Trauma to the spine frequently occurs in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, falls, and other accidents. Spinal injuries are painful and can have long-lasting, debilitating consequences, including paralysis. Recovery can be difficult and expensive, and you may need around-the-clock care. If someone else is responsible, they should be held accountable.
Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC is ready to fight for compensation to help you pay for medical care, rehabilitation costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our Dallas spinal injury lawyers are deeply committed to getting to know you and how you’ve been affected by your spinal injury. We work hard to get a fair settlement for you and your family. And we’re prepared to take your case to trial if insurance companies refuse to present a fair offer.
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In general, you suffer a spinal injury when you have a blow to the back, a laceration, or a twist or sprain that causes damage to the vertebrae, disks, or ligaments in your back or neck. The spinal cord is extremely vulnerable to damage during any type of back or neck injury.
Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete. This characterization describes the severity of your injury. The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system, so you can suffer severe symptoms if it is damaged.
Complete spinal cord injuries sever or otherwise permanently damage the spinal cord. If you lose all feeling and control below the area where you suffered the injury, you have a complete spinal cord injury. For example, if your lower spine was injured and you lost all sensory and motor function in your legs (paraplegia), you have suffered a complete spinal cord injury.
Incomplete spinal cord injuries leave you with some motor or sensory functions below the damaged area. Depending on the nature and extent of the damage, you may still have some feeling or control over the muscles. Because you could still experience sensation, you may be in severe pain.
It depends on how you were injured. Spinal cord injuries and other back and neck injuries are often caused by preventable accidents, such as traffic accidents or medical errors. If someone’s negligence caused your injury, you have a right to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. If you suffered an injury on the job, then you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
If you were injured while participating in a sport, your right to compensation becomes more complicated. Voluntary participation in sports often doesn’t give rise to a personal injury claim, but again, it depends on what happened.
Our Dallas spinal injury attorneys offer free case evaluations to let you know whether you have a valid claim. If you are eligible to seek compensation, we are ready to get to work to hold all responsible parties financially accountable. Time is limited to take legal action, so don’t wait.