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Spinal Cord Injuries

Phoenix Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

`Arizona personal injury lawyers fighting for the rights of accident victims in Phoenix, Glendale, Yuma, Tucson, and Chandler.

Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe and disabling of all injuries. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center:

If you or someone you love experienced a spinal cord injury that was fully or partially caused by the negligent, intentional and/or reckless conduct of another, you may be entitled to seek monetary damages. At Wattel & York, our Phoenix personal injury attorneys believe that every individual deserves quality legal representation and that injured persons should be compensated for the negligent, harmful actions of others. We have successfully settled or tried more than 13,000 cases and we can help you with your case as well.


According to the Mayo Clinic, “spinal cord injuries result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself.”


  • Sudden, traumatic blow to the spine
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Dislocated vertebrae
  • Crushed vertebrae
  • Compresses vertebrae
  • Gunshot or knife wound that penetrates and cuts the spinal cord
  • Additional damage is caused by swelling, bleeding inflammation, fluid accumulation in and around spinal cord


If you sustained a spinal cord injury that was caused by another’s negligent or willful conduct in the state of Arizona, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.



Were you hurt on someone else’s property? If so, the owner or manager of the property could be liable for your accident and any subsequent injuries if proper safety and security measure were not put into place. Were you the victim of a violent assault? Not only your attacker, but any premises owner who failed to provide adequate security or other legally required deterrents to criminal activity (such as proper lighting at night or camera surveillance), could be held liable for the total cost to you of your injuries, including medical expenses, lost income from time away from work, as well as diminished quality of life.

The Phoenix construction accident lawyers at Wattel & York have secured substantial compensation for workers who suffered spinal cord or brain injuries on a construction site, either resulting from a fall, a crane malfunction, a mishap involving heavy machinery or equipment, or any other accident that would not have occurred were it not for the negligent misconduct of another party.

Serious motor vehicle accidents are one of the main causes of debilitating spinal cord damage, and victims owe it to themselves and their families to work with spinal cord injury attorneys in the Phoenix & Chandler area who will aggressively pursue maximum compensation either via settlement negotiations or in a court of law if your case comes to trial. If a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver has in a single moment’s terrible decision irreversibly changed the course of your life, he or she ought to be held accountable for the damage they have caused.

In the wake of a severe spinal cord injury, the last thing on your mind is taking on the complex burden of litigation. That’s where the Phoenix, AZ spinal cord injury attorneys at Wattel & York come in. We take full control of the lawsuit so that you can focus 100% on recovery and rehabilitation. The law is on your side, but to take full advantage of your legal rights you need to work with tenacious attorneys who can go head to head with the other side’s legal counsel, who will try every trick in the book to get their client off the hook.


Wattel & York Arizona injury lawyers offer a complimentary case evaluation to discuss your case and to help you understand your legal options so you can choose how to proceed. If we accept your case there will be no upfront legal fees or costs; our earnings are derived from the case settlement or court award.

Wattel & York serves clients in Phoenix, East Valley, Tucson, Yuma, Glendale and Chandler, AZ. To schedule your complimentary case evaluation, contact Wattel & York at 877-333-0545 or complete the form on the website.

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“Amazing people, they had my claim for about a week before they were able to get my truck totaled out. Otherwise I would have been stuck with a truck that had heavy front end damage if they hadn’t stepped in to help me. I tried to deal with my insurance company myself for over a month and that got me nowhere, all I got was a massive headache and a messed up truck. They are very professional and act quickly on your claim. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for help.”

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“I was in an accident and decided to call Wattel and York. After months of going to a Chiropractor, I finally felt better. When it came time for settlement, the insurance company was making an offer I wanted to accept, Mr. Wattel advised against it and felt the insurance company was shortchanging me. He recommended I file a lawsuit and that will get them to cave. Well, Dave filed suit, and sure enough, the insurance company increased their offer by $4,000! I am very satisfied with how my case was handled.”

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“Wattel & York were flat out outstanding with my personal injury case. They made the process painless and kept in constant communication throughout the entire time. Any questions I might’ve had were promptly answered and detail oriented. They gave me crucial advice that I would’ve otherwise not been aware of. I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Put your trust in these guys, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Wattel & York.”

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“Thank you so much for all your hard work on our behalf! Thinking I could handle it on my own, I was originally reluctant to take my accident claim to an attorney. But I am SO glad I called you instead. Your people were always helpful, pleasant and responsive at every step along the way. You represented us with honesty and integrity and made a traumatic experience as painless as it could be. And best of all, you helped us get a settlement that was fair and far more than I could ever have negotiated on my own! I highly recommend Wattel &York to anyone who has suffered a personal injury.”

Cathy M.

“I was the passenger in a vehicle that was 'T- Boned' at an intersection in 2014. The issues of responsibility and recovery became a difficult and convoluted confusion. I really needed help. This Team at Wattel and York walked me patiently and encouragingly through difficult months, sorting through issues and finally arriving at a satisfactory conclusion. I especially want to name two great and encouraging "warriors" of Wattel and York who directed me along the way..Brian Torba and Melissa Patterson..to them and the whole team I say "Thank You" with heart felt gratitude. Sincerely, God Bless You.”

Robert G.

“Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership. Wattel & York brought all of these qualities and more to my accident case. I'd love to thank all of the team members who helped me with the process: David Guzman, who conducted the initial interview in my home, Aly Shomar-Esparza, who seamlessly guided me through paperwork and filings, Debbie Harrach, who conducted final review, paperwork revisions and scheduling, and Thomas Grisoni, who counseled me before and attended my deposition. I never felt alone during the arduous process and always knew there was a professional team looking out for my best interest. I highly recommend Wattel & York if you are unfortunately involved in an accident that was not your fault.”

Russ W.

“I was a passenger in a car that got t-boned a few years ago and got a huge gash. I didn't know a lot about lawyers, so I basically just picked one on the flip of a coin. I called Wattel and York and they explained everything, I went into the office and filled out paperwork. Got treatment on my gash over the time I worked with them, glad I did as it opened back up a couple times and bled. They did really good, got me the maximum amount of money, and made sure I was well taken care of. I was updated from time to time so that was good. The only thing I might change is I never got to thank or talk to my lawyer. I think it was because I was already used to dealing with the lady at their Glendale office so they just kept her as my point of contact. So it's okay, I'll thank them with a good review. The last thing I could say about them is months after I thought my case was over they called me and said they had another check for me for a few hundred dollars. Apparently, they negotiated with the hospital I went to after the accident. It was a nice surprise and shows they really had my interests in mind.”

Trent B.

“Wattel & York has been great for me in the past few years. I was involved in a really bad accident while I was on Active Duty in Yuma, Arizona and they have been patient with me every step of the way through a very long process. I would recommend them to anyone thank you for all your help.”

Levy G.

“Appreciate David taking the time to speak with me. He was most kind. From the front line with the receptionist, to him, the firm was a class act all the way around.”

Claire B.

“Dave Wattel represented me and my son on a Personal Injury case from a motor vehicle accident back in 2009. Jake P. handled my deposition and Dave did the Quarterbacking. The insurance company hired NFL referee Ed Hochuli's firm to try and deny our claim. But Wattel & York made it look as easy as Tom Brady on the football field. The result was more than acceptable and my son and I were compensated for our injuries and rehabilitation. Dave Wattel cares about his clients. If I ever find myself in a situation like this again, Wattel & York will be on speed dial!!”

Vince C.

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