Severe Spinal Cord Injuries

A San Diego Attorney Helps You File a Personal Injury Claim

Spinal cord injuries are usually devastating. Because the spinal cord comprises a large bundle of nerves, even a mild accident can result in a lifetime of pain or disability. If your spinal cord was damaged because of another party's negligence, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation.

The Kohn Law Office provides experienced representation for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries. Attorney Russell Kohn and his staff have dedicated their careers to helping people recover damages for injuries caused by accidents and other types of negligence. He works to protect your rights and to help ensure that you receive fair compensation for your losses.

Please call (760) 301-5456 to speak with a San Diego personal injury lawyer and schedule an appointment. Your initial consultation is free.

The Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

Although it is possible to suffer a back injury and a spinal cord injury, they do not always occur simultaneously. A spinal cord injury often affects many parts of the body. Serious spinal cord injuries result in complete loss of function below the level of the injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury causes some loss of function below the injury level, but leaves some functions intact.

Either type of injury is debilitating and may cause one or more of the following related conditions:

  • Chronic pain
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Brain injury
  • Respiratory problems
  • Pressure sores

Among the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and falls. People who work in certain industries, such as construction, are at increased risk for spinal injuries.

What to Do if You Suspect a Spinal Injury

Spinal cord injuries require specialized medical treatment and long-term care. Do not hesitate to seek treatment, even if the expense is enormous. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation that may cover medical costs as well as lost income if you are unable to return to work.

Contact the Kohn Law Office online when you need assistance with your serious spinal injury.