Traumatic brain injuries (“TBI”) and spinal injuries (“SCI”) are often permanent, always life-changing, and affect the lives of both victims and their families. These injuries, whether involving permanent paralysis or not, are often caused by the fault of others, whether by surgical error, playground accidents, birth injury, automobile or motorcycle collisions, construction site mishaps, chemical exposure, defective products or machinery failures.
The cause is generally trauma, a sudden blow or impact to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The largest number of spinal cord injuries occur in auto accidents, which account for roughly 47 percent of all SCI. Falls (23 percent), violence (14 percent), sports (9 percent) and gunshots also account for a large number of spinal cord injuries, according to one study.
The Los Angeles, California brain and spinal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of David F. Makkabi have the skill and experience to obtain full and fair compensation for those who have sustained such injuries. Brain and spinal injured victims, as well as their families, need lawyers who understand the medical, physical, economic and psychological impacts of TBI and SCI.
Our Los Angeles lawyers understand that brain injury and spinal trauma both produce long-term consequences that must be dealt with. Your attorney will be experienced and capable in the fields of neuroanatomy, medicine, vocational rehabilitation and life care planning. Our lawyers have deep compassion and concern for their clients, and the families of those who have sustained injury. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention, 1.5 million Americans each year sustain a brain injury. Of those, 50,000 die and over 1 million are treated in hospitals. Many of these victims are children, who are most at risk. Almost 500,000 children suffer serious brain injuries as a result of accidents each year. More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. You may be entitled to compensation for spinal cord injuries, including:
- Broken Back
- Spinal Fracture
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Cord Compression
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
- Loss of Earnings
- Loss of Sexual Functioning
Where brain injury or spinal injury is the result of someone else’s wrongful conduct, experienced attorneys are required. Your lawyer must be prepared to investigate, file suit, and prosecute your claim with intensity and passion. The Los Angeles brain and spinal cord injury lawyers at the Law Offices of David F. Makkabi have the financial stability, experience, medical knowledge and courtroom track record necessary to make certain that you, or the loved one for whom you are responsible, obtain full compensation covering medical expense, rehabilitation cost, lost wages, supplies and equipment, loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.
Our California Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers will meet with injured people and their families in our office, at your home, or in your hospital room. When searching for brain or spinal injury lawyers contact us today at (310) 887-8000.