Few injuries are as devastating as those involving the spinal cord. Or as unexpected. While they can be caused by diseases such as polio and spina bifida, most spinal cord injuries are the result of trauma. Indeed, 36 percent of the 10,000 new injuries reported in the U.S. each year are caused by motor vehicle accidents, according to the Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center (falls, diving accidents, and sports injuries account for much of the remainder).
Trauma to the nerves carrying sensory and motor signals to and from the brain deprives the victim of sensation and mobility. While the level of injury can vary, depending on where and how severely the spinal cord was damaged, the result is almost always life changing. If you have been in a serious injury accident that has affected your spinal cord and need the assistance of an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco spinal cord injury attorney call (877) 454-9315 or Contact us online today.
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A particularly cruel irony of spinal cord injuries is that they are most likely to strike those in the prime of life. Each year, 82 percent of new injuries will be seen in males between the ages of 16 and 30. Sadder still, many of these injuries could have been prevented. It's an all-too-common scenario: One person's negligence forever alters another person's life.
What a spinal cord injury doesn't alter, however, is your ability to fight back -- to seek compensation, and answers, for the harm you have suffered. Yet success means more than hiring a good attorney: It means partnering with the right attorney, one with the experience and background to understand complex injuries and litigate complicated cases.
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At Mary Alexander & Associates, our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco spinal cord injury lawyers don't just tap into a quarter-century of legal knowledge and courtroom know-how. We leverage a scientific expertise few other firms can match. Our founding partner, Mary Alexander, was a scientist before she was a lawyer, having trained in environmental, occupational, and public health at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. It's a background we call upon every time we walk into the courtroom, helping us not only to grasp hard cases and devise strategies, but to develop compelling presentations that get the attention -- and the vote -- of juries.
We got our start winning a significant verdict for a quadriplegic who had been injured after faulty bicycle brakes caused a crash in Yosemite Park. Since then, we've developed a reputation, and a track record, for helping others get a new start. We want to help you get one, too. Email us or call one of our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco spinal cord injury attorneys at (877) 454-9315