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Shedding Light on Spinal Cord Injuries: Advocating for Awareness and Justice in California

Posted by Luis A. Vega | May 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

Spinal Cord Injury Blog May 14th 2024

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring impact of spinal cord injuries, a challenge that transcends time, with roots tracing back to 3000 B.C. This annual observance, led by the Spinal Injuries Association in partnership with Aspire, Back Up, and Spinal Research, aims to illuminate the realities faced by those grappling with spinal cord injuries. 

Did you know that in California alone, thousands of individuals experience spinal cord injuries every year? These injuries, often resulting from accidents such as motor vehicle collisions, falls, and sporting incidents, can have profound and life-altering consequences. These consequences can include impairment of the respiratory system or even paralysis.  

At Dordick Law Corporation, we understand the gravity of catastrophic injuries, particularly in California's bustling urban centers like Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Riverside, and San Diego. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to advocating for those affected by spinal cord injuries, ensuring they receive the compensation and support they rightfully deserve. 

In the Golden State, the prevalence of spinal cord injuries underscores the urgent need for greater awareness and resources. According to recent data: 

  • California consistently ranks among the states with the highest incidence of spinal cord injuries, with over 2,500 new cases reported annually. 

  • The leading causes of spinal cord injuries in California include motor vehicle accidents (40%), falls (28%), acts of violence (15%), and sports-related incidents (9%). 

  • Approximately 60% of spinal cord injury cases in California occur in individuals aged 16-30, highlighting the disproportionate impact on young adults. 

  • The economic burden of spinal cord injuries in California is staggering, with estimated lifetime costs exceeding $3 million per individual, factoring in medical expenses, lost wages, and ongoing care. 

Navigating the complexities of catastrophic injury cases requires a comprehensive understanding of California's legal landscape and the unique challenges faced by spinal cord injury survivors. Our dedicated team at Dordick Law Corporation is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to advocate fiercely on behalf of our clients, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights are protected. Our dedicated advocacy towards our clients is reflected in our landmark verdicts and settlements. In Zesatti v. Doe Construction, this $17 million settlement came after our client sustained massive spinal trauma along with other traumatic injuries after her vehicle struck a tractor-trailer making a prohibited right-turn into a retail distribution center  

On this Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, let us come together to raise awareness, foster empathy, and champion inclusivity for individuals living with spinal cord injuries. Together, we can strive towards a future where access to care, support, and opportunities for those affected by spinal cord injuries is not just a goal but a reality. 

Contact us at (310) 551-0949 or fill out this form to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can support you or your loved ones in the aftermath of a spinal cord injury. 

Let us unite in our pursuit of justice, compassion, and empowerment for all. 

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