This website contains basic information about a number of different topics related to catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. Information about our key areas of practice is included, as well as how an attorney can assist you. Please feel free to review this information or to call our office to speak with a Los Angeles injury attorney who can address your particular concerns.
The brain essentially acts as the control center of the body, regulating bodily functions and controlling movement, thought and sensation. When the brain sustains any amount of damage, these functions may be interrupted or stopped entirely. Due to the potential severity of any brain injury, our attorneys take these cases very seriously. Read more about brain injuries.
An injury to the spinal cord may result in partial or total paralysis of the body from the affected point on the spinal cord and downward. Motor skills and sensation may be affected, and as such spinal cord injuries are considered catastrophic injuries. Common causes include car accidents, falls and sporting injuries. Read more about spinal cord injuries.
Scarring and disfigurement are potential side-effects of serious injuries, typically from lacerations, burns or dismemberment. In these cases, a victim may be left dealing with lasting psychological issues or the desire to seek plastic or reconstructive surgery to repair the damage caused. Our Los Angeles injury firm exercises the utmost care in handling these cases to help our clients return to their lives as normal. Read more about disfigurement.
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Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating types of injuries that can be sustained. Due to the immense importance of the spine, damage to this area can result in life-altering and even life-threatening consequences. Of all the different types of spine injuries, however, one of the most severe is that of tetraplegia – also referred to as quadriplegia. When someone is injured and suffers from tetraplegia, it affects all of their limbs (both arms and both legs) either completely or partially.
These types of spinal injuries are classified per the system built by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) and can either be complete, different levels of incomplete or normal. Due to the catastrophic level of this type of injury, if you or a loved one have recently experienced something of this level, it is extremely important that immediate steps are taken to seek medical attention.
If you or a loved one have recently been injured by the negligence or a third party and have suffered tetraplegia as a result, then you should not suffer in silence. This type of devastating injury could have been sustained in a car accident, from a medical-related injury or even from playing sports. Regardless, however, of the cause of the injury, if you have recently been injured, then you should not hesitate to get the involvement of an experienced Los Angeles spine injury lawyer from Pacific Attorney Group as soon as possible. With over three decades of combined legal experience, we are prepared to go the distance for you.
Have you suffered tetraplegia has a result of the negligence or carelessness of another? To schedule your free case consultation, please contact Pacific Attorney Group as soon as possible.
The shoulder is the most moveable joint in the body and may also be unstable due to the fact that the upper ball of the arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. This may mean that shoulder injury is probable in a number of different types of accidents or as a result of repetitive motion. There are numerous different types of shoulder injuries a person may sustain: dislocation, sprain, separation, strain, frozen shoulder, fracture, arthritis, torn rotator cuff, or tendinitis. Treatment for a shoulder injury is typically rest, ice, compression and elevation. Surgery or more drastic measures may be necessary if the injury is severe.
Have you or someone you know suffered shoulder injury in an accident? A Los Angeles injury lawyer at our law firm may be able to help you in taking legal action if another person was responsible for your injuries. This may assist you in covering medical expenses as well as lost wages from missed work or future medical treatment. Our firm handles all types of shoulder injury claims in the greater Los Angeles area, and we offer a free initial attorney consultation to help you get started.
A shoulder injury is typically caused by physical trauma directly to the shoulder, although it may be caused if the arm is twisted or pulled unnaturally. At Pacific Attorney Group, we handle all types of shoulder injury claims, including those resulting from the following types of incidents/accidents:
Some serious accidents may result in severe scarring or disfigurement. A car accident, workplace accident or injury from a defective product may result in a victim having to live with a serious disfigurement on some part of his or her body. Of all injuries, the psychological consequences of scarring or disfigurement are often the most traumatic. If you or a loved one has been permanently disfigured because of an accident or any situation that was caused by negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the person who caused your pain.
A lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can meet with you during a free initial consultation to talk to you about your injuries, what caused these, and what options you have in taking legal action. Depending on the case, you may be able to file a lawsuit against a drunk driver, product manufacturer, property owner, pet owner, or other party that caused your injuries – and you may be able to recover financial damages for your injuries. Although this cannot turn back the clock and prevent serious injury from occurring in the first place, it may help you achieve much-needed peace of mind in knowing justice has been served and that you have the money you need for medical care, lost wages, and future treatment.
Our law firm takes on serious injury cases throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including those resulting in disfigurement or serious scarring, such as burns, lacerations, facial injuries, plastic surgery errors, cosmetic surgery malpractice, and much more. We welcome you to contact a lawyer at 800-358-9617 to schedule your free case review.
A scar or disfigurement may leave you with an entirely changed life. Contact a Los Angeles scar and disfigurement attorney at our offices today to see how we can help you rebuild and move on.
When a person is seriously injured in an accident, one of the types of injuries he or she may sustain is quadriplegia. This is a medical condition characterized by an inability to move all four limbs or the entire body, below the neck. Depending on the case, quadriplegia may be caused by physical trauma or a medical condition that affects the spinal cord or the brain. If quadriplegia or any serious injury is caused by negligence or any type of reckless or intentional wrongdoing on the part of another person, the victim may be able to take legal action against that person in civil court. The goal will be to hold that party accountable and to seek financial damages for medical care, future medical treatment, any lost earnings, and other damages caused by their actions.
Although this may not be at the forefront of your concerns, involving an attorney is an important step to take after a car accident, motorcycle accident, or any other incident that caused serious injury to you or a family member. Particularly if paralysis or quadriplegia resulted from this, you may be facing a lifetime of medical care and an inability to work or participate in the activities you once enjoyed.
A lawyer experienced in handling personal injury claims involving quadriplegia can assist you in handling your insurance claim and any legal action related to your accident or injury, working to help you recover a top value settlement or jury award. While you focus on healing and spending time with loved ones,
Our firm is here to help you with your Los Angeles quadriplegia injury claim. With over 35 years of collective attorney experience, we can offer you the level of legal counsel you deserve.
Quadriplegia, also referred to as tetraplegia, is an extremely serious condition that will change a victim’s life forever. This form of paralysis involves a victim being unable to move both arms and legs and possibly the torso. Quadriplegia occurs when the upper part of the spinal cord sustains severe damage due to physical trauma or illness. Spinal cord injury in the neck area may cause quadriplegia, as the spinal cord will no longer be able to properly relay messages and information to and from the brain and the rest of the body. This will result in a loss of sensation and motor function, and the victim may also suffer from a loss of bladder or bowel control as well as loss of sexual function.
If a loved one was involved in a serious car accident or other incident that resulted in quadriplegia or tetraplegia, a Los Angeles spinal cord injury attorney may be able to help. You may have grounds for a personal injury claim if their injuries were the result of another person’s wrongful or negligent conduct. Our law firm helps accident and injury victims throughout the greater LA area and offers free initial case reviews to give our clients the opportunity to learn more about their particular cases and what they can do to maximize their potential financial recovery.
Rebuilding your life in the wake of a serious spinal cord injury such as quadriplegia may seem almost impossible. However, we have found that our clients often achieve a certain peace of mind after a successful injury claim. They will know that justice is served and may receive a financial settlement or verdict that covers medical expenses, their future cost of living and other damages that enable them to rebuild and recover as much as possible.
