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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in California Who Will Fight For You!

When an accident results in damage to the spinal cord, the results can be devastating. If you or a family member suffered a spinal cord injury recently, you may be able to file a claim and receive compensation for your expensive medical costs, pain and suffering, and disability. Arash Khorsandi’s team of California injury lawyers at Arash Law wants to help you navigate the legal matters associated with spinal cord injuries. Start your journey with us by contacting us at (888) 488-1391 or filling out our online form

Injury to the spinal cord may cause permanent paralysis or loss of function below the point of injury, making it one of the most dangerous types of trauma to the body. Living with irreparable neurological damage is undoubtedly a daunting journey. The road ahead is filled with uncertainties, frustrations, and setbacks. Simple tasks once taken for granted may now require immense effort and assistance. 

California boasts top-tier spinal cord rehabilitation facilities nationwide. There are long-term challenges to irreparable neurological damage. Nevertheless, there is still hope for individuals to make significant progress toward independent living. However, funding extensive care programs may only be feasible if the injury victim secures compensation from the negligent party responsible for the injury.

In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one has recently experienced a spinal cord injury, you should understand your rights and options. Recovering from such a life-altering event can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. When it comes to spinal cord injuries, there are various legal aspects to consider. Determining liability and negotiating with insurance companies can be confusing and time-consuming when you deal with them alone. 

This is where Arash Law comes in. Led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., our California spinal cord injury lawyers are well-versed in handling these cases and will work tirelessly to protect your rights. We understand the unique challenges of spinal cord injuries, and we are committed to providing you with the support and guidance you need.

Dedicated California Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers for Seriously Injured Victims

A spinal cord injury can significantly change your life, impacting specific bodily functions either temporarily or permanently, depending on the damaged vertebral segment. Seeking prompt medical attention from a specialist in spinal cord injuries is necessary for your physical recovery. However, medical costs, hospital bills, and other damages can strain your finances.

Among the many significant injuries we handle at Arash Law are traumatic spinal cord injuries (tSCIs). Our team of experienced California personal injury lawyers is dedicated to pursuing full and fair compensation for victims of negligent or wrongful acts.

If your spinal cord injury results from someone’s negligence, you may be eligible for recoverable compensation. We are dedicated to strengthening your claim and negotiating with insurance companies to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve.

What Legal Help Can Our Expert California Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Offer?

Our California spinal cord injury attorneys are dedicated to maximizing your compensation for economic and financial losses and general pain and suffering. We are fully equipped to handle interactions with insurance companies, and we’ll hold the responsible party accountable for the harm caused. Don’t let your injuries hinder you – you have us on your side.

After a spinal injury, bladder control issues, mobility issues, pinched nerves, and other cervical problems may arise. Our goal includes securing compensation for spinal complications such as hemiplegia, numbness, seizures, muscle spasms, and total paralysis that have entirely altered your quality of life. These may require long-term medical care. Some cases may need specialized treatments, therapy, and devices to assist you with your disabilities.

With a track record of recovering millions for those who sustained severe injuries across California, we know how to handle your case. While you focus on your rehabilitation and health, we remain vigilant and strive for the best outcome in your best interests. Choose the award-winning spinal cord injury lawyers at Arash Law. Share your case confidently with our lawyers at no upfront cost. 

Why Do You Need Our Lawyers After a Spinal Cord Injury In California?

Severe spinal cord injuries can stem from accidents caused by negligent individuals. Expert legal representation is essential for such significant injury claims. Safeguard your rights against insurers and defendants who only think of themselves by seeking assistance from experienced California injury attorneys specializing in spinal cord injury claims.

Choose Arash Law to avoid undervaluation by insurance companies. Our “no win, no fee” promise ensures no charges unless successful in awarding compensation. We offer a free consultation without billing the victim to discuss their case and explain our services.

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The Anatomy Of A Spinal Cord Injury

Extending from the neck to the tailbone, the spinal cord is a bundle of nerves within the spinal column or “backbone,” safeguarded by individual vertebrae in the neck, mid-back, and lower back. Like the brain, the spinal cord is shielded by three layers of tissue and enveloped in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), providing a protective cushion for the spinal cord against shock or injury.

