Spinal Cord Injury

Have you or a loved one recently suffered from a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and Disk Bulges

A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal are damaged. A bulging disk occurs when the spongy disks between the vertebrae in the spine compress and bulge out. As of 2019, an estimated 17,730 new SCI cases occur each year.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries include: 

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Falls
  • Acts of Violence
  • Sports and Recreational Injuries
  • Work Related Activity

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries can include: 

  • Loss of sensory or motor function
  • Paralysis of entire body or lower extremities
  • Loss of movement
  • Loss or altered sensation, including the ability to feel heat, cold and touch
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
  • Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility
  • Pain or an intense stinging sensation caused by damage to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing or clearing secretions from your lungs
  • Extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head or back
  • Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body
  • Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Difficulty with balance and walking
  • Impaired breathing after injury
  • An oddly positioned or twisted neck or back

Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries have Rights

Between 249,000 and 363,000 people are currently living with SCI in the United States. Spinal cord injuries often result in permanent damage, which can have a mental and emotional effect on its victims. 

The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez can help victims by:

  • Attaining proper medical treatment for victims
  • Procuring the information of those who might be responsible
  • Investigating all potential defendants
  • Sending a demand for client compensation
  • Communicating with the insurance company and defense attorneys on our client’s behalf
  • Filing a lawsuit and guiding client throughout the legal process
  • In some cases, settling a case before filing a lawsuit
  • In some cases, settling a case after filing a lawsuit
  • In some cases, taking the case to trial or arbitration

Victims have a voice with Sylvia V. Gonzalez

When you or a loved one are injured, the last thing you want to worry about is the influx of to-dos that result from your traumatic injury. The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez can handle all of the obstacles that you may encounter as a victim of traumatic injury. With the Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez on your side, you can focus on recovering. With over a decade of practicing law, the Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez provides legal excellence with a personal touch.

The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez has helped hundreds of victims by:

  • Gaining reimbursement for victims’ past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Winning victim cases quickly without clients having to go to court
  • Accepting payment only when a client wins their case or is presented with a sufficient settlement 
  • Providing emotional closure for victims of traumatic injury incidents
  • Negotiating with insurance companies to keep more money in the victim’s pocket
  • Reimbursing the appropriate parties as needed

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