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Spinal Cord and Back Injuries

Experienced Santa Barbara Spinal Cord and Back Injuries Lawyer

Ensuring you can afford the care you need

In the best of cases, a back, neck or spine injury may be painful and temporarily disabling. But such injuries can also result in permanent damage, paralysis and death. And it is not always immediately clear how much long-term damage an injury will cause. At the Law Offices of Robert S. Patterson, we know how terrifying these injuries can be — and how frustrating it can be when the injury was caused by the negligence of someone else. With nearly 35 years of trial experience, our back and spinal injury attorney in Santa Barbara understands the complexities of these cases and is committed to winning maximum compensation for the injured.

Understanding spine and back injuries

Motor vehicle accidents and falls account for almost 70 percent of all back and spine injuries. The injuries are generally caused by blunt force trauma or the abrupt whip-like motion of your body.

Spinal injury is usually caused by trauma to the vertebral column, where the bone compresses the spinal cord. In cases such as motor vehicle accidents, loss of blood to the spinal column can cause significant injury.

The spinal cord is a central bundle of nerves located within the spinal column. It transmits signals — information — to and from the brain, including:

  • Sensory information
  • Movement control

The information controls essential bodily functions, including:

  • Breathing
  • Blood pressure and blood flow
  • Bladder and bowel function
  • Sweating
  • Digestion
  • Sexual function

Your recovery depends on access to the best possible immediate treatment and long-term care. Most recovery happens in the critical six months following the injury, but with rehabilitative care you may continue to see improvements over the next few years.

Winning compensation to ensure your future

If your back or spinal cord injury was caused even in part by the negligence of another, our Santa Barbara back and spinal injuries lawyer fights to win you compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earnings capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional damages

When applicable, we also argue for punitive damages.

Experienced back and spinal injury attorney in Santa Barbara

The Law Offices of Robert S. Patterson combines the experience of a large firm with the personal attention of a small firm. We primarily serve Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, though we work with clients from Los Angeles and San Francisco as well. Initial consultations are free. Call us at 888-479-4589 or contact us online.

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