The spinal cord forms a network regulating muscle movement, sensory perception (such as touch), and other bodily functions. Specific spinal nerves control signals to various body regions:

  • Cervical spinal nerves (C1 to C7) in the neck govern signals to the back of the head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and diaphragm.
  • Thoracic spinal nerves (T1 to T12) in the upper mid-back regulate signals to chest muscles, some back muscles, and multiple organ systems.
  • Lumbar spinal nerves (L1 to L5) in the lower back manage signals to the lower abdomen, back, buttocks, external genital organs, and parts of the leg.
  • Sacral spinal nerves (S1 to S5) in the lower back control signals to the thighs, lower legs, feet, and parts of other lower extremities.

Spinal cord injuries typically result from an impact on the spine, which then causes damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots. The injury’s location and severity dictate its impact. Severe damage in the neck region may lead to quadriplegia and complete loss of control over arms and legs. Injuries lower on the cord may result in paraplegia and paralysis of the lower body. Those with less severe injuries may retain some sensation or muscle control, but these injuries still demand rehabilitation.

Spinal Cord Injury Statistics

The U.S. population stands at approximately 340 million people. According to the 2023 data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the annual incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) is estimated at around 54 cases per one million people in the United States, resulting in approximately 18,000 new tSCI cases each year. This figure excludes cases where individuals succumbed to injuries at the incident location. The estimated number of people living in the United States with tSCI is approximately 302,000 persons, ranging from 255,000 to 383,000 persons.

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury, closely followed by falls. Individuals in automobiles face the risk of tSCI from high-impact or rear-end collisions and accidents involving trucks, buses, and other large vehicles. Motorcycle and bicycle riders, due to their exposure and lack of external protection, are particularly susceptible to SCI and other severe injuries. Acts of violence, primarily involving gunshot wounds, and sports/recreation activities are also relatively common causes.

Since 2015, about 30% of persons with tSCI have been re-hospitalized one or more times annually following injury. Among those re-hospitalized, the average hospital stay is approximately 18 days. The average remaining years of life for persons with tSCI have not shown improvement since the 1980s and remain significantly below the life expectancies of individuals without tSCI. Mortality rates are notably higher in the first year after injury, particularly for individuals with the most severe neurological impairments.

In the face of the pressing increase in spinal cord injury statistics, Arash Law’s legal services have become more imperative. Arash Law, equipped with decades of collective legal experience in personal injury cases, houses qualified California spinal cord injury attorneys. Our California spinal cord injury attorneys are committed to addressing the challenges posed by spinal cord injuries. We will focus on securing a fair resolution and guarantee to help you seek the highest compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial needs as a result of your spinal cord injuries. 

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Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injury SCI

Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

The spinal cord comprises three distinct sections, namely the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar segments. Medical conditions, particularly those like osteoporosis that weaken the bones, can increase the susceptibility to spinal cord injuries. Individuals diagnosed with such illnesses are more prone to sustaining spinal cord injuries compared to those without such health conditions.

Damage to the spinal cord can lead to various outcomes, depending on the location and extent of the injury. The leading factors that have contributed to spinal cord damage are as follows:

  • Auto accidents – High-speed collisions can cause trauma to the spine. Impact forces can lead to fractures, dislocations, or compression of the spinal cord. Whiplash or direct impact can damage the cervical (neck) or thoracic (upper back) segments.
  • Motorcycle accidentsMotorcyclists are more exposed to direct impact. Accidents can result in the rider being thrown off the bike, leading to spinal cord trauma upon landing. Injuries often occur in the cervical or thoracic regions due to the nature of motorcycle accidents.
  • Bus accidents – Bus accidents can involve significant forces. Passengers may be thrown within the bus or experience impacts during a collision.
  • Truck accidentsDue to the size and weight of trucks, accidents involving trucks can result in severe trauma. The force of impact can cause spinal cord injuries. Injuries may range from cervical to lumbar segments.
  • Slip, trip, and fall accident – Falls, especially from heights or on hard surfaces, can lead to spinal cord injuries. This kind of incident frequently occurs among the elderly. With advancing age, bones tend to become more delicate, making walking challenging without relying on a cane for stability. Additionally, deteriorating vision can complicate the identification of nearby objects or hazards, increasing the risk of slipping and falling.
  • Sports accidents – High-impact sports or accidents during athletic activities can result in spinal cord injuries. Engaging in sports like football or hockey involves significant physical contact. If an opponent explicitly targets your back, the severity of the impact determines the potential for a spinal cord injury.
  • Airport accidents – Accidents during travel, such as falls on slippery floors or luggage-related incidents, can lead to spinal cord injuries. Injuries may occur in any segment of the spine, depending on the nature of the accident.
  • Elder abuse- Physical abuse or neglect of the elderly can result in injuries, including spinal cord trauma.
  • Assault, battery, rape – Physical assaults can involve direct trauma to the spine, leading to spinal cord injuries. Injuries may be intentional and can affect any part of the spinal cord. Gunshot wounds or knife stabbings aimed at the spinal cord can lead to either a complete or incomplete spinal cord injury. The likelihood of paralysis depends on the specific region of the spinal cord affected by the impact of the gunshot or stabbing.

