your Central Nervous System (CNS), and is what lets your brain communicate with the rest of your body.
Typically, spinal cord injuries involve major trauma to the spine, which could damage or sever the cord completely. This may result in the permanent loss of feeling and movement in the body below the damaged area.
Almost any accident that causes major trauma to the spine can cause a spinal cord injury. Often, spinal cord injuries occur when the vertebrae in the spine break and damage or destroy the spinal cord inside the spine.
Car crashes and motorcycle accidents are a major cause of spinal cord injuries, causing more than half of all spinal cord injuries. Assaults with knives and gunshot wounds are another common cause of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries can also sometimes happen due to a slip and fall, or another accident, such as a hard hit in an impact sport.
Spinal cord injuries have a major impact on a person’s ability to work, and can result in permanent total or partial disability. They may result in paralysis below the affected area. This may result in the loss of leg function (paraplegia) or the loss of all limb function (tetraplegia or quadriplegia).
Even in cases that don’t result in paralysis, spinal cord injuries can lead to serious chronic pain, difficulty breathing, poor bladder and bowel control, brain injuries, and problems eating and swallowing.
All of these issues can severely impact a person’s ability to work, particularly in roles that require physical exertion.
A spinal cord injury is one of the most severe, catastrophic, and life-altering events you or a loved one can experience, and it can lead to limited work opportunities, high medical bills, changes to your day-to-day life, and pain and suffering.
Hiring an attorney is the best way to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, simplify the process of negotiating a settlement, and obtaining the best possible outcome for your case.
When pursuing compensation for a spinal cord injury in San Diego, you need a personal injury attorney who understands what you’re going through – and will fight for your rights and your compensation.
The Law Office of Elliott Kanter has over 40 years of experience, provides free consultations, and can help you get the compensation that you or your loved one deserves after a spinal cord injury. Contact us now to speak to a San Diego spinal cord injury attorney, and get the help you need.