Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits
Spinal cord injury is categorized as any damage to the spinal cord that results in the loss of mobility, function, or feeling. These potentially catastrophic injuries can severely limit your ability to live a normal life. Injuries of this magnitude can also have a profound financial impact on your life as ongoing and costly medical treatment can significantly tax your financial resources.
Your injuries may also affect your ability to perform the tasks necessary for your job. With so much at stake, it is absolutely essential that you speak to a dedicated Houston personal injury lawyer from our firm if you or a loved one has suffered a significant injury to your spinal cord.
It is important to note that the spinal cord does not have to be entirely severed in order for a loss of function to occur. The spinal cord houses a complex system of nerves and muscles that can be extremely vulnerable in certain situations. Severe whiplash resulting from a
motorcycle accident can significantly damage the spinal cord, leaving an individual permanently impaired. Spinal cord injuries can cause a temporary or permanent sensory deficit, a motor deficit, or bowel or bladder dysfunction.
Paralysis can occur because of genetic factors or illness, but it is a common result of spinal cord injuries. Severe impact to the spine can cause partial or total paralysis of any one of the limbs. Those who lose total or partial function of their lower extremities are referred to as paraplegics and those who lose total or partial function of all of their limbs are referred to as quadriplegics. Paralysis is classified by the type of spinal injury. Was it complete? Incomplete? An accurate medical assessment is vital in order to obtain the compensation necessary to provide extensive and even lifetime treatment for paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are considered a catastrophic injury, because they often result in permanent, lifelong debilitation. This is something important to take into consideration when filing an injury claim for compensation.
Call a Houston personal injury lawyer!
At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry, we know how devastating these injuries can be. In a spinal cord injury lawsuit, one of our biggest responsibilities will be to assess the full extent and subsequent value of your injury. Many individuals do not anticipate the full financial impact of a spinal cord injury. Ongoing rehabilitative therapy, special medical devices, and prescription drug costs can end up costing an individual far more than he or she may realize.
With over 114 years of combined experience, you can rest assured that we will never underestimate the value of your injuries. Our Houston injury attorneys are nationally recognized for their past successes in the court room. Do not hesitate to call our firm today for a free consultation.