Of all injuries, a spinal cord injury is unquestionably one of the most severe, tragic and emotionally heart wrenching for the victim and the victim’s family. A spinal cord injury may result in partial or full paralysis, requiring a lifetime of personalized care, medical treatment and rehabilitation. Spinal cord injury costs are extremely expensive. Even when the victim is released from the hospital or care facility, treatment and patient care must be around-the-clock. Often, nurses, aids and medical attention must be available 24 hours a day. Even when a spinal cord injury patient sleeps, care is required to make sure the patient’s basic survival needs are met. The Ernst Law Group has a combined 60 years’ experience standing up for the rights of spinal cord and other severe injury victims, helping them recover the damages that they are so profoundly entitled to.
Accidents that Lead to Spinal Cord Injuries:
Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by severe accidents. The most common accidents include:
- Motor vehicle accidents – cars, trucks, motorcycles
- Sports accidents – particularly in rough contact sports such as football
- Falls – especially in seniors over age of 65
- Work accidents, including falls from construction workers, window washers, broken ladders and scaffolds
- Acts of violence – guns and knives in particular
If a person, company or product caused an accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury, the injured party should seek compensation for damages. The accident could have been a result of negligent, intentional or reckless conduct on the part of another person, company or entity. If a defective scaffold, for example, collapsed and resulted in a spinal cord injury, the scaffolding company and others that contributed to the design, manufacture and distribution may each be liable.
California Statute of Limitations:
It is absolutely essential for a personal injury victim to file within the statute of limitations, or the case cannot proceed. California statutes of limitations include:
- Personal injury – two years
- Product liability – two years
- Medical malpractice – for injury or death, must be filed within one year from the date of knowledge of the negligent act; the case must not be filed more than three years from the date of the injury
- Exceptions do exist for filing, but you are advised to check with your attorney and not to delay
Your San Luis Obispo personal injury and wrongful death attorney at The Ernst Law Group will immediately check the dates to make sure that your case falls within the allotted filing time.
Call for a Free Consultation with a Highly Rated, Respected, Experienced Law Firm:
You can be absolutely certain that your lawyer at the Ernst Law Group will take your spinal injury case to heart and treat it with the attention, focus and care that it deserves. Ernst knows that your life – and your family’s – will all be permanently affected by this tragic event; the responsible parties must be made accountable. The Ernst Law Group has the necessary resources to consult with the best experts available, including accident reconstruction engineers, medical experts, rehabilitative long-term care experts, life planners, and more, all with the end result of getting you the compensation you deserve for your injury. For a complimentary consultation with a spinal cord personal injury lawyer at The Ernst Law Group, call us at 1-805-678-0272, or email us at [email protected]. There are no upfront fees or costs; if we do not win your case there are no fees at all.
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I could not be more satisfied with Ernst Law Group. Over the course of my case they were nothing but kind and friendly. When you’re in a situation where you need a lawyer it can be a very stressful time in your life. Ernst Law Group made me feel like everything was going to be okay, and I knew giving them my case was the right thing to do. These lawyers genuinely care about their clients and don’t just see you as a case file. My case could not have turned out better, and I owe everything to this law group for their devotion to their jobs and clients.Samantha Spelman
Enough cannot be said for the amazing job done for us by the Ernst Law Group. Their compassion and dedication to ‘doing what is right’ makes them go above and beyond in all that they do. After spending time and money on other local attorneys, Don, Taylor and Terry were a blessing to us. They never backed down even though our case was a very unusual case. Thank you Ernst Law Group.Mary Barrett
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