Recover Compensation for Medical Bills & More with the Assistance of a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis, you know the hurricane of emotions you felt about this life-changing event.
Spinal cord injury attorney Philip W. Ganong in Bakersfield, CA, has worked with many people just like you who are either facing a spinal cord injury or paralysis or providing support to a loved one whose life has changed.
But every one of our clients who had an accident of some kind that caused the spinal cord injury or paralysis has gone on to lead full and productive lives. They have careers, some play sports, some have married, and even had children. Your life and your happiness is not over.
We cannot heal your spinal cord injury or paralysis. But if your spinal cord injury or paralysis was caused by the carelessness or negligence of others, we can fight for you to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
What Good Is Compensation?
The spinal cord injury attorneys at Ganong Law in Bakersfield, CA, know that the money a significant verdict or settlement brings you can include payment for:
- Medical bills, current and future.
- Lost salary and benefits.
- Re-education for a new career, if necessary.
- Equipment to ensure you achieve your greatest degree of independence, including an electric wheelchair, assistive technology, a home that is wheelchair accessible, and support staff, if necessary.
We know that insurance does not begin to cover your needs. In fact, it only covers your bare necessities.
The Cost of a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
A spinal cord injury attorney at Ganong Law in Bakersfield, CA, takes spinal cord injury or paralysis cases on a contingency basis. This means that
When To Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
It is very important that you contact a spinal cord injury attorney as soon as possible. Your spinal cord injury lawyer can interface with insurance companies to make sure that you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Remember, insurance companies are a business. No matter how injured you are or how nice the adjustor is, their job is to save the insurance company money.
Your Ganong Law spinal cord injury attorney will begin immediately investigating your case and preserving evidence before witnesses forget or records and reports are lost. This could make a big difference in how much compensation you receive.
Spinal cord injury and paralysis cases are personal injury cases. All personal injury cases have a statute of limitations (deadline) by which time you must file a case. If you miss the deadline, you give up all rights to ever bring your case to court.
Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
To learn about your or a loved ones legal options, contact a spinal cord injury attorney or a paralysis lawyer today. Ganong Law offers a FREE, NO-OBLIGATION consultation. Learn about your legal options at our law firm in Bakersfield, CA.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics And Causes*
Spinal cord injury statistics are usually collected on traumatic spinal cord injuries, rather than on disease-induced spinal cord injury.
Most researchers believe that the numbers under-represent the number of people who undergo a spinal cord injury.
Number Of New Injuries A Year
It is estimated that there are 7,800 spinal cord injuries in the United States each year.
Researchers estimate that an additional 4,860 spinal cord injuries occur each year but are uncounted because the accident victim dies before reaching the hospital.
In legal terms, if the accident was caused because of the carelessness or negligence of another, family members would be eligible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
Total Number of People With Spinal Cord Injury
Current estimates are 250,000 to 400,000 people in the U.S. live with a spinal cord injury.
- 82% Male; 18% Female
- Average age at injury: 33.4
- Most frequent age at injury: 19
Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: 44%
- Acts of Violence: 24%
- Falls: 22%
- Sports: 8% (2/3s of sports injuries are from diving)
- Other: 2%
- After the age of 45, falls become the leading cause of injury.
- Acts of violence and sports cause less injuries as age increases.
- Acts of violence have overtaken falls as the second most common source of spinal cord injury in the last 4 years.
*Compiled by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Contact a spinal cord injury attorney at Ganong Law in Bakersfield, CA, for a FREE, NO-OBLIGATION consultation.