Spinal Cord Injury

Our team at Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. is focused on providing you and your family the best possible representation. 

Sacramento Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Pursue Compensation for Your Spine Injury with Our Award-Winning Law Firm

After a serious accident, it’s not uncommon for catastrophic injuries to have occurred. Spinal cord injuries are among some of the most difficult injuries to treat. While some victims may recover, a large percentage of individuals must deal with severe symptoms for the rest of their lives.

At Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. we pride ourselves on being able to provide client-oriented services that truly take into account our clients’ individual needs and circumstances. Our Sacramento spinal cord injury lawyers take the time to get to know each of our clients and to craft a case that effectively meets their needs and fights for a successful outcome.

Begin a free case evaluation with our team today! Contact us at (916) 229-6755 for representation that is backed by 50 years of combined legal experience.

What Our Firm Can Do For You

At Del Rio & Caraway, clients are never treated like just another number. They’re treated as the priority.

We've recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries in falls, car accidents, violent attacks, sporting accidents, and other life-changing events.

Our Sacramento spine injury lawyers are not afraid to go toe-to-toe with big insurance companies; we won't let them bully us or our clients. Our goal is to recover as much compensation as possible so that have the best chance of returning to a normal life.

Through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit, we can help you recover compensation for:

  • Surgery, doctor visits, medication, and other medical costs
  • Missed wages and loss of earning potential
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering, and more

Rather than settle for the first amount that is offered to you, make sure that you are not being taken advantage of by enlisting the help of a skilled and experienced Sacramento spinal cord injury attorney.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

In some cases, sustaining a spinal cord injury can result in full or partial paralysis and can be described as complete or incomplete. Here are the characteristics of each:

  • Complete: Total paralysis below the level of injury and affects both sides of the body.
  • Incomplete: Some functions of the body remain on one or both sides.

Paralysis involving a spinal cord injury may be referred to as:

  • Quadriplegia - Also known as tetraplegia, this type of paralysis affects the arms, hands, trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.
  • Paraplegia - this type of paralysis affects all or part of the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury

Someone who has sustained a spinal cord injury, whether minor or severe, may lose some essential body functions.

A damaged spinal cord can affect the following:

  • Intestinal functions (bladder and bowel)
  • Breathing
  • Heart rate
  • Metabolism
  • Muscle movement
  • Reflexes
  • Sensations

Spinal cord injuries often result in the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Lack of bowel or bladder control
  • Paralysis
  • Numb or tingling sensation in extremities
  • Unconsciousness
  • Headache
  • Stiffness, pain or pressure in back or neck

It’s important to immediately get medical help if you believe you or a loved one have experienced an injury to the spinal cord. These injuries can severely impact your quality of life.

Secondary Conditions Related to Spinal Cord Injuries

In addition to the spinal cord injury itself, it's not uncommon to have the following secondary conditions:

  • Autonomic dysreflexia - A life-threatening condition that affects people with a spinal cord injury that can cause a stroke. It's critical for those with spinal cord injuries to monitor their blood pressure to keep it at healthy levels.
  • Lack of bladder or bowel control - Many people with paralysis have disruption of their bladder and bowel systems.
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - People with a spinal cord injury are at a higher risk of developing DVT, caused by blood clots that can break loose from the leg vein and travel to the lung.
  • Chronic pain - Although people with paralysis may not have feeling in some parts of their body, they may experience what is called neuropathic pain, which can be chronic and unbearable.
  • Respiratory issues - Several aspects of breathing issues can accompany a severe spinal cord injury, and some people may need breathing assistance devices.
  • Sepsis - This type of blood poisoning is a life-threatening condition and happens when the body's response to infection is an attack on its own tissues and organs.
  • Pressure sores - Spinal cord injuries can cause changes in the skin, blood flow, muscle composition, and decreased sensations, leaving someone more prone to pressure sores.
  • Spasticity - Spinal cord injuries can affect the muscles, so it's not uncommon for someone to have spastic movements and muscle tightness.

When someone else's negligence caused you harm, you shouldn't have to worry about how you will pay for your medical bills and treatments. You deserve to have peace of mind knowing there's someone in your corner fighting for your rights. Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. is here to support you every step of the way. Let us handle the insurance companies and hold the responsible parties accountable for their careless actions so you can focus on healing from your injuries.

We will uphold your rights and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.

  • Truck Accident $5,000,000
  • Pedestrian Accident $2,700,000
  • Altercation Caused Injury $2,100,000
  • Tire Failure Causing Rollover Accident $1,860,000
  • Auto Accident $1,670,689
  • Sideswipe Auto Accident $1,049,925
  • U-Turn Auto Accident $1,000,000
  • Truck Accident $1,000,000
  • Auto Accident $1,000,000
  • Illegal U-Turn Accident $1,000,000

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Meet Our Trial-Ready Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Aggressively Advocating On Your Behalf

    We'll go toe-to-toe with insurance companies on your behalf to make sure you're getting a fair settlement and take care of all of the negotiations that follow.

  • Legal Services Tailored For You

    Every case posses its own unique challenges, which is why we always adjust our approach based upon the specific circumstances surrounding your case.

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    We're committed to getting you the best possible outcome regardless of the size or scope of your case and charge no up-front legal fees for our services.

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