Sacramento Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

As one of the most important parts of the human body, the spinal cord is also incredibly vulnerable to damage in the event of a car wreck, slip and fall, or other accident. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries can cause nerve damage and paralysis, forever changing a victim’s life.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, the Sacramento personal injury lawyers at Tiemann Law Firm can help you take legal action and pursue financial compensation.

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can vary greatly in severity, but all of them have an impact on your health and your ability to continue working or participating in the activities you enjoy. The National SCI Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates there are 17,730 new spinal cord injuries every year across the United States and anywhere between 249,000 and 363,000 people currently living with SCI. Almost all of these cases result in some loss of feeling that doesn’t return for weeks or months or more.

If your injuries were the result of an accident caused by someone’s reckless actions, the Sacramento spinal cord injury lawyers want you to know that you don’t have to go through this trying time alone. You have legal options, and with the guidance of an experienced and skilled legal representative, you can pursue financial compensation to cover damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

To learn more about how Tiemann Law Firm can help you take control of your future, call us today at (916) 999-9000 and schedule a free consultation.

Why You Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Whether your accident resulted in whiplash or some level of paralysis, it’s imperative that you retain an attorney who has experience handling spinal cord injury cases and a consistent track record of getting results. With so much on the line regarding your physical and financial health, handling your case without the skills and knowledge of a top-notch attorney can greatly affect the outcome and could result in recovering not enough or no compensation at all.

Spinal cord injury cases can be incredibly involved and expensive, especially if they end up going to court. A law firm that specializes in these cases has the necessary resources and manpower to pour over hundreds of documents, find evidence, and leave no stone unturned in investigating and arguing your case. A spinal cord injury lawyer also has a deep understanding of the legal system and knows what type of evidence needs to be tracked down and presented to a jury in the event your case goes to trial.

Along with giving you the best possible chance at recovering full compensation to pay for damages, hiring a personal injury lawyer for your spinal cord injury case lets you focus solely on your recovery while Tiemann Law Firm handles the rest. Spinal cord injury victims often require operations and a lengthy rehabilitation period. Facing these challenges while also negotiating with an insurance company that’s doing everything possible to avoid paying you can greatly affect your recovery and emotional well-being. Let the Sacramento spinal cord injury lawyers carry this burden for you.

Why Hire Tiemann Law Firm?

Once you decide to hire a spinal cord injury lawyer to handle your case, the most important decision you will make is choosing a law firm to work with. It’s not enough to simply have legal representation. You have to have the right lawyer for the job who will treat your case with the urgency and care it deserves. The Sacramento spinal cord injury lawyers treat every case like it’s our own and promise to treat you and your family with respect, as we all navigate the legal process together. At Tiemann Law Firm, the client-lawyer relationship is a partnership.

Successful cases don’t just happen. They require hours of hard work, relentless dedication to justice, and a passion for helping victims get through this tragic time so they can move on with their lives. We’ve earned our reputation as a law firm that aggressively fights for our clients, and we promise to do the same for you. When you hire us to handle your spinal cord injury case, we won’t just accept the first offer to claim victory and move on. Winning isn’t recovering something. It’s getting every dollar you need.

Take the first step and contact Tiemann Law Firm to schedule your free consultation.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is responsible for controlling all function and movement in the human body by sending and receiving messages from the brain to control both voluntary and involuntary actions. As a literal neural highway that controls everything from organ and sensory function to walking and talking, it is essential to life. If it is damaged in a car wreck, slip and fall accident, or workplace accident, the consequences can be life-altering. It’s no wonder that victims spend an average of 11 days in the hospital and 31 days in rehabilitation following their accident.

The first classification of spinal cord injuries is either complete or partial. In complete spinal cord injuries, the damage is far more severe and permanent. Here, the victim has no sensation and cannot voluntarily move anything below the point of injury on both sides of the body. On the other hand, a partial spinal cord injury means there is still some sensation and function below the injury point, and the severity of the nerve damage can be better or worse on one side.

SCI can also be classified as either tetraplegia or paraplegia.

  • Tetraplegia (quadriplegia) – When the spinal cord is damaged in the neck region causing paralysis below the neck, including arms and legs.
  • Paraplegia – Occurs when the injury is below the neck causing loss of sensation in some area of the lower part of the body.

