Pleasanton Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

The spinal cord is an integral part of the body's nervous system. The nerves in the spinal cord are responsible for transporting messages from the brain to other parts of the body and back; therefore, the spinal cord is essential to your body's normal function. Any interruption of this process can have devastating effects, and such an interruption can occur as the result of a spinal cord injury (SCI). Being aware of the causes and consequences of a spinal cord injury can help victims and their families better understand what it means to live after such a catastrophic injury and how to create the best quality of life possible.

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a complex and serious injury. There are many different ways and many different places where such an injury can occur, which impacts the resulting effects on the body. Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by a traumatic, forceful, and sudden blow to the spine that dislocates, fractures, or in some cases, crushes vertebrae, which can then tear into or otherwise damage the spinal cord tissue/nerves. Once the nerve tissue is damaged, the connection between the brain and the body below the level of injury is also damaged, if not completely severed. This can result in a complete loss of functioning below the level of injury, which, if high up on the spine, can mean complete paralysis.

Causes of SCI

Spinal cord injuries, which can range from mild to severe, may be caused by a number of different personal injury accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, sports injuries, and on-the-job accidents; however, most of these accidents are preventable. These types of accidents are often caused by the negligence or recklessness of others, and for such a devastating injury to occur at the hands of another is unacceptable. Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent disability, and even if a SCI victim can recover, it will be a long, painful, and expensive process. At-fault parties should be held liable for causing such devastating accidents.

Protecting Your Future Quality of Life

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in Northern California, there are probably quite a few questions running through your head. What did I do to deserve this? What's going to happen with my job? Will I ever walk again? How will I support myself and my family? What kind of a future can I look forward to?

The answers to these questions are not easy, but at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our spinal cord injury lawyers are committed to doing what we can to help. Having the financial security to pursue the best medical treatment and care available is an important step in the recovery process and we can help you obtain the compensation you need for those services. With financial security you can get the medical services and long-term support you need while still being able to support yourself and your family. It is horrible what you've had to go through, but you are not without justice. To speak to one of our attorneys about your particular case, call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation at (800) 900-0863.

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