People can sustain serious injuries to their spinal cord in many types of accidents. In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, you are likely to experience a dramatic change in your quality of life.
Los Angeles Injury Victims Deserve Effective Representation
At the law firm of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we represent individuals in Los Angeles and throughout California who have sustained such serious injuries as a result of someone else's negligence. Our 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 2,500 injury victims and obtained recoveries totaling over $85 million. Mr. Corwin is one of fewer than 700 attorneys nationwide who are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
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Understanding the Basics of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is a group of nerves that carry 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 vertebra. Exiting from each level between vertebrae are nerves that travel from the brain to various areas of the body to 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 which body parts are affected. 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.
Getting You the Compensation You Need After a Spinal Cord Injury
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 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.