People can sustain serious injuries to their back, neck or spinal cord in many different types of accidents. In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Whether you have sustained a back injury, neck injury or spinal cord injury, you are likely to experience a dramatic change in your quality of living.
Back & Spinal Cord Injuries in Los Angeles, San Bernardino or Riverside
At the law firm of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we represent individuals in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and throughout the state of California who have sustained such injuries as a result of someone else's negligence. Our back and spinal cord injury attorney, Scott J. Corwin, is also a member of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
With more than 20 years of experience, Scott J. Corwin has successfully represented more than 2,000 injury victims and obtained recoveries totaling over $70 million. Mr. Corwin is one of fewer than 700 attorneys nationwide who are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Understanding the Basics of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is a group of nerves that carries messages from the brain to the body. This bundle of nerves is enclosed and protected by the spinal column, which is made up of individual vertebrae in the neck, mid back and lower back. Fractured vertebra or compression fractures of the spine can result in permanent disability. The discs are the "washer" like structures that cushion the space between each vertebrae. Exiting from each level between vertebrae are nerves that travel from the brain to various areas of the body that send signals to the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes. Disc and nerve injuries often result in problems that are serious and long term, sometimes requiring surgical intervention to repair.
The area of spinal cord injury along the spinal column will determine where in the body effects will be sustained. Injury to the upper portion or "cervical" spinal cord often results in quadriplegia. Injury to the middle portion or "thoracic" spinal cord may cause paraplegia, and injury to the lower portion or "lumbar" spinal cord can cause paraplegia or decreased function in the legs and feet.
Spinal Cord & Back Injury Claims
You can count on Scott J. Corwin to give you the one-on-one attention you need and deserve after your accident. Your case will never be passed off to a lesser-qualified associate. Our founding attorney will listen to your story, explain your legal options and then fight on your behalf to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Call Our San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles Back and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Were you injured in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura or Santa Barbara county, or elsewhere in California? Schedule a free initial consultation about your case by calling Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, toll free at 800-946-9440, or contact us online today.