San Jose Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Injured by Negligence? Call (408) 650-8955
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury because of the actions of another, you may have the right to file a legal claim.
Our San Jose attorney at the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia understands the personal nature of these cases. To date, Attorney Braid Pezzaglia and his team have helped countless clients recover compensation for their spine injuries.
A couple of our past results include:
- $1 million recovered for a client who sustained spinal cord injuries upon falling from a ladder; and
- $750,000 recovered for a student who suffered a severe spinal cord injury on a school trip.
You have rights! Our legal team aims to make exercising those rights easy for you.
Experienced, Reliable Legal Representation
At the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia, we care about getting our clients the best results possible—and that goes beyond financial compensation. We know our clients’ cases are about more than money. They are about being able to afford medical care, hold negligent parties accountable, and protect others from the same negligence.
Mr. Pezzaglia and his team are proud to provide each client with premier, reliable, and personalized representation. Further, we do so without asking our clients to break the bank. We never charge upfront legal fees. In fact, there are absolutely no fees unless we win your case.
Contact us online to book your free consultation with a San Jose spinal cord injury attorney. We offer legal help in English, Japanese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Classifying Spinal Cord Injuries
Medical professionals classify spinal cord injuries as complete or incomplete, depending on the severity of the nerve damage sustained. If all function and sensation have been lost below the site of injury, then it is classified as a “complete” injury; an “incomplete” injury is when some function and sensation have been retained.
Paraplegia and quadriplegia/tetraplegia are examples of complete spinal cord injuries.
Common Spinal Cord Injury Accidents
Sadly, spine injuries may be sustained in a variety of accidents and incidents, including but not limited to:
- Auto accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle collisions
- Motorcycle crashes
- Train accidents
- Truck crashes
- Animal attacks
- Birth-related injuries
- Defective or faulty products
- Safety hazards on private and public properties
At the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia, we take on all these cases and more.
Long-Term Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of the human body. When it is injured, the effects can last a lifetime.
Many spinal cord injury victims witness their lives turn into something completely different from before. They may need help with getting around, eating, bathing, and other daily activities. They are often unable to enjoy their hobbies and pastimes in the same capacity as before. Many must change job fields, shift to part-time work, or leave the workforce altogether. As a result of all these changes, many victims experience a loss of enjoyment of life and/or decline in their mental health.
If you file a civil lawsuit, you may be compensated for the damages you have incurred and are expected to incur in the future, such as medical bills, loss of earnings, reduced future earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc.
How Is Compensation Calculated?
Compensation is calculated based on the facts of your case, as well as the evidence you and your legal representative are able to provide.
For economic damages, you may need to submit an itemized bill from a hospital or medical provider as evidence. You may also find it beneficial to save all receipts for prescriptions, disability accommodations, and other costs related to your injury to prove damages. For lost wages, you may need to submit pay stubs and other official documents. An attorney will advise you as to what you need to submit and what you can leave out.
Non-economic damages, which are not directly related to a financial amount, are harder to prove. There is no itemized bill for pain and suffering, but there are formulas which your attorney can use to calculate a monetary equivalent. We know that the emotional and mental trauma of your injury cannot truly be converted to a dollar amount. Still, many clients find a sense of closure knowing the at-fault party had to pay for their actions in some way.
Helping You Move Forward After a Spinal Cord Injury
Our San Jose spinal cord injury lawyer finds great pride in helping our South Bay neighbors win justice for themselves and their loved ones. We stand out from other firms in the area with our one-on-one compassionate legal counsel, responsive communication, and award-winning advocacy. Our diligent representation has earned us the respect of our peers, clients, and even the opposition.
Give us a call at (408) 650-8955 to discuss your rights with a San Jose spinal cord injury lawyer today!
Experienced & Dedicated Counsel
Attorney Braid Pezzaglia has over 20 years of dedicated legal experience and provides legal counsel and guidance in five languages, including Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog. We work to customize your experience for your needs.
Personalized Strategies & Results
Unlike other firms, our firm cares about instilling confidence in both you and your case. Our attorneys work one-on-one with you to ensure that your unique needs and goals are not only understood but obtained.
Accountable & Transparent
At the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia, we pride ourselves on always being available to our clients and we make it our main priority to keep you informed on how our team is working to obtain the best possible result on your behalf