Riverside Spinal Injury Lawyer

The spine is the body’s central support structure that keeps us upright, connects parts of the skeleton to each other, and protects the delicate spinal cord in its center. Injuries to the spine can damage the spinal cord and lead to paralysis. If you have suffered spinal injuries through the negligence of another, call Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA as soon as possible. We can help you pursue the maximum compensation for your losses.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • We are seasoned litigators and effective advocates who understand that larger settlements come with being prepared to try cases. Our firm has never lost a litigated case, and we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve.
  • Our founding partner was formerly an insurance defense attorney for more than a decade. Consequently, we know how insurance companies think, act, and settle claims, and we use that to your advantage.
  • We are compassionate and care for our clients and give them personal attention from start to finish. You will meet with an attorney, not a paralegal or assistant. We return all phone calls and stay in close communication with our clients.

Types of Spinal Injuries

As stated by Shepherd Center, there are four sections of the spine – cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. Spinal cord injuries in different sections can affect different areas of the body as follows:

  • Cervical: Injuries affect the head and neck regions above the shoulders.
  • Thoracic: Upper chest, mid-back, and abdominal muscles are affected by thoracic spinal cord injuries.
  • Lumbar: Injuries in this section affect the hips and legs.
  • Sacral: The hips, buttocks, pelvic organs, and backs of the thighs are affected by sacral spinal cord injuries.

Levels of Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are categorized in two different levels – complete and incomplete.

  • Complete spinal cord injury causes permanent damage. Tetraplegia or paraplegia result from this level of injury.
  • Incomplete spinal cord injury means partial damage to the spinal cord. There is some remaining sensation and ability to move. How much depends on the area of the spine injured and the severity of the injury.

Common Causes of Spinal Injuries

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Car accidents and motorcycle crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. They account for nearly half of all new spinal cord injuries every year.
  • Falls: After the age of 65, spinal cord injuries are most frequently caused by falls. In all age groups, falls account for more than 15 percent of spinal cord injuries.
  • Violence: Approximately 12 percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by acts of violence, often involving knife or gunshot wounds.
  • Sports injuries: Impact sports, diving in shallow water, and other athletic activities cause approximately 10 percent of spinal cord injuries.
  • Alcohol use: Alcohol is a factor in approximately one out of four spinal cord injuries.
  • Diseases: Osteoporosis, cancer, arthritis, and inflammation of the spinal cord can also cause spinal cord injuries.

Connect with Hanson & Mouri

Spinal injury claims are high-stakes cases involving substantial damages and complex medical and legal issues. If you have suffered spinal injury, it is in your best interests to get an experienced personal injury attorney on your side right away. Call Hanson & Mouri today for effective legal representation in your spinal injury case.

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