The consequences of spinal cord injuries are often devastating and long-term. A serious spinal injury can leave a victim permanently paralyzed and unable to perform essential tasks or job functions. Victims are typically plagued by their injuries and may have to endure several surgeries in order to cope with their injuries for the rest of their lives. Our attorneys work for prudent and appropriate legal, medical, and financial compensation on behalf of victims and their families.
Paraplegia and quadriplegia (paralysis of two limbs and four limbs, respectively) are what most people are familiar with concerning spinal cord injuries, but even minor accidents can cause other serious injuries, including:
Damage to nerves and spinal disks can cause chronic pain, loss of sensation, loss of muscle strength and coordination, loss of movement, paraplegia, and quadriplegia. These injuries cause major life-altering implications, and a victim's life may never return to normal.
At Sommerman & Quesada, L.L.P., we are ready to step in and help. Our Dallas-based law firm represents individuals in Texas and New Mexico suffering from spinal cord injuries as well as other personal injury claims. By retaining dedicated, experienced, and compassionate legal counsel, you can ensure that you receive the proper care from the appropriate medical professionals and specialists.
Some of the spinal injury claims we have handled for clients in Texas and New Mexico include:
- Car wreck claims
- Truck wreck claims
- Workplace injury claims
- Sports injuries from high impacts
- Defective helmet claims from bicyclists and motorcyclists
- Blunt trauma from falling objects
- Falls at construction sites and mines
Professional, Proactive Help When You Need It Most
Sometimes injuries are not fully apparent from one medical test to another, but victims may have noticeable signs of injury that you should be aware of, such as:
- Obvious changes in mood
- Numbness in certain parts of the body
- Trouble sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, or breathing
Victims are often confused and just want peace of mind. Recovery can take time, but our law firm will work as efficiently as possible to hold responsible parties accountable for catastrophic spinal injuries.
When Surgery Is Your Only Option
When nonsurgical treatments such as medications, injections, physical therapy, and chiropractic care cannot allow for your best physical recovery, surgery may be your most effective option:
- Microdiscectomy removes a portion of a bulging or herniated disk that is causing nerve impingement.
- Spinal fusion bonds the space between two vertebrae into one solid piece with the use of other bone material or a metal plate.
One major disadvantage of surgery is that flexibility is usually greatly reduced and pain may return once other vertebrae or disks are aggravated because of overuse. Our guidance, counsel, and representation can help you make informed decisions. We pursue compensation for the costs you may have incurred because of negligent injury such as medical care, surgery, long-term care, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other living expenses.
Contact Sommerman & Quesada, Your Dallas Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Please contact Sommerman & Quesada at 214-720-0720 or toll free at 800-900-5373. We offer free initial consultations and can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service. We look forward to speaking with you. Se habla español.