Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Affected By a Spinal Cord Injury? Call (713) 804-6121 For Help
When you injure your back or neck, the resulting damage can be life-altering and permanent. Whether you were injured at work, in a car accident, a slip and fall, or some other type of incident, if your back was harmed, you might have sustained catastrophic damage.
As with any other type of catastrophic injury, spinal cord injuries can be lasting and they may significantly change the course of your life. Many back and neck injuries are problematic to treat because the area is so complex, and as a result, the injured person might sustain permanent damage or could be left with persistent pain. As a result, spinal cord injury survivors might not be able to return to work, or their injuries might render them partially or fully paralyzed.
If you or someone you love suffered a severe spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence or mistake, our firm is prepared to help you take action.
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Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
Anything that impacts the vertebrae could potentially damage the spinal column, which means any traumatic blow, puncture, or compression in that area could cause serious harm. As a result, the spine could become compressed or fractured, vertebrae may dislocate or become crushed, causing the spinal cord itself to become pinched, compressed, twisted, or punctured. These types of injuries may occur in automobile accidents, construction incidents, slip and falls, or sports incidents. In some cases, spinal injuries might also occur due to intentional acts of violence or because of a severe surgical mistake.
Spinal injuries are generally categorized into four basic types:
- Cervical injuries: Affecting the head and neck area above the shoulder blades
- Thoracic injuries: Affecting the mid-back region or upper chest
- Lumbar injuries: Affecting the lower back or hips
- Sacral injuries: Affecting the hips, buttocks, pelvic region, and the back of the legs
If you suffer any type of spinal cord injury, make sure you see a doctor immediately to prevent further damage. Our experienced spinal cord attorneys can help you file a claim, gather evidence, and take action against the liable party.
What Type of Damage Could Spinal Injuries Cause?
Due to the complexity of the area, any damage the spinal cord sustains is likely to have serious ramifications. Though minor injuries are possible, many spinal cord injuries result in painful or lasting damage. Depending on the type of injury you sustain and the location of the damage, you could experience a wide variety of side effects, from loss of bladder control to chronic headaches or paralysis.
The Potential Side Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries Include:
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Circulatory problems
- Loss of skin sensation or feeling
- Respiratory issues
- Loss of muscular control
- Infertility or loss of sexual function
- Chronic pain
- Partial or full paralysis
Quadriplegia and Paraplegia
In some cases, severe spinal injuries become so severe that they permanently damage the spinal cord, leaving the injured person partially or fully paralyzed. If the injuries occur in the cervical area, the individual may become quadriplegic, which would render them unable to control anything from the neck down. Usually, this results in the loss of very basic bodily functions. If the damage to the spinal cord occurred at a lower point, the individual may be rendered paraplegic, which results in the loss of movement in the lower portion of the body, usually the hips and legs.
Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is Here To Help
Coping with a spinal injury can be extremely difficult, both physically and emotionally. The injury could be extremely painful, and it may also leave you with a very different daily routine, which can be both challenging and disorienting. At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we want to help you seek justice after the accident by holding the liable party responsible for the damage they caused. If you suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s carelessness or mistake, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, ongoing medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs to discuss your case with our Houston spinal cord injury attorneys.
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