Spinal Cord Injuries

Los Angeles, California

Any damage to the spinal cord is considered a catastrophic injury. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) in an accident, you will need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side to help ensure you are awarded a settlement that takes into account all of your damages. Los Angeles spinal cord injury attorney Mickey Fine has nearly three decades of experience helping victims of accidents get maximum compensation.

Please call (310) 546-8146 today to schedule your free SCI case evaluation at our Manhattan Beach office. If your injury makes travel difficult, Mr. Fine will be happy to personally come to your location to further discuss your rights.

Understanding SCI

Your spinal cord is comprised of a bundle of nerves and tissue that transmit and relay all of the signals from your body to your brain and from your brain to your body. Your spinal cord is encased in and protected by your spinal column, one of the most vulnerable parts of the body in many types of accidents.

There are two types of SCI: Incomplete, in which nerves or tissue are impacted by trauma, but the cord itself is not severed, and complete, in which the spinal cord is severed. Incomplete SCI is less traumatic than complete, but may still require extensive medical intervention for recovery. Sadly, there is no way to recover from a complete spinal cord injury.

Symptoms and consequences of both types of spinal cord injury may include:

  • Loss of motor function and sensation
  • Loss of mobility in one to four appendages, paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Loss of breathing ability
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Constant or radiating pain

Both types of SCI can also result in dysreflexia or hyperreflexia, life-threatening conditions in which your body no longer controls involuntary muscle and organ function. Unique to victims of SCI, dysreflexia and hyperreflexia often result in death.

There is no easy recovery from SCI, but victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lifestyle and home modifications, adaptive technologies, and personal pain and suffering. Manhattan Beach spinal cord injury lawyer Mickey Fine is prepared to take your case as far as necessary to see that you are awarded the largest settlement possible.

If you live in Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, or surrounding areas of California and have sustained a spinal cord injury, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury lawyer.