Spinal Injury or Spinal Cord Injury is a serious problem. It is often described as “trauma to spinal cord”. It can result in loss of proper function. Spinal cord is one of the major parts of human body. A group of nerves together forms the spinal cord that resides between the waist and the bottom of human brain. The spinal column protects the spinal cord. The lumbar spine, cervical spine and thoracic spine come together to form the spinal column.

Spinal injuries are mainly injuries to spinal column. The major reasons behind spinal damage can be motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents and bicycles accidents. Spinal injury can damage the bundle of nerves inside the cord. The mail locations of spinal injury include:

Cervical Spinal Cord Injury – 50%
Lumbar and Sacral Spinal Cord Injury – 20%
Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury – 30%

Spinal injury can be very harmful because the work of the spinal is related to the brain. The brain sends and receives signals through spinal cord. These signals result in sensations and movements. If the spinal cord is damaged you can not move properly. Central nervous system comprises of both the brain and spinal cord. If your spinal cord is injured it can damage the central nervous system which in turn can result in loss of proper function, loss of total or partial movement and loss of partial or all sensations.

There can be three kinds of spinal injuries such as:

Tetraplegia or Quadriplegia: this refers to trauma to Cervical Spine. This can restrict the movements of arms and legs and disable your over all movements.

Paraplegia: this refers to trauma to Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine or Sacral Spine. This can diminish one’s ability to move the legs.

Paralysis: this can disrupt the movement of the entire body.

 

We represent individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another’s person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as car accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence. Initial consultations are always free and contingency fees are available. 

Auto and Boating Accidents—Many personal injuries result from motor vehicle accidents. Accidents may involve negligence on the part of drivers, including drunk driving and reckless behavior. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages. 

Dog Bite Attacks—Illinois has specific laws governing the care and restraint of domestic pets. If you have been injured by an animal, you may have claims against the pet’s owner. Please contact our firm for assistance and advice. 

Medical Malpractice— We regularly represent individuals who have died or suffered extensive injuries resulting from negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider. Catastrophic cases may arise from a primary care doctor’s failure to diagnose diseases, such as cancer, or failure to refer patients to an appropriate medical specialist, a baby who dies or is permanently maimed, and patients who are sent home from the emergency room with inadequate treatment. Not every bad result means someone was negligent. Our experience has made us adept at analyzing these cases, simplifying complex medical matters, and identifying and aggressively pursuing legal remedies. 

Workers’ Compensation—Our firm represents employees who are injured on the job in claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private industry, federal, state, and local government employers and their workers’ compensation insurers.

Construction Accidents— Owners and general contractors have an obligation to keep the work site safe. If there is an accident, in many cases a worker will be able to bring a claim against the owner or general contractor in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. It is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that your rights are fully protected. 

Wrongful Death—If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident or as the result of a faulty or defective product or piece of equipment, we can represent your interests against the parties at fault and their insurance companies to seek damages on your behalf. 

Drug Possession: Health and Safety Code Sections 11350 and 11377

The crime is defined as the unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The prosecution must prove that the defendant knew the drugs were in his or her presence, and that the substance is in fact an unlawful drug. Often the police do not obtain fingerprints from the wrapping or container the drugs are found in, providing the defense an opportunity to contest who the drugs belong to. Constitutional violations committed by the police may lead to the entire case being thrown out of court.

The consequences for the conviction of a drug crime can be very serious. Possession of drugs offenses carry the possibility of jail or even federal prison. It extremely important that you retain the legal services of an experienced San Fernando Valley criminal defense attorney who understands how to successfully defend drug crime accusations. With the proper advocacy of our attorneys, our clients often obtain a sentence of drug treatment programs instead of jail time. Successful completion of such programs often leads to the entire case being dismissed.