Spine Injuries

Conroe Spine Injury Lawyers

Texas Spinal Cord Injury Claims

Spinal cord injuries are incredibly serious and often result in catastrophic, life-long effects. A person who sustains a spine injury could become paralyzed, either partially or completely. They may also suffer immense, chronic pain and many physical, emotional, and financial challenges. In fact, the cost of treating a spinal cord injury often exceeds hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars over the course of one’s lifetime.

If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, you should not have to simply face these life-altering consequences on your own. At Scott Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping victims of negligent and wrongful conduct seek justice and recover fair compensation for their losses. Our Conroe spine injury lawyers have a proven record of success and are ready to fight for you and your recovery. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, and Korean and can travel to meet you if needed.

Call (936) 243-4299 or submit an online contact form today to request a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can occur whenever a person experiences sudden, severe trauma to the neck or back. In many cases, spine injuries accompany other serious injuries, such as brain injuries and whiplash.

The leading causes of traumatic spinal cord injuries include:

  • Car, motorcycle, truck, and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls, including slip and falls and falls from heights
  • Sports and recreational accidents
  • Violence, including physical assault

Additional causes of spinal cord injuries include:

Any time a person suffers a spine injury as a result of another person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct, they have the right to take legal action—and Scott Law Firm can help. Our Conroe spinal cord injury lawyers are ready to hold liable parties accountable for the pain and suffering you have endured and will work tirelessly to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.

Types of Spine Injuries

Spine injuries are classified in several ways.

Generally speaking, spine injuries fall into two separate categories:

  • Complete: A complete spinal cord injury results in a total loss of sensation and motor function below the point of injury.
  • Incomplete: An incomplete spinal cord injury results in partial retention of sensation and motor function below the point of injury, and a victim may ultimately recover all feeling and movement/functioning capabilities.

The two most common complete spinal cord injuries are:

  • Paraplegia: Loss of sensation/motor function in the lower half of the body (sometimes referred to as being “paralyzed from the waist down”)
  • Quadriplegia/tetraplegia: Paralysis of all four limbs and the torso (sometimes referred to as being “paralyzed from the neck down”)

Additionally, a person who sustains a complete spinal cord injury could experience paralysis of three limbs (triplegia). A person who sustains an incomplete spinal cord injury may experience partial paralysis of a limb or multiple limbs, as well as various areas of the body, including the torso, and may also suffer from various related issues, such as chronic pain, incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.

Spine injuries are also categorized according to where they occur along the spine:

  • Cervical Spine Injury: A cervical spine injury occurs along the neck. This is typically the most severe type of spinal cord injury and can result in quadriplegia/tetraplegia, nerve damage, and a range of other complications. Cervical spine injuries can also be fatal.
  • Thoracic Spine Injury: This type of spinal cord injury occurs along the upper or middle spine and can result in paraplegia, as well as a host of other injuries and related complications. Even when victims are not paralyzed, they may have problems with motor control and functioning.
  • Lumbar Spine Injury: A lumbar spine injury affects the middle to lower spine and can result in injury to the hips and legs. Victims may experience some difficulties walking, standing, and moving around, whether or not they are paralyzed.
  • Sacral Spine Injury: A sacral spine injury occurs along the lower spine, affecting the hips, pelvis, buttocks, and back of the thighs. A person who sustains a sacral spinal cord injury may experience issues with bladder/bowel control, sexual function, walking, and standing.

Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

Sadly, there is no known cure for a spinal cord injury. Researchers are continually working to develop new treatments, such as prosthetic devices and medications, to regenerate or assist the function of remaining nerve cells in the spine. In the meantime, spinal cord injury treatments focus on preventing further injury and empowering people return to as active a life as possible.

Emergency treatment for a spinal injury typically involves:

  • Immobilizing the neck and/or spine to prevent further damage
  • Preventing shock
  • Maintaining the person's ability to breathe
  • Addressing immediate life-threatening complications

Once a person has been transported from the scene to the hospital, they will typically be admitted to the intensive care unit. At this stage, treatment may involve:

  • Immobilization and alignment of the spine using a neck collar or brace
  • Surgery to stabilize the spine and prevent further pain, remove bone fragments or foreign objects, or repair herniated disks or fractured vertebrae that may be compressing the spine
  • Using methylprednisolone to reduce damage to nerve cells and decrease inflammation near the site of the injury

Rehabilitation and physical therapy can greatly benefit a person's mobility and function after a spinal cord injury. A rehab team may include a physical therapist, occupational therapist, rehabilitation nurse, rehabilitation psychologist, social worker, dietitian, recreation therapist, and a doctor with expertise in physical medicine or spinal cord injuries.

Filing a Spine Injury Claim

If you suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, after being hit by a negligent driver while riding your motorcycle, or in any other type of accident and you believe someone else was to blame, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our firm can help you understand your legal options and begin the process of filing your claim.

Remember, the insurance company is not on your side. In fact, it is their job to do everything possible to devalue or deny your claim. It’s important that you have a powerful, proven legal team on your side who can help you fight back against the insurance company’s unjust tactics.

At Scott Law Firm, we can help you file a spinal cord injury claim and seek compensation for the following damages:

  • All medical expenses associated with your injury
  • Future medical care costs
  • Lost income/wages and other benefits
  • Lost future earnings
  • Loss of earning ability (disability)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma and related damages

Our Conroe spine injury attorneys understand the immense challenges you face—and we know what it takes to effectively advocate for the maximum recovery you deserve. We are prepared to handle all of the details of your case so that you can simply focus on getting the medical treatment you need and caring for your ongoing physical and emotional health.

Request a Free Consultation Today

While no amount of financial compensation can undo the devastating consequences of a spinal cord injury, a successful settlement or jury verdict can allow you to recover the resources you need to get proper medical treatment, keep up with day-to-day expenses, and manage a new disability.

At Scott Law Firm, our goal is to help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive so that you can heal and move forward with your life. Based in Conroe, we proudly serve clients throughout the Greater Houston Area. We provide all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses and you only pay attorneys’ fees if/when we win your case.

Get in touch with us today at (936) 243-4299 to find out how we can help you with your spinal cord injury case.

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