According to the NSCISC, incomplete tetraplegia is the most common outcome (47.6% of cases), and complete tetraplegia is the rarest (12.3%). Regardless of classification, all spinal cord injuries can result in lifelong complications that impact your personal and professional lives. This includes difficulty breathing, trouble regulating blood pressure, and loss of bowel or bladder control. Some other consequences of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Loss of sexual function
  • Loss of control or severe motor skill degradation
  • Tingling or numbness in the limbs
  • Inability to walk safely without the use of a wheelchair
  • Inability to speak
  • Difficulty supporting head or neck
  • Loss of independence requiring long-term, round-the-clock care

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

When the neck or spine experiences a sudden jolt or force from a violent impact, the consequences can be catastrophic. At Tiemann Law Firm, we’ve handled a variety of different spinal cord injury cases, and our attorneys know what it takes to successfully argue your case.

Since 2015, the most common cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States has been vehicle crashes, but they are not the only cause. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Slip and fall
  • Fall from a height
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Physical assaults
  • Medical malpractice

Spinal cord injury severity can vary greatly depending on the facts and details of your accident. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, you still may be eligible for financial compensation to help cover any medical bills or lost wages, so call us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering your legal options following a spinal cord injury, you likely have many questions about your potential case. We would like to answer all of your questions at your free case review. Meanwhile, here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive.

How long will my spinal cord injury case take?

The exact answer to this question will depend entirely on the details of your individual case and the severity of your injuries. In most instances, cases involving a spinal cord injury take several months to over a year to settle, depending on whether the at-fault driver’s insurance company cooperates, how extensive the accident investigation is, and whether or not we have to go to court. That’s why it’s crucial to get in touch with a Sacramento spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible following your accident so we can start the process.

What is the statute of limitations on personal injury claims in California?

One of the most significant roadblocks we could potentially face with your case is if you’ve waited too long to take legal action. In the state of California, injured victims have to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party within two years from the date of the injury. If you wait to take action until after the two-year period, the court will more than likely refuse to hear your case, and you will lose all rights to compensation.

How much is my spinal cord injury case worth?

Every case is unique, so your attorneys will work closely with you to help you determine the full value of your case. They will take into account your economic losses, such as your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and lost earnings potential. And they will also take into account your non-economic losses, such as mental anguish and pain and suffering. They may work with health and financial experts to help determine the maximum value of your case.

Contact Tiemann Law Firm Today

Tiemann Law Firm knows how spinal cord injuries can disrupt a person’s life. It can cause chronic pain and discomfort, prevent you from working, and, in severe cases, take away your independence. We can’t undo the damage already done, but we can do everything in our power to make the future right.

Don’t waste another moment worrying about how you’re going to pay a lifetime of medical bills or continue to support your family. The Sacramento spinal cord injury lawyers will get you the financial compensation you need to avoid financial ruin. Call us today at (916) 999-9000 and schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Client Testimonials

Elena Basquez
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The Tiemann law Firm has been very good to me ever since I walked in the door. James and Emily have been very responsive and professional and make me feel comfortable when I start to freak out a bit. Accidents can be pretty stressful and I feel like they’ve gone above and beyond. I’m happy that keep me up-to-date on how my case is going. I appreciate that they make me feel like a priority and that they take my case serious. I have already recommend them to a few friends and family members. God forbid I get into another accident, but if I do, I know exactly where to come for help.

Elizabeth Ochoa
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I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and their dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.

Beca Lopez
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Such wonderful experience with Tiemann Law firm. The employees are great, respectful, and kept in contact with me throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend this firm. Thank you so much for your services!

Tajii Black
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Don’t listen to the bad reviews! My experience with this law firm is unmatched , I always recommend to colleagues and friends and they have not been disappointed either. Great quality people who care about the outcome not just the bottom line

Dawniel Ewing
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I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. They have been extremely helpful and professional when dealing with my case. Anytime I needed anything or wanted updated they responded immediately. They made me feel like they cared. Highly recommend them!

Amy J
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Tiemann Law Firm is a great law firm. The best part is we won and I received a bigger settlement than I thought was possible! They keep in touch and are friendly and easy to talk to. If you want the best settlement for your case,   CALL THESE GUYS!!!

Michael T.
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I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

Herb T.
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T.
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I highly recommend The Tiemannn Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

Hanna Padilla
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

S.B.
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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had an excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Star Fire
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It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

Jereme S.
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No-one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Maye Ly
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I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

Matt H.
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I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

Jennifer Birdseye
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Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Lendzey Garcia
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I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!