Ventura Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
As a law firm that helps people who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries on Ventura County highways, workplaces and commercial spaces, we know how overwhelming life can become when dealing with a spinal cord injury. These injuries take away both feeling and function, and beyond the physical limitations they impose, spinal cord injuries can be frustrating and emotionally devastating, creating challenges to daily living on a permanent basis. Yet no matter how complex the injury or how complicated the case behind it, Zavala Law is here for you with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you get the care and compensation you deserve after being injured by another’s carelessness or negligence. Contact our dedicated Ventura spinal cord injury lawyer today, and let’s talk about your needs and how we can help.
Who We Are: Meet Matt Zavala
When it comes to representing you in a spinal cord injury case, you want someone who knows the ins and outs of both personal injury law and the insurance world. Meet Matt Zavala, our lead attorney. He’s got more than a decade of experience in insurance defense and a ton of trial and litigation expertise under his belt. He’s also a seasoned mediator as well. This diverse range of experience enables him to view your case from multiple angles to devise the most effective strategy for success.
Equally important as getting results is offering a genuinely positive client experience. For Matt Zavala, this means making himself accessible to his clients whenever they need him, relating to clients on a personal level, providing advice and counsel, and making sure their needs are being met. Here at Zavala Law, you are listened to, and you are heard.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function, such as mobility or feeling. The spinal cord is the complex bundle of nerves that transmits signals between the brain and the rest of the body. When this pathway is disrupted, it can lead to severe consequences that may be temporary or permanent, affecting various aspects of an individual’s life.
Spinal cord injuries are categorized as either complete or incomplete. A complete injury occurs when there is a total loss of sensory and motor function below the level of the injury. In an incomplete injury, some function remains below the level of the injury, allowing for partial movement or sensation. Generally speaking, a cervical spinal cord injury affects the neck and can result in quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs) and also affect critical functions like breathing and swallowing. A thoracic spinal cord injury impacts the upper and middle back, affecting the torso and legs, resulting in paraplegia (paralysis of the legs). A lumbar spinal cord injury occurs in the lower back and can affect the hips and legs, as well as bowel and bladder functioning and sexual function.
A spinal cord injury isn’t just a medical issue; it’s a life-altering event that impacts not just the injured person but their entire support system. These injuries often occur from falls, car accidents, or workplace incidents and can lead to varying degrees of paralysis or loss of bodily function.
Why You Need Legal Support
You’re already dealing with a host of challenges: medical bills piling up, insurance companies giving you the runaround, and the emotional toll a spinal cord injury takes on you and your family. This is precisely where Zavala Law steps in. We’re not just your legal team; we’re your advocates who will go to bat for you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. And it’s not just about money; it’s about making sure you get the rehabilitation and support you need to get your life back on track, as much as possible.
Our approach is simple: put you, the client, first. From day one, you’ll have our undivided attention. We’ll pore over the details of your case, consult with medical experts, and confront insurance companies head-on. We’re not here for a quick settlement; we’re here to get you the best possible outcome, even if that means going to trial. With Matt Zavala’s extensive trial and litigation experience, you’re in good hands.
Contact Zavala Law Today
A spinal cord injury is one of the toughest things anyone can go through, but you don’t have to go through it alone. If you’re in Ventura County and need an experienced team that will listen to you, fight for you, and get results, give Zavala Law a call. Let’s get you the justice you deserve. Call 805-429-4292 for a free consultation.