Santa Ana Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one were the victim of a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another, the Santa Ana spinal cord attorneys at Aitken*Aitken*Cohn are ready to help you. The consequences of a spinal cord injury can devastate a family and its resources. A lawsuit can help you receive compensation for your injuries and economic losses.
At Aitken*Aitken*Cohn we offer our clients a team of:
- Highly-skilled, vigilant, personal injury litigators;
- Experienced case evaluators; and
- Dedicated advocates who work hard to hold negligent parties responsible.
Aitken*Aitken*Cohn offers a free consultation and case review. Call us before speaking with any insurance company about a settlement. We can help determine what your case is worth and if settlement or a trial is in your best interests.
Santa Ana Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys May be Able to Help
A spinal cord injury can result from a car accident, a fall, medical malpractice, a defective product, or some other cause. Most spinal cord injury lawsuits are based on the legal theory of negligence. In order to prove negligence, you must prove the party you are suing is legally responsible for your spinal cord injury.
The party you are suing can argue that you were at fault for your injury either partially or completely. If you were taking part in a dangerous activity, such as skiing, the party you are suing can argue that you knew and assumed the risk of injury when you took part in the dangerous activity.
The complexity of spinal cord injury cases and possible defenses make spinal cord injury cases complicated to pursue. For these reasons, it is important to speak with an experienced Santa Ana spinal cord injury attorney like those at Aitken*Aitken*Cohn.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves enclosed within the spinal column. Its job is to carry messages between the brain and body.
When the spinal cord is damaged, the result is full or partial loss of motor control and feeling. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis in the lower parts of the body or both the lower and upper parts of the body. Victims can suffer problems with their breathing, body temperature, bladder, and sexual functioning.
Spinal cord injury is usually the result of a traumatic injury or blow to the spine. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, common causes of spinal cord injury are the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Acts of violence, such as gun shot wounds; and
- Recreational sports activities.
Spinal cord injury can also be caused by medical errors that occur during back and neck procedures.
What Damages Can be Recovered in a Santa Ana Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
In a spinal cord injury lawsuit, an experienced Santa Ana personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover the following damages:
- Medical bills resulting from the injury, including hospital bills, prescription drugs, doctor visits, rehabilitation, and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages for time spent away from work, as well as lost earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering, this may be physical or emotional; and
- Wrongful death, if the spinal cord injury results in death, loved ones may recover due to the financial burden of their loss.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury due to the fault of another, call Aitken*Aitken*Cohn. We offer a free consultation and case review and have experience handling cases involving spinal cord injury.