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Spinal Injuries

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When a person is in an accident involving excessive force or impact, they sometimes suffer an injury to the spine. Unlike other injuries that heal over time, many spinal cord injuries can permanently affect a person's ability to live the life they enjoyed before their accident.

Knowing what to do after a spinal cord injury to yourself or a loved one in California's Bay Area can be overwhelming. Getting emergency medical care obviously needs to be your first priority. But then what? What should you do? What are your rights?

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    Talk to a California spinal cord injury attorney at Clancy & Diaz, LLP of Walnut Creek, Antioch, Pittsburg, and Benicia. Our attorneys have years of experience handling some of the most complicated spinal cord injury accident cases. We know what evidence to look for and how to build a strong legal case.

    Understanding the serious nature of spinal injuries

    The spinal cord houses the main nervous system of the entire human body. It is made up of four sections: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. If this cord is bruised or severed in any way, the victim could lose their feeling or mobility below the area of injury. Bruising of the spinal cord could heal over time, causing temporary partial paralysis or temporary total paralysis.

    Extreme damage to the spinal cord could result in nerve damage and permanent paralysis. The worst case is the complete severing of the spinal cord, which causes permanent total paralysis below the injured area. The most common types of permanent paralysis include:

    • Paraplegia - Paralysis below the waist.
    • Quadriplegia - Paralysis below the neck.

    It is important to understand the possible symptoms associated with spinal cord injuries in case you are suffering from a symptom. Symptoms can vary depending on the location and severity of the injury as well as the cause. Common symptoms include:

    • Numbness
    • Tingling
    • Loss of sensation in hands in feet
    • Paralysis
    • Pain or pressure in the head, neck, or back
    • Limited mobility

    The medical care for such an injury can be extremely expensive. A victim will need ongoing rehabilitation, physical therapy, medical assistance and care. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, do not hesitate to hire a skilled personal injury attorney in Walnut Creek.

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    You might think you don't need a lawyer if you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in an accident caused by someone else's reckless behavior or negligent actions. All you have to do is report your accident to the police and insurance companies will take care of everything.

    Don't be so sure. In most cases, insurance companies only care about one thing - paying injury victims as little as they possibly can. And that's especially true after a spinal cord injury accident. That's because the stakes are so high. The total value of your damages could be in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. We care about your recovery. You should be compensated for medical bills, pain and suffering, and all present and future damages. That's why you need our law firm on your side, demanding the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.

    If you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury after a car accident or other incident, you need the right lawyer in your corner. Clancy & Diaz, LLP has handled many personal injury cases and obtained strong results. As a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, attorney Peter Clancy has recovered verdicts or settlements for clients worth more than $2 million. He also holds a 10 out of 10 Super Avvo Rating due to his peers' recognition and respect.

    Put your trust in a law firm that will go the distance for you. Contact us today. Call (925) 835-7500.

    Clancy & Diaz, LLP
    2855 Mitchell Drive Suite 203
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    p: 925.835.7500 f: 510.768.7203
    2006 A St
    Suite #223
    Antioch, CA 94509
    p: 925.667.3659
    420 Railroad Ave
    Pittsburg, CA 94565
    p: 925.568.8707
    1060 Grant St #3B
    Benicia, CA 94510
    p: 707.418.3809