A lot of different kinds of injuries can happen to Santa Monica residents who are involved in a car accident. One of the worst types of injuries that an individual can suffer from is a spinal cord injury. That is because spinal cord injuries can leave their victims completely disabled, unable to walk, unable to breathe on their own and unable to carry out the most basic functions of life.
Medical care associated with a spinal cord injury is extremely costly, long-term, and in some cases, medical services and in-home assistance are required for the rest of the victim's life. For this reason, when a negligent driver and/or unlawful driver causes an accident that leaves an individual paralyzed in this fashion, he or she may want to pursue personal injury claims in civil court to try and recover financial damages to pay for medical treatment, continued in-home care and rehabilitative services.