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A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. Injuries that do not prove fatal can cause life-long paralysis, excruciating pain, and devastating effects to a person’s independence, career aspirations and relationships. Even less severe to moderate spinal cord injuries can drastically impact the victim’s life, reducing mobility, and resulting in loss of work, chronic pain, and an extensive recovery period.back

Spinal Cord Injury Facts

Nearly 12,500 new spinal cord injuries are diagnosed each year in the United States. The majority of victims are young to middle-aged men. Most of these injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents. Close to 337,000 people in the U.S. are currently living with the devastating effects of spinal cord injuries.

Seeking Medical Attention

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, seeking immediate medical attention is imperative to recovery. However, in some situations, such as a motor vehicle accident, the symptoms of a spinal cord injury may not immediately surface. This is why it is imperative that you always get medical help after being involved in any type of accident, regardless of how severe it may have been.

Only your doctor can examine your neck and spine to determine if any damage is present. Waiting for pain or discomfort to subside on its own will only exacerbate your injuries. Do not ignore spinal cord or neck pain.

Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions and Treatment Plan

Severed spinal cords are not curable and serious spinal cord injuries require extensive therapy and recovery. Follow your doctor’s treatment plan closely. Take your medication as prescribed and keep all of your medical and therapy appointments. Do not engage in any activities your doctor has asked you to avoid.

If another party’s negligence is responsible for your injuries, you may want to pursue a personal injury claim to recover some of the extensive costs you have incurred and will continue to incur as a result of your spinal cord injury, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Consult with an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Southern California

For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888-848-5084.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 15 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.

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