San Diego's Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Our San Diego Lawyers Help You Recover Damages for Your Spinal Cord Injury
Giving you the legal, financial and emotional support you need
Sidiropoulos Law Firm, APC concentrates solely on personal injury recovery, so our attorneys can devote our full resources and knowledge to the most serious cases. Our personal injury attorneys listen attentively to what you and your family need during the difficult aftermath of your spinal cord injury. We give you the legal, financial and emotional support you require during a difficult time.
Understanding spinal cord injuries
In one moment, an accident that damages your spinal nerves can forever change your life. A forceful blow to your body or penetration of your spinal cord can partially or completely sever your spine or cause a herniated disc. An injury to your spinal cord interferes with transmission of vital signals from your brain to the affected areas of your body — those limbs and organs controlled by the damaged portion of the nerve. As a result, you may experience paralysis, numbness, weakness and pain. The primary causes of catastrophic spinal cord injuries are:
➣Motor vehicle accidents
Costs of living with a spinal cord injury
Immediately after a spinal cord injury, your doctors are likely to prescribe intensive rehabilitation geared toward improving your functionality and comfort as much as possible. You then have to make many changes to accommodate disabilities resulting from your spinal injuries. Making your home and your vehicle handicap-accessible is expensive, but necessary to give you the best quality of life after your injuries.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates that a person who suffers a spinal cord injury at age 25 spends over a lifetime:
$4,633,137 for high tetraplegia at the C1 to C4 vertebrae
$3,385,259 for low tetraplegia at the C5 to C8 vertebrae
$2,265,584 for paraplegia
$1,547,858 for incomplete motor function at any vertebra
Recovering maximum possible damages
Our accident lawyers consult with medical professionals to prove the extent and nature of your injuries so we can accurately place a value on your claim. As we pursue your legal recovery, we also make sure you are getting the medical care you need for such catastrophic injuries as:
➣Anterior cord syndrome
➣Central cord syndrome
➣Posterior cord syndrome
➣Cauda equina syndrome
If your family member is killed or too severely injured for self-representation, our attorneys assist the family in recovering compensation for the lost income, medical bills and emotional losses suffered.
Recover the damages to which you are entitled
If you sustained a spinal cord injury, call Sidiropoulos Law Firm, APC at 619-696-7005 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We handle your PI lawsuit on contingency.
Our law office is conveniently located at the edge of downtown San Diego near Balboa Park and in close proximity to the civil courthouse. To be accessible for clients throughout Southern California — including Imperial, Riverside and San Diego counties — we maintain satellite offices in Los Angeles, Imperial County and Vista. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, we can make after-hours and weekend appointments.