Houston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
When a person suffers an injury to their spinal cord they may experience extreme pain and a potential for paralysis or another permanent disability. Spinal cord injuries are serious, and often serve as a precursor to other medical problems like kidney failure, paralysis, quadriplegia, scoliosis, and/or respiratory problems. These type of injuries normally occur when a person is hurt in a shipyard, industrial, or automobile accident. However, there are other circumstances that can lead to a spinal cord injury with the main cause being auto accidents.
Spinal cord injuries can also occur as a result of athletic activities, violent assault, falling of a ladder or scaffolding from a significant height, accidents involving electricity, or even diving into shallow water and colliding with the foundation.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
Annually, over 10,000 Americans are forced to face the realities of a spinal cord injury in addition to the estimated quarter million people who are already adversely affect by such injuries. Car accidents are the main reason for most spinal cord injuries that occur in people who are under 60 years of age. For senior citizens, spinal column injuries are usually the result of slips and falls, as opposed to automobile wrecks.
Car Accident Related Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal column injuries and damages stemming from car accidents can be a tricky diagnosis in some cases. We’ve seen people who were immediately operated on by surgeons as a way to prevent further injury or damage, and we’ve also seen cases where spinal cord injuries went undetected, leading to further injury and medical malpractice claims against orthopedic doctors.
X-rays don’t always reveal spinal cord injuries which makes a MRI or CT scan extremely important to uncovering the true extent of the damage so the right diagnosis can be made.
You May Need Surgery for your Spine Injury
In some instances patients will need to undergo surgery to correct problems caused by the injury, and to limit pain associated with their back injury as they go through everyday life. Anytime a person has to go through surgery, even for routine surgical procedures involving the spine and neck, there are risks associated and good reason to have fear. However, many people who have had back and spine surgery end up better off than their counterparts.
Jones Law PLLC strongly recommends that you call 911 and/or seek immediate medical attention if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury.
The Right Lawyers for Your Spinal Cord Injury Case
Regardless of the circumstance that created the spinal cord injury, Jones Law PLLC is able to facilitate a delicate, but vigorous pursuit of compensation on your behalf.
When a personal injury lawsuit goes to trial, it’s important that you’re represented by an attorney who knows and has existing relationships with the expert witnesses we’ll need on our side at trial.
We’ll Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
In many cases, we’ve found that spinal cord injuries are often the fault of another person, business, or government entity. If we can prove that your injury was not the fault of your own, but the fault of a clearly identifiable party or parties, we may be able to recover a sizable award for the court to cover your medical costs, living expenses, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
Jones Law PLLC has won countless victories for injured claimants, and we’re ready to hear about your situation. Call our law office immediately at 832-230-4210 to schedule a confidential consultation about your legal options.