No matter who you are or what you are currently doing, every California resident has dreams and goals in life. Unfortunately, unexpected tragedies can derail even the most carefully planned life. What do you do if an accident has left you with a spinal cord injury and at least temporarily unable to provide for your family’s needs?

These types of devastating injuries often happen without warning for which no amount of planning or diligence can prevent. The aftermath can leave a victim with a shattered world with no idea how to move forward from that point. If you or a loved one has suffered such a terrible injury, then the future may look uncertain for many reasons.

Undoubtedly, your first and foremost concern is whether your physical injuries are permanent and what effect they will have on the rest of your life or the life of your loved one. Depending on the severity and location, a spinal injury can leave the victim requiring specialized care for the rest of his or her life. In other situations, one may have some expectation of recovery, but the monetary damages to one’s life may be ruinous regardless of the prognosis. If you are rendered unable to continue in your profession or care taking responsibilities, your greatest worry may be how to provide for your family’s needs now and in the future, especially if your physical abilities have been severely compromised.

If your family’s life has been turned upside down by a spinal cord injury that was the result of the actions or negligence of another party, you do have options to pursue relief from the financial losses. No civil litigation can provide physical healing. However, a successful personal injury claim filed in the California courts could result in compensation that can help you repair the monetary damages while providing a sense of financial security that may allow the victim and his or her family to focus on the physical aspects of recovery and rehabilitation.