If you or someone you know is suffering from paraplegia, you may have grounds for a lawsuit if someone else caused your injury. If you were injured in an auto accident or because another person attacked you or was reckless in some way, this may give you cause to file a personal injury claim against that person – and you may be able to recover financial damages for your injuries. An injury attorney can evaluate your particular case to weigh your options and rights in this regard.
Simply defined, paraplegia is the paralysis of the lower half of the body. Both legs and often the lower part of the trunk may be affected, due to physical trauma to the spine or a disease. Below are several of the many types of incidents or illnesses that may cause paraplegia:
When paraplegia is caused by another person or entity’s negligent or wrongful conduct, this may be grounds for a victim to file a personal injury claim. This offers a paraplegic the opportunity to seek justice and financial damages that will help with medical care, continued treatment or physical therapy, medical supplies, and more. This is particularly important in the wake of serious injuries such as paraplegia, as the victim may be unable to work or may be unable to work in the same field, causing extreme financial difficulties and an entirely changed life.
Paralysis is defined as the loss of voluntary movement in part or all of the body caused by damaged muscle or nerve function. Paralysis is often linked to spinal cord injury but may also be caused by a stroke or certain nerve or autoimmune diseases. Paralysis may affect only one part of the body, one side of the body, both legs, both arms and legs, or the entire body below the neck. The extent and location of spinal cord injury or nerve damage will determine whether the victim suffers from partial or total paralysis as well as what area or areas of the body are affected.
At times, paralysis may result from physical trauma sustained in a car accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall or other similar events. In these cases, it is possible that someone else is to blame for your injuries. A Los Angeles spine injury attorney at our law firm can meet with you to talk about your legal options in filing a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim against the responsible person or entity. This may give you the much-needed opportunity to recover financial damages for medical care, future treatment and living assistance, vocational rehabilitation, lost wages, emotional trauma, and possibly much more.
Direct or indirect physical trauma to the body or spine may result in paralysis. The spinal cord is responsible for transferring messages to and from the brain and the rest of the body, and if the back sustains direct trauma or if the back or neck is twisted unnaturally this may result in damage to the spinal cord and therefore partial or full paralysis. Quadriplegia (paralysis of the arms and legs) and paraplegia (paralysis of the legs) may result.
Paralysis is defined as a partial or total loss of voluntary movement in a part or all of the body, due to nerve and/or muscle damage. Two of the most common causes of paralysis are physical trauma and stroke. Physical trauma to the brain or spinal cord, as in the case of a car accident, motorcycle accident or sporting accident, may interrupt or stop entirely signals from the brain or may cause muscle damage that results in paralysis. Although specific circumstances will vary, a person may be paralyzed because of an accident or other incident that was someone else’s fault. When this occurs the victim may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the responsible party for negligence or intentional misconduct.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a serious accident that resulted in paralysis? An injury attorney at Pacific Attorney Group may be able to help. By assisting you in filing a civil lawsuit against the person who caused your injuries, our lawyers may be able to then recover financial damages to cover medical bills, lost earnings and other damages as well. Your initial consultation with a lawyer at firm is free, and we take on cases of this kind throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Nerve or muscle damage that results in paralysis may cause the following symptoms:
These may be localized or may affect the entire body, depending on what caused paralysis and the extent of damage to the nerves or muscles. Paraplegia and quadriplegia are both forms of paralysis.
Nerve damage may be sustained due to physical trauma or an illness that affects the nerves and their ability to transfer messages to and from the brain and the rest of the body. Nerve damage may be related to spinal cord injury, brain injury, certain birth injuries, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, neurological disorders, and other serious medical conditions that will result in an entirely altered life for the victim and his or her family.
At Pacific Attorney Group, we are committed to helping victims who have sustained nerve damage as a result of a serious accident, medical malpractice or any incident that was caused by another person’s carelessness, recklessness or wrongdoing. For a free consultation, contact a Los Angeles injury attorney at 800-358-9617 or contact us online to set up a case evaluation.
Physical trauma may cause nerve damage. Spine injury is a common source of nerve damage, but an injury to another part of the body, when this results in damage or severance of nerves, may result in paralysis of a single limb or part of the body. For example, severe burns or crush injuries may cause irreparable nerve damage.
In some cases, malpractice may also cause nerve damage. During a surgery, a single slip of the scalpel may sever nerves. During a difficult childbirth, a doctor’s improper delivery or use of forceps or vacuum extraction may result in an unnatural stretching of the neck or shoulder, resulting in damage to the brachial plexus or any other affected nerves.
Regardless of the cause of your or a loved one’s injuries, you may have grounds to take legal action. We recommend that you act quickly in consulting an attorney about your case, as you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for medical care, emotional trauma, lost wages, and possibly much more.
Multiple bone fractures may be sustained when an individual is the victim of a traumatic event, such as a car accident, pedestrian accident, or bicycle accident. In these and similar situations, the part or all of the body may be impacted with great force or may be crushed, causing one or more bones to break in multiple places. If the bone is damaged severely and a limb is literally crushed, this may even result in the need for amputation.
Suffering multiple bone fractures is painful and may require an extensive recovery period. Hospitalization, surgery and physical therapy may all be necessary, and this means that a victim may miss work for an extended period of time and medical bills may add up to thousands upon thousands of dollars. In these cases, an accident victim may wish to seek the help of an attorney experienced in serious injury claims to see whether he or she has grounds to seek money for medical care, lost earnings, and possibly much more.
Under personal injury law, a person who has suffered injury (physical or emotional in nature) as the result of another person’s negligent or intentional conduct may take legal action in civil court in order to seek financial compensation for physical, emotional and financial injuries. Multiple bone fractures, when sustained in an incident that was another person’s fault, may be grounds for such a claim. If you would like to learn more about your rights and legal options in seeking money for your injuries, please contact a Los Angeles injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group. Your initial consultation is free, and we take on cases of this kind throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Motor function loss is a possible side effect of a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord plays an important role in the body by relaying messages and information to and from the brain and the rest of the body. When a person wishes to move his or her hand, for example, the brain will send a command to the hand and the hand will then move. People carry out numerous motor functions even in performing the simplest task, such as picking up a bag or taking a drink of water. The brain should be able to tell all parts of the body what to do in a seamless manner. When the spinal cord and all nerves are intact, the body will move as the brain commands. In the presence of a spinal cord injury, however, the messages the brain sends will not reach the targeted body part and the hand, arm, leg or finger will not move.
As you can imagine, motor function loss is a major side effect of any spine injury. If you or a loved one is suffering from a partial or total loss of motor function due to an accident or any type of trauma to the spine or back, our firm may be able to help you look at your legal options in regard to the incident that caused your injuries and whether you may be able to recover financial damages for what you have experienced. To set up a free consultation with a Los Angeles spinal cord injury attorney, call us at 800-358-9617 or contact us online.
A person may suffer from a loss of motor function due to a car accident, workplace accident, fall, construction accident, or any other incident that causes direct or indirect trauma to the spine. If your accident was caused by another person, you may have grounds for a claim against that individual or entity.
If you are suffering from a loss of sensation or numbness in any part of your body, and you believe that this was the result of an accident, medical malpractice, defective product, or any other situation related to someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. A Los Angeles serious injury lawyer at our law offices can talk to you about your particular case to determine if negligence or wrongdoing caused your injuries and the loss of sensation in one or more extremity or limb.
