Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Los Angeles

Have you suffered a spinal cord injury? Call The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani today!

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you know the effects can be life-changing and debilitating. Roughly half of people who suffer this type of injury each year are victims of automobile accidents. At the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, our Los Angeles personal injury attorney is experienced fighting for clients hurt in serious accidents.

If you’ve suffered a spine injury, we can work to recover financial damages from the negligent party, so you can cover your expenses.

We focus on holding any party accountable. Whether it was a motorist, physician, or manufacturer, we’ll analyze all the evidence to determine who is at fault. Police reports and medical care received after the accident will be used as well. And, we’re the best when it comes to dealing with insurance adjusters and negotiating on your behalf.

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

In personal injury law, a spinal cord injury is considered a catastrophic injury. The damage and effects of such an injury are typically permanent. That is why you need a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles knowledgeable in different legal areas to help you receive compensation.

A spinal injury can cause physical damage to the central nervous system and the spinal cord itself. Transmitting signals between the brain and body, the spinal cord is vulnerable to injuries caused by trauma, an impact, slip & fall, gunshot, sports injury, or car accident. Surgical mishaps and diseases can also affect the spinal cord, so medical errors may factor in as well.

If the spinal cord is damaged, the results range from full or partial loss of motor control, loss of sensation, to paralysis below the injured location. A severed spinal cord cannot be repaired. Neck injuries, often the most severe, can affect movement in the arms, legs, and trunk, as well as one’s breathing ability.

In the United States:

  • Up to 450,000 people live with spinal cord injuries
  • About 7,800 new cases are diagnosed each year
  • 80% of new cases are in men aged 16 to 30.

Around the world, up to 500,000 individuals suffer spinal cord injuries each year. As many as 90% of cases result from trauma. Degenerative diseases, or non-traumatic cases, are becoming more common.

Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries vary in severity, depending on how badly damaged the cord is and the location of the injury. The symptoms may include:

  • Numbness in an arm or leg

  • Tingling sensations

  • Pain or weakness

  • Paralysis, or inability to move

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Loss of bowel/urinary control

  • Altered senses

  • Lack of coordination

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord may be compressed, pulled, or pushed sideways, or cut completely by a traumatic event. Aside from blunt trauma, blood clots, tumors, spinal bifida, and abscesses can damage the cord.

Spinal cord injuries are characterized by their location, the type of damage, and the effects they cause. Damage may occur in any part of the vertebral column, from the top of the neck where the brain and spinal cord meet to the lumbar spine, while damage to nerve roots in the sacral spine can have serious consequences.

Complete and incomplete injuries may affect the spinal cord. If a spinal cord injury is incomplete, this means it has not been completely severed. Some bodily functions will be retained. However, these injuries vary in severity which in turn effects an accident victim’s ability to recover. A complete injury, or completely severed spinal cord, permanently ceases all function below the injured area, and may result in:

  • Hemiplegia: Paralysis on one side of the body.
  • Tetraplegia: Loss of function and feeling in all four limbs.
  • Quadriplegia: Also, involvement of all limbs.
  • Triplegia: Loss of feeling in both legs and one arm.
  • Spastic quadriplegia: Causes severe spasms in limbs.

One type of incomplete injury is anterior cord syndrome. Damage to the front of the spine can impair movement, but preserve feeling.

Accidents that Can Cause Neck Injuries

Contact an Attorney Immediately After Your Accident

Litigating a spinal cord injury lawsuit can be difficult. Our Orange County & Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyers are experienced representing clients with serious life-changing injuries, gathering expert medical witnesses, and working with insurance companies. Studies have shown individuals with paraplegia may require over $330,000 in initial medical care and spend over $2 million over the course of their lifetime. On average, a quadriplegia victim’s first-year medical costs may exceed $1.2 million, and cost them up to $5 million in life-long care.

When severe spine trauma results from an intentional act or negligence of another party, our Los Angeles personal injury attorney can hold them accountable, whether you suffer permanent effects or require spinal cord surgery. The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani is experienced winning multi-million-dollar settlements for clients. A lawsuit settlement can cover your medical costs, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and much more.

We charge no upfront fees; you pay only if you win, and our spinal cord injury lawyer will visit you at work or at home. Contact us for a free case consultation or call 888-952-2952 today.

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From the time I retained Jacob’s law firm they were informative and professional from doctor appointments to updates. I would reccomend Jacob’s law firm to friends and family.

Frances Rivera

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nobody ever tells you how scary getting into an accident can be. thankfully I had the law office of Jacob emrani on my side! Denise and bamba took care of everything! Jacob and his team fought my own insurance because my accident was a hit and run. Jacob fought and fought and my insurance company paid and I’m getting a new car from my settlement! If you get injured, call jacob!

Manuel Jimenez

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the best law firm in Los Angeles!!! Maria Isabel Anaya was such a wonderful lawyer and helped me through the entire process. She was patient and very kind to me, and always answered the phone whenever i needed updates about my case. Jacob and his team for sure had my back every step of the way.

~Jordan S.

Jordan Slaffey

The team at this firm

The team at this firm is truly great. Maria Anaya my case worker, was one of the most helpful people I have ever dealt with. She was always answering my phone calls calling me back with any updates regarding my case and was always very compassionate and empathetic to my situation. The firm really works with you to get the best doctor for your injuries and fights for what you deserve. It’s definitely a 5 star review. This firm I would highly recommend to anyone if they are any car accidents that result in injuries.

Jordan S

In the past year, I

In the past year, I was involved in two personal injury accidents. Auto and Pedestrian. At first I went to different law firm and signed up. After couple weeks in, that law firm rushed me through the process , did nothing and took $7600 of my settlement money and want me to settled under six months. I didn’t follow through and found out Jacob Emrani law firm with more experiences. This firm helped me to settled with larger settlements. Jacob Emrani and his team support me every steps of the way. For those involved in personal injuries, please understand that you must have patience for best results and Jacob and his team is your go to firm. Small law firm can’t do what this team does. Average people without any knowledges of auto accident, insurance carriers, and/or medical experiences are too hastily assumed that everything happens with a snap of a finger or I want it now. Well, it doesn’t. Rome wasn’t built in a day and so as this process. Court case takes even longer. People with negative reviews is because they don’t understand the system and all they do is blames and complaint or fired the firm that working hard for them behind close doors. When you quit and go to another firm, all you do is waste more time, waste more of your settlement reward to another firm in fees and costs. ALl you have to do is be patience and Jacob team will takes care of you. These case managers handles couple of dozen of case everyday and all the time. These attorney work their butts off on the phone and in court fight for you to get each client the best settlement. One case are not with the same result to next case. So when people calls into the office all day long for status, demands for answer, or angry because not moving with the speed the person want does not mean case managers or attorneys ignoring you. Email them, fastest response time. They only moves as fast as insurance carriers, medicals providers, and hospitals. These insurance companies are not just going to cough up money to you just because you got hit. They need time to investigate, this process takes time, case managers only goes as fast as these people move, they fights against these adjusters for you to get the best settlement for your case. So, please be PATIENCE!!! and give them time to work on your case. DON”T QUIT. Don’t go to another firm just because you have no patience and all you do is throw your settlement money away to another attorney and your case literally start from scratch, more time waste. Jacob Emrani, his attorneys, case managers, and the all the staffs are a great team and with tremendous experiences. Put your trust in them and be patience. Final Results. $$$$$$$.

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