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San Francisco Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Helping victims recover damages for paralysis, back and neck injuries

A spinal cord injury occurs when a sudden, forceful, traumatic blow or jolt to the spine fractures, dislocates, crushes or compresses your vertebra or severs your spinal cord. If you injured your back, neck or spine in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you should seek immediate emergency medical attention to minimize long-term injuries and protect your rights to compensation.

At the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel, we have more than 50 years of combined experience helping accident victims who suffer spine, back and neck injuries recover compensation for the costs of emergency medical care, ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation and long-term nursing care. We also help clients recover lost wages and compensation for diminished earning capacity. Our San Francisco spinal cord injury attorneys often seek compensation for non-economic damages such as the pain, suffering and emotional distress traumatic injury accidents cause.

Spinal cord injuries

Spine injuries result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord. Spine injuries may occur at the cervical level or neck, the thoracic or chest level of the spine or the lumbar sacral area, which is the lower back. Adequate treatment is essential, particularly in the early stages. Bleeding, swelling, inflammation and fluid accumulation around the spinal cord can cause further debilitating injury.

Our Bay Area injury lawyers assist clients who suffer spine injuries because of accidents caused by the negligence of others. We can help injury victims seek compensation for many types of injuries, including:

  • Fracture
  • Paralysis, complete or partial, temporary or permanent
  • Paraplegia
  • Tetraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Anterior cord syndrome
  • Central cord syndrome
  • Brown-Sequard syndrome
  • Nerve cell injuries
  • Loss of sensory and motor function
  • Spinal contusions

Common causes of spine injuries

According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents, specifically accidents involving cars and motorcycles, are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, accounting for more than 40 percent of new injuries each year. Motor vehicle accidents are especially common in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Slip and fall accidents cause more than 25 percent of spine injuries and are the most common cause of spine injury for victims over age 65. Acts of violence, sports and recreational injuries, alcohol use and certain diseases are also common causes of spine injury. Failure to diagnose a spinal cord disease or injury, such as cancer or inflammation after an accident, may be considered negligence and may lead to a medical malpractice claim.

Contact a preeminent Bay Area Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

If you suffer from a neck or back injury, spinal cord injury or paralysis resulting from an accident caused by the negligent acts of others, you do not have to suffer alone. The Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel is on your side, offering the representation you need at no cost until we win. To schedule a free initial consultation with our highly experience lawyers today, contact us online or call us at 415.626.5400.

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Law Office of Michael & Michelle Mandel
1438 Market Street
San Francisco, California, 94102 USA
415.626.5400