Loss of sensation or numbness may be caused by numerous different factors:
Depending on the case, numbness or a total loss of sensation may be linked to brain injury or severe head trauma. Intermittent or mild numbness or loss of sensation may be a symptom of a more serious medical condition and may advance over time. As such it is essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible to determine what is going on.
At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent clients throughout the greater Los Angeles are in accident and injury claims and lawsuits related to numbness, loss of sensation and paralysis. Our attorneys have over three decades of combined legal experience, and we offer a free initial consultation in order to help victims and families of victims of serious injuries and accidents evaluate their legal options.
The loss of bladder or bowel control is a potential consequence of a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord is not only responsible for relaying sensory perceptions and commands to and from the brain and the rest of the body, but it also serves as a center in coordinating certain reflexes and bodily functions, such as bladder control and bowel control. If the spinal cord sustains injury at virtually any point along the spine, the victim may be at risk of suffering from a loss of bladder and bowel control. Whether this side effect is suffered will depend on the particular extent of injury. Bowel incontinence and a loss of bladder control may be side effects of paraplegia or quadriplegia, paralysis of the legs or legs and arms, respectively. In either of these conditions, the lower part of the torso or the entire torso may also be paralyzed.
Suffering from a loss of bladder or bowel control can be embarrassing and a difficult situation to deal with for many reasons. That is why seeking medical attention is so important, as is considering your legal options in filing an injury claim or lawsuit. You may be entitled to a significant financial recovery if someone else caused your spinal cord injury, and an attorney can help determine whether this is the case in your particular situation.
A Los Angeles spine injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can meet with you and discuss your options during a free initial consultation. This may be exactly what you need to make the right choice about your case and filing a claim. We handle all types of spine injury cases throughout the LA area, and you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.
In a case involving serious physical trauma, not all injuries will be external. An accident victim may suffer from internal bleeding or internal organ damage, and this may lead to permanent organ damage or even death if not treated immediately.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident and internal organ damage or bleeding resulted, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim if someone else was to blame. A Los Angeles injury lawyer at our law firm can talk to you about your particular situation to determine whether negligence was involved, and we can then assist you in seeking financial compensation for your injuries.
In a high-impact accident, such as a pedestrian accident or any type of car accident, a victim may suffer from physical trauma that causes internal bleeding in the abdomen, chest, or digestive tract. Internal bleeding is also possible in tissue surrounding fractured bones, such as a broken pelvis or femur. At first, there may be no visible symptoms of internal bleeding, particularly if the victim is unconscious or unaware of what is going on. Pain in the injured part of the body may be a symptom, and as bleeding progresses blood may be expelled from the body by way of vomiting or passage through the rectum. The victim may suffer from low blood pressure and may feel weak and dizzy and may lose consciousness.
Internal bleeding must be treated immediately and by a trained physician. Untreated, heavy internal bleeding will most likely lead to death. As such, it is important to call 911 immediately if you or a loved one is seriously injured and you suspect that internal bleeding is occurring.
A herniated disc is a serious type of spinal cord injury that occurs when one of the spongy discs between the vertebrae in the spine become damaged and bulges or breaks open, affecting nearby spinal nerves. A herniated disc may also be referred to as a slipped disc or ruptured disc. Because the disc bulges out into the surrounding tissue, spinal nerves at the site may become compressed. This can cause a number of different problems. Most herniated discs occur in the lower back. A herniated disc may result from physical trauma, such as a fall or a motorcycle accident but may also occur naturally with old age. As we get older, the spinal discs may lose much of their elasticity and therefore may be more prone to injury.
Do you need help with a personal injury claim or lawsuit involving a herniated disc? A Los Angeles spinal cord injury attorney at our law firm may be able to help. We take on all types of spine injury claims and lawsuits throughout Los Angeles County, and we will be happy to see how we can help you.
A herniated disc may cause a number of serious symptoms:
The above symptoms are caused due to irritation of the nerve from the herniated disc, which is essentially interfering with the normal pathway of signals and orders to and from the brain and the rest of the body. A herniated disc is a serious spinal cord injury that should be treated immediately.
Talk about your legal options and what right you have to financial recovery after suffering a herniated disc or any spine injury in an accident in the LA area.
Have you or someone you love suffered head trauma? Was this due to another person’s negligence or misconduct? At Pacific Attorney Group, we help head injury victims throughout the greater Los Angeles area file personal injury claims for their serious injuries. With the help of an injury lawyer at our firm, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries, including for medical care, any lost wages, and possibly much more. For more information, feel free to call us at 800-358-9617 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.
A person may sustain head trauma in an accident or as a result of an assault or other situation caused by another person’s wrongful conduct. In these matters, the victim may seek the legal assistance of an attorney to file a personal injury claim in civil court. This gives the victim the opportunity to recover monetary damages that may cover medical care, future treatment or physical therapy, lost earnings, loss of earning potential, emotional trauma, and more. Our law firm takes on all types of cases involving head trauma or head injuries of any kind, including those resulting in brain damage, disfigurement, memory loss or other life-altering conditions.
Most personal injury claims result from traffic-related accidents, such as car accidents, bicycle accidents or pedestrian accidents. Our firm handles all of these as well as any other incident that causes head injury to our client. In the face of mounting medical bills and missed work, your ability to recover money for all of your expenses and for your family’s future may make all the difference in your success in moving on with your life. That is why we are so committed to handling serious injury claims such as this.
Head injuries are unfortunately a relatively common injury associated with truck accidents, particularly due to the fact that these collisions are often catastrophic and result in extensive vehicle damage and therefore increased trauma to the occupants. Pedestrians and bicyclists are also at risk of suffering head injury in a truck accident, even if they are not involved in the initial collision and are simply in the vicinity of the accident.
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, an attorney at our law firm may be able to help you take legal action against the driver or other party that is responsible for causing the accident. Head injuries are often very serious and should be addressed immediately by a medical professional. If you have any questions about how you will receive money for medical care and what options you have in handling your insurance claim or lawsuit related to your accident, do not hesitate to contact a Los Angeles truck accident injury lawyer at our firm today. Your initial consultation is free, and we may be able to begin working immediately to protect your interests.
Suffering head trauma may result in a closed head injury or an open head traumatic brain injury, leading to brain damage, loss of consciousness, coma, or even death. Scarring and disfigurement are other potential consequences of a head injury, particularly due to defective airbag deployment or any facial lacerations or dental injury sustained in the collision. Securing maximum financial compensation can help ensure you are able to pay for the medical treatment you need and that you have money to rebuild and recover as much as possible.
An accident or negligence on the part of another person may cause a serious foot injury to occur. If this has happened to you or a family member and you are interested in seeing whether you may be able to recover money for medical care and other expense, contact a Los Angeles injury attorney at Pacific Attorney Group today. Our firm takes on all types of serious accident and injury claims throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and we are dedicated to helping people just like you recover top value settlements in order to help them rebuild their lives and move on.
There are various types of accidents that may result in serious foot injury. This may include a workplace accident, construction site accident or other incident involving a heavy object landing on the foot, or machinery malfunctioning and rolling over a foot, a foot getting caught in industrial equipment, or perhaps crush injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident, car accident or bicycle accident. Injuries may vary in severity from sprains to multiple bone fractures all the way to amputation.
