Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are what the law calls “catastrophic” injuries. A catastrophic injury is one that causes permanent or long-lasting damage. When something damages the spine, it interrupts the signals between the brain and body. This can result in loss of function and sensation or paralysis in one or more limbs. Spine injuries typically occur in trauma, or impact to the spinal cord, in situations such as falls or car accidents. If you or a loved one has an SCI after any type of accident in San Jose, discuss your legal opportunities with Henshaw & Henry, PC.
“Spinal cord law” can refer to a few different types of legal claims depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. It is important to understand what shape your claim would take, so that you can follow the applicable rules and deadlines for filing. Missing the deadline for your specific claim can take away your chances of filing. The sooner you talk to a lawyer about your SCI, the better. Here are a few possible lawsuit types after an SCI:
If you sustained an SCI while performing job-related tasks, contact Henshaw & Henry before filing your workers’ compensation claim. Accepting workers’ compensation benefits means that you give up your right to sue your employer in San Jose. A personal injury claim against your employer may be the better choice if your employer contributed to the accident; for example, if an employer failed to provide a fall protection device while you worked on a roof. Call our team as soon as you can after a serious, debilitating accident to learn your options.
At Henshaw & Henry, PC we connect injured people in need with attorneys who can help. When you contact us for a free consultation, you’ll almost always get to talk with one of our lawyers – not a paralegal or assistant. The attorneys are the ones who know the law and interact with judges and insurance companies. They are the legal professionals you want to talk to about something as serious as a spinal cord injury. Call (408) 533-1075 to get in touch with our San Jose office. Significant compensation for your SCI could be on the horizon.