Los Angeles Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
One moment you’re fine – perfectly mobile, going about your daily activities. The next moment your life has changed completely. You’ve suffered a spinal cord injury that has affected your ability to move and feel. This in turn has turned your life upside down.
Spinal cord injuries can have devastating effects. They require time and money to attend to in the hopes of recovering full range of motion and sensation. To seek ensure that those responsible for your injury all held accountable for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages, you need an experienced spinal cord injury attorney who understands how to fight on your behalf.
Los Angeles injury attorney Robert Mansell has 25 years of courtroom experience successfully fighting on behalf of clients with serious spinal cord injuries.
The Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries, or SCI, can happen in nearly any personal injury context. Vehicle accidents, such as car crashes and motorcycle accidents, are a common cause of spinal cord injuries. But serious SCI can occur in from any number of mundane daily activities, such as playing sports on the weekend or even taking a walk down the street and being hit by a bicyclist or automobile. They can also occur as a result of construction site accidents and slip and fall injuries. Some causes of SCI include:
- Car crash injuries
- SUV rollover injuries
- Truck crash injuries
- Motorcycle crash injuries
- Pedestrian accident injuries
- Bicycle crash injuries
- Construction site injuries
- Boating accident injuries
- Train accident injuries
- Injuries from intentional battery
- Sports accident injuries
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious, potentially life-threatening injury that can affect movement and nervous system efficiency. This is because the spinal cord acts as the nerve center, connecting all of the extremities to the brain. A spinal cord injury can be classified as “incomplete” or “complete,” terms that refer to the extent of sensation and feeling a person experiences below the site of injury.
A spinal cord injury is classified “incomplete” when the injured person retains some level of sensation and movement below the injury mark. However, movement and sensation will likely be restricted for some time and require therapy and rehabilitation in order to recover. A “complete” SCI occurs when an injured person cannot feel anything below the injury mark and is unable to move below that point. A complete SCI is likely to result in a person being paralyzed.
Psychological issues pose another significant concern when coping with SCI. A spinal cord injury victim can develop severe emotional problems as a result of the injury. These can include anxiety, depression, and extreme anger related to the injury itself and difficult subsequent recovery.
Any injury to the spinal cord, whether complete or incomplete, can result in life-altering effects. Extensive medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and ongoing disability can all arise from spinal cord damage.
Los Angeles personal injury attorney Robert Mansell has the skill and experience to aggressively fight for maximum compensation for your spinal cord injuries.
Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Experiencing a SCI as a result of an accident or intentional act of violence can be extremely overwhelming event that causes long-term disability. If you have endured a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and treatments. This includes all medical care from emergency medical treatment through subsequent rehabilitation, along with any long-term care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Mansell and Mansell APC, our veteran spinal cord injury attorneys and professional staff understand the challenges that SCI victims deal with on a daily basis. This is why our team remains committed not only to excellence in legal representation, but offering personalized, caring service to every client throughout every step of their legal journey.
We welcome the opportunity to assess your case, free of charge. Clients pay no fees or out-of-pocket expenses, and our office receives nothing unless and until we secure compensation for your injuries.
Schedule an appointment to speak with spinal cord injury attorney Robert Mansell. You can reach us at any time through our secure online contact form or by telephone at (323)800-0000.