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Richard L. Duquette, Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Oceanside, CA
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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Oceanside

Offering You Personalized Experience Since 1983

If you have experienced a spinal cord injury, you may feel as if every aspect of your life has been affected. When things such as your ability to perform everyday tasks, your ability to take care of yourself and your family are now impacted by your spinal cord injury, you need an Oceanside personal injury attorney who will go the distance to ensure that you receive the compensation that you need and deserve.

As the founder of the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, I have experience helping those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. I understand these injuries well and have an excellent grasp of the types of damages you are likely to incur as a result of your injuries.

My experience, coupled with my professional accomplishments such as the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® are clear indicators of my dedication and competence in the field of personal injury, and I can help you too.

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal, such an injury often causes permanent changes in a person's strength, sensation and other bodily functions below the injury site.

Spinal cord injuries are separated into two categories:

  • Complete: If nearly all sensation and all ability to control movement are lost below the spinal cord injury, the injury is called complete.

  • Incomplete: If you still have some motor or sensory function below the injury, the injury is called incomplete.


Spinal cord injuries can cause:

  • Loss of movement

  • Loss of sensation

  • Inability to feel hot or cold

  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

  • Changes in sexual function

  • Intense stinging sensation

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Paraplegia

  • Quadriplegia


Emergency signs of a spinal cord injury after an accident include extreme pressure in the back, head or neck; incoordination or paralysis in any part of the body; loss of sensation in the extremities; loss of bladder or bowel control; impaired breathing; or an oddly positioned or twisted neck or back.


If you experience any of the above signs after an accident, seek medical help immediately as these may be signs of a spinal cord injury.

Contact an Oceanside personal injury lawyer today!

Spinal cord injuries are catastrophic and may require extensive medical treatment and incur significant monetary losses in the upcoming years. For this reason, you need an injury attorney who will carefully evaluate your case and actively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

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Dedicated to the Individual Needs of Each Client

At the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, I take the time to connect with every single one of my clients. You’ll find plenty of lawyers who will take your money and do the bare minimum. But if you are looking for a dedicated advocate, look no further.

Richard Duquette and His Trial Teams Have Recovered Over
50 Million for his Clients.

If you or a family member have been injured by another's carelessness, my firm is here for you. With extensive legal experience and a commitment to the best interests of my clients since 1983, you can have confidence when you retain my legal team. Don't delay in securing the competent legal services you need.

Anyone in need of excellent legal counsel can take advantage of a free consultation with me to learn more about what my firm can do to handle their case. The sooner you get my firm involved in your case, the better your chances of achieving the favorable outcome that you need.

“Got into a bicycle vs car mishap resulting in a few nights in the ICU thus hospital bills were mounting in the low 6 figures. Shopped around for legal guidance which led me to attorney and fellow cyclist Richard Duquette who came highly recommended in the San Diego cycling community. The cohesive team worked hard on my behalf and Duquette's generational experience helped navigate and apply pressure to the appropriate parties when necessary. Was able to get the maximum recovery so I could recover without the added stress of paying hospital bills over the next decade. Would highly recommend.”

- Byron

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