Los Angeles Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
At MKP Law Group, LLP, our attorneys exclusively represent injury victims. For years, we have fought on behalf of clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries due to the negligence of another party. We realize that it can be difficult to afford quality and experienced spinal cord injury lawyers, so we always work on what is known as a contingency fee basis, meaning WE DON’T GET PAID UNLESS WE WIN.

There are no upfront, out-of-pocket costs to our clients. Our experienced spinal cord injury attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and will fight hard on your behalf to ensure you get maximum compensation for your injuries.

We want to help you recover and manage the significant financial, physical, and emotional challenges that accompany these types of injuries. Our spinal cord injury attorneys work with a team of specialized medical experts throughout Los Angeles and California to ensure that you or a loved one receives top-notch medical care for a speedy and healthy recovery while we deal with the insurance companies.

Our skilled team of injury attorneys represents spinal cord and spinal back injury victims throughout the State of California. MKP Law Group, LLP’s team strives to make the process as easy and quick as possible for you. The experienced team at MKP Law Group, LLP is attentive, dependable, and tenacious so call us today at 310-285-5353 to schedule your 100% free consultation.

Why Hire a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?

Because the spinal cord controls the body’s nervous system, which is the center of all mental activity, any injury to the spinal cord can be catastrophic and lead to permanent disabilities. The consequences of spinal cord injuries are often life-changing for both the victim and their loved ones. Oftentimes, victims of spinal cord injuries are either fully or partially paralyzed and require round-the-clock medical care and supervision. These complex injuries result in complicated insurance claims, and so an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer should be retained to provide legal help and guidance.

The spinal injury lawyers at MKP Law Group, LLP understand the devastating impact spinal cord injuries can have on victims and their families. Our Los Angeles spinal cord injury attorneys, understand that victims face a long road to recovery and are here to help.

What You Need To Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

Doctor woman with white labcoat looking at x-ray radiographic results ct scan mri in hospital clinic.

Doctor woman with white labcoat looking at x-ray radiographic results ct scan mri in hospital clinic

The spinal cord is a long cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers. This cylindrical column extends from the brain to the base of the lower back. It acts as the body’s central nervous system, transmitting nerve signals from the motor cortex of the brain to the body. The spinal cord is the vital link between the brain and body. It is crucial to the management and control of bodily functions and movement.

Another way to look at it is, consider the brain as the “command center” for your body, while the spinal cord is the pathway for messages sent back and forth between the brain and the body. Messages can be transmitted both ways, by the brain to the body and from the body to the brain.

Together the brain and spinal cord form the central nervous system. The central nervous system controls motor functions, sensory functions (such as temperature and pressure), and automatic functions (such as heart rate and digestion).

When the spinal cord is injured, the messages from the brain to the body, or vice versa, cannot be transmitted. The spinal cord cannot regenerate or grow back the way other body tissues can, and because the spinal cord controls basic and essential functions, the injuries are often permanent.

Simply put, damage to the spinal cord frequently produces life-long, debilitating injuries.

Types of Severe Spinal Injury.

There are five sections that form the anatomy of the spinal cord:

  1. Cervical (neck)
  2. Thoracic (Chest & upper back)
  3. Lumbar (lower back)
  4. Sacral (pelvis)
  5. Coccygeal (tailbone)

The location of the injury or trauma often determines the extent of a spinal cord injury. Victims will experience paralysis and numbness in the body parts located below the injury. Typically, the higher up on the spinal cord the injury occurs, the more debilitating the impairment.

There are two types of spinal cord injuries, complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries. Complete spinal cord injuries result in total loss of motor or sensory function below the point of injury. Victims suffering from Incomplete injuries still have a limited degree of motor or sensory function.

Damage to the spinal cord often causes permanent changes in sensation, strength, and movement amongst other bodily functions. A lifetime of ongoing medical treatment and care can be emotionally draining and financially devastating for victims and their families.

Some common symptoms of spinal cord injury victims experience include:

  • Paralysis
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Pain
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Loss of Bowel or Bladder Control

However, there is still hope for spinal cord victims. Spinal cord injury victims can still enjoy a long and fruitful life with the right medical care and when surrounded by loved ones who understand how to care for spinal cord victims.

Having the resources to obtain the proper medical care and help is crucial to enjoying life after discovering you have a spinal cord injury. It can be complicated to understand what rights you may have if your injury was caused by another party. If you are in this situation, in order to secure full compensation contact our Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyers at MKP Law Group, LLP so we can evaluate your case.

Whiplash Injuries

One common type of spinal cord injury is whiplash. This is often a type of spinal injury from car accidents.

There are many degrees of whiplash, but the one we often deal with is acute whiplash. Acute whiplash injury follows sudden or excessive hypertension, hyperflexion, or rotation of the spine that causes pain.

While whiplash spinal cord injuries are common in car accidents, they can also be caused by falls, sports injuries, or assaults. Most cases of whiplash injuries occur as a result of rear-end auto accidents and occur at speeds of less than 14 miles per hour.

Most whiplash injuries occur to the cervical spine, the bones at the top of the spinal cord near the neck when there is a rapid back-and-forth movement of the spine.

Many spinal cord injuries from car accidents are whiplash injuries, and most symptoms resolve within several weeks of the accident. However, in severe cases, whiplash injuries can become chronic with long-lasting symptoms.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Medic taking care of injured woman with whiplash in ambulance

Medic taking care of injured woman with whiplash collar in ambulance

While every spinal injury claim is different due to the fact that everyone’s body reacts differently to external trauma, there are common causes of severe spinal injuries. Spinal cord injuries often result from damage to the ligaments, discs, or vertebrae of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself.

Common causes of spinal injuries include:

No matter the cause of a severe spinal cord injury, an experienced Los Angeles spinal injury lawyer is necessary to hold the at-fault party fully responsible. The attorneys at MKP Law Group, LLP have years of experience handling spinal injury claims and know how to get the absolute best spinal cord injury settlement possible.

Contact MKP Law Group, LLP Today for Your Own Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

The spine and its various components are vital to our motor and sensory functions. Things that were simple prior to the spinal cord injury can become difficult or even impossible for the victim. Spinal cord injuries can complicate even the most basic of daily tasks. Families and loved ones often have to pick up the slack and bear a heavy burden caring for a spinal cord injury victim. For many victims, a spinal cord injury means that their life will never be the same. In addition to bills piling up and numerous doctors’ appointments, these victims have to face the prospect that their life will never be the same again.

MKP Law Group, LLP is here to get spinal cord and back injury victims the compensation they deserve.

While there are a lot of attorneys out there to choose from, MKP Law Group, LLP has helped many spinal cord injury victims and their families get their lives back on track. We have a proven track record of obtaining results for victims of traumatic spinal cord injuries. We know how to aggressively deal with insurance companies in order to obtain optimal settlements. When the at-fault party is not willing to accept responsibility for their negligence, we have a team of experienced trial attorneys who will hold the at-fault party responsible in a court of law. If you or someone you know is suffering from a spinal cord injury, call MKP Law Group, LLP today at 310-285-5353 to schedule your free consultation.

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