About Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury most often occurs as a result of a serious impact
to the spine that bruises, severs, fractures or dislocates the vertebrae
and damages spinal cord tissue. When this sensitive tissue is damaged,
the nerve cells that communicate with the brain and body can also be damaged,
and may cease to perform their natural function partially, if not completely. These
types of injuries can occur in many different scenarios such as
car accidents, sporting accidents,
slip and falls and other incidents.
Types of Injuries
The impact of the injury is influenced by the type of damage done and where
on the spinal cord the injury occurred. An incomplete injury leaves the
spinal cord with some ability to continue to communicate with the brain
or body, and these victims may still have some control over movement and
sensation below the point of injury. Complete spinal cord injuries result
in a complete loss of both sensory and motor function below the point
of injury, and these victims can expect lifelong complications related
to pain and body dysfunction in terms of bladder and bowel control, and
heart and lung problems and other serious and ongoing medical problems.
In the best case, recovery from a spinal cord injury can take months or
years. In the worst case, a spinal cord injury may be permanent and will
require lifelong medical care and treatment.
Did you suffer a spinal cord injury in an accident?
The costs associated with both short-term and long-term spinal cord injuries
can range into the hundreds of thousands in the first year alone. The
damages sought in a claim should include all such costs, as well as other
economic losses such as wage loss (current and future) and other predicted
financial losses. The aspect of pain and suffering and loss of quality
of life is an important part of a spinal cord injury claim as well.
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has over 60 years of experience in assisting San Francisco spinal cord
injury victims to receive the most substantial financial compensation
available for their injuries. We will aggressively pursue the compensation
you deserve after suffering a serious or permanently disabling spinal
cord injury, and are well-qualified to represent you.