Arash Law provides unparalleled legal representation to those injured due to another person’s careless actions. Our spinal cord injury attorneys not only understand the common causes of injuries to the spine but are also dedicated to pursuing justice and fair compensation. We ensure that each case is handled with the utmost care and expertise, providing a reassuring presence for those who suffered spinal cord injury in their legal battle.

What Are The Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Like the human brain, the spine cannot regenerate cells. Immediate symptoms and delayed effects may accompany a spinal cord injury. Common signs include:
  • Numbness – This is a lack of sensation or feeling in a particular part of the body. It occurs when the communication between the nerves in the affected area and the brain is disrupted due to spinal cord trauma.
  • Limited Mobility – Spinal cord injuries can impede the ability to move certain body parts, leading to restricted mobility. This limitation can range from difficulty in simple movements to the inability to use specific limbs.
  • Issues with Balance – The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals related to balance and coordination. These signals may be disrupted when injured, causing difficulty in maintaining a stable and upright posture.
  • Migraines – While not a direct symptom of spinal cord injury, migraines can be associated with the stress, pain, or changes in sensory perception that may accompany such injuries. Individuals with backbone injuries may be more prone to headaches and migraines.
  • Chronic Pain – Injuries in the spinal column often result in persistent pain that can be localized or spread across the affected area. The pain may be sharp, dull, radiating, or throbbing and can significantly impact the individual’s quality of life.
  • Paralysis – This refers to the partial or complete loss of muscle function and control in specific parts of the body. The extent of paralysis depends on the severity and location of the injury. Paralysis can affect limbs, the torso, or even the entire body, depending on the injury’s level on the spinal cord.
  • Breathing Problems – Spinal cord injuries, particularly those higher on the spinal cord, can impact the nerves responsible for controlling the muscles involved in breathing. This may lead to difficulties in breathing or the need for respiratory assistance, emphasizing the critical role the spinal cord plays in the respiratory system.
  • Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control – The spinal cord transmits bladder and bowel function signals. When damaged, these signals may be disrupted, resulting in a loss of control over urination and bowel movements. This loss of function can significantly impact daily life and necessitate adaptive strategies for managing these bodily functions.
  • Loss of Sexual Functions (Sexual Dysfunction) – Spinal cord injuries can affect the nerves that control sexual function. This may lead to difficulties in arousal, sensation, or achieving and maintaining an erection or achieving orgasm. The impact on sexual functions varies depending on the level and severity of the spinal cord injury, and addressing these changes is an essential aspect of overall care and rehabilitation.

What Makes Spinal Cord Injury Complicated?

Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts body structures and functions, including neurological damage and the loss of motor, sensory, and autonomic functions. These disruptions significantly impede independence in daily activities such as self-care and mobility. Newly injured individuals face additional risks of complications like pressure injuries and cardiovascular issues during the acute care and initial rehabilitation phases. 

According to a study published in 2020, rehabilitation success is determined by several factors, including the cause of the injury and sociodemographic considerations. While depression has been identified as a factor influencing outcomes, its specific impact on the intricate relationship between body structures, functions, and activities remains unexplored.

SCI presents a highly complicated functioning profile. Understanding how health conditions relate to various aspects of functioning can significantly help create personalized rehabilitation plans that cater to the specific needs of individuals dealing with SCI.

What Should I Do If I Have A Spinal Cord Injury From An Accident?

