Dedicated Attorneys On Your Side After A Life-Changing Spinal Cord Injury
The spine is one of the most complex and important parts of the human body. Unfortunately, back and spinal injuries are common and can be debilitating. Typical causes of spinal injuries include car accidents, slip-and-falls, workplace accidents and assaults.
If you have suffered a spinal injury, you might be entitled to bring suit against the person who caused the injury by his or her carelessness or other wrongful conduct. If that person was acting in the course of his or her employment, you might also be entitled to bring suit against the employer. Our experienced and caring attorneys at Dobbs & Porter can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and vigorously seek to recover all of the damages to which you are entitled.
Symptoms Range From Chronic Pain To Full Disability
Damage to any part of the spine is going to result in significant problems, but the specifics will depend on the location and severity of the injury.
The spinal cord is a column of nerve tissue that transmits signals from the brain to the rest of the body. The force of an accident can injure it enough to prevent the transmission of those signals. Depending on where the spine is injured, it may cause paralysis in your legs (paraplegia) or in all four limbs (quadriplegia).
Another type of spinal injury is whiplash, which is caused by extreme jerking of the neck back and forth and commonly occurs in rear-end automobile accidents. While whiplash is often considered a “minor” injury compared to something like paralysis, it can nonetheless result in years or even a lifetime of chronic pain and limited movement.
Still another type of spinal injury is a herniated disc. This occurs when spinal discs, which sit between and help cushion the bones of the spine, are squeezed. Herniated discs can cause debilitating pain. A recent study found that two out of three spinal injuries are caused by either motor vehicle accidents or falls, but they are also caused by acts of violence, recreational sports and medical malpractice.
Let Us Prove How Your Injuries Have Impacted Your Life
As your attorneys, our goal will be to maximize your compensation in a favorable settlement or jury award. That starts by proving that your injuries were caused by the at-fault party. We will then use medical records, testimony from treating physicians, accident reports and all other available evidence to show how profoundly your injuries have impacted your life.
Your injuries may have left you unable to work, unable to drive and unable to continue the active lifestyle you once enjoyed. No amount of money can make you “whole” again, but compensation is nonetheless necessary and appropriate. We work tirelessly to ensure that the damages you receive reflect the harm you have suffered.
Contact Our Accomplished Texas Injury Attorneys For A Free Initial Consultation
From our office in Tyler, Dobbs & Porter represents spinal injury victims throughout East Texas. With a certified specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law on-site, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call 903-310-1433 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.