Spinal cord injuries are life-changing.

Unfortunately, when the spinal cord is damaged, even with the most advanced medical treatment it may still be medically impossible to restore crushed, severed, or damaged nerves. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, it could not be more important to ensure you’re represented by a law firm that will help you pursue the maximum possible in damages. You will need every cent, as these injuries may require a lifetime of care. Our spinal cord injury lawyers in San Jose are here to help get you what is right. 

The Swanson Law Group: We’re not your average law firm

When you need a lawyer, you want to be confident they will give your case the attention it deserves. Attorney Ben Swanson, a well-known figure in personal injury law, helms our team of personal injury attorneys in San Jose. Ben’s fellow plaintiff lawyers are inspired by how he achieves multi-million-dollar recoveries for his clients. Insurance companies and defense counsel know and respect his reputation for success in trial.

For us, it’s personal. Every member of our team is dedicated to fighting back on your behalf. Our mission is to help clients not only get better after an accident but to be able to face life ahead with a positive attitude and make the most of the money they recover in a claim or lawsuit. We are far from the average law firm. 

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Excellent for our clients, frightening for the insurance industry

At The Swanson Law Group, we are caring, supportive, empathetic, service-oriented, and health-conscious to clients. We take on the insurance companies with a vengeance and are relentless, dangerous, strategic, unstoppable, and fearsome to them. We provide legal counsel in both English and Spanish, and when we take on spinal cord injury case, we evaluate it with great care. We call on medical experts, financial experts, and mental health experts. If you want unique results, you need a unique attorney. If you have a spinal cord injury, we urge you to call us right away.

Types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries vary in how much they affect mobility. The nerves of the spinal cord are protected by the bones of the vertebra. When an impact compresses, severs, or crushes the bones, the nerves can no longer send signals. These injuries are categorized as complete, in which the spinal cord is permanently damaged, and incomplete, in which it has suffered partial damage. The types of physical impairments associated with a complete spinal cord injury include:

  • Tetraplegia: Also called quadriplegia, every limb is affected. This is the result of an injury at the cervical spine (seven cones in the neck region).
  • Paraplegia: This is paralysis to the legs and lower body resulting from an impact to the thoracic region of the spine at the center of the upper and middle back.
  • Triplegia: This condition is considered incomplete, as three limbs are paralyzed (as in one arm and both legs).

If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the above, please call one of our spinal cord injury attorneys in San Jose. 

Life after a spinal cord injury

After a spinal cord injury, every aspect of life comes with difficult challenges. A person who has one of these injuries often faces serious health and emotional issues, including:

  • Loss of control of your bladder or bowels
  • Sexual function is limited or gone
  • Radiating, ongoing pain
  • Odd nerve reactions and tingling
  • Breathing issues that require assistance with medical equipment
  • Bedsores or pressure sores
  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Emotional issues
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The stages of spinal cord injury recovery

Adapting to a spinal cord injury is not easy. After your stay in the hospital, you will require extensive rehabilitation treatments which can continue for about eight months. The recovery moves through several stages:

  • Stage one: This stage covers the treatment after the injury. Most patients are in the ICU initially. Surgery may be performed.
  • Stage two: This is the rehabilitation phase, which may take place at another facility. During this time, you learn to manage shifting from a bed to a wheelchair on your own (paraplegia only), issues such as going to the bathroom, and how to avoid the many complications that occur. 
  • Stage three: The third stage of the journey is maintaining your health. You will need regular checkups to evaluate your condition and various types of therapies to treat complications that often arise.

How much is a spinal cord injury case worth?

It stands to reason that a settlement or jury award in a spinal cord injury case will be high-value. That does not mean that the insurance company will make a fair settlement offer. As it’s likely that you’ll need a lifetime of medical care, will be unable to work in your chosen profession, and your personal life will be changed forever, it’s critical that you recover compensation that reflects how much your life has changed. At The Swanson Law Group, we will seek the maximum in compensation.

You’ll need it to adjust to your new life and have the best possible medical care and enough money to undergo new treatments as they are released. The damages we pursue will include:

  • Economic damages: These are the costs associated with the estimated cost of all future treatments, along with the medical care you needed after the injury, your loss of income from work, lost earning capacity, medical equipment, nursing care, the cost of refitting your home, and all other actual financial costs.
  • Non-economic damages: These damages are paid for emotional anguish, loss of quality of life, pain and suffering, changes in marital relations, and other emotional and personal costs. 

We guide you on the road to recovery

At The Swanson Law Group, we’re there for you at every point of the journey to restoring your health after a spinal cord injury. Our talented legal team is compassionate, dedicated, and empathetic. We focus on results, and our case results are truly extraordinary, reflecting our commitment to achieving the best results possible. We have mastery over what is needed to help clients recover after such as serious injury, and we understand the value of the loss. We are happy to make the insurance company pay full value at trial if they fail to deliver a fair settlement offer. The last thing insurance companies want is to go to trial, and they are often willing to overpay our clients so they can avoid doing so. Ben Swanson, has spent the past 10+ years making insurance companies aware that they will lose every time. We are trial lawyers who are ready to take on an insurance company with a vengeance.

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You are not alone

Losing one’s health is very difficult to understand until it happens. It can feel as if you are in a dark tunnel with no light in sight. Experience has given our firm the knowledge that there is a light at the end of the tunnel — and we have the know-how to help you through this challenging life journey and live life with as much hope for the future as can be achieved.

Call us today for a free case consultation. We deliver exceptional legal services, all on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe us no fees unless we win.

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