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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

A California Spinal Cord Injury Attorney You Can Trust

With over 20 years of experience and a 98% success rate, our lawyers have helped thousands of California residents and won millions of compensation. If you suffer from an injury, contact us now!

With a deep understanding of the profound impact that spinal cord injuries can have, our attorney at Tenina Law, a leading firm in personal injury law, are dedicated to assisting victims in their journey toward recovery. Whether resulting from a car accident or medical negligence, spinal cord injuries can significantly impair a person’s ability to work, socialize, and afford essential medical care. 

At Tenina Law, we are committed to seeking justice and holding those responsible for our client’s injuries accountable. If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal cord injury and requires compensation to facilitate recovery, our skilled attorney are here to help you file a lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve.


Our Spinal Cord Injury Process

1. Send a Case Evaluation for Free

You can check if you are eligible immediately.

2. You Will Receive a Call From Us

Our experts will guide you through the case and gather all of the information necessary to win it.

3. Let’s Get to Work

From the beginning to the end, our attorney will handle every aspect of your case. You do not pay until you win.

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Spinal Cord Injury FAQs

Medical Malpractice

You may be eligible to sue for negligence if you believe that a medical professional caused your injury. To win a negligence claim, your lawyer must prove three key elements: the doctor owed you a duty of care, the duty was breached in some way, and you sustained a spinal injury.

For instance, let’s consider a scenario where a patient undergoes surgery to repair dislocated discs in their spine. Like any other surgeon, the patient’s surgeon has the responsibility to perform the procedure with utmost safety. However, during the operation, the surgeon becomes distracted and inadvertently cuts a different area of the spinal cord. The surgeon may be unaware of the mistake or may consider it insignificant. 

Unfortunately, if left untreated, this spinal cord injury can worsen and result in partial paralysis. In such a case, the patient may be entitled to damages if they can prove that the surgeon’s negligence directly caused the paralysis.

Proving causation is often the most challenging aspect of a spinal cord injury case. It requires demonstrating that the negligent party directly caused the injury. An attorney can assist you in establishing causation if you decide to file a lawsuit for spinal cord injuries. They will carefully review medical records and procedure notes, conduct interviews with witnesses, investigate the surgeon’s history, and consult with medical malpractice experts to build a strong case on your behalf.

Car Accidents

Negligence: If you have sustained a spinal injury due to a car crash and believe that another person’s actions or inaction caused your injury, you may be eligible for compensation. While product liability suits are an alternative, most cases in these situations are pursued under the negligence theory. To establish a successful negligence case, your attorney must prove four essential elements: that the defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care, that this duty was somehow breached, that you suffered an injury, and that the breach directly caused your injury.

For instance, let’s consider a scenario where a black car speeds through a red traffic light and collides with a blue car at an intersection. Drivers have a duty of care to be cautious and aware of their surroundings to prevent harm to others. In this case, the driver of the black car violated this duty by disregarding the red light. As a result, the driver of the blue car sustains injuries to their left leg and hand upon impact. The injured driver of the blue car requires costly surgery and rehabilitation for their injuries. If the driver of the blue car can prove that the black car breached its duty of care and directly caused their injuries, they may be entitled to compensation.

Collecting Evidence: A car accident lawyer can assist you in gathering crucial information and evidence that can significantly impact the success of your claim. Our attorney have access to experts who can aid in the fact-finding stage of your case. This may involve:

  • Evaluation of the crime scene
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing any traffic footage
  • The insurance company will review the information they have collected
  • Consult experts in the field of car accidents, including accident recreationists


Product Liability

Strict Liability: If you believe that a defective product in one of the cars contributed to or caused your accident, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. In a product liability case, a manufacturer can be held strictly responsible for defective products, without the need to prove negligence. However, it’s important to note that strict liability may not be an option if the vehicle was purchased second-hand.

Negligence: If you believe that the vehicle or a specific part of it was responsible for the accident, you may be eligible for compensation. To succeed in a negligence claim, your attorney must establish the following:

  • The manufacturer was required to sell a safe product
  • The manufacturer has breached their duty (knew of or should have been aware of the defect)
  • The defect is the cause of the injuries

Your attorney will review the manufacturing process of the product manufacturer to determine if other parts manufactured by the company were defective and how that defect may have caused your injuries.


Who Is Responsible for a Back Injury at Work?

Workers who sustain a spinal injury while on the job may face concerns about job security and providing for their families. Fortunately, Workers’ Compensation provides benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages. It’s important to note that workers who receive Workers’ Compensation are generally barred from suing their employers. 

However, if a third party’s negligence contributed to the injury, workers may be able to file a lawsuit against that party. In cases where workers’ compensation claims are denied, it is crucial to promptly seek legal counsel from an attorney to discuss the details of their case.


What Damages Can You Receive in a Spinal Cord Injuries Lawsuit?
An attorney can assist you in seeking compensation for a spinal injury by helping you recover damages in various areas:

  • Medical Expenses: Plaintiffs can pursue monetary compensation to cover all medical costs associated with their injury. This includes hospital bills, prescription medications, doctor visits, rehabilitation expenses, and any anticipated future medical expenses.
  • Loss of Wages: Compensation may be awarded for the time missed from work due to the injury, as well as any potential loss in earning capacity caused by long-term or permanent disability.
  • Pain and Suffering: Spinal cord injuries can cause immense physical and emotional suffering. In recognition of this, plaintiffs can be compensated for their pain, suffering, and the overall impact the injury has had on their quality of life.
  • Wrongful Death: In cases where a spinal injury leads to the victim’s death, their family may have grounds to file a lawsuit. The family members may seek damages for the pain, suffering, and emotional distress they have endured, as well as financial support to alleviate the financial burden resulting from the loss of their loved one.

If you or someone close to you has experienced a serious spine or back injury, we invite you to fill out our no-obligation, free case review. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience across a wide range of practice areas and are prepared to assist you in pursuing the compensation you may be entitled to for your spinal injury.


Contact Our Accident Attorney for a Free Case Evaluation

Looking for expert legal guidance for spinal cord injuries? Tenina Law is here to help. Our dedicated team of experienced attorney specializes in navigating the complexities of spinal cord injury cases. With a deep understanding of the physical, emotional, and financial toll these injuries can take, we provide compassionate support and tenacious advocacy for our clients. Whether you’re seeking compensation, pursuing a lawsuit, or need assistance with insurance claims, our skilled attorney will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and secure the justice you deserve. 

Contact Tenina Law today to schedule your consultation and let us guide you towards a brighter future.

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