What can I do if I have suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile accident in California?

07 Oct 2015

I’m sorry to hear about your automobile accident and spinal cord injury. Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries in California. Every year in California people are injured in car accidents that leave them with serious spinal cord injuries. Many of those injuries are considered mild and can be fixed with surgery. More serious injuries may result in partial or complete paralysis to the accident victim.

Generally speaking, there are two types of spinal cord injuries – complete and incomplete. There are many variations of spinal cord injuries between those two types, including:

– Injuries to individual nerve cells

– Anterior cord syndrome

– Complete paraplegia

– Complete tetraplegia

– Spinal contusions

– Brown-Sequard syndrome

– Cervical spinal cord injury C1-C8

– Lumbar spinal cord injury L1-L5

– Thoracic spinal cord injury T1-T12

– Sacral spinal cord injury S1-S5

– Posterior cord syndrome

– Anterior cord syndrome

– Central cord syndrome

Fortunately, there are a number of treatments for spinal cord injuries now that didn’t exist in decades past. They include surgery, rehabilitation, respiratory assistance, nerve stimulation, and methylprednisolone. Many of these treatments are extremely expensive, and in some cases the victim may require lifelong medical care.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident in southern California and have suffered a spinal cord injury, call Southern California automobile accident attorney Conal Doyle of Doyle Law at 310-385-0567. He will help you with your case. Call to learn more.