Lewisville Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord plays an essential part in communicating messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Because of this, a spinal cord injury can be one of the most debilitating injuries a person can suffer. Any trauma to the spinal cord often results in paralysis, or at least, some loss of function below the level of injury.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury and another person may be at fault, you need to fight for compensation to help you during the long road to recovery. For a free consultation regarding a spine injury, call a Lewisville personal injury lawyer at Steele Law, P.C., at (214) 333-9393.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
While spinal cord injuries can occur for a number of reasons, including falls, acts of violence, sports, and diseases like polio, the overwhelming cause of this type of injury today in the United States is motor vehicle accidents. If that’s the case, the driver at fault for your auto accident could be liable for your damages.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is fully cut, resulting in paralysis. An incomplete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged or torn rather than fully cut, resulting in a loss of some function. For more information on the specific levels of spinal cord injuries, check out this article from the Sheperd Center and the American Trauma Society.
Spinal Cord Treatment
While treatment can help, damage to the spinal cord cannot be cured. Treatment and rehabilitation often last for years or end up being lifelong. This is why it is so important to fight for compensation in the event of a spinal cord injury. You need to be covered to treat the injury on a long-term basis. Due to the complicated nature of the spinal cord and its relationship to the brain, treatment for these injuries also requires seeing specialists like occupational therapists or neurologists. Treatment usually includes a combination of medication, like steroids and muscle relaxants, with physical rehabilitation.
In addition to physical rehabilitation, a victim of a spinal cord injury may require psychological care as well. The emotional trauma inflicted on a victim often involves an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, as well as emotional distress and depression.
Call a Knowledgeable Texas Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today
Compassionate and experienced spinal cord injury attorney Dina K. Steele has recovered compensation for clients who have experienced the agony and grief of losing function in an instant. We understand the exorbitant medical costs associated with this injury.
You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost future wages, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. You will want to be able to take advantage of cutting-edge technology as it becomes available so that you or your loved one will have the very best possible outcome in life.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a car crash, act of violence, or any other traumatic incident in which a third party might be liable, you need sound legal assistance quickly. Call Steele Law, P.C., at (214) 333-9393 for a free consultation.
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