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Tim Osborn - Bakersfield Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Bakersfield Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), it is estimated that approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur each year in the United States. NSCISC statistics Since 2010, approximately 36.5 % of all spinal cord injury cases have been caused by a combination of car accidents, truck accidents, big-rig accidents, tractor-trailer accidents and motorcycle accidents. An additional 14.3% of spinal cord injury cases were caused by acts of violence such as assault, battery and gunshots. It is reported that nearly 1 in 50 people in the United States live with paralysis from spinal cord injury. NSCISC facts Spinal cord injury can have a wide range of effects, including, but not limited to, paralysis, impaired motor skills, spasticity, autonomic dysreflexia, respiratory impairment, decreased bowel function, decreased bladder function, pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, depression, anxiety and sexual dysfunction. The cost of treating and living with spinal cord injury can be significant and it is estimated that for those experiencing paralysis from the neck down (quadraplegia), the average cost of living in the first year after becoming paralyzed is $1,023,924.00 and approximately $171,000.00 in each year thereafter. Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

For those who have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of another’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit is likely the only means by which compensation may be obtained. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available for certain types of economic loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, lost earning capacity and loss of ability to provide household services. In addition, compensation may be available for certain types of non-economic loss such as past and future physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety and humiliation.

If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of another’s negligence, it is crucial that you retain an experienced Bakersfield spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Bakersfield spinal cord injury lawyer, Timothy M. Osborn, has a proven record of success in handling spinal cord injury cases. We encourage you to contact us today in order to learn more. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor.

Bakersfield spinal cord injury lawyer, Timothy M. Osborn, handles spinal cord injury cases arising out of a wide array of accidents and types of negligence, including, but not limited to:

  • Brain Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful Death
  • Neck and Back Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Eye Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Ankle Injury
  • Wrist Injury