Whether you find yourself assisting someone with a spinal cord injury or you are the person injured, knowing how to respond in those crucial moments can make a significant difference. Here are some essential steps to minimize further harm and ensure the best possible outcome.
  1. Remain Calm – Stay as calm as possible to manage the situation effectively. Controlled emotions help create a more focused and organized response.
  2. Avoid Unnecessary Movement – Refrain from moving unless it is necessary. Any unnecessary movement may worsen the spinal cord injury. If assistance is needed, communicate this.
  3. Communicate Clearly – If conscious, provide precise details about the incident. Share any sensations, pain, or numbness experienced. This information is valuable for medical professionals.
  4. Cooperate – Allow others to keep your head and neck still. Follow their instructions to secure and maintain proper spinal alignment. Resisting movement aids in preventing further injury.
  5. Take Normal Breaths – Focus on breathing normally. If you experience difficulty breathing, communicate this to those assisting you. Proper breathing is important for overall well-being.
  6. Keep Your Protective Gear – If wearing helmets or protective gear, request it not be removed unless there are airway issues. This equipment can provide support and protection.
  7. Report Bleeding – If you’re bleeding, report it to those assisting you. Allow them to apply gentle pressure using a clean cloth or bandage. Avoid attempting to address it yourself.
  8. Elevate Your Legs – If possible and safe, allow your legs to be elevated slightly. This aids in improving blood circulation and reduces the risk of shock. Elevate them gently to avoid additional strain.
  9. Wait for Professional Help – Patiently wait for medical professionals to arrive. Avoid attempting any medical procedures unless directed by trained personnel. Use this time to focus on maintaining composure.
After implementing all necessary preventive measures and administering initial first aid for your spinal cord injury, you should also consider the following steps for claiming compensation from the liable parties:
  1. Gather Your Medical Records – Take the time to compile a file containing all the medical records related to your spinal cord injury. While you don’t need to collect everything, include as much relevant information as possible.
  2. Take Detailed Notes – Document every detail you can recall about the accident. Additionally, record pertinent details concerning the day-to-day effects of your injury. Prepare a list of questions to discuss with your personal injury lawyers.
  3. Consult with California Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers – To determine the strength of your claim for financial compensation, consult with experienced California spinal cord injury lawyers.
  4. Avoid Direct Communication with Insurance Adjusters – At this stage, refrain from engaging directly with any insurance adjusters. If contacted, take note of their contact information, convey that you are seeking legal counsel, and inform them that your lawyers will be in touch shortly.
We understand that facing the reality of your situation can be challenging. However, seeking help is essential, and it’s important to do so promptly. At Arash Law, we are ready and willing to assist you. We encourage you to contact us today so that we can immediately begin working on your claim.

Who Is Liable For My Spinal Cord Injury in California?

Spinal cord injuries frequently result from negligence, whether it’s a reckless driver causing a car accident or a product manufacturer producing a defective item. Regardless of the specifics, establishing legal responsibility is important when pursuing a lawsuit.

You can file a lawsuit against the other driver and their insurance company for a car accident. In the case of a defective product, potential targets for legal action include the product manufacturer, its components, or the store where the product was bought.

A spinal cord injury has the potential to change your life for good. If another party is at fault for your injury, you might be eligible for financial compensation. You don’t have to deal with this challenging period alone—seek guidance from experienced spinal cord injury attorneys in California to learn more about your legal rights.

What Compensation Can I Recover After My Spinal Cord Personal Injury Claim in California?

In California, personal injury lawsuits offer three types of compensation: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. The aim is to restore the plaintiff to their pre-spinal cord injury state. Compensatory damages, whether economic or non-economic, intend to aid injured parties financially.

There are several types of economic damages:

  • Medical Bills – This includes the costs incurred for medical treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other healthcare-related expenses directly resulting from the spinal cord injury.
  • Property Repair – In cases where property (e.g., vehicles) is damaged in an incident leading to a spinal cord injury, economic damages can cover the expenses associated with repairing or replacing the damaged property.
  • Lost Income – Economic damages account for any income lost by the injured party due to the inability to work, attend their job, or pursue their profession as a result of the spinal cord injury.
  • Physical Therapy – The costs associated with physical therapy and rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries fall under economic damages. This includes expenses related to sessions, equipment, and any specialized therapies needed.
  • Household Expenses – Economic damages extend to cover the additional expenses incurred for household assistance or modifications necessitated by the spinal cord injury. This can include hiring help for daily tasks the injured person can no longer perform independently or making structural changes to the home for accessibility.

