Dr. Greg Vigna: Hometown Personal Injury Lawyer
Dr. Greg Vigna is a rehabilitation physician and a Santa Barbara native. Dr. Vigna completed his medical training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and over the past 18 years has worked with the critically injured in private practice. He spent the last 10 years as Rehabilitation Medical Director of a 60 bed rehabilitation facility in Louisiana.
Motivated to help patients receive better care, Dr. Vigna became a catastrophic injury attorney and certified Life Care planner. He is back in Santa Barbara, and with his combined medical and legal expertise is ready to serve our community as your serious injury lawyer.
Motor Vehicle Accidents in Santa Barbara
According to recent California Highway Patrol data for Santa Barbara County, in one year there were 2,500 motor vehicle accidents in which the occupants sustained an injury.
Motorcycle, truck and car accidents can damage the brain, neck, spinal cord, back and internal organs. They also cause burns, permanent deformity and disability, and have lasting psychological effects. Catastrophic personal injury impacts every aspect of the victim’s life.
Dr. Vigna has cared for patients with the following common accident related injuries, and as your personal injury attorney can advocate for you to receive the best treatments possible.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the most common injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident. Even if the head was not impacted directly, the brain can bruise and bleed from sudden deceleration. The same mechanisms that occurs during shaken baby syndrome can happen to the brain during a vehicle accident.
Spinal Cord Injuries
At any point from the top of the neck to the tailbone, the spinal cord and spinal nerves can be damaged from direct impact, twisting, crushing or penetration by a foreign object such as flying debris. Depending on the level and severity of injury, there may be lifelong paralysis and the need for 24 hour personal caregivers.
Whiplash, fractured back bones (vertebrae) and herniated discs are common impact related injuries. It may take time for these to show symptoms, but will often result in life-long pain and debilitation if not treated.
The face is often impacted during an accident. The eyes may be damaged or pushed out of the socket. Burns can also cause permanent disfigurement. Reconstructive surgery may be necessary for years after serious accident. The tissues inside the body can also tear and bleed due to trauma causing organ damage that requires surgical intervention.
As a rehabilitation physician, Dr. Greg Vigna understands and cares about what you are experiencing. He can talk to your medical providers and get the complete picture of what your injuries mean, and how they will impact your long term quality of life. Dr. Vigna uses his medical knowledge as your catastrophic injury attorney to build a case for the best possible jury ruling or law settlement, so you can receive the life-long care you need. When you need a serious injury lawyer, Dr. Vigna is here to help.