Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
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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:

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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In many instances, personal injury cases are about much more than just taking care of your medical costs.

While the often overwhelming costs of receiving medical care and treatment that could be ongoing, long-term or even permanent for your physical injuries are certainly a part of cases like these, your Los Angeles personal injury attorney can also assist you in seeking compensation for injuries that extend to emotional hardship, damage to your personal property and financial coverage.

If you would like to discuss your own personal injury case with a passionate, knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, we invite you to contact the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani today to schedule a free evaluation of your case. If it is more convenient, one of our dedicated team members can come directly to you.

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Auto Accident

An auto accident is a collision between two or more vehicles on the road, which can result in property damage, personal injury, or death.


Truck Accident

A truck accident refers to an incident involving a large commercial truck or 18-wheeler, which can result in significant damage and serious injuries due to the size and weight of the truck.


Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian accident is an incident where a person walking on foot is hit by a vehicle, which can result in serious injuries or death due to the vulnerability of pedestrians.


Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice refers to a failure by a medical professional to follow accepted standards of care, which can result in harm to a patient, including errors in diagnosis, treatment, or aftercare.

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