San Luis Obispo County Spine Injury Attorneys
Helping Injured Victims Receive Fair Compensation After a Neck or Back Injury
Head trauma and spinal injuries affect your brain and nerves, which, in turn, impact your cognitive ability, mobility and your entire life. At Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, our San Luis Obispo County spine injury attorneys work with victims and medical professionals to help assess the short and long-term financial impact these devastating injuries have on victims.
What Causes Neck, Back and Spine Injuries?
Any impact or trauma to your vertebrae may damage your neck, back or spinal cord. Common neck, back and spinal cord causes include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents - Whether you are driving or are a passenger in a vehicle, riding a motorcycle or bicycle, or a pedestrian in a crosswalk, if you are hit in a car accident, you can be severely injured or even paralyzed by the injuries you sustain.
- Falls - Slipping and falling in a store or on someone’s property due to negligence can cause a permanent spinal injury if you land on your back.
- Defective Products - Whether it’s using sports equipment or a lifting harness, items that are defective and do not work correctly can put pressure on your spine, causing permanent, life-long injuries.
- Work Accidents - Construction falls, broken ladders or other work-related accidents can cause permanent neck, back and spine injuries.
- Acts of Violence - Victims of gun or knife attacks can suffer permanent nerve injuries, impacting the neck, back and spinal column.
California’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury and Accident Claims
Accident victims face certain deadlines by which they must make a claim against the parties believed to be responsible for their injuries. This is known as the statute of limitations. However, the real, life-long impact of an injury may not be immediately noticeable. If you or a loved one has suffered severe neck, back or spine damage due to a personal injury, you must meet with an experienced San Luis Obispo spine injury attorney to file a case before the statute of limitations expires. California’s statute of limitations are as follows:
- Personal injury claims are two years
- Product liability claims are two years
- Medical malpractice claims for injury or death are required to be filed within one year from the date you know about the negligent act and must be filed within three years from the time of the injury.
- While exceptions do exist for filing, you must consult an attorney immediately so your statute of limitations does not expire.
Contact Our Highly Rated, Experienced San Luis Obispo County Spine Injury Attorneys for Your Back, Neck or Spinal Cord Injury
If you are the victim of an accident and suffer from severe neck, back or spinal pain, contact an experienced, qualified personal injury attorney to handle your personal injury claim.
Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, has more than 10 years of experience representing accident victims in the greater San Luis Obispo, California, area. Our legal team has the knowledge and expertise to help you secure the necessary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. Remember, not all attorneys are created equal, nor are all attorneys qualified to handle personal injury claims. Our law office is the recipient of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, according to The National Trial Lawyers.
Contact our office today to arrange your free consultation with our team. Unless we secure an award for your case, you will never owe us any legal fees.