When a foot injury is caused by any type of negligence or intentional wrongdoing on the part of another person, this may mean that the victim will have the right to file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible party in civil court. This will offer the victim the opportunity to seek financial compensation for his or her injuries, including for medical bills, future treatment, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and possibly more.
For a free consultation regarding your accident or injury claim, please call our firm at 800-358-9617 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to look over your case and determine how we can assist you.
An eye injury may range from something relatively minor, such as getting soap in one’s eye, all the way to serious chemical exposure or physical trauma to the eye that may result in blindness. Vision problems resulting from an eye injury may be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity and type of injury.
At times, an eye injury may stem from negligence or a serious accident of some kind. When this occurs, the victim may be able to take legal action against the responsible party by filing a personal injury claim, and this is where a Los Angeles injury attorney at our law firm can help. Our personal injury attorneys have over 35 years of combined legal experience and understand how to handle claims involving the most serious of injuries, including eye injuries that result in a total loss of eyesight or other problems.
There are numerous causes of eye injuries. Following are some of the common causes:
A person may suffer eye injury in a workplace accident or even in a car accident or as a result of a slip and fall. Regardless of the cause of your injury, the consequences may change your life forever, affecting your ability to work or perform the activities you once enjoyed, due to hospitalization, continued medical care, and temporary or permanent loss of eyesight.
A construction electrocution accident may occur on any construction site where electrical wires are exposed. A “live” electrical wire that currently has electricity flowing through it may pose serious risks to any construction worker, even when care is used while handling or working around the wire. A construction accident involving electrocution may occur if a worker is not properly trained in handling live electrical wires, if the power was supposed to be shut off but was not, or if safety equipment malfunctions in some way. An electrocution accident may also occur if construction equipment comes into contact with an electrical wire, instantly becoming a conductor for the electrical current and possibly injuring or even killing the operator of the machine or a worker on scaffolding or a ladder.
Have you or someone you know been injured in a construction accident? Talking to an attorney is an important step to take as early in the process as possible, as you may have the opportunity to file a claim or lawsuit against your employer if you are a construction worker, or against the construction company if you were visiting the site or simply passing by. A Los Angeles electrocution injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can offer you a free initial consultation to talk about your case and what can be done to seek the financial compensation you deserve.
Construction companies should know the location of overhead and buried electrical lines in the sites where their employees are working, and they should inform their worker of the location of these lines in order to help them avoid serious injuries. Electrical lines that may pose a potential danger should be turned off, covered, insulated or moved. If this does not occur, electrocution may result.
When a person sustains a spinal cord injury, paralysis and other symptoms of the injury may be complete or incomplete. When most people think of paralysis, they think of it as a complete loss of sensation and motor function in the affected area. However, paralysis may occur in varying degrees. It may be referred to as “complete” or “incomplete” depending on the particular situation. Complete paralysis typically refers to a situation where all sensation and function is cut off from the affected part of the body. Incomplete paralysis involves cases where the patient still has some feeling or movement is still evident to an extent.
With the many advances that have been made in medicine over the years, more and more people are able to avoid complete paralysis by receiving the medical attention they need immediately. Doctors now know to work immediately to relieve pressure on the spinal cord in order to help avoid further damage and keep the injury “incomplete” rather than “complete” and final. Avoiding complete paralysis is an extremely important issue as many spinal cord injuries are irreversible.
Whether a victim will sustain complete or incomplete spinal cord injury will depend primarily upon the specific amount and type of damage the nerves that make up the spinal cord sustain. The spinal cord may become compressed, stretched, partially detached, or completely severed. If the spinal cord is only slightly damaged, incomplete paralysis or injury may result. If the spinal cord is severed, however, complete paralysis will most likely be the outcome.
If someone else was responsible for your injuries, an attorney at our law firm may be able to help you seek and recover financial compensation. For more information, contact a Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group today.
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a medical condition or symptoms of this condition stemming from permanent brain damage, most often caused before, during or shortly after birth. Because cerebral palsy may be associated with childbirth, it is a condition that may also be related to medical malpractice. If your child has been showing signs of or has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, please consider consulting an attorney. If malpractice or any form of negligence was the cause of your child’s condition, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the responsible doctor, OB/GYN or obstetrician. Depending on the particular situation you may be able to recover a significant amount of financial compensation on your child’s behalf for medical care, therapy, and more.
The experienced attorneys at Pacific Attorney Group handle cerebral palsy and all other serious birth injury claims throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and we are here to offer you the guidance you need in this matter in order to take the legal action that is your right. This can benefit you and your family by knowing that justice is served and that the responsible medical professional has been held accountable for his or her actions. Taking legal action can also serve to increase awareness of this serious condition and how it can be prevented if doctors provide a standard level of care to their patients.
Cerebral palsy may be caused by physical trauma or a lack of oxygen to the brain. As related to negligence, cerebral palsy may be caused by a delayed cesarean section, medication error, improper handling of forceps or vacuum extraction, or failure to recognize fetal distress.
If you believe that your child’s condition was caused by negligence or malpractice, contact a Los Angeles cerebral palsy lawyer at our firm today. Your initial consultation is free.
There are numerous potential causes of catastrophic injuries. These may affect virtually any person in any walk of life in any activity, if the circumstances lead to an accident or incident that causes serious physical trauma. Following are some potential serious injury causes:
Depending on the specific incident, a person who has been seriously injured in an accident or as the result of another person’s actions or negligence may be able to take legal action to seek financial damages for his or her injuries. It will be necessary to prove that the other person failed to act in a reasonable manner under the circumstances, and that their actions or failure to act was the proximate cause of your injuries. For example, a driver who runs a red light and collides with a pedestrian may be held responsible for any injuries that the pedestrian sustains, as he or she failed to obey traffic laws and therefore injured the pedestrian.
An attorney at our law offices can meet with you to talk about the possibility of filing a personal injury claim against the person or entity that was responsible for your injuries. This may be a driver, product manufacturer, doctor, hospital, property owner, pharmaceutical company, or virtually any other party that may have caused you injury. Once we determine who should be held accountable, we can then work to recover financial damages for your injuries, including for medical care, hospitalization, future treatment or physical therapy, lost wages, and possibly more.
Our serious and fatal injury lawyers in the greater Los Angeles area would like to extend their services to anyone that has suffered a catastrophic injury. This injury might have happened because of another person’s negligent conduct, a work-related accident, vehicle accident, or medical malpractice. When accidents such as these occur and cause serious injury, then civil lawsuits may be filed against negligent parties.
Our attorneys are ready to assist and help clients recover their maximum financial compensation. Recovering maximum financial compensation is crucial because ongoing medical care and medical bills will continue to take a toll on a client’s financial future. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day and your initial consultation is free.
Loss of eyesight, or blindness, is a physical condition that may result from physical trauma or a neurological disorder. Most people who have vision problems are born blind or may develop a loss of eyesight over time due to age. However, in some cases a serious accident or injury (such as a brain injury or severe head trauma) may cause blindness. Loss of eyesight may affect one or both eyes and may be partial or complete.
