Escondido Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

At Escondido’s Liljegren Law Group, we find that spinal cord injuries are arguably the most dreaded of all injury types, because they usual impose such severe restrictions on the victim’s physical functioning, usually confining the victim permanently to a wheelchair. Facing a life of permanent paralysis and lack of mobility, many victims also suffer from depression, anxiety, and other complicating psychological problems.

Every year approximately 12,000 Americans suffer spinal cord damage. These injuries are devastating and life-altering. In many cases, they happen because someone other than the victim has been careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent.
Motor vehicle accidents are the most frequent cause of spinal cord injuries; others include falls, violence, and sports accidents. When these injuries are the result of someone else’s wrongdoing, the victim is entitled to pursue compensation from the person or entity responsible.

The spinal cord injury lawyers at the Liljegren Law Group understand the overwhelming obstacles a spinal cord injury imposes on a person’s life. If you or a member of your family has been afflicted, we will conduct a thorough investigation aimed at identifying any and all parties who may be found liable in causing your injury. We will use every legal means possible to obtain an award that will allow you and your family to move on in the face of a crippling injury.

Disabilities from Spinal Cord Injuries

A serious blow to the spinal cord usually results in paralysis below the point of injury. When the damage is to the lower part of the spine, it typically causes paraplegia, loss of feeling and function in the lower body. When the damage is to the upper spine, it can cause quadriplegia, which is the loss of feeling and function in all four limbs, the chest, and the abdominal muscles. Because the chest muscles and diaphragm are affected, a person with quadriplegia will often require a ventilator to breathe.

Experienced Legal Advocacy for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

When looking for a lawyer to represent you or your family member, be sure to select one with extensive experience and a demonstrable track record in high-value catastrophic injury cases. Insurance companies invest significant effort and resources in fighting catastrophic claims which negatively affect their profits. At the Liljegren Law Group, assisting victims of spinal cord and other catastrophic injuries is a primary practice area. We are proud of our record of obtaining millions of dollars for our clients who struggle with the ongoing challenges of paralysis; our commitment to justice to these victims is unwavering. We know that our clients with spinal cord damage will usually need care for the remainder of their lives. Long-term care of a spinal cord injury victim, who may never be able to work again, is expensive, making it essential to recover the maximum amount possible.

Spinal Cord Injury Damages

Typical economic damages associated with spinal cord injuries include costs of:

  • medical care including emergency room, post-trauma hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, and physical therapy
  • wheelchair or other mobility device
  • ostomy supplies, catheters, and other medical supplies
  • personal care assistance
  • physical, occupational, and psychological therapy
  • transportation
  • lost earnings and earning capacity
  • alterations to the home to accommodate the disability: wheel chair ramps, wider doorframes, etc.
  • modifications to a vehicle to accommodate disability, such as installing a wheelchair lift or hand controls.

Non-economic damages we’ll pursue include:

  • physical pain and suffering
  • emotional suffering, psychological disturbances
  • disability, disfigurement
  •  loss of mobility
  • diminished quality of life

When you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury, choosing the best attorney available could be the most important decision you’ll ever make for yourself and your family. Call the Liljegren Law Group for skilled, experienced, aggressive, and compassionate legal representation in Escondido and throughout Southern California.