Spinal Cord Injury

Get The Best Possible Compensation For Your 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 Abraham Smith & Waldsmith, LLP, our San Francisco spinal cord injury lawyers deal in cases involving loss of limbs and paralysis. The immediate needs of the victims are to be considered, 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 (including disc and sacral injuries) 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, loss of motor function, 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 at 888-745-2988 or sending an email.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


Abuse & Molestation

 Priests, ministers, church officials and workers, coaches, teachers, day care workers, park rangers, and other trusted adults who sexually molest children, ruin lives and cause irreparable psychological damage.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.



Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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