Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are among the most debilitating. They are common in auto accident collision cases involving rollovers. They can also result from diving accidents, bike accidents, skiing accidents and medical malpractice.

At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, our San Francisco spinal cord injury lawyers deal in cases involving loss of limbs and paralysis. Not only are there immediate needs to consider, but who is to manage the needs of these victims in the future? What about the care they will need for life? Our goal is to obtain for you the maximum financial compensation considering your special needs both now and in the future. Contact us today.

Effective legal representation in cases of spinal cord injury and wrongful death requires not only experience, knowledge and trial skill, but also the ability to understand all of the issues surrounding long-term disability, including chronic pain management, bedsores, attendant care, modification of premises and limitations to daily activities.

We are committed to personal attention, thorough case preparation and full and effective use of the wide range of resources available to us, including a comprehensive team of medical experts, physicians and life care planners.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pools, including those for the popular sports of water polo, diving and synchronized swimming, are a limited resource in the area and in great demand. When overcrowded, safety management of pools is critical.

A lawsuit from one of our clients against the city of Walnut Creek resulted in a $27.75 million verdict — the largest in the history of the county — for a 20-year-old state diving champion. He was rendered quadriplegic when he collided with a synchronized swimmer during diving practice in a public pool. The city of Walnut Creek, owner and operator of the pool, rented its dive pool to a diving team and a synchronized swimming team to hold practices at the same time without any means of separating the two inconsistent uses. The diver did not see a 15-year-old synchronized swimmer push off the wall under the diving board toward his landing area just as he began his dive. The pool now uses floating lane lines to separate the two groups.

In our more than 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys have compiled a winning record on behalf of our clients. Our use of advanced courtroom technology and electronic case presentation frequently results in larger settlements for our clients. If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury for which you believe another party is liable, schedule a free initial consultation by calling 415-421-7995 or toll free 888-745-2988 or sending an email.