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Negligence is often an underlying cause
Back injuries often cause full or partial paralysis and a lifetime of chronic pain. Each lawyer at Bral & Associates has extensive experience and resources fighting for maximum awards for victims living with spinal injury caused by the negligent or willful acts of others. If you have been a victim of a Spinal Cord Injury in Los Angeles or the Southern California area, then we can help you.
How we can help.
Expert Los Angeles County or Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
We are not just experienced personal injury attorneys. We are tough supporters for badly injured people.
A client contacting a law firm deserves options when it comes to personal injury claims. With a mission to aide someone who has suffered from brain and spinal injury in receiving compensation, the client will receive all of the justification that is necessary in obtaining the proper treatment and care. Law firms have a goal when it comes to the clients’ rehabilitation and the choices that they have in receiving consultations and treating even a minor brain or spinal injury.
Recovering from a brain injury will require expensive and extensive treatment. The financial demands that come from the accident should be owned up to the individual that was responsible for the injuries. Brain and spinal damage can be very debilitating; with a law firm the focus will be intently on the client and what they need in order to heal or maintain their financial dispute. Attorneys can handle such cases with expertise and legal advocacy by receiving all of the factual evidence from the client to call upon a full or necessary compensation. With consultants, referrals, research, and management the client will receive help whether or not it pertains to a single victim or more than one member within a family suffering from brain or spinal injury.
The best decision that a client can make is seeking legal advice from a lawyer so that there isn’t further physical or financial suffering when it comes to the aftermath of the incident. Legal service will provide victims with access to a professional lawyer who is willing to fight for someone who has been subject to head injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury and/or nerve damage. There is a severe devastation that comes along with rehabilitation and medical expenses, not to mention an inability to work or function correctly. You may have the option of being entitled to a full compensation if you are the injured or you are the family member of someone who has suffered from a severe injury and/or death. For each claim there are certain criteria that should be met so that the case is won. There will need to be evidence to establish the compensation rightfully and it would have to be due to the negligence of the opposing party. With special personal injury lawyers who are highly experienced, there is a personal commitment and relationship that is established. Brain and spinal injuries may be the result of: car accidents, work accidents, medical reasons, a birth injury and toxic chemicals.
There are limitation periods in which the claim can be presented to the court, and they vary depending on the locale and the type of claim that is being preceded. If severe injuries are being dealt with and a lawyer is not contacted then the victim may not receive a full compensation due to the insurance company attempting to minimize the amount of money that they may have to pay back in full. A personal injury lawyer will fight for the client’s right so that they receive the finances that they need in covering their medical bills or so that the guilty party can be subject to the harm that they have caused upon an innocent bystander.
Our team of personal injury attorneys help clients who have been seriously hurt in Los Angeles County or Southern California. We fully understand the difficult problems brought on by spinal cord injuries and have a lot of experience taking on these cases.
In the event you or a loved one has endured a closed head injury or back injury, please make sure to phone our law office to arrange a no cost first consultation. We are here to assist you get the compensation you deserve as a result of going through a spinal cord injury like:
• Quadriplegia / Tetraplegia
• Spinal Surgery
We understand that major mental and psychological trauma occur with life-threatening injuries, like traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury or various other catastrophic injuries. When long-term effects of these kinds of serious injuries end up in the need to have life-long medical treatment, a lot more than your typical attorney is called for.
Our lawyers have extensive knowledge in working with spine injury lawsuits relating to partial or total paralysis. They have also worked on several cases involving head trauma caused by injuries to the lobes of the brain. Rest assured, they understand these injuries and can help you get full and fair damages for their effects.
When someone talks to an insurance company shortly after an accident, they may be enticed to settle for the first offer. Even so, insurance companies hardly ever give you the whole payment you will need, plus you can’t get more if the settlement deal does not cover all your financial troubles. Our personal injury lawyers will find out the total amount of damages you will need such as future expenses for medical bills, therapies, lost wages and much more.
Cost-free Initial Consultation — No Attorney Fees Unless We Win
The whole extent of the damages related to a spinal cord or brain injury, specifically closed-head injuries, can be difficult to establish. You might be unable to determine the whole severity of your symptoms and a doctor could have difficulty creating the right diagnosis. Our team of attorneys and experts will work to get hold of all important proof for your law suit including medical records, family and witness statements, and employer reports to back up your case. We are seasoned in handling law suits regarding serious disability like quadriplegia and paraplegia and also psychological and brain injury causing PTSD, cognitive injuries and depression.
Our legal staff provides the following to victims and their families:
• Knowledgeable, comprehensive and expert representation
• Committed and compassionate service centered on your needs
• Productive, responsive, and attentive advocacy and resources
• A solid reputation plus a record of success throughout our legal community
Our firm concentrates on the really serious damages and long-term head, neck, and spinal cord injuries suffered in automobile accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents and as the result of other kinds of carelessness. We are expert in the difficult medical matters surrounding brain and head injuries and can take legal action for you. We typically work with doctors, professionals, and get different specialists to develop a case on your behalf.