If you notice that you are having vision problems or if someone you love is suffering from a partial or total loss of eyesight, it is important to consult a doctor. If you have recently undergone a medical procedure, been involved in an accident of any kind, or started taking a new medication, it could be that your condition is related to a situation that may have been preventable. It is also therefore possible that you may have grounds for a personal injury claim if someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing caused your loss of eyesight. By talking to a Los Angeles serious injury attorney about your situation and recent circumstances that may have caused your injury, you can determine whether you can file a lawsuit against the responsible party and seek financial compensation for medical care, lost wages, and possibly much more.
Blindness or a loss of eyesight may be caused due to a physiological problem with the eye or as a result of a neurological disorder, wherein the brain does not properly receive or interpret information the eye or eyes perceive. When either of these factors is caused by an accident or any incident caused by malpractice or negligence, the victim may have grounds for legal action – and this may be exactly what he or she needs to recover financial damages that will serve to rebuild his or her life.
When a person is given the wrong medicine or the right prescription but in the wrong dosage amount, serious injury may result. If you or someone you know has suffered a medication injury in a Los Angeles hospital or after visiting the pharmacy to have a prescription filled, please contact an attorney at our firm for a free initial consultation. We handle all types of medication error and prescription error claims and lawsuits throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and we have over three decades of legal experience to apply to your case. If you would like to find out more about holding a negligent doctor, drug company, pharmacy, or any other individual or entity responsible for your medication injuries, please call us at 800-358-9617. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to see how we can assist you.
The wrong prescription or wrong dosage amount of any drug may have serious side effects. This may lead to liver or kidney failure, stroke, severe allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, excessive bleeding, and wrongful death. A medication injury may occur because a doctor prescribes the wrong medicine, because a pharmacist fills a prescription with the wrong drug, or because a drug is defective or dangerous.
To avoid injury and provide a standard level of care, a doctor has the obligation to thoroughly review a patient’s chart and medical history in order to make sure that the patient does not have a known allergy to a drug, or that the medication administered will not react with any other prescriptions the patient may have taken. A single mistake can change a patient’s life forever.
Find out what legal recourse you may have for an injury or side effects that resulted from a medication error. Contact a Los Angeles medication injury attorney at Pacific Attorney Group today.
Paraplegia is a medical condition that occurs when an individual loses voluntary muscle control in both of his or her legs. It may be categorized as partial or complete paralysis of both of the legs and possibly the lower part of the trunk. In addition to motor function and sensory loss, a person suffering from paraplegia may also experience loss of bladder or bowel control and loss of sexual function. Although the specific cause of paraplegia will vary in accordance with the specific situation, car accidents, falls and sports injuries are common causes. Attacks or assaults may also cause paraplegia if the spinal cord sustains serious injury.
At Pacific Attorney Group, we help victims of serious accidents and injuries throughout the greater LA area. If you or someone you love is currently suffering from paraplegia and this was caused by another person’s misconduct or negligence, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit. This may be your opportunity to seek justice and to recover the financial compensation you need for medical care and the other expenses or damages your injury has caused. To learn more about your legal rights in regard to your specific case, contact a Los Angeles spinal cord injury attorney today. You can call us any time, toll-free1, at 800-358-9617.
Unfortunately, at this time there is no treatment to successfully reverse paraplegia. This means that the victim will need to learn to cope with his or her new situation and may have to undergo extensive physical therapy and vocational therapy to reenter the work force or be comfortable performing day to day activities again.
Take the legal action that is your right after sustaining serious injury in an accident or in any situation caused by another person’s negligent conduct.
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A serious injury may leave you and your family in a difficult financial situation and facing a great deal of stress and emotional trauma. In these situations, you may not have considered whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim, wherein you could seek financial compensation for your injuries. If someone else caused your accident and your injuries, however, you may be entitled to money for medical care, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and possibly much more depending on the specific case.
A lawyer experienced in handling claims involving serious accidents and injuries may be able to help you recover the money you need. This will include dealing with the insurance company, law enforcement, the other party, and any other people involved in the accident. While you focus on healing and spending time with your friends and family members, your Los Angeles injury lawyer will be working to protect your interests and future.
At Pacific Attorney Group, your initial consultation is free. You pay nothing for your initial case review, wherein we can talk to you about your injuries and the accident or circumstances that led to these. Should we take on your case, you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf, through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict.
Even if you are simply interested in getting more information about your potential legal options or are wondering what to do at this point, a lawyer at our law offices may be able to help. We welcome you to call us toll-free at 800-358-9617. We accept your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Are you or someone you love suffering from fractured vertebrae in the wake of a car accident, motorcycle accident or slip and fall? At Pacific Attorney Group, we help spinal cord injury victims with all types of accident and injury claims related to vertebrae fracture, spinal fracture, spinal cord compression, paralysis, and much more. If you would like to learn more about the services we provide and how we can help with your clam, contact a Los Angeles spine injury lawyer at our offices as soon as possible.
There are numerous potential causes of fractured vertebrae, with osteoporosis and physical trauma being the most prevalent. Metastatic cancer may also cause vertebral fracture, as it weakens the spine. When vertebral fracture can be attributed to another person’s negligence or some form of wrongful conduct, this may be grounds for the victim or family of the victim to seek financial damages for the wrongs they have suffered. A car accident or fall may be examples of situations that may be attributed to negligence and that may also cause fractured vertebrae.
Fractured vertebrae occur when the bones that make up the spine actually break or crack. The severity and location of an injury of this kind may govern the symptoms and side effects a victim will experience. Potential symptoms may include:
For help with your claim involving fractured vertebrae, contact a Los Angeles spine injury lawyer at our firm today.
Organ damage is a serious concern if a person is involved in a traumatic accident. A car accident, workplace accident, motorcycle accident, or virtually any other situation in which a person suffers grave injury may cause crushed or bruised organs – and if untreated, this may lead to permanent damage or even death. If someone you love was injured in a bad accident and suffered organ damage, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim if someone else was responsible for causing the accident. To learn more, call an injury lawyer at our firm at 800-670-8142 to set up a consultation. Your initial case review is free, and we take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Under California personal injury law, negligence is defined as an action or failure to act that causes injury to another person, stemming from a failure to act with reasonable caution or care. Car accidents are the most common grounds of injury claims throughout the U.S. and these may also be a cause of crushed or bruised organs – depending on the force and location of impact. Although organ damage may be more likely in a high-impact accident involving a pedestrian, motorcycle or large truck, almost any forceful blow to the body may bruise or otherwise damage internal organs in the abdomen, chest cavity or digestive tract. This may lead to internal bleeding and may be fatal if untreated. The brain may also be at risk of sustaining injury due to bruising in an accident, even if the head itself is not hit. A sudden impact to the body, for example, may cause the head to whip forward and backward, causing the brain to collide with the skull.
Contact a Los Angeles injury lawyer at our law firm if you need help with a claim or lawsuit involving any type of organ damage.
A spinal fracture occurs when one or more vertebrae in the spine crack or collapse. A fracture of this kind may occur as the result of a slip and fall or in a car accident, but medical conditions such as osteoporosis increase the likelihood of spinal fractures even in simple movements such as sneezing or reaching for an object.
