Spinal Injury Claims Demand Strong Legal Action
An attorney at our Dallas firm can fight for compensation for you
Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious catastrophic injuries we deal with at our Dallas law firm. In an instant, you or a loved one can suddenly sustain an injury to your spine that can dramatically change your life.
If someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior caused your spinal injury, it’s critical that you take strong legal action right away. Otherwise, you might not receive the financial compensation you rightfully deserve for your injury-related expenses.
Our attorneys at Tracey Fox & Walters can help you every step of the way. We know how to investigate complex cases. We know evidence to look for. We understand how the legal system works in Dallas. That’s why we have such a strong track record of obtaining sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. Results matter here.
What are common spinal cord injuries?
Injuries to the spine sustained in a serious accident can cover a wide range. In general, spinal injuries are categorized into two main types:
- Complete spinal injury – This means the spinal cord was completely severed, resulting in complete loss of movement and feeling below the injury location.
- Incomplete spinal injury – This type of injury involves the spine being partially severed, resulting in a partial loss of movement and sensory function below the injured area.
Some of the most common spinal cord injuries include:
- Cervical spinal cord injury – This injury occurs near the neck between the C1 to C8 vertebrae in the spine. These injuries often result in complete loss of movement in the arms and legs, a condition known as quadriplegia or tetraplegia.
- Thoracic spinal cord injury – This injury occurs in the middle of the spine between the T1 and T12 vertebrae. Thoracic spinal cord injury victims can often move their arms but have paralysis in the lower part of the body below the injured area.
- Lumbar spinal cord injury – This injury occurs between the L1 and L5 vertebrae in the lower back. As a result, injury victims cannot move their legs, a form of paralysis called paraplegia.
- Sacral spinal cord injury – This injury occurs between the S1 and S5 vertebrae near the base of the spine. Such injuries often result in complete or partial loss of control of the bowels and bladder.
Whatever type of spinal injury you or a loved one is dealing with, make sure you get the medical care you need and deserve. It’s also important that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights.
How much is my injury claim worth?
The financial impact of a spinal injury is massive. Medical expenses – including surgical procedures, hospital bills, follow-up doctor’s appointments and physical therapy – add up fast.
Many injury victims also cannot return to work, resulting in a loss of future income. All these expenses need to be considered when determining the value of your claim, which could easily be in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
An experienced attorney can help provide an accurate estimate of the value of your injury-related expenses. When doing so, a lawyer should always take into consideration long-term future expenses, as well as short-term expenses shortly after the injury occurred.
Who can I sue for my injury?
In general, you can file a lawsuit against anyone liable (legal term for the at-fault party) for your spinal injury. Depending on the nature of your spinal injury, the person or business responsible for your injury may include:
- An at-fault driver
- A doctor, surgeon or the hospital where they work
- A construction company
In each case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit or take other legal action against the at-fault party’s insurance company. Each case presents its own unique legal challenges. That’s why it’s important to discuss your injury with a lawyer familiar with complex cases.
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The stakes are high in many spinal injury cases. If you don’t take legal action, you might not get the compensation you deserve to treat for your injury or the financial support you need to live your life with dignity.
Learn more about your legal rights. Contact our Dallas law firm and schedule your free case evaluation. One of our experienced attorneys can answer any questions you might have and explain how we can help you.
We can meet wherever’s convenient for you – in our Dallas office, in your home or your hospital room. You decide. We simply want to help you when you need us most.