SPINAL CORD

INJURIES

Have you or a loved one suffered a herniated disc, fractured vertebrae, a pinched nerve, or back trauma? We’re ready to help.

Having a spinal cord injury is one of the most traumatic events you’ll ever face. Alongside the persistent pain is the prolonged effect on your overall quality of life. Immediately following your diagnosis, you may be filled with anxiety in contemplation of the future ahead. You may fear you’ll never be able to engage in some of life’s simple pleasures if you’re left with painful injuries.

Recovering from a spinal cord injury can be isolating, but you’re far from alone. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, 17,810 new spinal cord injury cases are diagnosed each year, and an estimated 294,000 people are currently living with this condition.

Equally devastating as the spinal cord injury are the mental and emotional side effects associated with this condition. After receiving your diagnosis, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and episodes of depression.

Amid your mental anguish is your need for answers to questions such as, “How do I seek compensation for my injury?” and “Who can I trust to give me good legal advice?”

With more than 40 years of experience in getting results for victims of negligence in Southern California and throughout the United States and a well-earned reputation for excellence, you can be confident when choosing the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO).

For a free legal consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

How We Can Help

  • We negotiate your medical bills and help find affordable medical care at no upfront costs while you’re waiting for the decision on your claim.
  • We gather evidence and consult experts to strengthen your case.
  • We help you avoid the hassle of corresponding with insurance companies by handling all communication on your behalf.
  • We provide free consultations to help you understand your rights and legal options.

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    Having a spinal cord injury is one of the most traumatic events you’ll ever face. Alongside the persistent pain is the prolonged effect on your overall quality of life. Immediately following your diagnosis, you may be filled with anxiety in contemplation of the future ahead. You may fear you’ll never be able to engage in some of life’s simple pleasures if you’re left with painful injuries.

    Recovering from a spinal cord injury can be isolating, but you’re far from alone. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, 17,810 new spinal cord injury cases are diagnosed each year, and an estimated 294,000 people are currently living with this condition.

    Equally devastating as the spinal cord injury are the mental and emotional side effects associated with this condition. After receiving your diagnosis, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and episodes of depression.

    Amid your mental anguish is your need for answers to questions such as, “How do I seek compensation for my injury?” and “Who can I trust to give me good legal advice?”

    With more than 40 years of experience in getting results for victims of negligence in Southern California and throughout the United States and a well-earned reputation for excellence, you can be confident when choosing the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO).

    For a free legal consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    How We Can Help

    • We negotiate your medical bills and help find affordable medical care at no upfront costs while you’re waiting for the decision on your claim.
    • We gather evidence and consult experts to strengthen your case.
    • We help you avoid the hassle of corresponding with insurance companies by handling all communication on your behalf.
    • We provide free consultations to help you understand your rights and legal options.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      Types of Spinal Cord Injury Damages

      A Southern California spinal cord injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need to initiate the recovery process and rebuild your life. If you’ve suffered spinal cord injuries due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for:
      • Surgery and physical therapy costs
      • Home modifications for accessibility
      • Loss of income
      • Pain and suffering

      How to Afford Your Medical Expenses After Your Spinal Cord Injury

      Cases involving a spinal cord injury can vary drastically. One victim may be left with a lifetime’s worth of back pain, while another will never walk again. However, both patients will typically require surgery and ongoing medical treatment. Thirty percent of people suffering from spinal cord injuries are re-hospitalized one or more times following their injury, and the average length of rehabilitation stays is 31 days.

      Our lawyers don’t simply seek just enough compensation to get you medical care. Our goal is to obtain the funds necessary to pay for the best medical care available so that a spinal cord injury victim can live an active, productive, and healthy life.

      To achieve our goal, we put forth all of our resources. Our law firm builds strong cases that include the use of experts, carefully crafted exhibits, and trusted medical professionals. Having obtained favorable settlements for thousands of clients, we understand what it takes to get fair compensation.

      Why You Need an Attorney for a Successful Outcome

      • Help manage your financial woes—For most spinal cord injury victims, finances are tight. Long hospital stays and limited mobility force many to be unemployed. Lost wages, coupled with costly medical bills, cause many victims to file for bankruptcy. When you work with a spinal cord injury attorney, we will provide you with medical referrals with no upfront cost so you can receive the treatment you need without going further into debt.
      • Communicate with insurance providers and other parties involved—Insurance companies rarely have your best interest at heart and will often attempt to deny or delay your claim. When you don’t understand your rights, you’re more susceptible to being taken advantage of or accepting a minuscule settlement offer. As your attorney, we will negotiate tirelessly on your behalf for the highest settlement possible.
      • Handle all aspects of your case from the initial stages through completion—A spinal cord injury can be taxing on you as well as on those around you as you struggle to recover. Allow the law firm of OPO to handle the details of your spinal injury claim so that you can exert all your mental and physical energy towards getting better.

      Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

      The spinal cord is a tube-like structure that extends from the end of the brain down to the bottom of the spine. Nerves within the spinal column are responsible for carrying incoming and outgoing messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Damage in this area typically results from a traumatic blow to the spine and can leave victims paralyzed in their lower extremities.

      As reported by the Mayo Clinic, auto and motorcycle accidents account for nearly half of new spinal cord injury incidences each year. Other leading causes of spinal cord injury are falls, sports and recreation, violent acts such as a gunshot wound, and alcohol use.

      Proving Liability for Your Spinal Cord Injury Claim

      Claims for spinal cord injuries are generally classified into two categories: negligence and defective products. An experienced attorney will gather the evidence necessary to support your case as well as consult various experts to make sure all responsible parties are held accountable for economic as well as non-economic damages.

      Negligence—California law defines negligence as a person’s failure to act reasonably or, in other words, a harmful act committed by an individual or organization that caused injuries to another person

      Defective Product—The second category involves defects in either the design or manufacturing process or inadequate warnings to consumers about hazards or failing to provide accurate product use instructions.

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      Call Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your spinal cord injury case and how our experienced attorneys can help.

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