If someone you know suffered a spinal fracture in any accident or because of another person’s recklessness or carelessness, an attorney at our law firm may be able to help. By scheduling a free consultation with a Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer, you can find out more about your legal rights in moving forward with a claim to seek financial damages for your or a loved one’s injuries. Our firm takes on all types of spine injury claims and lawsuits throughout the greater LA area.
Unlike fractures affecting bones in other parts of the body, spinal fractures may not always result in extreme pain but rather more of an ache. As such, a simple backache may actually be a sign of a spinal fracture, particularly after a fall or other traumatic event. If a spinal fracture goes untreated, the victim will be at risk of suffering injury to the spinal cord, not to mention the effects of limited mobility, severe pain, difficulty breathing, problems eating, and the appearance of a hunched back.
Make sure you seek immediate medical attention after any type of accident, even if you feel you are not seriously injured. That back pain may be an indicator of a more serious condition, and it is best to receive medical attention in order to avoid further injury or complications. It is also advisable that you consider working with a legal professional to help with your insurance claim, workers’ compensation claim or any matter related to seeking and recovering monetary damages for your injuries.
Contact a Los Angeles spinal fracture attorney at our law firm today.
If you or someone you know sustained spinal cord injury in a Los Angeles truck accident, our law firm may be able to help. A person who suffers injury in any type of accident caused by another person’s negligent or wrongful conduct may be able to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party in order to seek financial damages for medical bills, lost earnings and possibly more.
Spinal cord injury may occur in a truck accident if the victim’s body is forcefully impacted in the collision, or if the back is twisted or stretched. Depending on the situation, a victim who suffers spine or back injury in a truck accident may experience partial or total paralysis as well as numerous other medical complications. These may be temporary or permanent, depending on the extent of damage to the vertebrae and the spinal cord itself. Immediate treatment will be necessary and may include surgery and/or physical therapy in order to offer the victim the best opportunity at regaining full feeling and control.
Contacting a Los Angeles truck accident attorney is of the utmost importance in the wake of any type of back injury or spinal cord damage from an accident with a big rig, tractor trailer or semi truck. You may have the right to seek and recover financial compensation, but it will take proving the other party’s liability and the worth of your claim in order to have the best chance of recovering the full value of your case. An attorney will have the legal experience and knowledge to handle these issues for you while you focus on recovering.
Contact a Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer at our firm for a free truck accident case evaluation.
It’s never easy going through an accident, especially one that causes serious injuries to the body. An accident that causes injury to the brain and spine, however, is usually catastrophic. A serious injury to the spinal cord, which directs information to the brain from the rest of the body, can cause irreparable damage that changes a person’s life forever.
The Pacific Attorney Group in Los Angeles is a group of dedicated attorneys who specialize in the law regarding spinal cord injuries. Our team is ready to help clients
as they deal with the legal complexities regarding filing claims for serious spinal cord injuries. Our team has the knowledge and dedication needed to represent clients fully and bring them the best possible settlement in their cases.
The Pacific Attorney Group in Los Angeles brings a combined 35 years of experience to every case we take on. We are dedicated to serving our clients’ every need as we work to bring them a top settlement after a devastating spinal cord injury. Our team of legal experts, lead by attorneys P. Mark Shayani, Esq., Peter M. Lazarus, Esq. and Brian K. Andrews, Esq. has a mission of putting our clients’ needs first. We offer imdividual attention and legal strategies that are tailor made for each person we serve. Our firm is built on a foundation of extensive experience and a keen knowledge of how the law must work to serve those who have been injured.
An injury to the spinal cord can cause a wide range of serious medical problems that can have devastating effects on the victim’s overall medical situation and their emotional and financial life. The Pacific Attorney Group in Los Angeles specializes in attaining the best possible settlements for clients who have suffered these types of injuries in an accident:
*Spinal Cord Injuries
*Complete Vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
*Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
*Loss of Sexual Functioning
*Motor Function Loss
*Spinal Cord Compression
*Treatments & Rehabilitation
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Our team of legal experts at Pacific Attorney Group has expertise in Spinal Cord Injuries that come from a wide range of accidents, including:
*Slip & Fall Accidents
Our team is ready to serve you with a wealth of expertise in every type of spinal cord injury and the resulting medical traumas. If you need help, call for a consultation today.
Let’s say you accidentally get hit while driving your car on a normal day in Los Angeles, and you notice you are having spine injuries. These injuries are causing you to have trouble working and causing you great discomfort. Now, you wouldn’t hand this kind of case off to just any Los Angeles spine injury lawyer, would you? You would want someone that is determined, experienced, powerful, and knows how to get results. They pride themselves on handling all kinds of injuries and cases from personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and wrongful death. No matter what it is, they will get the results that you are looking for and then some.
There is only one Los Angeles Spine Injury Lawyer to Hire in Los Angeles and that is at Pacific Attorney Group. They help anyone who has suffered an injury in the Los Angeles area. So, if you are reading this and you have suffered an injury of any sort, no matter how big or how small, and it has caused you to miss work, now is the time to pick up the phone and call them at 1.800.358.9617 or you can email them at their website: http://losangelesspineinjuries.com/. They are the best Los Angeles Spine Injury Lawyers in the city because of the personal touch they bring to the practice. They truly care about you.
You aren’t just another client to them, and they aren’t looking to just make a quick buck off of you. They sit down, get to know you, get to know your situation, and they take the appropriate action. They don’t want you to have to spend another day suffering or another day living a quality of life that is uncomfortable or unpleasant. They are in the Los Angeles area, and they will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you, guide you, and take care of the problem for you.
For them, their main focus, for you, is on you getting back to 100 percent. All you have to do is let them take care of the situation and they will get results. Again, it is a simple phone call or email away and you will get the best Los Angeles Spine Injury Lawyers in the Los Angeles area. Their experience speaks for itself. They have handled many cases and gotten positive results from it. This is the team you want, and more importantly, it is the team you need if you are going to win your case.
The specific course of action your doctor may recommend for your spinal cord injury will vary depending on the particular type of injury, the extent of damage to the spinal cord and whether you have suffered from a complete or incomplete spinal injury. However, common forms of treatment for spinal cord injuries may include bed rest, surgery, and medication. Rehabilitation may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and electrical stimulation in order to help retain muscle tone or help prevent a spinal injury from progressing.
Typically, the first action a medical professional will attempt to take after diagnosing a spinal cord injury will be to relieve the pressure the spinal cord may be under. This is most often accomplished with surgery, but certain medications that reduce swelling may help as well. This is done to prevent further injury to the spinal cord that may be irreparable if it becomes too far advanced. From there, the doctor will need to assess what damage the spinal cord, vertebrae and spinal discs have sustained in order to determine the best course of action.
Your doctor will likely recommend rehabilitative therapy along with any medical treatment you receive. A physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, can help with pain and muscle function after a spinal cord injury, working with you to get the best results possible.
One of the most important things to do immediately after a potential broken or fractured spine will be to avoid moving the victim. Attempting to move a person who has suffered spinal injury may only further the damage and may leave him or her permanently paralyzed. It is crucial to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, to help a victim avoid complete spinal injury.
For more information and for help with your claim, contact a Los Angeles Treatment & Rehabilitation Injury Lawyer at our law firm today.
