A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. Along with expensive medical bills, extensive treatment, and physical therapy, there is a possibility that you may never regain complete bodily functions.
If you suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligent actions of another party, the Dallas personal injury attorneys at MR Civil Justice can help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us in Dallas today to schedule your complimentary case consultation and claim review!
HOW AN EXPERIENCED SPINAL CORD INJURY ATTORNEY CAN HELP
Coping with a spinal cord injury can leave you exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally. The costs of medical treatment and forced time off of work can make paying your monthly bills an impossibility. It is understandable if you are hesitant to take on the added stress of a spinal cord injury claim.
An experienced spinal cord injury attorney at MR Civil Justice can relieve you of your legal burden and ensure you are getting the medical treatment you need to fully recover from your injuries. At MR Civil Justice, we want you to feel confident about your future.
Our spinal cord injury attorneys focus on building a trial-ready injury claim on your behalf so you can concentrate on healing. We do this through the following and more:
Thoroughly investigating your accident;
Gathering documentary, eyewitness, and other relevant evidence;
Working with experts to calculate your current losses and anticipated future needs;
Aggressively negotiating a just settlement with the insurance company; or
Taking your case forward to trial.
MR Civil Justice will also handle all of your insurance company communications and civil legal filings. Learn about the claims process from one of our qualified attorneys today!
WHAT IS A SPINAL CORD INJURY?
The spinal cord is a tight bundle of nerves and cells running from the lower part of the brain down through the lower back. It is responsible for sending and receiving messages between the brain and the rest of the body.
The term spinal cord injury or SCI can be used to describe damage to the spinal cord itself or the tissue and bones surrounding the spinal cord.
CLASSIFICATIONS OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES
Spinal cord injuries are generally classified as complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury is one in which there is no sensation or voluntary motor movement on either side of the body below the injury site.
In an incomplete spinal cord injury, there is still some feeling or motor function below the injury site.
SYMPTOMS OF A SPINAL CORD INJURY
A spinal cord injury can be temporary or permanent. The symptoms of an SCI depend upon the severity and location of the injury on the spinal cord. The higher an injury on the spinal cord, the more likely any symptoms are to be severe.
A higher SCI can cause paralysis in all of the limbs or tetraplegia. While a lower SCI can result in paralysis of the legs or paraplegia.
Spinal cord injuries can cause a variety of symptoms. These include but are not limited to:
Numbness, tingling, or a loss of sensation in hands and feet;
Pain or pressure in the head, neck, or back;
Loss of movement or weakness in any part of the body;
Loss of bladder and bowel control;
Difficulty breathing; and
Changes in sexual function.
Spinal cord injuries are typically caused by a sudden and traumatic blow to the spinal column or the spinal cord itself.
CAUSES OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES
Spinal cord injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents, high-impact sports, and violence. Common personal injury accidents that cause spinal cord injuries include:
Motor vehicle accidents;
Boating and recreational vehicle accidents;
Slips and falls;
Medical malpractice; and
If you or your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in a personal injury accident, contact a Dallas attorney right away.
LET US START YOUR CASE TODAY!
At MR Civil Justice, we are dedicated to protecting your rights. Over the past three years, we have successfully recovered over $1.7 million on behalf of our clients. Despite the fact that we are a small firm, we don’t treat our clients like just another case number. We are not afraid to take on larger firms and corporations.
We will do whatever it takes to obtain the compensation necessary to make the most complete recovery possible from your injuries. Do not hesitate to get experienced, skilled, and trustworthy representation on your side.