Spinal Cord Accident and Back Injury Lawyers in Texas

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The human back is an intricate structure of bones, muscles, and other tissues and is essential to regular human function. Due to the important functions of the back and spinal cord, injuries to these areas can be devastating and life-altering.

If you have suffered a back or spine injury, it is important to speak with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney as quickly as possible. Do not risk your claim, call the neck and back injury attorneys at Thomas J. Henry Law Firm now.


Types of Back and Spine Injuries

Back injuries: Because back injuries involve only the bones in the back, a person can actually “break” their back or neck without sustaining a paralyzing spinal cord injury. Back injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated disks
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Compression fracture

Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries, as opposed to back injuries, can cause paralysis or death. Spinal cord injuries are categorized by the level of injury and how much motor function is left below that level. They are grouped into one of two categories:

  • Complete injury — no function below the primary level of injury
  • Incomplete injury — some functioning below the primary level of injury
  • Complications from a severe spinal cord injury may include respiratory issues, irregular heartbeat, persistent pain, blood clots, and sexual dysfunction.

Symptoms of Spinal Cord and Back Injuries

Individuals suffering from a spinal cord or back injury may exhibit the following signs and symptoms:

  • Head that is in an unusual position
  • Numbness or tingling that spreads down an arm or leg
  • Weakness or difficulty walking
  • Paralysis of arms or legs
  • No bladder or bowel control
  • Symptoms of shock (pale, clammy skin; bluish lips and fingernails; acting dazed or semiconscious)
  • Lack of alertness (unconsciousness)
  • Stiff neck, headache, or neck pain

Accidents that Often Result in Spine and Back Injuries

There are many different causes of spinal cord and back injuries, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Acts of physical violence
  • Recreational sports activities
  • On the job accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products

Damages You Can Sue for In a Back Injury Lawsuit

In a spinal cord injury lawsuit, you can seek a variety of damages. Your spinal cord injury attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death

Contact an Experienced Spinal Cord Accident and Back Injury Lawyer in Texas

If you or a loved one have suffered from a severe spinal cord injury or back injury, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are backed by the legal and financial resources necessary to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies will try to offer amounts that do not take into account the catastrophic impact a spinal cord injury may have on the rest of your life. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs, mental anguish, and more.

Our spinal cord injury lawyers and attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Dallas serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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An injury to any part of the spinal cord can disrupt the function of the back and body as a whole, resulting in chronic pain, disability, and even paralysis. Further, the full extent of a spinal injury may not be immediately evident. Having an attorney who truly understands spinal injuries can help ensure you receive the medical attention you need and the financial compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury due to the negligence of another, it is essential that you hire a personal injury attorney that is familiar with spinal cord injuries and understands just how catastrophic a spinal injury is. Thomas J. Henry has handled numerous spinal injury cases over the past 25 years and in handling those cases, we have built a network of spinal injury experts who can investigate and explain the extent of your injuries. This includes explaining how your injury occurred, how your injury has impacted your quality of life, and how much your injury will cost you.
Car accidents are at the top of the list of causes of spinal injuries. Beyond vehicle occupants, pedestrians are also frequently involved in motor vehicle accidents and can also suffer serious spinal injuries. In this new age of distracted pedestrians, this type of spinal cord injury victim is on the rise. Another cause of many spinal cord injuries had nothing to do with motor vehicles; the well-known slip and fall injury. Significant spinal cord damage can result from such falls.
Any person who has suffered a spinal cord or back injury knows that the road to recovery can be long and expensive. If the injury was caused by a person’s negligence or by a defective product, the injured person may consider filing a lawsuit to recover compensatory damages for:
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Cost of assisted devices
  • Modifications necessary for the home
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
Although spinal cord injuries can occur without causing paralysis, symptoms can have a devastating impact on a person’s quality of life. Beyond paralysis, spinal cord injuries are associated with other serious health complications, including:
  • Respiratory problems
  • Bladder control
  • Blood circulation issues
  • Persistent pain
  • Depression
In some cases, spinal cord injuries can even result in death. Damage to the high cervical nerves (C1 – C4) result in ventilation dependency or coma and are usually fatal.
Significant spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, either temporary or permanent. The degree of paralysis that can result from a spinal cord injury is in large part the result of where on the spinal cord the injury occurred. Trauma to the neck, known as the cervical spine area, can result in the most severe level of spinal injury. Trauma to the upper spine area can result in quadriplegia, leaving the victim unable to move the arms or legs. Loss of bowel and bladder control, even respiratory issues, can result from such a severe injury. Severe spinal injuries in the mid to lower back, the thoracic or lumbar regions, can result in paraplegia, leaving the victim wheelchair-bound, unable to walk.
When loss of function or sensation occurs, it occurs beneath the highest vertebrae to suffer significant damage. This is because the paralyzing injury effectively blocks or breaks the signal being sent by the brain down the spinal cord. Typically, paralysis will be defined as: Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia): Severe spinal injuries to the cervical spinal cord (C1-C8 vertebrae) that result in varying degrees of paralysis in all limbs. In addition to limb paralysis, tetraplegia can result in difficulties with bladder and bowel control, respiration, and other essential and routine bodily functions. Generally, the higher on the cervical spinal cord occurs, the greater the loss of sensation and function. Paraplegia: Injuries to the thoracic spinal cord (T1-T12 vertebrae) which results in loss of sensation and movement in the lower half of the body, including the legs. As with cervical spinal cord injuries, the severity of the injury is greater when they occur closer to the top thoracic vertebra. Triplegia: Injuries the result in loss of sensation and movement in one arm and both legs. Triplegia is generally the product of an incomplete spinal cord injury.

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