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Spinal Cord Injuries Giving a Voice to the Injured for Over 20 Years

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!

Why Choose the Law Offices of
Braid Pezzaglia

We Give the Injured a Voice
  • 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

    Highly Recommend

    “They are easy to talk with and are responsive. I feel like they have a genuine interest in their clients as people as well as the matters they work on. I highly recommend anyone to consult with Braid if they have an injury case to discuss.”

    - Elwin Y.
    He is a great lawyer and he proved it!

    “I’ve dealt with different lawyers and Braid is the only one that genuinely listens and tries to help you out even if he isn’t getting a job out of it. Hands down I wouldn’t even consider anyone else.”

    - David J.
    Attorney Braid Pezzaglia comes highly recommended.

    “Just the brief encounter and conversation I had with Braid he was getting the job done by asking the right questions and interested in assisting my situation. Attorney Braid you are one of the Best in Silicon Valley!”

    - Sharon G.
    Highly Recommend

    “Braid took on a very tough Insurance company on my behalf. Their client was 100% at fault, but they still tried to stonewall and low ball me on a settlement. Through patience and perseverance, Braid got me a great settlement.”

    - Sean F.
    God Bless you both.

    “Aida Gatchalian and Braid Pezzaglia have been great a team to work with. I would like to show my deepest gratitude towards Braid and Aida. I'm very thankful for their kindness, amazing patience, and hard work through this pandemic.”

    - Tao Pheeah E.

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After an injury, things can seem scary and overwhelming. Our team is here to help ease your stress. Let us help fight for the justice you need and deserve.

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