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Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries & Paralysis - Call (619) 215-1488

In the United States today, there are more than 270,000 men and women living with spinal cord injuries according to data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Spinal cord injuries can be highly serious, debilitating, and even life threatening. There are, however, many treatment options available, including surgery and rehabilitation. Research groups are currently pursuing other means of treatment as well, such as tissue transplantation to facilitate new nerve cell growth and stimulation of growth proteins.

These possibilities are exciting, and the advancement of the medical field in the area of spinal cord injury is full of promise for people living with serious disabilities caused by spinal cord damage. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you owe it to yourself to pursue the best treatment available. Spinal cord treatment can be expensive, but you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit that covers medical and rehabilitative costs.

What Are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Many of these types of injuries are caused by catastrophic accidents such as:

The most common cause of spinal cord injuries is car accidents. If your injury was caused by another party's misconduct or negligence, you should talk to a San Diego personal injury lawyer about the compensation you may be entitled to for lost wages, pain and suffering, past and future medical treatment, and more.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are typically categorized into two different types: complete and incomplete. These refer to the level of injury and the impact it has on the individual’s functioning post-injury.

  • Complete spinal cord injuries mean that the victim no longer has any ability to function below the level of the injury—meaning they experience no sensation and no movement.
  • Incomplete spinal cord injuries mean that there is some level of function below the level of injury, which could mean some movement, some feeling, or more function on one side of the body.

Both types of spinal cord injury are devastating to an individual and not only profoundly impact the ability of them to function, but also their quality of life. The costs are also astronomical. In facts, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, someone who suffers from high tetraplegia when approximately 25 years of age will accrue more than $4.7 million in lifetime costs.

More than a million of that will be in the first year alone with each subsequent year accruing roughly $185,000. That is why the San Diego spinal cord injury attorneys from The McClellan Law Firm are so committed to helping our clients fight for the compensation they deserve.

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You Could Get Money for Medical Expenses

Treatment for spinal cord injuries can be extensive, and often a process that continues throughout the duration of a person's life. If you are living with partial/total paralysis, quadriplegia, or paraplegia and your injuries were caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, you could receive compensation for treatments such as:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Medications
  • Surgery or Neurosurgery
  • Adjustments to everyday life

Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Serving San Diego

Our legal team has been serving Southern California residents since 1987. In that time, The McClellan Law Firm has become a trusted name in the field of personal injury and product liability law. We want to stand in your corner and fight for the compensation you deserve. Let us put our award-winning representation and informed advocacy to work on your behalf.

Contact The McClellan Law Firm at (619) 215-1488 to schedule your free case consultation.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers in America 2020

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • Best Lawers "Best Law Firms" - Personal Injury Litigation Plaintifs Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2021 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Commercial Litigation Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2021 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Product Liability Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2021 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Craig McClellan earned one of the top 10 medical malpractice settlements in California, securing a $9,000,000 settlement for a client.

  • Top 10 Settlements

    Craig McClellan & Conor Hulburt earned one of the top 10 premises liability settlements in California, securing a $3,175,850 settlement for a client.

  • Craig McClellan selected to Super Lawyers list, Top 10 San Diego Attorneys

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007, and earned the most votes of ANY lawyer for 2019 in San Diego.

  • Craig McClellan was voted Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers for 2019.

  • 2020 AV Preeminent Peer Rated

    Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

    Craig McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    Attorney Craig McClellan is included in this invitation-only group of premier trial lawyers in each state.

  • Craig McClellan is rated 10.0 on Avvo - Top rated Personal Injury Lawyer

    Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • BBB Accredited Business

    The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

    Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan named “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan named Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

  • Craig McClellan has been named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, which honors the nation’s top advocates.

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