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San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal and it will often cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury. A spinal cord injury can be devastating and depending on the type and severity of the spinal cord injury, victims can face surgeries, extensive rehabilitation, chronic pain, disability and a lifetime of medical costs.

According to the National Spinal Cord Association, in the United States, approximately 11,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries each year, which mean almost 30 people are injured each day.

All it takes is one short second and one tragic accident, it could be a slip and fall or an auto accident. Even more disheartening is the idea that your life may be changed forever. Everyday abilities such as walking or running could be lost. Also, along with physical change, the financial changes you will sustain as result of your San Diego spinal cord injury can be overwhelming.

Howard A. Kitay is a premier personal injury law firm serving seriously injured, and in some cases catastrophically injured people throughout San Diego. We will tirelessly fight on your behalf until we obtain the money you need for your personal injuries, medical expenses, and loss of income. Those who face the tragic consequences of negligence and have suffered a serious spinal cord injury should have their case managed by an attorney from the law offices of Howard A. Kitay who will be relentless in pursuing compensation for damages commensurate with the severity of the injuries.

Some common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Severe trauma
  • Collision
  • Fall
  • Lifting
  • Incorrect positioning during an operation
  • Herniated discs
  • Surgery complications
  • Failed spine fusion surgery

The effects of a spinal cord injury may extend beyond the obvious physical impairments. Adapting to life with a disability, often in a wheelchair, is not easy. Victims commonly experience many emotional pain and suffering. Victims have concerns about how their injury will affect their lifestyle, their financial situation, and their personal relationships. Grieving and emotional stress are normal and common.

Our lawyers handle a range of spinal cord injury claims resulting from workplace accidents, including those involving:

  • Paralysis
  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Nerve damage
  • Foot-drop
  • Tingling in limbs
  • Back and neck pain
  • Restricted mobility
  • Muscle atrophy

Our law firm has helped many clients in San Diego with serious neck, back and spinal injuries for over 20 years. We understand what is at stake and work to make a difference in our clients’ lives by providing them the guidance and legal counsel they need after experiencing a tragic accident.

Facing the repercussions of a spinal cord injury is a life-changing event. The challenges that victims of these injuries face are unimaginable for most of us. When another person is responsible for the injury, they must be held liable in a claim or lawsuit seeking compensation. our firm is committed to seeking the maximum possible compensation for our clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries in all types of accidents. We understand how crucial the outcome of the claim will be to the injured victim and their families, not only physically, but in the other costs that will be faced, such as loss of income, predicted future financial losses, as well as compensation for the personal damages sustained.

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident that caused a spinal cord injury, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced San Diego spinal cord injury attorney at the law offices of Howard A. Kitay as soon as possible.

At the law offices of Howard A. Kitay, our policy is that if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. Contact us today at 619-578-2222 for your free initial legal consultation.

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San Diego Office Next to Downtown Courthouse

444 West C Street, #220
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 578-2222

El Cajon Office Across from East County Courthouse

275 East Douglas Ave, #111
El Cajon, CA 92020

Phone: (619) 442-0542

Chula Vista Office Across from South Bay Courthouse

303 H Street, 4th Floor
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone: (619) 442-0542

Mission Valley Office Centrally Located

8880 Rio San Diego Dr.,
8th Floor

San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: (877) 442-0542


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