Non-economic damages address the mental and emotional toll of spinal cord injuries, compensating for intangible losses like:

  • Pain and Suffering – This includes the physical and emotional distress experienced by the individual as a result of the spinal cord injury. It comprises the overall discomfort, agony, and suffering from the injury and its consequences.
  • Mental Anguish – Non-economic damages also account for the emotional and psychological impact of the spinal cord injury, addressing feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health challenges that may arise as a result of the injury.
  • Physical Impairments – In non-economic damages, physical impairments refer to the limitations, disabilities, and alterations to the individual’s physical capabilities resulting from the spinal cord injury. This refers to any permanent or long-term changes to bodily functions and mobility.
  • Reduced Quality/Enjoyment of Life or Harm to Relationships – Non-economic damages are considered intangible losses related to the individual’s overall quality of life and enjoyment. There are limitations in daily activities, hobbies, and general life satisfaction. Additionally, harm to relationships, including loss of consortium (harm to spousal and family relationships), is considered part of these damages.

Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages aren’t intended to compensate the injured party but rather to punish the defendant for particularly reckless behavior. Courts grant punitive damages when the negligent party knowingly commits reprehensible acts, serving as a warning for future misconduct. An example could be someone purposefully driving drunk and causing a severe spinal cord injury.

At Arash Law, our spinal cord injury attorneys diligently assess all damages, advocating to ensure our clients receive their entitled compensation.

Is a Spinal Cord Injury Permanent?

Spinal cord injuries often have permanent consequences. Unfortunately, many of these injuries result from the negligence of others, such as distracted drivers in car accidents or unsafe conditions overlooked by businesses, leading to slip-and-fall incidents.

Arash Law’s spinal cord attorneys in California aggressively fight for those who have endured significant pain and a diminished quality of life due to such negligence. If you or a loved one has experienced this, reach out to us for a potential solution. You can utilize our online form for a complimentary case review or call us at (888) 488-1391 to explore how we can assist you.

How Long Does It Take For A Spinal Cord Injury To Heal?

Following a spinal cord injury, there is typically swelling, impacting various body systems. As the swelling subsides over days or weeks, individuals may experience some recovery. For many, especially those with incomplete injuries, functional improvement can occur up to 18 months post-injury. In rare cases, individuals may regain function years later, but full recovery is uncommon after a spinal cord injury.

Despite promising research into spinal cord injury (SCI) cures, there’s currently no method that can fully restore function. However, this doesn’t rule out the possibility of recovery. While there are no guarantees, there’s often hope for improvement.

Here are some general guidelines:

  • Individuals with a complete injury often regain control over 1 or 2 levels of muscle movement.
  • Those with an incomplete injury are more likely to regain control over more muscle movement, but the extent is uncertain.
  • The chances of an overall improvement are better if continuous improvements are made, such as regaining muscle movement.
  • Conversely, prolonged periods without improvement may reduce the likelihood of future progress.
What Makes Spinal Cord Injuries Difficult to Treat?

The spinal cord, an important part of our nervous system, is a complex structure of nerve cells and supporting cells. When injured, the damaged cells cannot regenerate at all. Additionally, there isn’t a single recovery solution; instead, a combination of therapies is needed to create the best conditions for healing and regeneration.

How Should Spinal Cord Injury Victims Protect Their Rights To Compensation in California

How Should Spinal Cord Injury Victims Protect Their Rights To Compensation in California?

It’s important to work with experienced spinal cord injury attorneys to prove fault and defend your compensation rights. Here’s what’s needed to establish fault in a spinal cord injury case:

  • The plaintiff must demonstrate that their spinal cord sustained an injury.
  • The plaintiff needs to prove that the spinal cord injury resulted from someone else’s negligent or intentional wrongful actions, indicating a disregard for safety.
  • A pre-existing condition did not cause the spinal cord injury.

Any party whose negligence contributes to the spinal cord injury may be held accountable for damages. This could include a driver causing an accident under the influence, a manufacturer of a hazardous product, or a property owner where a slip-and-fall incident occurred.

To secure financial damages for a spinal cord injury, proficient California spinal cord lawyers must construct a strong case on behalf of the plaintiff. Consult Arash Law for your spinal column injury case. We will guide you through the legal process so you can focus on your recovery.

Grounds for California Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

There are many different ways the spinal cord can sustain an injury. The most common cause is motor vehicle accidents, followed by falls, acts of violence, and sports activities. After a spine injury, victims may wonder whether they have the right to file a claim against one or more parties for the incident. Several legal outlets may offer this opportunity.

Here are the three most common grounds for filing spinal cord injury suits:

Negligence

Car accidents, medical malpractice, or sports impacts are all examples of negligence-related causes of spinal cord injuries. In a negligence-based case, the victim must prove that the defendant breached a duty of care and that this mistake caused the spinal cord injury. The defendant could be a distracted driver who caused a crash, a surgeon who made an error on the operating table, or another party whose negligence contributed to the injury.

