Many parts of the body heal if given enough time. The spinal cord is different. Once damaged, injured individuals often experience a limited ability to recover. Some spend the remainder of their lives in wheelchairs or unable to perform basic daily tasks. When spinal cord injuries happen unexpectedly in incidents that never should have happened, the San Jose spinal cord injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger are there to help.
We are the best team of injury lawyers in San Jose with the track record to prove it. With more multi-million compensation awards for our plaintiffs than any other Northern California law firm, scheduling a free consultation with us will never be a waste of time.
About Our San Jose Spinal Cord Injury Practice
Spinal cord injury victims and their families often need time to adjust to their new realities. Our firm does more than litigate matters in a courtroom. Our San Jose spinal cord attorneys provide compassionate guidance for our clients with spinal cord injuries. We understand the emotional, tiring, and logistically challenging nature of these injuries.
In addition to pursuing your claim against the at-fault party, we can refer you to disability specialists, rehabilitation services, and other resources to help you during the recovery process. Our attorneys can negotiate medical bill reductions and due dates. While you focus on achieving a maximum possible recovery, we will do everything we can to secure you a brighter financial future that includes compensation for all your losses.
Unlike many personal injury firms in San Jose, we have an attorney who is also a medical doctor on staff and another dual-skilled professional on call. Our doctor-lawyers’ expertise gives us the ability to fully understand complex injuries including spinal cord injuries. We have a long-standing reputation for success in the local legal community; and, our team has secured several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our spinal cord injury clients – including a $5.65 million settlement in a motorcycle accident lawsuit that resulted in paraplegia.
A Brief Overview of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system. Without it, the brain cannot communicate with any other part of the body. Physicians classify spinal cord injuries based on location and amount of damage sustained. In general, paraplegia impacts the lower trunk and legs of the body, while quadriplegia affects a higher part of the spinal cord and causes paralysis across the trunk and all four limbs.
Paralysis (immobility and/or loss of sensation) occurs with both partial and complete spinal cord injuries. Those with complete spinal cord injuries experience total and permanent loss of functionality, while partial or incomplete injuries can manifest as a range of different symptoms. For example, some partial paraplegics may feel sensations in the lower body but not be able to move.
Any type of spinal cord injury can have a serious and lasting impact on someone’s life. Paralyzed persons in San Jose may lose the ability to pursue certain careers, to fully participate in relationships, or to maintain an independent lifestyle. A spinal cord injury claim will not reverse time, but it can provide the financial means those with spinal cord injuries need to regain a maximum possible quality of life.
Spinal Cord Injury Resources in San Jose
If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury in San Jose, you may spend a significant amount of time at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s award winning Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Researchers at the facility are actively searching for new and better treatments for all types of paralysis. You may also find support through the California Department of Rehabilitation and the San Francisco Bay Area Spinal Network.
Your San Jose Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
After a dangerous car accident, fall, or other type of preventable accident, talk to the injury attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. We can help you pursue justice and compensation for all of your losses. You deserve the best possible chance for recovery.