No matter how it occurs, the consequences of a spinal cord injury can be overwhelming for a victim and their family. The medical costs alone over the course of a lifetime are gigantic. Springer & Lyle is a premier Texas catastrophic injury law firm. If you or somebody close to you suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of the negligence of somebody else, you’ll want to talk to us about maximizing compensation.
Your spinal cord is an assortment of nerves encased in the spinal column. It connects just about every part of your body with your brain. Because the spinal cord controls nearly every part of the body, a broad range of very serious injury issues can arise, like the ability to move your arms and/or legs or even breathe on your own.
The spinal cord extends down from the base of your skull to the space between your first two lumbar vertebrae. Spinal cord injuries are usually secondary to trauma to the bones of the spine that surround it. Motor vehicle accidents, account for over 40 percent of all spinal cord injuries. These include motorcycle accidents. Falls contribute to over 25 percent of these injuries. Acts of violence cause over 15 percent of all spinal cord injuries. These include self-harm. Recreational activities such as sports account for over 7.5 percent. Some spinal cord injuries might be the result of surgeries, and a small minority might arise from congenital deformities.
Damages sought in spinal cord injury cases are extensive because of the permanent impairment and life-changing circumstances. Ongoing healthcare and rehabilitation are frequent and extensive. Ramps, motorized wheelchairs and other devices will also be needed for the victim.
In a spinal cord damage case, you’ll want compassionate, aggressive, professional attorneys with significant medical and legal experience in these cases. The law firm of Springer & Lyle represents injured people throughout Texas. You can schedule a consultation with a member of our catastrophic injury team of lawyers at no cost. If your condition doesn’t permit you to visit us, we’ll come to you. We have the experience, success rate and resources necessary for the successful resolution of your spinal cord case