Houston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Filing a Spine Injury Lawsuit
Spinal cord injuries are among the most catastrophic of all bodily injuries. There really is no such thing as a “minor” spinal cord injury; even less-serious injuries can result in immense chronic pain and lasting disabilities. Moderate to severe spinal cord injuries can lead to partial or total paralysis.
If you or your loved one suffered a spine injury, you already know the devastating impact these injuries have. The good news is that you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, future expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. While no amount of financial compensation can undo the suffering you have experienced, a successful personal injury lawsuit can provide you with the much-needed financial resources you need, as well as a sense of justice that allows you to heal.
Since 2004, Payne Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of injured individuals and their families throughout the state of Texas. Our Houston spinal cord injury lawyers can help you understand your rights and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients; get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you, too.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury typically results in permanent and total loss of function, mobility, and sensation below the point of injury. With an incomplete spinal cord injury, the affected individual may retain some degree of function, mobility, and sensation but will likely experience significant temporary or permanent impairment.
Some common types of spinal cord and spine injuries include:
- Slipped, ruptured, or herniated discs
- Brown-Sequard syndrome
- Anterior cord syndrome
Spine injuries can lead to immense back and neck pain, immobility, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, paralysis, and other complications. With treatment, some spine injuries may heal partially or fully, but many result in permanent impairment and can only be managed, not healed.
Signs Someone Has a Spine Injury
It is critical that you recognize the signs that someone has a back or spine injury, as they can be difficult to detect but must be treated immediately. Never attempt to move someone who appears to have a spinal cord injury; instead, call 911 and wait for help to arrive.
Some of the most common symptoms of spine injuries include:
- Inability to move/difficulty moving
- Loss of bladder/bowel control
- Numbness or tingling of the extremities
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Pain or pressure in the neck or back
- Unnatural positioning of the head, neck, or body
- Loss of mobility in the arms or legs
If you notice any of these signs in yourself or someone else, call 911 right away. The sooner the victim receives medical attention, the better.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Spine Injuries?
Most spine injuries are entirely preventable and occur only because someone else—whether another person, a business, or some other entity—is negligent.
Some of the leading causes of spinal cord and spine injuries include:
- Car, motorcycle, and other auto accidents
- Truck and other commercial vehicle crashes
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents and falls from heights
- Sports- and recreation-related accidents, such as swimming, skiing, or ATV accidents
- Criminal activity, including assault, self-inflicted injury, and other forms of violence
- Workplace accidents and injuries
Whether you were hit by a distracted or drunk driver, fell due to unsafe property conditions, or suffered a severe spinal cord injury after using a defective product, our Houston spine injury lawyers at Payne Law Firm can help. We understand the numerous challenges you are up against, as well as how to successfully fight for the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
If you would like to request a free consultation with our team, call (713) 999-4801 or submit an online case evaluation form. Hablamos español.
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When another person or party acts carelessly, recklessly, or negligently or inflicts intentional, wrongful harm on another, they can be held legally responsible. At Payne Law Firm, we have gone up against major insurance carriers, product manufacturers, corporations, and other entities in our pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients. We have a proven record of success and are known for our aggressive approach to litigation.
When it comes to building client relationships, we prioritize communication, honesty, and integrity. We work directly with our clients and limit our overall caseload to provide personalized and attentive service from start to finish. We know how devastating it is to deal with the life-altering consequences of a serious spine injury, which is why our Houston spinal cord injury attorneys are there to guide you every step of the way.
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