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  • Evidence: Establishing negligence is essential for an effective spinal cord injury claim. This can be done with evidence, such as medical records, expert testimony, video footage, witness testimony, and independent medical tests.
  • Recoverable Damages: Victims can recover economic damages like medical expenses and lost wages, non-economic damages for pain and suffering, and punitive damages for egregious negligence.
  • How a Lawyer Can Help: Having a lawyer’s guidance can help you make a stress-free recovery, as they handle every aspect of your claim, including investigation, collecting evidence, and negotiating settlements.
  • The Callahan & Blaine Difference: Callahan & Blaine have a robust legal team of experienced trial lawyers who have achieved stunning results with their comprehensive support and extensive insurance knowledge.
  • Contact our spinal cord injury lawyers: today by calling (714) 241-4444 or filling out a contact form for a consultation and take the first step towards securing the justice and support you need to move forward.

If you are involved in a car accident, slip-and-fall, or other incident in which you suffer injuries to your spine, the consequences are often serious and long-term. Your injuries can be even more devastating if they occurred due to someone else’s negligence. If this is the case for you, you may feel frustrated but unsure how to seek the justice you deserve. Fortunately, with the help of the seasoned lawyers at Callahan & Blaine, you do not have to face the legal process alone.

We proudly offer San Diego spinal cord injury victims unmatched comprehensive legal services. We handle every aspect of your claim with careful attention, regardless of its complexity or value. Our robust team of 29 lawyers has at least eight years of experience each, so we have the knowledge and skills to develop a personalized strategy tailored to your unique needs. With this approach, you can focus on recovery while better understanding your rights. 

How to Prove Fault in a San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Claim

Whether you know whose negligence caused your spinal cord injury or you are not sure, your claim must prove the liable party owed you a duty to act responsibly, neglected this duty, and directly caused the accident, your injuries, and related damages. At Callahan & Blaine, we conduct a detailed investigation, gathering crucial evidence to prove these points, including the following:

  • Medical Records: Seeing a medical professional immediately after an accident creates a record of your spinal cord injury and its cause, which helps prove your injury’s existence and rules out pre-existing conditions.
  • Expert Testimony: If your injury resulted from medical malpractice or insurance companies do not believe it is serious enough, expert testimony from a medical professional can provide valuable insight.
  • Video Footage: Video evidence often speaks for itself, so we may obtain surveillance or traffic video footage of the incident to show whose negligence caused it, the severity, and the injuries caused.
  • Witness Testimony: Eyewitness testimony can also be highly valuable for your claim, as they can testify to the physical and emotional damages you suffer and whose negligence caused them.
  • Independent Test Results: Getting an independent medical examination from a doctor outside of your treatment can help prove the extent of your injuries and how they may impact your future.

With this evidence, we build a strong claim that helps hold the liable party accountable for their negligence and gives you the best chance of recovering maximum compensation.

What Types of Damages May You Recover After Suffering a Spinal Injury in California?

Spinal cord injuries often require extensive treatment and may leave you out of work, which can be a cause for worry. However, you should not have to pay medical bills for an injury caused by someone else. With the support and advocacy of the tenacious lawyers at Callahan & Blaine, you may receive the following types of damages:


Economic damages refer to those with an objective, monetary value. They often include medical bills, lost wages from missed work, loss of earning capacity, caregiving, and other expenses. We can help you calculate these damages by reviewing your bills, invoices, receipts, paystubs, and tax returns to ensure your past, present, and future damages are included in your claim’s value.


In contrast, non-economic damages have a subjective, non-monetary value. This may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, reduced quality of life, disability, and loss of support. These damages can be more challenging to calculate, but our skilled lawyers understand how to determine their worth accurately so you may receive a fair settlement for the emotional and psychological impact of your spinal cord injury.

Punitive Damages

If the liable party acted with willful intent or egregious negligence, they may have to pay punitive damages, which serve as a punishment and aim to discourage this behavior in the future. Our Callahan & Blaine lawyers may include evidence and information in your claim to prove malicious intent or gross negligence.

How Can Callahan & Blaine Help With Your San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Claim?

After suffering a spinal cord injury, your recovery should be your top priority. However, it can be challenging to make a smooth recovery without the help of a trusted lawyer. At Callahan & Blaine, we understand the difficulties you may face due to your injury and strive to take your legal burdens off your shoulders by handling every aspect of your claim, including the following:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation
  • Collecting analyzing evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Utilizing valuable resources, such as medical experts and accident reconstructionists
  • Answering your legal questions
  • Developing a personalized plan based on your needs
  • Negotiating with insurance adjusters on your behalf
  • Taking your claim to court if necessary

Our 29-lawyer team can make a major difference in your spinal injury claim with our trial experience and insurance knowledge. Our managing partner, Edward Susolik, is one of the nation’s leading insurance experts, so we understand the tactics needed to navigate the intricate legal process. 

Seek Guidance From the Knowledgeable Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine for Your San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Claim

Suffering a spinal cord injury due to another party’s negligence can be overwhelming, so you deserve a lawyer you can trust to protect your rights and best interests while keeping you informed. At Callahan & Blaine, we communicate with you from the beginning so you can better understand your claim and legal options.

With our unique insurance insight and 40-year legacy as a law firm, we have achieved record-breaking results, including the largest personal injury settlement in U.S. history worth $50 million. Therefore, regardless of its complexities or value, you can rely on us to take on your claim. Give us a call at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today.