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All spinal cord injuries are serious and life-altering. If you or your loved one are facing a spinal cord injury in Encino or the surrounding area, hiring the most experienced and successful Encino injury attorney is critical to the outcome of your case and your future. At Younglove Law Firm, we have tremendous compassion for victims of this type of potentially catastrophic injury. Our experienced legal team will benefit your case in the following ways:
At Younglove Law, our experienced attorneys are uniquely qualified to investigate the circumstances of your injury, determine the liable party, and negotiate from a position of evidence-backed strength with the appropriate insurance company to maximize the compensation you recover for damages related to your spinal cord injury, including future damages related to a life-altering injury.
When this much is at stake, the best attorney with years of experience navigating personal injury law in California substantially improves the chances of the best possible outcome for your case.
California’s civil courts place a time limit on personal injury cases, including for those with devastating spinal cord injuries in Encino or other life-altering injury claims. California’s statute of limitations for spinal cord injury claims is two years from the date of the accident or incident that caused the injury. Only in unique circumstances does the state extend this legal time limit for injury claims, including under the following circumstances:
All states place limits on the amount of time an injury victim may make a claim for their injury-related damages. This time limit ensures that evidence in the case is still available should the claim require a lawsuit in front of a judge and jury. It also keeps eyewitness testimony fresh and reliable when a case becomes courtroom litigation.
In the majority of serious injury claims such as spinal cord damage claims in California, an experienced attorney negotiates a settlement with the appropriate insurance company without needing a courtroom. Only in about five percent of cases does a spinal cord injury claim go to trial. Court litigation for a spinal cord injury claim may take longer than a settlement, but the good news is that jury awards for damages are typically higher than the average settlement amount.
A spinal cord injury is caused by direct injury to the spinal cord or from damage to the tissue and bones that surround it. The spinal cord is responsible for sending and receiving messages to and from the brain. If the spinal cord is damaged, the impact on the body can be significant.
A complete spinal cord injury causes permanent damage to the affected area. Paraplegia and tetraplegia are examples of complete spinal cord injuries. An incomplete spinal cord injury occurs when a person has some function and sensation below the site of the injury.
There are different levels of spinal cord injuries that are based on the area of the body that is injured, as follows:
Spinal injuries are often the result of trauma in accidents victims experience such as:
Signs that you or a loved one may be suffering from a spinal cord injury after trauma include:
Spinal cord injuries may cause victims to experience paralysis and other long-term injuries that require medical treatment and care. Due to the extensive treatments necessary, victims may spend more than $1 million for treatment and care for the rest of their lives.
According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the average first year of treatment for tetraplegia can exceed $1 million, while lifetime costs can approach $5 million for someone who has the injury at 25 or $2.6 million for someone who has the injury at 50 years old. The average first-year costs of treatment for paraplegia are about $500,000, with lifetime costs exceeding $2.3 million for a 25-year-old with this condition. An incomplete motor function at any level can result in first-year costs of about $350,000 and lifetime costs of $1.5 million.
In California catastrophic injury claims such as those for spinal cord injuries in Encino, the word “damages” refers to all of the consequences of the injury to the victim. These include both economic consequences that are tangible and relatively easy to calculate, and non-economic damages that may be more difficult to assign a dollar amount but are often the worst aspects of the injury to the victim’s life. Common damages claimed in California spinal cord injury cases include compensation for the following:
When someone else’s actions directly cause a life-altering physical injury, emotional damages almost always accompany the physical damages. While financial compensation for these intangible damages like loss of enjoyment of life cannot repair the harm, it opens doors to the best possible medical care and relieves the financial hardship often associated with catastrophic injuries such as paralysis due to spinal cord injury.
When another person or business entity causes a life-changing injury, the ability to gain financial compensation for the damages is also an important voice for justice and accountability. Hiring the best spinal cord injury attorney in Encino is a critical first step toward maximizing your recovery. Your spinal cord injury attorney from Younglove Law will provide the most experienced legal counsel and guidance through the process. We keep open lines of communication throughout all proceedings so you’re never kept in the dark about your case. Your spinal cord injury lawyer will spend time getting to know you to learn about all of the impacts of the injury on your life, family, career, and daily routine so they can help you to recover your losses in the best way possible. At Younglove Law, we handle California catastrophic injury claims for our injured clients by doing the following:
An experienced lawyer can help you explore all of your legal options to obtain maximum compensation for your claim. Contact the Younglove Law Firm today at (602) 737-3333 to schedule your free case review.