Understanding the Nature and Severity of a Spinal Cord Injury
One of the scariest aspects of having a spinal cord injury is not knowing how severe or permanent that injury is. There are many cases where a serious spinal cord injury does not result in immediate paralysis. A small rupture in the disc or a broken vertebra can worsen over the course of weeks and months, causing chronic and potentially lifelong pain, weakness, and loss of mobility. It is now known that chemical irritation from a ruptured disc rather than pressure on a nerve root causes at least 50 percent of all back pain. It is for that reason that it is never advisable to accept a settlement for your accident injury claim before you have a full and proper diagnosis of your spinal cord injury. The Law Offices of William C. Bibb are committed to guiding clients through the process of getting access to the medical tests and treatments necessary for diagnosis and recovery.
Why you Need an Attorney to Help with your Spinal Cord Injury
If you or a loved one sustained a serious spinal cord injury in an accident anywhere in California, call the Law Offices of William C. Bibb today. I have extensive experience in handling every type of spinal cord injury case, and understand the complex medical issues associated with neck, back, and spinal injuries. I also work with a network of experts in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitative medicine, and life-care planning to provide my clients with the most comprehensive representation and care possible. We have the expertise, knowledge, and experience to take on insurance company experts in court and win your case.
Getting you access to a proper and comprehensive medical diagnosis plays a huge role in your spinal cord injury tort case. Recent advances in imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have made diagnosing many spinal cord injuries easier and faster. The medical experts that I work with can help to determine whether you have nerve root compression – which is an injury to the spinal cord – or another type of neck or back pain. Learning as much as we can about your spinal cord injury is crucial to identifying whether you are a candidate for surgery, injections, or other types of treatments. Understanding the full extent of your spinal cord injury and prognosis is also a key part of determining damages for your past, current, and future medical needs and expenses.