Lawyer for Spinal Cord Injuries During Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in devastating injuries, and one of the most severe and life-altering consequences is a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord plays a critical role in transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body, and any damage to this vital structure can lead to significant impairment or even paralysis.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles caused by someone else’s negligence, it is crucial to find an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Compensation is essential for covering the costs of ongoing medical care, using sophisticated medical devices, addressing lost wages, and undergoing rehabilitation. 

In such cases, a skilled attorney can help you navigate the legal process and advocate for your rights to ensure you receive the compensation you need to support your recovery and future well-being.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident

Spinal cord injuries can have devastating consequences after a motorcycle accident. The type and severity of the spinal cord injury depend on the location and extent of the damage. Here are some common types of spinal cord injuries that can occur:

  • Complete Spinal Cord Injury: A complete spinal cord injury results in the total loss of sensory and motor function below the level of the injury. It typically occurs when the spinal cord is entirely damaged, leading to permanent paralysis and loss of sensation.
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: An incomplete spinal cord injury involves partial damage to the spinal cord, resulting in varying degrees of sensory and motor function loss. Incomplete injuries can be categorized into different types, including:
  • Anterior Cord Syndrome: Damage to the front portion of the spinal cord, leading to loss of motor function, pain, and temperature sensation, while preserving some sensation of light touch and position sense.
  • Central Cord Syndrome: Damage to the central region of the spinal cord, resulting in loss of function primarily in the upper extremities, with potential for some preserved function in the lower extremities.
  • Brown-Séquard Syndrome: Damage to one side of the spinal cord, causing loss of motor function and position sense on the same side of the injury and loss of pain and temperature sensation on the opposite side.
  • Posterior Cord Syndrome: Damage to the back portion of the spinal cord, resulting in a loss of proprioception (sense of body position) but with preserved motor function and pain and temperature sensation.
  • Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia): Tetraplegia refers to paralysis affecting all four limbs and the trunk. It typically occurs due to a high-level spinal cord injury in the neck (cervical) region. The degree of impairment can vary, with individuals experiencing varying levels of motor and sensory loss below the neck.
  • Paraplegia: Paraplegia involves paralysis affecting the lower extremities and the trunk. It generally occurs due to a spinal cord injury in the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral region of the spine.

Spinal cord injuries are life-altering and can have long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention and consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. They can provide guidance, help determine liability, and assist you in pursuing compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, rehabilitation, and other damages.

Compensation for Motorcycle Spinal Cord Injuries

Compensation for motorcycle spinal cord injuries can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the impact on the victim’s life, and the extent of liability on the part of the responsible party. While every case is unique, here are some common types of compensation that may be pursued for motorcycle spinal cord injuries:

  • Medical expenses: Compensation can cover past, current, and future medical expenses related to the spinal cord injury. This includes costs for hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, assistive devices, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost wages: If the spinal cord injury prevents the victim from returning to work or results in a reduced earning capacity, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, including past and future income.
  • Pain and suffering: Spinal cord injuries can cause significant physical and emotional pain, suffering, and a reduced quality of life. Compensation may be sought for the pain endured, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Rehabilitation and therapy: Compensation can cover the costs of specialized rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and any other necessary therapies aimed at maximizing the victim’s recovery and independence.
  • Assistive devices and home modifications: If the spinal cord injury requires assistive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, or modified vehicles, or necessitates home modifications for accessibility, the cost of these accommodations can be included in the compensation sought.
  • Long-term care and assistance: In cases where the spinal cord injury results in a permanent disability, compensation may be pursued to cover the costs of long-term care, in-home assistance, and other necessary support services.
  • Loss of consortium: If the spinal cord injury has a profound impact on the victim’s personal relationships, their spouse or family members may seek compensation for the loss of companionship, guidance, and support.

Determining the full extent of compensation for a motorcycle spinal cord injury requires a thorough evaluation of the individual case. It is crucial to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney specializing in motorcycle accidents and spinal cord injuries. They can assess your situation, gather evidence, and advocate on your behalf to pursue the maximum compensation available for your specific circumstances.

How Can Pacific Attorney Group Help?

The Pacific Attorney Group can provide valuable assistance if you have sustained a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident. Here’s how we can help:

  • Legal expertise: The attorneys at Pacific Attorney Group specialize in personal injury law, including motorcycle accidents and spinal cord injuries. They have extensive knowledge and experience in handling cases similar to yours. They understand the complexities of California laws and regulations regarding liability, insurance claims, and compensation.
  • Case evaluation: The Pacific Attorney Group will evaluate the specific details of your case, including the cause of the accident, the extent of your spinal cord injury, and the available evidence. We will assess the viability of your claim and provide an honest evaluation of your legal options.
  • Gathering evidence: We will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, including accident reports, medical records, witness statements, and expert opinions. This helps establish liability and build a strong case to support your claim for compensation.
  • Determining liability: Pacific Attorney Group will work to determine the party or parties responsible for your spinal cord injury. We will assess factors such as driver negligence, road conditions, vehicle defects, or other potential causes to identify who should be held accountable.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, as they often aim to minimize their financial liability. The attorneys at Pacific Attorney Group will handle all communication and negotiations with the insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your spinal cord injury.
  • Pursuing maximum compensation: Pacific Attorney Group will seek maximum compensation for your spinal cord injury, taking into account medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, future medical needs, pain and suffering, and other damages. We will use their experience and legal expertise to build a strong case and fight for your rights.
  • Providing support and guidance: Going through a spinal cord injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially challenging. Pacific Attorney Group will provide you with the support, guidance, and compassionate representation you need throughout the legal process. We will keep you informed, answer your questions, and advocate for your best interests every step of the way.

We are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve for your spinal cord injury, enabling you to access the necessary medical care, support, and resources to rebuild your life.