A pedestrian accident occurs when a motor vehicle is involved in an accident with a pedestrian. These auto accidents are particularly serious due to the extent of injury the pedestrian may sustain, even in a low-speed crash. Pedestrian injuries may be all the more serious if the victim is a child or an elderly person. Unfortunately, a child may be more susceptible to involvement in a pedestrian accident because they may run into the street, may not look both ways before crossing or may be too small for a driver to see when he or she is reversing out of a parking space or turning onto a street.
The party that may be held liable in a pedestrian accident may vary depending on the specific incident. Typically, some form of negligence must be involved. This occurs when a person causes injury to another by acting recklessly or without proper caution or care. Intentional acts may also be brought to civil court by an injury victim. Some examples of actions that may show liability in a pedestrian accident include:
To establish liability, an attorney can work with accident reconstruction specialists and conduct a complete investigation and evaluation of police reports, witness accounts, and more.
At Pacific Attorney Group, we have been helping accident victims throughout LA since 2003, and we have more than three decades of attorney experience to apply to our clients’ cases. If you were a pedestrian injured in a traffic accident and would like to hold the responsible driver accountable for his or her actions, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. Acting quickly will be crucial to positively impacting the outcome of your case.
Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, we may be able to help. Contact a Los Angeles pedestrian injury attorney at our firm today to see about filing your injury claim.
Unfortunately, many citizens will find themselves subjected to an accident or injury while on the job or in another public arena. When these issues arise, it is important to find an experienced Los Angeles premise liability lawyer who can help you attain financial compensation for your emotional injuries and physical damages. Our Los Angeles premise liability firm specializes in offering each client customized, results-oriented legal services that generate the best possible outcome on the case. With over 40 years of industry experience, our attorneys are skilled in providing services for a wide range of practice areas, including construction site accidents, amusement park accidents, retail store injuries, nightclub injuries, , and slips and falls.
Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Pacific Attorney Group are dedicated to helping people who have suffered accidents or have been injured on someone else’s property through no fault of their own. We handle cases involving slips and falls, security negligence and other injuries and accidents involving premises liability. Our team is dedicated to helping victims of such accidents throughout the Los Angeles metro area.
Established in 2003, Pacific Attorney Group’s Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have the experience you need to provided personalized service by assessing and addressing your specific needs in order to seek maximum financial compensation on your behalf. We attempt to hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions to help our clients receive monetary damages to help pay medical expenses, lost earnings and other costs associated with the accident or injury.
From our offices in Los Angeles, Pacific Attorney Groups serves all of Southern California, including Los Angeles and Orange counties. Our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers, P. Mark Shayani, Peter M. Lazarus and Brian K. Andrews, have more than 40 years of combined experience to help our clients navigate through the complex field of liability law. Proving fault can be difficult, yet we understand how premises liability laws work and have the experience and success in finding evidence to prove that property owners were at fault when our clients were using reasonable caution at the time of the accident or injury.
If you or a family member has been the victim of premises liability, you may be eligible to receive money for medical expenses, emotional damage and other losses you may have suffered. Property owners are responsible for maintaining their premises and keeping it safe for visitors, which include regular inspections for dangerous issues. When problems cannot be immediately fixed, they must erect signs warning of the potential dangers. If you believe you have grounds for a premises liability claim, an attorney at our law firm may be able to help.
Premises liability encompasses a wide range of accidents or incidents than can occur due to negligence. Specific laws invoked often depend on the circumstance involved, but most claims result from lapses in ensuring that property grounds are reasonably safe and free from hazardous conditions that may cause injury to visitors.
Typical claims involve slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, assaults and attacks due to inadequate, and daycare negligence. Other types of premises liability claims can result from injuries incurred in retail stores such as being struck by a falling shelf or tripping over an object or experiencing an injury from a fault ride at an amusement park.
In a minor slip and fall accident, a victim may suffer negligible injuries that may only require a quick medical exam to ensure they are not serious. In the event of a serious slip and fall or an accident involving an elderly person or individual susceptible to broken bones or other injuries, the results may be catastrophic. Brain injury, head trauma, spinal cord injury and multiple bone fractures are all possible injuries that may be sustained in a slip and fall accident. In these situations, it is important to consider consulting an attorney experienced with claims and lawsuits involving serious injuries.
Our law firm provides legal counsel on the foundation of more than 35 years of collective attorney experience. At Pacific Attorney Group, we take on all types of serious injury claims throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and we offer a free initial consultation to help you get started. If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can help you in the wake of a slip and fall accident, please do not hesitate to call us toll-free at 800-670-8142 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to see how we can help. We take on slip, trip and fall injury claims involving restaurants, retail stores, amusement parks, parking lots, shopping malls, grocery stores, office buildings, apartments, and much more.
When a slip and fall accident occurs on another’s property, the property owner or manager may be held responsible. This will depend on the circumstances that led to the incident and your injuries, however. It will be necessary to prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining property grounds, leading to an unfixed hazardous condition or a dangerous situation that visitors were not warned of. Wet floors, objects in walkways, missing stairs, poor lighting, and uneven walkways may all cause slip and fall accidents to occur.
For help with your case, contact a Los Angeles slip and fall injury attorney at our offices.
Falls are one of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. A person may slip and fall on a wet floor, may trip and fall because of an unseen object in a walkway, or may fall due to a missing stair or defective railing or escalator. Regardless of the potential circumstances of a slip and fall accident, a victim may sustain spinal cord injury due to the force of impact with the ground. Spinal fracture, a herniated disc, fractured vertebrae and spinal cord compression are all potential types of spine injuries that may be sustained in a slip and fall accident.
Were you injured in a slip and fall accident? Are you interested in learning who may be held responsible for your injuries? A Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can meet with you to talk about your particular accident and what can be done to file an injury claim against the liable party. In slip and fall accident cases, this is often the property owner or manager. In California, owners of property have the responsibility to reasonably ensure their grounds are free from potentially hazardous conditions that would cause injury to a legal visitor or customer at the site.
Following are potentially hazardous conditions that may cause a slip and fall accident and therefore spinal injury:
Slipping and falling is disconcerting, embarrassing and often very painful. If you or someone you know suffered spinal cord injury as the result of a slip and fall accident in the Los Angeles area, our firm may be able to help you take the legal action that is you right as we seek financial compensation to help you rebuild and recover.
Contact our firm today to talk about your fall and resulting spine injury.
A spinal cord injury is generally defined as some type of injury to the spinal cord, either resulting from direct trauma to the spine or as a result of a wrenching, twisting or stretching movement of the back. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that acts as a channel to relay information and messages to and from the brain and the rest of the body. When the spinal cord suffers injury in any way, this will result in interrupted or altered messages, or perhaps the termination of message transfers altogether. Not all people who sustain spinal cord injury are immediately paralyzed. In fact, many victims suffer radiating pains in the arms or lower legs, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, or loss of limb control or bladder/bowel function. When a spinal cord injury is severe enough, complete paralysis may result in the form of paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Paraplegia may be defined as paralysis affecting both the legs and possibly the lower part of the trunk. A victim may suffer from paraplegia as a result of injury to the spinal cord at the thoracic level or below, which includes the back from the base of the neck downward. Depending on the location of the injury, a person may lose feeling in the trunk and control of the hands may be affected slightly as well. Read more about paraplegia…
Injuries to the cervical region of the spinal cord, from the base of the head and extending through the neck, may result in quadriplegia. This condition is characterized by a partial or total loss of motor function and feeling in both the arms and legs and possibly the entire torso as well. This is the most severe form of paralysis that a person may experience, as it may affect virtually the entire body below the neck. Read more about quadriplegia…
Complete vs. Incomplete Paralysis
Paralysis may occur in varying degrees. A person may suffer from partial paralysis, meaning they have some sensation and limited ability to control a part of the body. In other cases, a person may suffer from total paralysis, which means a complete loss of sensation or motor function. The extent and type of damage to the spinal cord will influence the degree of paralysis. Read more about complete vs. incomplete paralysis…
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are a number of potential causes of spinal cord injuries, but the leading ones include auto accidents, falls, sporting injuries and intentional assaults and attacks. Our Los Angeles firm deals with spinal cord injury claims of all kinds, no matter the cause.
