San Bernardino Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious. They often result in permanent loss of function and sensation below the point of injury (paralysis). You deserve attention from the lawyers at Bentley & More LLP if you believe someone else may have been able to prevent you or a loved one’s spinal cord injury. We’re an award-winning personal injury firm in San Bernardino with the power to take your claim where it needs to go – all the way to trial, if necessary. Find out how we might be able to maximize your compensation. Call today for a free case review.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spine injuries can have several different classifications depending on the severity and location of the damage. A complete spine injury occurs when something completely severs the spinal cord, eliminating function and sensation below the point of injury. An incomplete injury results in the victim retaining some function. The higher up on the spinal cord the injury, the more severe the outcome. Injuries to the cervical spine, or the uppermost vertebrae, can cause full-body paralysis, respiratory dysfunction, and even death. Lower spine injuries can lead to loss of movement in some or all limbs, as well as loss of bowel and bladder control and incontinence.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Car crashes, falls, acts of violence, sports injuries, medical mistakes, defective products, and infections can all cause serious spinal cord injuries in San Bernardino. Anything that fractures the spine or severs the nerves can result in permanent spine damage. Others’ negligence is a common factor involved in serious spine injuries. For example, a property owner who negligently fails to fix a broken staircase could be responsible for a subsequent fall and permanent spine injury. Our legal team can help victims identify the precise cause of their spine injuries and who might be liable for damages.
Who Is Liable for your Spinal Cord Injury?
The “liable” party in a spinal cord injury claim will be the person or entity most responsible for causing the damages. This could be a property owner, the manufacturer of a defective airbag or seatbelt, the driver who crashed into you, the city in charge of repairing its roads, the owner of a swimming pool that didn’t have a “no diving” sign, an employer, and/or many other parties. It often takes an investigation to uncover exactly who is most at fault for causing your spinal cord injury. Many claims involve more than one defendant.
What Damages Could You Recover?
You could be eligible for significant compensation as a spinal cord injury victim. The state of California does not limit the amount of damages a plaintiff can receive. Therefore, many cases Bentley & More LLP have handled have garnered seven- and eight-figure settlements and verdicts for catastrophic personal injuries. You could recover your medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, lost wages, loss of consortium, lost quality of life, property damage, and many other damages with help from our attorneys.
Need a Legal Consultation? Call (949) 870-3800 Today
Bentley & More LLP are here for San Bernardino spinal cord injury victims and their family members. We know the aggressive litigation these claims require for top compensation and are ready to handle your claim with care. Let our team investigate your case and determine its merit during a free case evaluation. We’ll listen to your story and help you understand your legal options moving forward. Don’t wait – call (949) 870-3800 as soon as possible after a spine injury diagnosis.