Los Angeles Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Suffered a Spine Injury in Los Angeles?
At Robins Cloud LLP, we understand how devastating a spine injury can be. If you or a loved one has suffered a spine injury, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who will fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
With three decades of experience in personal injury law, our firm has a proven track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts for individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries due to the negligence of others. Our compassionate approach ensures that you receive the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is a long, thin, cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers that extends from the base of the brain down to the lower back. It is encased and protected by the bony vertebrae of the spine.
The spinal cord plays a critical role in transmitting sensory information from the body to the brain and sending motor commands from the brain to the muscles. It acts as a communication bridge between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
A spinal cord injury can occur as a result of various accidents and incidents, including:
- Car Accidents: Motor vehicle collisions are a common cause of spinal cord injuries. Even seemingly minor accidents can lead to severe spinal cord damage.
- Slip & Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents, especially those on hazardous premises, can result in spinal cord injuries, particularly among the elderly.
- Sports Injuries: High-impact sports and recreational activities can sometimes lead to spinal cord trauma.
- Medical Malpractice: Surgical errors or misdiagnoses during medical procedures can result in spinal cord injuries.
- Workplace Accidents: Some professions carry a higher risk of spinal cord injuries, such as construction workers or those operating heavy machinery.
Spinal cord injuries are typically classified by their severity, which determines the extent of disability. The two main categories are complete SCI and incomplete SCI.
In a complete SCI, there is a total loss of sensory and motor function below the level of the injury. In an incomplete SCI, on the other hand, some degree of sensory or motor function remains below the level of the injury.
The following are the common types of SCIs:
- Quadriplegia (Tetraplegia): This type of SCI affects all four limbs and the torso. It typically occurs when the injury is higher up on the spinal cord, often in the cervical (neck) region. Individuals with quadriplegia may experience limited or no movement in their arms and legs, along with potential respiratory issues.
- Paraplegia: Paraplegia affects the lower half of the body, including the legs and sometimes parts of the abdomen. Injuries that occur lower on the spinal cord, often in the thoracic or lumbar regions, can result in paraplegia.
- Triplegia: Triplegia refers to the partial paralysis of three limbs. For example, if an injury affects one arm and both legs, it is classified as triplegia.
- Brown-Sequard Syndrome: This is a rare type of SCI that results from damage to one side of the spinal cord. It leads to a combination of paralysis and sensory loss on one side of the body while preserving function on the other side.
- Central Cord Syndrome: Central cord syndrome primarily affects the arms and hands, with less impact on the legs. It often occurs due to hyperextension of the neck and is more common in older individuals.
- Anterior Cord Syndrome: In this type of SCI, the front (anterior) part of the spinal cord is damaged, leading to loss of motor function and pain and temperature sensation while preserving some touch and proprioception (awareness of body position).
Why Hire Our Firm?
Our experienced investigators will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work with medical experts to build a strong case on your behalf. We are skilled negotiators and will engage in settlement discussions with the responsible parties or their insurance companies to seek a fair and just compensation package.
If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to court. Our trial attorneys have a proven record of success in the courtroom. Throughout the legal process, our team will provide unwavering support, guidance, and advocacy for you and your family.
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