Brain And Spinal Injuries

San Francisco Paralysis And Brain Injury Attorneys

A sudden major spinal cord injury (SCI) completely changes the life of the victim and those close to him or her. Partial or complete paralysis is a catastrophic, life-altering experience that results in altered self-esteem, dependency on others, depression and physical complications as well as enormous financial costs to cover ongoing medical care, attendant care, medical equipment, adaptive technologies, specialized medicines and supplies.

Since 1959, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has had a national reputation for excellence in the representation of catastrophically injured clients.

Our firm handles all major catastrophic injury cases, including those involving:

We have helped our paralyzed and brain-injured clients recover millions of dollars for spinal cord injuries ranging from quadriplegia to paraplegia to hemiparesis to spinal cord contusions. Walkup Melodia's SCI attorneys fully understand the anatomy, mechanisms of injury and legal liability theories as well as personal and family loss that results from a spinal cord injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic SCI, call us at 888-799-3968 or contact us online. Arrange a free consultation with our legal team to discuss your options.

World-Class Legal Representation For Catastrophic Brain And Spine Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), paralysis, and spinal cord and nerve injuries are typically permanent, always life-changing, and affect the lives of both victims and their families. These injuries, whether involving permanent paralysis, loss of mental function, compromised independence or other results, are most often caused by the fault of others.

The causes of catastrophic injury are limitless and may include:

  • Corporate wrongdoing
  • Unsafe products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective seat belt and air bag systems
  • Workplace negligence
  • Surgical error
  • Playground accidents
  • Birth injury
  • Automobile or motorcycle collisions
  • Chemical exposure
  • Machinery failures
  • Falls
  • Unsafe premises

Brain and spinal cord injury victims, as well as their families, need experienced personal injury trial lawyers who understand the medical, physical, economic and psychological impacts of TBI and SCI. The San Francisco law firm of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has the skill and experience to obtain full and fair compensation for victims who have sustained such permanent and life-altering injuries.

The Premier Bay Area Personal Injury Law Firm

Walkup attorneys are experienced and capable in the fields of brain injury and spinal cord injury trial practice, neuroanatomy, economics, vocational rehabilitation and life care planning.

Our lawyers have more than 55 years of experience working with clients who need attendant care, assistance in activities of daily living and cognitive therapy or are confined to wheelchairs or dependent on others for in-home support.

When brain injury or spinal injury is the result of someone else's wrongful conduct, experienced attorneys are required. Your lawyer must have the financial resources to cover the cost of hiring experts and be prepared to investigate, file suit and prosecute your claim with intensity and passion.

The San Francisco brain and spinal cord injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have the financial resources, experience, medical knowledge and courtroom track record necessary to make certain that you obtain full compensation covering past and future medical expense, rehabilitation cost, lost wages, supplies and equipment, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.

A San Francisco Law Firm With The Medical Knowledge To Help

As skilled and experienced lawyers dealing with catastrophic injuries, Walkup Melodia trial lawyers have the intellectual and financial resources to evaluate your long-term medical needs, communicate them to a judge or jury and place a value upon them through the use of life care planning experts, nurses, psychiatrists, neurologists and medical economists.

The experts at the Walkup firm regularly hire and work with specialists in the field of life care planning. We know that brain-injured clients and spinal cord injury victims face a lifetime of health-related problems that are peculiar to their disability — problems such as bladder infections, kidney stones, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, bedsores, pressure sores, skin contractions and others.

Your spinal cord injury and brain damage lawyer at Walkup has evaluated and presented evidence on these problems and will work with you and your medical team to make certain that in formulating a plan for compensation, current and future medical expenses are properly evaluated and included in any settlement demand or jury request.

A California Legal Team that Considers All Of Your Needs

In representing seriously injured victims, our attorneys keep in mind that medical and adaptive technologies are evolving. Supplies and equipment for those who have spinal cord impairment are improving, and any settlement or verdict must take into account a budget that covers the cost of technologically improved medical equipment.

Where injury results in loss of employment, we do our best to seek compensation for current and future lost wages, health care insurance and pension or retirement benefits according to law.

If our client requires a caregiver or chore worker, a Walkup lawyer hires experts to place a value on that loss and an economist to present testimony as to the proper amount of compensation for the cost of attendant care.

When a spouse loses his or her mate to major injury, a Walkup lawyer seeks compensation for loss of consortium, loss of household services and loss of spousal intimacy. We understand that the burden of having a disabled loved one falls most heavily on the wives, husbands and partners of the victim. We respect and bring loss of consortium claims for those people when possible.

In such circumstances, the change of roles from partner to attendant can be disruptive to the entire family, and often, specialized family or individual therapy is required.

Contact Our San Francisco Spine And Brain Injury Lawyers

If you, a close friend or a family member has suffered major neurological trauma or a catastrophic spinal cord injury, you should contact a lawyer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for investigation, representation and recovery. Our attorneys practice in both California and Nevada. We are prepared to meet with injured people and their families in our office, at your home or in your hospital room.

To arrange a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at 888-799-3968 or contact the Walkup Firm online.