When a person sustains spinal cord injury, he or she is likely to face a life that will be entirely altered in every way. Whether due to suffering from chronic pain or being unable to perform delicate motor skills – or perhaps as a result of paralysis, a victim of this type of injury may be unable to work or perform the activities he or she once enjoyed. That is why the attorneys at Pacific Attorney Group are so determined to help victims of spinal cord injuries. We believe that these people should have the opportunity to seek justice and recover the financial compensation they deserve when someone else’s actions cause their injuries.
Pedestrians are at particular risk of spinal cord injury in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle. The force of impact may literally throw a pedestrian several feet or yards from where he or she originally stood, wrenching the spine or neck in the process. A pedestrian may also suffer direct impact to the spine in a car accident, resulting in fractured or crushed vertebrae that therefore impact the spinal cord, causing compression or possibly tearing or completely severing the nerves. As a result the victim of a pedestrian accident may become partially or completely paralyzed, suffering from paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of motor function, sensory loss, and impaired sexual function.
The spinal injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident may leave the victim with a life that is forever changed. If you or someone you know was injured in a pedestrian accident in the Los Angeles area, our firm may be able to help. An injury lawyer at our offices can talk to you about the possibility of seeking financial damages for your injuries, including for medical care as well as lost wages and loss of earning potential. Because spinal cord injuries are often so severe and have such a significant impact on a victim’s life, the financial compensation a victim may be able to recover may be considerable.
If the spinal cord is damaged in an accident or as a result of an illness or disease, sensory loss is one of the potential side effects a victim will experience. Depending on the extent of injury to the spinal cord, the victim may suffer from a complete or incomplete loss of sensation in one or more parts of the body.
Have you or someone you love been injured in accident? Did this injury result in a loss of sensation in the arms, legs, or any part of the body? At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent spinal cord injury victims throughout the greater Los Angeles area. If you or someone you love was recently involved in an accident of any kind that was related to another’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim in order to seek financial damages for your injuries. A Los Angeles sensory loss injury lawyer at our offices can meet with you to discuss your particular options.
Nerves run through virtually every single part of the body, relaying information to and from the brain. Feelings or sensations, whether these are of heat, cold, pain, pressure or the sense of touch, are sent to the brain to be interpreted. Sensation is not only important in carrying out motor function in the body but it also acts as a warning system, letting the brain know if something is hot to the touch or sharp in order to allow a person to avoid injury. The spinal cord is the main conductor for these messages and is responsible for sending sensory impulses to the brain from the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is injured in any way, partial or total sensory loss may occur.
Find out more about sensory loss and spinal cord injuries, as well as your right to financial compensation. Contact a Los Angeles sensory loss injury lawyer today!
When a person sustains injury to the part of the spinal column extending below the neck, and the individual vertebrae in the spine become fractured or dislocated, this may be a situation that would describe a broken back or fractured back. The vertebrae that make up the spine serve to protect the spinal cord from injury, but if these are fractured, dislocated or broken the spinal cord is likely to sustain injury. This is why a broken back is one of the most serious types of spinal cord injuries. When the back is broken, the spinal cord may become damaged due to swelling, laceration or trauma.
At times, a person may suffer from a broken back in a car accident or in another situation where another person’s actions caused the injury. In situations such as this, you may be able to work with a lawyer to seek money for the injuries, including for medical care as well as future damages. If you would like to learn more, contact a Los Angeles back injury attorney at our law firm – your initial consultation is free!
It is crucial to immediately call 911 and seek medical attention for a person who has suffered from a broken back. This is the type of injury that will require immediate care. One of the most important things to remember if someone you know was involved in an accident and you believe that a broken back may have resulted is: do not move the person in any way, unless absolutely necessary. Lifting the head, twisting the head or back, rolling the person on his or her side, or moving a spinal cord injury victim in any way may cause additional and irreparable damage to the spinal cord. The only exception would be if the person were choking on vomit or blood and needed to be turned to the side, or if moving the person was necessary to avoid further injury (in the case of a fire, for example).
Contact a Los Angeles broken back injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group today.
Losing a limb is a traumatic experience. If you or someone you love suffered amputation in or as a result of a serious accident or because of medical malpractice or negligence, a Los Angeles amputation attorney at Pacific Attorney Group may be able to help you take legal action against the responsible party. If another person was careless, negligent or intentionally harmed you or a family member, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against that person in civil court. This will give you the opportunity not only to seek justice but to recover financial compensation for your injuries, covering medical care, lost wages and other losses you or your family experienced.
Our attorneys have over 35 years of collective legal experience and offer a free initial consultation to help you get started.
Amputation is a serious injury that involves losing a part of one’s body. This may be a finger, toe, arm, hand, leg, or foot, or another part of the body such as an ear or a nose. When a person loses a body part, this may be because it is immediately severed on impact or because it is crushed and damaged beyond repair. Surgical amputation may also be performed if a limb is severely infected and must be removed to preserve a patient’s life.
Amputation is a disfiguring injury that may also affect a victim’s ability to work or partake in the activities he or she once enjoyed.
In some situations amputation may result from negligence. Negligence is defined as a failure t to exercise a standard level of caution or care, resulting in physical and/or emotional injury to another person. For example, a drunk driver may cause a motorcycle accident that causes the immediate or surgical amputation of the motorcyclist’s leg. In a case such as this the motorcyclist may be able to take legal action against the drunk driver – in addition to any criminal charges that driver may face in court.
We often take slip and fall accident as a minor case, but it is the victim and his family members who know the problems created by the mishap. An injury in such cases occur when someone slips, falls or trips because of the dangerous conditions and negligence of the property owner.
A fall on stairs, elevators, sidewalks, supermarkets or restaurants is not uncommon and can result in serious injuries, sometimes even death. If the owner of the place would have acted carefully, the tripping could have been avoided. The victim can file a case on the negligence showed by the property owner to get the compensation amount. Injury victims in Los Angeles can get compensation for medical bills, transportation costs, lost wages and other things, affected due to the accident.
If you have suffered pain and loss because of a slip and fall accident in Los Angeles, consider the experience of Pacific Attorney Group to represent you in the case. The knowledgeable and experienced lawyers of the firm make a thorough case study and act accordingly. They bring in the testimony of family members and people who knew the victim after and before the incident took place. All this further complements the evaluations made by physicians and strengthens the case.
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