Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it can change your life forever.
At Ganong Law in Bakersfield, CA, we help spinal injury victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries.
Spinal cord injury attorney Philip W. Ganong has worked with many people just like you. Here's how he can help.
Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury? Here Are Some Reasons to Contact Our Attorney
Live a Normal Life Again
A spinal cord injury can suddenly change your life, but our goal is to help clients get close to the lives they had before their accidents. With our help, our clients have gone on to lead full and productive lives. They have careers and play sports. Some have married and have children. A spinal cord injury does not mean that your life is over, and our attorney can help ensure that it continues as normally as possible.
Build a Compelling Case
After an accident, the last thing you or your family want to do is think about a lawsuit. Our spinal cord injury attorney can handle a spinal cord injury case for you from start to finish. We will immediately investigate your case and preserve evidence before witnesses forget or records and reports are lost. This could make a big difference in how much compensation you receive.
Recover the Compensation You Deserve
We cannot heal your spinal cord injury or paralysis. But if the carelessness or negligence of others caused your spinal cord injury or paralysis, we can fight to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. The more severe your injury is, the higher the costs of your care, so it is important to hire an attorney who will attempt to recover fair, full compensation.
Stand Up to Insurance Companies
Your spinal cord injury lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that you get the full amount of compensation you deserve. Remember, insurance companies are a business. No matter how injured you are or how friendly the adjuster is, their job is to save the insurance company money. If your insurance company refuses to give you the amount you deserve, we will take them to court.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the World Health Organization, up to 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. The majority of these injuries are preventable and occur due to:
- Car accidents
- Acts of violence
- Work accidents
- Sports injuries
- Medical malpractice
How a Spinal Cord Injury Can Affect You or a Loved One
The effects of a spinal cord injury depend on the severity of the injury.
An injury to your spinal cord can cause partial or total paralysis and lead to side effects such as pressure ulcers, chronic pain, respiratory complications, and premature death. It can also affect your mental health or cause depression.
Many victims of spinal cord injury require ongoing rehabilitation or full-time medical care to manage their conditions. Because of the physical limitations of a spinal cord injury, many people with injuries to their spinal cord feel that they cannot fully participate in society or work in the jobs they had before their injuries.
Why Is It Important to Pursue Compensation?
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost salary and job benefits
- Re-education for a new career, if necessary
- Equipment to ensure you achieve your highest 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 immediate and long-term needs. It only covers your bare necessities. That's why we will do whatever it takes to recover the maximum compensation possible on your behalf.
Schedule a Free Consultation at Ganong Law
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of another party's negligence or wrongdoing, it is very important that you contact spinal cord injury attorney Philip Ganong as soon as possible.
Ganong Law offers free, no-obligation consultations. Learn about your legal options at our law firm in Bakersfield, CA, by contacting us online or calling us:
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Schedule a Consultation Before Time Runs Out
Spinal cord injury and paralysis cases are considered personal injury cases. All personal injury cases have a statute of limitations (or time limit) by which you must file a case. If you miss the deadline, you give up all rights to ever bring your case to court.
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury. The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is also two years from the date of death. To avoid compromising your case, contact our attorney as soon as possible.