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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:

  • Paralysis
  • 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 pain sensation.
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
  • Alcohol

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 (800) 349-0000.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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