Spinal cord injuries have very serious effects and no person is immune from the potential to sustain one of these life-altering injuries. Many spinal cord injuries result from incidents like car accidents and falls and this could mean that another party is liable for the damage. The litigation in these claims can be very complex and the service of a Bakersfield spinal cord injury attorney will be vital if you want to seek compensation.
Different types of spinal cord injuries
The general classification of spinal cord injury signifies that the spinal cord has suffered some degree of damage, but there is much more to consider for the person that is living with the injury. Factors like the extent of the damage and the location of the injury have serious implications concerning how the injury will affect the life of the individual and what they can expect in regard to their ability to recover. In addition to having a major impact on your health, these facts will also be very significant if you file a personal injury claim.
- Complete SCI: If a spinal cord injury is classified as complete, that means that all sensory and motor abilities below the point of injury have been lost.
- Incomplete SCI: With an incomplete spinal cord injury, the person has at least some level of sensory and/or motor ability below the point of injury. Incomplete spinal cord injuries have additional classifications depending on the levels of motor ability and sensation below the point of the injury.
Do you have a claim for spinal cord injury in Bakersfield?
The question of whether you have a legitimate personal injury claim can be difficult to answer regardless of the type of injury. Suffering an injury and believing it to be the fault of another person is not quite enough. There are certain legal standards that have to be met for a person to have a right to compensation. If you are unsure as to whether you have a legal right to compensation, then you should contact a Bakersfield spinal cord injury attorney.
If you need the advice of a personal injury lawyer, the team from the Quirk Law Group is ready to help. Call us today and we can schedule an appointment to discuss the facts of your spinal cord injury claim and what your rights may be concerning the possibility of compensation.