Spine Injuries

Bryan, TX Spine Injury Attorneys

Spinal Cord Injury Claims in Texas

Suffering from any kind of injury in an accident can be stressful and painful, but spinal cord and neck injuries are some of the most serious injuries one can have. Spinal cord injuries can leave victims paralyzed or with other permanent injuries that alter their lives forever, and can be expensive to treat.

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by negligence, our spinal cord injury attorneys in Bryan, Texas are ready to provide quality legal counsel on your case. The Payne Law Group has more than 70 years of experience guiding clients through the complicated legal system and can help demystify the process for you so you feel confident in proceeding with your claim.

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What Are Spinal Cord Injuries?

When your spinal cord is damaged, your nerves at the end of your spinal canal are often impacted, possibly causing permanent changes in your strength, sensations, and other bodily functions at or below the site of your injury.

Complete vs Incomplete

Spinal cord injuries are registered as complete or incomplete. If your injuries are “complete,” this means that you’ve lost all feeling and ability to control your body below your injury, also known as paralysis. Incomplete injuries mean you have some sensory or motor function below your affected area.

Types of paralysis include:

  • Paraplegia: paralysis that affects all or part of your legs and pelvic organs
  • Tetraplegia: paralysis that affects your arms, hands, legs, and pelvic organs

How to Tell If You Have a Spine Injury

Unfortunately, serious spinal injuries aren’t always immediately obvious after an accident – symptoms can show up over time. If symptoms aren’t recognized and treated immediately by a physician, more serious injuries can occur.

Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms, you need to have a doctor assess the possibility of a severe spinal cord injury:

  • Impaired breathing
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Difficulty with walking and balance
  • Extreme back pain or pressure in your neck
  • Numbness or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet, or toes
  • Weakness or paralysis in any part of your body

If you suspect you have a back or neck injury, make sure you don’t move and call for emergency assistance. If someone you love is injured, place towels on both sides of their neck or keep their head and neck in place until help arrives.

Common Accidents that Cause Spine Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can occur when a blow or jolt dislocates, crushes, compresses, or fractures one or more of your vertebrae. Any kind of accident can lead to spinal cord and neck injuries.

Some common accidents that can cause spinal cord injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Car accidents can deliver much more than just whiplash. Spinal cord and neck injuries can occur when drivers or passengers are jolted in their seats or thrown from the vehicle upon impact.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Whether caused by a wet floor, uneven carpeting, or a lack of protective railing next to a set of stairs, slip and fall accidents can easily cause victims to land on their backs and damage their vertebrae and/or nerve endings.

How Our Spine Injury Lawyers Can Help

Spinal cord injuries can cost thousands of dollars to treat, from expensive hospital stays to surgeries and the need for medical equipment like back braces and wheelchairs.

Fortunately, our attorneys have recovered damages for past clients through fierce advocacy and can fight to secure the compensation you need for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and loss of earning capacity. You shouldn’t have to suffer any more because of someone else’s mistakes.

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