Spinal Cord Injuries Lawsuit Compensation
The Doan Law Firm is the leading spinal cord personal injury firm in the
state of Texas in investigating any potential lawsuit on behalf of victims
that have suffered a spinal cord injury. Every year in the United States
alone, there are more than 11,000 people that have suffered an injury
to their spinal cord that will cause severe and often permanent:
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Sometimes Even Death
Injuries to the spinal cord are life changing events almost all of the
time and will leave the victims in need of expensive and extensive rehabilitation
and medical care.
Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits
Many times when someone has a spinal cord injury that’s catastrophic
it’ll be the result of a motor vehicle accident or another type
of negligence on the part of another party. If either you or a loved one
has sustained a spinal cord injury that’s due to the negligence
of another party’s careless or reckless act, you may be able to
file a spinal cord personal injury lawsuit in order to maintain compensation for your:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Bills
- Other Types of Damages from the Responsible Party(S)
The Doan Law Firms spinal cord injury lawyers have a vast understanding
of the very difficult road that victims and their families face when they’re
facing dealing with a life after a spinal cord injury. If either you or
your loved one has sustained a serious injury to the spinal cord due to
a negligent act/accident, you and your family deserve receiving compensation
from the responsible party(s).
Through the filing of a spinal cord personal injury lawsuit you can obtain
the needed funds to be able to pay for both your current and future medical
needs, improvements to your home that’ll make your life easier and
also all your rehabilitation services. Lawyers at The Doan Law Firm are
ready to answer the phones 24/7/365 to provide you with a free consultation.
In order to find out all of the legal options available to you please
call The Doan Law Firm, day or night, 5am or Thanksgiving. You’ll
never get an answering machine or a call center taking just basic information
and telling you to call back during business hours. Injuries don’t
wait for business hours and neither should you. That is why our lawyers
are on staff at all times, days, nights and holidays.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord runs through the back from the base of the brain and is
a vital bundle of nerves, and any serious damage to the spinal cord will
lead to a loss of movement and sensation below the affected area. There
are many types of injuries to the spinal cord and those that are most
often suffered by victims will include:
Spinal Shock – Spinal shock will occur whenever there’s a total
of sensory and motor function below the level where the spinal lesion
occurs. Although the victim won’t lose complete function permanently,
anyone that experiences spinal shock may in fact experience a spinal cord
injury that’s labeled a permanent incomplete.
Paraplegia – Paraplegia is a complete paralysis of the lower half of the body.
Central Cord Syndrome – Central Cord Syndrome is a trauma to the large nerve fibers that are responsible
for carrying information direction to the spinal cord from the cerebral
cortex (brain). Any damage to these large nerve fibers may result in loss
of fine control over movements and/or paralysis in both the hands and
the arms. Also possible is loss of bladder control and sensory loss below
the spinal cord lesion.
Brown-Sequard Syndrome – Any puncture wound suffered in a back or a neck injury that occurs on
just one side of the spinal cord is referred to as Brown-Sequard Syndrome.
Victims will lose some of the movement and sensation below the area where
the injury occurred and on the injured side. On the side that’s
opposite of the injury the victim will lose temperature sensation and
Quadriplegia – Quadriplegia is a complete paralysis of all four of the limbs.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are many types of spinal cord injuries, within the United States
the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Acts of Violence
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Recreation and Sports Injuries
Of all the types of spinal cord injuries alcohol is a factor in about 1
of every 4. Recreation and sports injuries account for approximately 8%
of the reported yearly spinal cord injuries. This will usually come from
instances like diving in shallow water and impact sports. Acts of violence,
such as knife wounds, gunshots and other violent encounters will result
for approximately 15% of all yearly spinal cord injuries. Finally, motor
vehicle accidents are the leading cause of all spinal cord injuries accounting
for over 40% of all yearly reported spinal cord injuries.
Learn More about Filing a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has incurred a spinal cord injury your life has been
changed forever, and if this injury was caused due to the negligence of
another, you may be able to file a lawsuit against those responsible for
your injury. In order to learn about all of the options legally able to
you please contact The Doan Law Firm at any time, day or night, and speak
with one of our spinal cord personal injury lawyers at