The consequences of spinal cord injuries are often devastating and long-term. They can leave a victim permanently paralyzed and unable to perform essential tasks or job functions. 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 can have major life-altering implications, and victims may have to endure several surgeries in order to cope with their injuries for the rest of their lives.
Paraplegia and quadriplegia are what most people are familiar with concerning spinal cord injuries, but even minor accidents can cause other serious injuries, including:
- Nerve impingement
- Spinal impingement
- Pinched nerves
- Bulging disks
- Herniated disks
- Nerve damage
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
Professional, Proactive Help When You Need It Most
At Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, L.L.P., our spinal cord injury attorneys in Dallas work for prudent and appropriate legal, medical, and financial compensation on behalf of victims and their families. 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 include:
- Car wreck claims
- Truck wreck claims
- Workplace injury claims
- Sports injuries from high impacts
- Defective helmet claims from bicyclists
- Defective helmet claims from motorcyclists
- Blunt trauma from falling objects
- Falls at construction sites and mines
- Gas line explosions
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. Our spinal cord injury attorneys in Dallas 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.