Call us right away for a no cost consultation with an experienced Los Angeles County or Southern California brain injury attorney. Evening and weekends available by appointment.
Spinal injuries are often permanent, often life-changing, and have an effect on the lives of both victims and their families. These injuries, whether involving permanent paralysis or otherwise, tend to be brought on by the wrong doing of other people, whether by medical error, playground accidents, birth injury, automobile or motorbike collisions, construction site mishaps, chemical exposure, faulty products or machinery failures. Our Law Office has the expertise and knowledge to get complete and acceptable compensation for whoever has suffered such injuries. Brain and spinal injured victims, along with their loved ones, would need lawyers who understand the medical, physical, economic and psychological impacts of TBI and SCI.
Our Los Angeles County or Southern California attorneys know that brain injury and spinal trauma both produce long-term effects that must definitely be dealt with. Your attorney will be experienced and capable in the fields of neuroanatomy, medicine, vocational rehabilitation and life care planning. Our attorneys have years of knowledge working in the field of neurological injury. They have a deep compassion and concern for their clients, and the family members of those who have suffered injury.
As reported by the National Center for Injury Prevention, 1.5 million Americans yearly sustain a brain injury. Of these, 50,000 pass away and over 1 million are cared for in hospitals. Several of these victims are children, who definitely are most in danger. Nearly 500,000 children suffer serious brain injuries resulting from accidents annually.
Where brain injury or spinal injury is definitely the outcome of another person’s wrongful act, expert attorneys are needed. Your lawyer must be prepared to examine, file suit, and prosecute your claim with strength and enthusiasm. We have the knowledge, medical knowledge and the courtroom track record necessary to make certain that you, or the family member for whom you are in charge of, get complete compensation covering medical expense, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, supplies and equipment, loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.
Our Los Angeles County or Southern California attorneys will meet with hurt persons and their families in our office, at your home, or in your hospital room.
The Spinal Column
The spine runs from the top of the neck, extending from the brain to the lower part of the back all the way down to the coccyx. The spine is basically split into 3 areas:
• The cervical
• The thoracic
• The lumbar
The cervical area of the spinal column is in the neck area. The spinal column is comprised of many parts of bone, and through the spine the spinal column shields the spinal cord, which runs from the brain down to the bottom of the spine and then branches out like lines coming from the power generator that carry electricity from its main source and then branch out from the generating station to the city and then branches out from there to various parts of the city.
Compression Fracture of the Spine
The spinal column is really made from soft bone, and so sometimes in a traumatic situation the person can get a compression fracture of the spine, which means the soft bone is compressed down. A bit more serious injury to the spine happens when the nerves heading down through the spine get hurt.
Spinal Column – Discs
Between the several levels of the bone mass in the spine are discs. The discs can be compared to a rubber inner tube or a jelly donut. Inside the disc is a soft material that acts as a shock absorber, and discs grant flexibility to the spine. As people grow up, the discs become less pliant and become tougher and less soft. This is why it would appear that some older people are in fact getting smaller, because the discs in their backs are not as flexible, and they are getting flatter and tougher.
A bulging disc is similar to an inner tube tire with a bulge in it. A bulging disc is when the material within the disc starts to push through but doesn’t come out of the disc, like a bulge in an inner tube. This could still create a grave condition if the bulge is pressing upon the nerve that is exiting from the spinal column at this level of the spinal column. Physicians can usually tell, because they recognize which nerves come out of which locations in the spinal column and go to what part of the anatomy. So the physician usually can tell whether or not the bulge is pushing on the nerve by figuring out whether or not there exists pain in a particular part of the body; whether or not the pain is radiating; and whether there is a decrease in sensation or involvement in the motor function.
A herniated or torn disc means that the bulge has now opened up and the material within the disc has actually come out. This would be a more serious condition, and frequently calls for compression on a nerve that is coming out of that area of the spinal column. Another term that is used is a disc protrusion.
Ordinary X-rays will only show an image of the hard tissue, i.e., the spinal column or the bones in the arms and the legs along with other parts of the body structure. In order to truly see a picture of the herniated disc or the soft tissue, or other things such as cancer, the physician will either need to take a CT scan or an MRI. MRI means magnetic resonance imaging. The body actually goes inside the MRI equipment; the machine bounces through magnets in the machine impulses that are noted and an actual image of the soft tissue comes out.
If you have been seriously injured, please give us a call now at (310)789-2007 or (213)255-5897 for your no fee, confidential assessment with a knowledgeable Los Angeles County or Southern California Personal Injury lawyer.