Spinal Cord Injuries in Lake or Mendocino County

Spinal Cord Injuries in Lake or Mendocino County 1Any type of injury can be painful and debilitating, but few affect a person’s life as deeply as a spinal cord injury. Whether it is the result of a bad fall, car accident, contact sport, or anything in between, spinal injuries are devastating and costly to all those involved. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be able to recover damages or compensation by filing a lawsuit.

Personal Injury: Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury is any damage to the bundle of nerves housed within a person’s spinal column or backbone. Severe damage can result in full or partial loss of mobility, motor control, and/or sensation. In some cases, the individual will become paralyzed from the waist down, while others lose movement in all four limbs. Other side effects include difficulty breathing, loss of bladder control and sexual functioning, and irregular body temperature regulation.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

According to research conducted by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the most common causes of spinal cord injury are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents – 42.1%
  • Slips and falls – 26.7%
  • Acts of violence – 15.1%
  • Recreational sports activities – 7.6%

Other causes can include errors during surgical procedures and medical malpractice.

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

There are a number of factors which come into play for a spinal cord injury lawsuit, but the legal basis for a case is usually found in one of the following:

Negligence. The large majority of spinal cord injury lawsuits are based on negligence. This means the injury is the result of another party failing to uphold some responsibility related to your personal safety. This could be a car accident or slip and fall.

Defective Products. It is possible for spinal cord injuries to result from faulty products. This could occur when a car’s seatbelt fails to work or a ladder breaks and causes a fall.

Why Choose the Law Offices of J. Chrisp?

At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we have a considerable amount of experience dealing with spinal cord injury cases. If you or a loved one are in need of an attorney, contact us today.

Spinal Cord Injuries in Lake or Mendocino County 2We are Proven Successful. Since 2009, we have obtained millions of dollars for our clients by successfully concluding hundreds of individual cases.

We are 100% Personal Injury. Forget those guys that practice five, six, or seven different areas of law. Instead, choose a firm that focuses solely on personal injury cases. At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we only take personal injury cases.

We Understand the Entire Process. In order to be successful, it’s important to understand what the process looks like from beginning to end. That’s why we have taken the time to familiarize ourselves with the insurance industry and the field of medicine. We understand how spinal cord injuries are dealt with from both a legal, medical, and insurance standpoint. Not many attorneys can honestly say that.

We Are Involved. Our attorneys believe it is important to be involved in the community in which we work. That’s why we sponsor local little leagues, participate in community events, and are members of the SFTLA, CAOC, AAJ, Lake County Bar, and SF Bar Associations. We are also proud to be Super Lawyers Northern Californian Rising Stars for 2013 and 2014.

Contact Us Today

At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we live to serve our clients. For more information on the legal services we provide, or for a free case evaluation, contact us today by calling 1-877-524-7477. We would love to prove why we are Lake and Mendocino Counties premier personal injury law firm.