Spinal Cord Injuries
Bay Area Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Dedicating Our Lives to Improving Yours Since 1984
A spinal cord injury is a life-changing event that can affect your ability to work and enjoy everyday activities. If you or someone close to you has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the careless or negligent actions of another, a skilled personal injury lawyer can help you explore your rights to compensation.
At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, we have the skill and experience to handle complex spinal cord injury cases for clients throughout the Bay Area. Regardless of the type or severity of your injury, we are here to help. Since 1984, our award-winning firm has won millions on behalf of our clients.
Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
During a significant accident, a sudden trauma to the neck, shoulders or back can do permanent damage to the spinal cord, an extremely delicate organ that is at the center of the nervous system. The diagnosis of a spinal cord injury is devastating news for the patient and his or her family.
Despite significant advances in medical science, if you’ve experienced spinal cord trauma, you may have to cope with the consequences of your injuries or paralysis the rest of your life. Surgery may be ineffective or not an option.
Any paralysis can leave a victim unable to manage day-to-day tasks, care for their family or continue in a position of employment. If you have been rendered paralyzed, you may be unable to move or use certain body parts. You may have a loss of bodily functions as well as loss of feeling over a large area of the body. Bladder management and bowel care are significant lifetime concerns of paralysis victims. Your home may no longer be suitable to your needs. With extremely rare exceptions, paralysis is usually permanent.
Spinal cord injuries are often life-altering. People suffering from a spinal cord injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care. You may be unable to return to the same line of work. You might not be able to resume work at all. Typically, your ability to perform daily tasks and even your basic enjoyment of life can also be affected.
Our Approach to Spinal Cord Injuries
That is why our clients with such devastating injuries need a result that will last a lifetime. Our focus is to help individuals and their families after traumatic accidents have ruined their lives. Our Bay Area injury lawyers have helped severely injured clients and their families recover full and fair compensation for the disabilities resulting from permanent damage to the central nervous system.
We have handled cases involving:
- Paralysis of hand or arm
- Paralysis of leg
An accident or injury that results in a spinal cord injury is devastating. These injuries are devastating not only to the victim but surviving family members as well. Oftentimes, the family members must devote their lives to caring for their injured loved one. Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm not only works to maximize the value of your claim, but also to serve as a resource to our clients to make sure that their medical condition is properly diagnosed and treated, and that their family’s needs are being served.
Speak with an Attorney at Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm Today!
Assembling the right team of experts in every case involving paralysis is essential to prove the defendant’s liability and the true nature and extent of your damages. This multidisciplinary approach to your recovery and your legal rights is essential to the proper identification and treatment of your spinal cord injuries, as well as to the recovery of the financial compensation you will need to cover lost income and future treatment and rehabilitative needs.
Contact Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation with our award-winning attorney. We are available to meet with you at several convenient office locations.
If you've been injured in an accident through another's wrongful actions, you are entitled to compensation. Don't wait any longer; contact our firm immediately to see how we can help you.
Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.
How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?
This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.
What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?
The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.
Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?
Yes. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000.