It’s difficult not to imagine your own fate when you see another individual living life in a wheelchair. You may even assume a spinal cord injury is to blame for the person’s disability. Stories of quadriplegics and paraplegics are portrayed on television shows and although sympathy wells up in our hearts, we hope and pray such a thing never happens to us. Anyone would agree; enduring a catastrophic spinal cord injury is not a fate any of us would wish on our worst enemies.
That said, the nightmare becomes reality for some individuals who were at the wrong place at the wrong time and encountered a disastrous accident and nearly lost their lives, or even worse – suffer now because of an attack or a physician’s error. What do you do? Where do you go when life has dealt you this devastating blow?
Please call to speak with a member of our legal team in Santa Rosa, California for guidance after your catastrophic injury to the spinal cord. We can visit you in the hospital or in your home if it is more convenient for you. Please contact us or call 707-703-4038 to schedule an initial consultation at no charge to you.
Facing the Circumstances
In spite of a serious disability you now face, you are thankful to have survived the incident, which caused your spinal cord injury. There are many incidents that may have caused your catastrophic injury, some of which are:
- Accidents Involving Automobiles
- Accidental Falls
- Violent Acts or Crimes
- Injuries from Sporting and Recreational Activities
- Alcohol Use
If there was an attack or accident, there are likely many other things you must face as well.
- Property damage and insurance
- Other friends or family who were injured
- Other parties involved in the car accident
- Prosecution against an attacker
- Further medical care
- And much more
Recuperation and Recovery
After the serious accident, you may now require, or may already have undergone surgery to stabilize your spine. It will take time to heal from the surgery and the trauma and you will likely need rehabilitation services. Occupational therapy and physical therapy provide you tools and skills to cope with your new condition. Each day you have a little more hope that your new reality will be something you can handle.
Since 1975, Teal & Montgomery has been a source of hope and caring help for accidental injury victims who had suffered spinal cord injuries and other serious and catastrophic injuries. Our firm of dedicated, skilled personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers includes a doctor who is also an attorney. The entire law firm of Teal & Montgomery is ready to make your case a priority.
With time, you will adjust and adapt to your new life as a person with disabilities. Financial capabilities can make it much more accessible for you to achieve things you might now only dream of. If someone else’s negligence was the cause of the accident or other incident that caused your spinal cord injury, our attorneys are available to help you pursue your goals.
Your financial needs will most likely involve the following:
- Medical bills, therapy and rehabilitation
- Medical equipment and adaptive devices
- Vocational rehabilitation, if possible
- Lost wage replacement
- Compensation for related expenses, such as transportation to medical appointments
- Acknowledgement of pain and suffering
Contact A California Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Lawyer
Teal and Montgomery has offices in Santa Rosa and Sacramento. We have decades of experience representing victims of serious injuries, catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other personal injuries as a result of accidents, surgical errors or violent crimes.
We welcome you to contact us or call 707-703-4038 to schedule a free initial consultation, regarding your herniated disc or paralysis, at your convenience. One of our Santa Rosa spinal cord injury attorneys can visit you in your home or hospital if necessary.