January 18, 2013

Why do You Need a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Los Angeles?

One of the main reasons that the spinal cord injury attorney in Los Angeles that you hire needs to be experienced is because they must be educated on the type of injury you are dealing with. It is pretty hard to fight and win compensation for a person’s injuries when the lawyer doesn’t fully understand its severity. Our attorneys here at Madison Law Group are experienced in these cases, which means we have a significantly higher chance of getting you exactly what you deserve.

Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord InjuriesThe average Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will not know the difference between Complete and Incomplete spinal cord injuries. However, a lawyer who specializes in these cases understands that they are very different:

  • Complete – These injuries result either in complete tetraplegia or paraplegia. Some with paraplegia do have partial trunk movement, while some tetraplegics need a ventilator in order to breathe.
  • Incomplete – These types of spinal cord injuries are far more common. The extent of damage really can’t be determined for about 6 to 8 weeks after an injury, when some of the spinal shock has subsided a bit. They fall under five categories, including anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome, posterior cord syndrome, brown-sequard syndrome and cauda equina leson.