Spinal Cord Injuries
Christopher Reeve’s accident was tragic, no doubt. But with courage and a commitment to life, he showed the world that he was still a philanthropist, a fighter, an actor, a producer, a father and a husband. Even in a wheelchair, he did not hide behind closed doors and shut himself off from life and his career.
What Christopher Reeve suffered from was a spinal cord injury (SCI), damage to the spinal cord. Such injuries may result in a loss of strength, mobility or feeling. Sometimes people with spinal cord injuries are said to be paralyzed or to be paraplegics (they have movement and feeling in their arms), or quadriplegics (no or limited strength, movement and feeling in their legs, feet, arms and hands).
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries can be caused by accidents, gunshots or falls; by diseases, such as polio or spina bifida; by medications, usually when they have been prescribed incorrectly; or, occasionally, by surgery or a procedure that has gone wrong. You or your family member’s paralysis may be the result of medical malpractice or negligence, and you may have a case.
There are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. These time limits are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. So it is in your interest to speak to one of the best personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.
Why Heimberg Barr
Dr. Steven Heimberg possesses a very rare and dangerous (for his opponents) background. He is a medical doctor as well as a lawyer. This allows him to recognize the full extent of medical issues resulting from spinal cord injuries, uncover hidden facts, decipher complicated medical records, recruit top medical experts, and simplify and communicate the full impact of life altering injuries to juries so that they also understand and can award just damages.
Dr. Heimberg and his team of attorneys have decades of experience facing down insurance companies and their lawyers. They know the medical and legal issues inside and out and they know how to hold insurance companies accountable. They know what it takes to get insurance companies to do their job and pay claims that should be paid. That knowledge combines with a passionate commitment to justice and a rigorous work ethic to form the foundation on which Heimberg Barr is built.
Reasons To File A Case
Though we understand that this is an excruciatingly difficult time for you, please be aware that it is critical that an investigation into the facts of the case be undertaken as soon as possible if you are considering filing a lawsuit. This is necessary to preserve evidence, to get information while memories are fresh, and to avoid losing your right to bring a lawsuit.
You not only deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life, but, most importantly, you deserve to be free from your new financial hardships. You may no longer be able to work to support yourself and your family, to pay for your mounting medical bills, or to afford the extra costs of hiring help to do what you can no longer do around the house.
Payment for your or a family member’s injuries is often critical to your and your family’s future.
Yet in most cases you will face an army of lawyers, an entire department at an insurance company, and the resources of a mega-corporation fighting you in order to avoid providing you the money you desperately need. In other words, their whole focus is to avoid claims or to settle with you for the least amount of money possible.
At Heimberg Barr LLP, we strive to be some of the best lawyers in California. We want to help make sure you get your restitution you deserve.