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  • Proving Fault: For spinal cord injury claims, establishing negligence requires showing the at-fault party had a duty of care, breached it, directly caused the injury, and damages resulted.
  • Compensation Types: Victims of spinal cord injuries can seek economic damages for measurable losses, non-economic damages for subjective impacts, and punitive damages for intentional or grossly negligent actions.
  • Legal Assistance: Having a skilled lawyer can significantly impact the outcome of spinal cord injury claims, ensuring proper representation for negotiations, and readiness for trial if necessary.
  • Why Callahan & Blaine: Beyond negotiation, Callahan & Blaine is prepared for trial, boasting record-breaking verdicts and a deep understanding of insurance, ensuring skilled representation for spinal cord injury claims to achieve fair settlements.
  • To learn more about our services, fill out our contact form or call (714) 241-4444 to schedule a consultation.

Getting into a car accident, falling, or other trauma can cause harm, including spinal cord injuries, which can have a long-lasting impact on your life. The situation can be even more upsetting if someone’s negligence caused your injuries. In this case, you have the right to file a claim and seek compensation for your damages. However, you may not be sure where to start. Fortunately, our experienced Callahan & Blaine spinal cord injury lawyers in San Diego can handle every aspect of your claim while you focus on recovery.

We understand the challenges you are facing as a spinal cord injury victim, so we strive to make the legal process as stress-free as possible. Our robust team of 29 lawyers handles every aspect of your claim using our vast insurance knowledge and unparalleled services. With our proven track record of success, including the largest personal injury settlement in the U.S. worth $50 million and a 40-year legacy, you can trust us to guide you every step of the way and fight tirelessly for your rights.

Proving Fault in San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Claims

After suffering a spinal cord injury, it can be challenging to know whose negligence caused your accident. Our detail-oriented San Diego spinal cord injury lawyers thoroughly investigate your claim, gathering evidence to identify a liable party and fulfill your burden of proof. This is the responsibility you have to demonstrate the following points:

  • Duty of Care: The at-fault party owed you a duty to care for your safety.
  • Negligence: They breached this duty by acting negligently.
  • Causation: This negligence directly caused the accident and your spinal cord injury.
  • Damages: Your spinal cord injury resulted in damages.

Information in your medical records, police report, witness testimony, video footage, and other evidence can help prove these points and build a strong claim. Therefore, it is essential to seek medical attention after suffering a spinal cord injury because it allows you to start treatment right away and creates a record of your injury and its cause.

Types of Compensation You May Recover After a Spinal Cord Injury

The evidence we use to prove fault can also be used to calculate your claim’s value. We understand a spinal cord injury’s impact often goes beyond physical, so we work hard to accurately calculate your claim’s value to include the costs of future damages. Types of damages you may recover for your spinal cord injury include the following:


Economic damages are those with an objective monetary value, such as past and future medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and property damage. We may use bills, receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and tax returns to accurately determine your current and future economic damages.


These types of damages have a subjective, non-monetary value, so they can be more challenging to calculate. They often include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life. Our attentive spinal cord injury lawyers take the time to understand how your spinal cord injury has impacted you emotionally to determine the value of these damages.


If the at-fault party acted with malicious intent or was grossly negligent, they may have to pay punitive damages to you as a punishment. These damages are not awarded as compensation. Instead, they aim to discourage the liable party from such negligence in the future.

How Can a Lawyer Help With Your San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Claim?

Spinal cord injury claims can be complex and high-value, so it is critical to have trustworthy representation by your side who will fiercely advocate for the maximum compensation you deserve. At Callahan & Blaine, we do exactly that. Our seasoned attorneys handle every aspect of your claim, from investigation to negotiation and litigation, so you can focus on recovery. Having our top-notch guidance and support throughout the legal process can make a significant difference in the following ways:

Equipped for Trial

While we work hard to settle your spinal cord injury claim out of court, we understand this is not always possible. Our skilled attorneys are trial lawyers at heart with a proven track record of success in the courtroom. Therefore, we understand what it takes to present your case to a judge and jury.

Record-Breaking Results

With our top-notch trial skills and comprehensive legal services, we have achieved record-breaking verdicts for our clients, including the largest jury verdict in Orange County history worth $934 million and a 12-0 defense jury verdict after a two-month trial in a major employment case brought against one of Orange County’s largest corporations. Therefore, you can trust us to manage your claim, regardless of size or scope.

Valuable Insurance Insight 

With our managing partner, Edward Susulik, one of the nation’s leading insurance experts, we are uniquely positioned to take on your spinal cord injury claim and negotiate with adjusters to achieve a fair settlement.

Learn More About Your San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Claim With Callahan & Blaine

After suffering a spinal cord injury in San Diego, acting quickly is essential due to the time limit you have to file your claim. However, meeting this deadline on your own can be challenging. With the help of our dedicated Callahan & Blaine San Diego spinal cord injury lawyers, you can take advantage of your opportunity to fight for your rights with the peace of mind that your claim is in the right hands.

Our attorneys understand the importance of your claim and the high stakes involved. Each of our 29 lawyers has at least eight years of experience, so you do not have to worry about an inexperienced spinal cord injury lawyer working on your case. We take a personalized approach, working closely with you to help you understand your legal options and create a plan tailored to your needs. To learn more about our services, fill out our contact form or call (714) 241-4444 to schedule a consultation.