Product liability

Defective and dangerous products can cause spinal cord injuries in a variety of ways. If a defective product, such as a malfunctioning seatbelt, caused a spinal cord injury, the victim may have a claim against the product manufacturer or distributor. To prove a product liability claim, the victim must only show that the product was defective and that it caused the injury. There is no requirement to prove negligence in these cases.

Premises liability

Unsafe premises have hazardous conditions, such as a shallow swimming pool with no warning sign, a ditch or hole, an unsafe staircase, escalator, or elevator, or inadequate security, leading to an assault. It is a property owner’s duty to keep premises free from hazards. If you tripped and fell or otherwise sustained your spinal cord injury on someone else’s property due to this type of liability, you may have this type of claim.

For help filing any of these types of claims, contact our acclaimed law firm. Spinal cord injuries are severe and life-changing. You deserve skilled California spinal cord injury lawyers on your side.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How Much Compensation Can I Expect From My Spinal Cord Injuries in California?

If you've suffered from spinal cord injuries, the value of your injury settlement depends on critical factors:

  • Nature and Severity of Injuries - The seriousness of your vertebral injuries is a key determinant. Spinal fractures, more severe than other types like strains or sprains, typically result in higher settlements. Severe injuries may also necessitate extended time off work and future treatments, including surgery.
  • Return-to-Work Capability - The settlement value is impacted if your vertebral injuries prevent your return to work or earning wages. Longer periods of work absence usually lead to higher settlements.
  • Medical Expenses - The financial impact of medical bills following a spinal injury is factored into the settlement. This includes surgeries, prescription drugs, medical equipment, therapy, and ongoing care costs.
  • Disability Impact - The settlement is likely to be higher if the spinal injury results in a disability, especially a permanent one preventing your return to work or earning an income.
  • Negotiation Skills of Your Personal Injury Attorneys - The expertise of your California spinal cord injury lawyers in negotiations plays a pivotal role. At Arash Law, we ensure that you will receive the maximum possible compensation for your backbone injury case.

If you hire skilled spinal cord attorneys in California, your claim could be worth over a million dollars, primarily if the injury resulted in lifelong disabilities.

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How Much Do California Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyers Charge?

Arash Law operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only charge fees if we secure compensation for you. Your spinal cord injury attorney will take some compensation from your insurance claim or lawsuit, sparing you out-of-pocket expenses. We won't charge you anything if we don't win your case. This approach not only eases your financial burden but also motivates your spinal cord injury attorneys to work diligently for a fair settlement, as their compensation is tied to the success of your case.

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How Long Are People With Spinal Cord Injuries Likely To Live?

Every spinal cord injury is unique, with factors like where and how severe the injury is playing a significant role in the outcome. This makes predicting life expectancy tricky, as it varies widely, much like in the general population. It's important to know that our understanding of this is constantly changing with medical advancements.

Although there have been improvements in survival rates due to better medical care, the life expectancy after a spinal cord injury is still generally lower than for those without such injuries. The extent of neurological damage is a significant factor in how long someone might live after a spinal cord injury.

Interestingly, many common causes of death in people with spinal cord injuries can be well managed with good rehabilitation, medical care, and nursing attention.

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When calculating the value of non-economic damages, such as lost quality of life, the courts will examine how much the injury has impacted the victim’s life. They will often multiply the economic damage award by a number on a scale of one to five, with one being the most minor impact and five being the most severe impact. If you have suffered damages due to a spinal cord injury, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Arash Law, and we’ll get back to you to schedule a free case evaluation.

Arash Law is a trusted authority in car crash cases, renowned for expertise in complex traumatic brain injuries and catastrophic accidents. Drawing upon decades of experience handling spinal cord injury cases and boasting a proven track record of success, our adept spinal cord injury lawyers in California will determine your legal options accordingly. You can count on us for top-tier legal assistance and representation in dealing with insurance companies and other parties involved.

Arash Law, under the direction of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., takes pride in offering our services in a variety of California cities, including major ones like Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Bakersfield, Fresno, Anaheim, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Santa Ana, Oceanside, Santa Rosa, Glendale, Fremont, San Bernardino, and Visalia, among others. Our dedicated spinal cord injury attorneys are available 24/7, guaranteeing prompt assistance whenever needed.

Our remarkable track record, which includes securing over $500 Million in compensation for our clients, is a testament to our legal prowess. Your pursuit of justice begins with us!

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