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Law Offices of Fernando Vargas
Law Offices of Fernando Vargas

Spinal Cord Injury Trial Lawyer

Spinal Cord Injury Trial LawyerSpinal cord injuries often occur as a result of an accident or negligence of another person. This type of injury can be devastating and even life threatening. California Spinal Cord Injury Trial Attorney Fernando D. Vargas has been successfully handling spinal cord injury cases since 1987.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, it is important that you choose an attorney who thoroughly understands California’s laws and statutes regarding spinal cord injuries. California Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Fernando D. Vargas is an experienced trial lawyer who, since 1987, has effectively litigated thousands of personal injury cases including claims involving spinal cord injuries throughout the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange, with an emphasis in the cities of Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Montclair, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Fontana, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is located in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, has recovered millions of dollars in personal injury verdicts and settlements for their clients.

 

 

What is the spinal cord?


shutterstock_107607863What is the spinal cord?

The spinal cord is a group of nerves that are located within the vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine (back bone). It consists of millions of nerve fibers, which transmit electrical information from your brain to every part of your body, from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. These nerves control both voluntary and involuntary actions of various parts of the body, depending on the level of the spine where they exit the spinal cord. Nerves that exit the spinal cord in the upper section of the spinal cord or the neck control the arms and breathing; whereas nerves that exit the spinal cord in the mid and lower section of the back control the legs, bladder, bowel, and sexual function.

What causes spinal cord injuries?

Injuries to the spinal cord are usually caused by a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine, resulting in severe compression, dislocation, or fracture of the vertebrae, which can cause damage to part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Most spinal cord injuries do not sever the spinal cord; rather, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into the spinal cord tissue or press down on the nerves. Paraplegia is the term used for complete or incomplete paralysis of the legs and possibly also the trunk, but not the arms. Paraplegia usually results from injury to the thoracic spine (back).

Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia is the term used for complete or incomplete paralysis of both the legs and the arms. Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia results from injury to the cervical spine (neck) and is more serious than paraplegia because the arms are also paralyzed.

Injuries above C4 may require a mechanical ventilator for the person to breathe. Actor Christopher Reeve suffered an injury to his cervical spine at the C3 level as a result of a horse-riding accident, requiring him to use a mechanical ventilator through a hole in his throat.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries and account for nearly 40% of new spinal cord injuries each year. Other causes of spinal cord injuries include slip and fall accidents, sports-related injuries, injuries from recreational activities, and work-related accidents.

Spinal cord injuries are considered a medical emergency. Time is of the essence and immediate medical attention may be able to reduce long-term effects.


What damages can be compensated in spinal cord injury cases?

What damages can be compensated in spinal cord injury cases?

Damages in serious spinal cord injury cases can be significant. Victims of spinal cord injuries and their families deserve to be fully compensated for the injuries and damages they have suffered, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earnings and earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental suffering and emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Assistive devices and transportation
  • Modifications to the home
  • Loss of household services

Proving these damages takes a team of expert witnesses, including medical professionals and economists. In addition to proving these damages, these experts will also help the victim and his/her family develop a comprehensive life plan for the future.

 


Free Consultation!

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another, the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas can help. Mr. Vargas has the skill, expertise, and experience necessary to successfully litigate your spinal cord injury case.

In addition, attorney Vargas has a team of experts that will work with him to prove your injuries and damages in order to fight the insurance companies and get you the maximum compensation you deserve. During your free consultation, Mr. Vargas will personally discuss the facts of your case, review the details about your injuries, and advise you about your rights.

Since 1987, California Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Fernando D. Vargas has successfully litigated thousands of personal injury accident cases including spinal cord injury claims throughout the Inland Empire and the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino with an emphasis in the cities of Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Montclair, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Fontana, Riverside, and San Bernardino.

No Recovery, No Fee!

Spinal cord injury cases can be expensive to litigate. However, the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is located in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, takes all of the firm’s spinal cord cases on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that you will pay nothing up front and Mr. Vargas will advance all money necessary to prepare your case for either settlement or trial. If Mr. Vargas is unsuccessful in resolving your case, you pay absolutely nothing. The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is fully staffed with bi-lingual personnel that are fluent in Spanish, has successfully championed the rights of personal injury victims by wining millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients since its foundation in 1995.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it is vital that you consult with a reputable and experienced California Spinal Cord Injury Trial Lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909 / 982-0707 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our Rancho Cucamonga office, we can arrange to visit you at your home or the hospital to ensure the timely investigation of your claim.

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