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San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers


And getting our clients the compensation they deserve

The Elia Law Firm personal injury attorneys

Are you suffering from a spinal cord injury?

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We serve accident victims in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, El Cajon, Poway, La Jolla, Del Mar, Chula Vista, and all other towns and cities in San Diego County and beyond

If you’re suffering from a spinal cord injury through no fault of your own, fight back!

You may deserve compensation, but you also need an expert San Diego spinal cord injury lawyer to get you what your case is really worth.

The spinal cord is secondary only to the brain in complexity and fragility. Every year, thousands of individuals suffer spinal cord injury that can change their lives forever and devastate them personally and financially. Have you suffered from a spinal cord injury? You may benefit from an attorney specializing in spinal cord injuries like the attorneys here at Elia Law.

Spinal Cord Injury Causes

Spinal cord injury can occur due to a variety of causes, which include diseases, malformations, and traumatic injuries in situations such as car crashes or assaults. Though every case of spinal cord injury is complex and unique, most involve damage to the white matter and/or gray matter of the spinal tissue. This causes myelopathy, which interferes with the body’s ability to communicate with the brain.

Statistically speaking, car crashes (see Car Accident Attorney) are the highest source of spinal cord injury, followed by assaults and falls. Males are more likely to sustain spinal cord injury in the later group.

spinal cord injury paraplegic

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

These injuries are generally split into two categories: complete spinal cord injury in which there is no sensory or motor function below the level of injury, and incomplete injury in which the patient retains some sensation or motor function after being hurt. Though recent years have brought many developments in the treatment of spinal cord injury, science has not yet broken through to a complete treatment for patients, who can be disabled for life.

Spinal Cord Injury Victims Need an Attorney

We are the tough spinal cord injury lawyers you need in San Diego County.

Spinal cord injury victims often face extensive medical bills, psychiatric repercussions, and an inability to work or participate in ordinary day-to-day activities.

In cases in which the injury occurs due to the lack of care, negligence, or misconduct of another person, the victim can often sue in civil court for monetary damages related to the high costs of treatment, lost wages, and ongoing disability.

The personal injury attorneys here at the Elia Law Firm in San Diego are expert spinal cord injury lawyers with your true interests in mind. We possess a long track record of success, as well as an upstanding reputation within the legal community. We understand spinal cord injury and fight on behalf of each and every client while conducting a successful personal injury practice with a penchant for settlements and favorable verdicts.

We are relentless in the pursuit of the maximum compensation for spinal cord injuries and are successful nearly 100% of the time in obtaining the maximum allowable compensation.

Elia Law Firm Accident Injury Laywers in San Diego

Don’t delay. Time is critical. The sooner we go to work, the sooner you can pay for the medical attention you need and deserve. If you’re considering a spinal cord injury lawsuit, call us today.

Call (619) 444-2244 today or submit the form on this page for a free consultation. No fee until we win!

Suffering with injuries sustained through no fault of your own?

Contact our San Diego law firm for a free case evaluation today!

Frequently asked questions on spinal cord injury cases

The value of your case depends on many factors. Every San Diego spinal cord injury case is different. One factor is the nature and extent of your injury. Some people heal faster than others. One person may heal in a week, while another may take six months, a year, or may never heal from the injury. Another factor is the amount of your medical bills, future medical bills and lost earnings, etc. Contact our office at (619) 444-2244 for accurate advice on the value of your case.

Our office works with a variety of doctors in the San Diego who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.

You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.

This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a San Diego personal injury case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.

  • Property damage
  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Past, current and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Putting a monetary value to each of those is what spinal cord injury attorneys do for their clients, and then we fight hard to attain you what you deserve. As in all San Diego personal injury cases, you are up against a behemoth in the insurance company which does not have your best interests in mind. They goal is to pay you as little as possible, and you are at a disadvantage if you try to take them on yourself. There is no need. That’s what we are here for. Let us fight the battle. 

Some of our achievements…

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$4.0 M

MVA vs. Pedestrian


MVA vs. Pedestrian vs. Hit & Run (maximum insurance policy limits obtained)


$3.9 M

Auto Accident


Settlement for a rear end car crash resulting in catastrophic injuries


$3.8 M

Wrongful Death


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$2.0 M

Premises Liability


Premises Liability


$1.7 M

Wrongful Death


Wrongful death case (limited insurance – multiple claimants)


Numbers have been rounded up to fit in allowable space. For actual numbers see our Case Results.

"Steve Holly, and Garrett are all exceptionally professional people to work with. I had a very serious and complicated Bodily Injury case, where it seemed like there was a new hurdle to overcome every month. I have no doubt that the Elia legal team worked tirelessly on creative solutions, which ultimately led to a victory in the courts. After this case consumed 2 years of my life, I am so relieved to have it over and done with. There are no words that could truly encapsulate my appreciation, and gratitude for this law firm. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of their services."