Many personal injury cases, such as trucking accidents, car accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents and more, can result in spinal cord injuries. These serious injuries can be permanent or even life-threatening. If you suffered any type of spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your losses.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries cover several different types of injuries, all with differing degrees of severity. Some of the common types of spinal cord injuries seen following a serious personal injury accident can include the following:
- Herniated discs
- Ruptured discs
- Spinal fractures
- Facet joint injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Nerve damage surrounding the spinal cord
- Direct spinal cord injury
In many cases, a victim of an accident will suffer more than one of these types of spinal cord injuries, along with other injuries such as traumatic brain injury, broken or fractured bones, aortic dissection, internal organ damage or internal bleeding. In some cases, spinal cord injuries are so severe that they will lead to permanent disfigurement, permanent paralysis or even death.
Deadline to File a Personal Injury Claim
If you are a victim of someone else’s negligence that resulted in any type of spinal cord injury, you may be facing substantial medical bills, pain and suffering, and permanent paralysis or life-long medical challenges. In the State of California, you only have two years from the date of the accident that caused your spinal cord injuries to file a claim to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
Contact an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today
There are few practicing medical malpractice lawyers who are also medical doctors. Ken Sigelman, J.D., M.D., is a doctor who is licensed to practice law in California and Florida, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. For more than 20 years, Dr. Sigelman, an award-winning trial lawyer, has had an exceptional record of verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards. If you suffered spinal cord injuries as a result of an accident, contact our experienced and compassionate attorneys at 866-971-8956 or online today for a free consultation.