San Antonio Spine Injury Lawyer
Spinal Cord Injuries in Texas
Few injuries are as serious or life-changing as spinal cord injuries. A spine injury can affect everything from a person’s ability to walk and move around to their ability to work and provide for themselves and their families. In some cases, spinal cord injury victims will require lifelong support and care; in nearly all cases, they will experience significant impairment, whether temporary or permanent, as well as severe, chronic pain and other complications.
At the Law Offices of Pat Maloney, P.C., we represent individuals and families whose lives have been irreversibly altered due to the negligence of others. If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury, and you believe another person or party was to blame, reach out to our San Antonio spine injury lawyers right away. We can provide detailed information on how our team can help you fight for fair compensation during a free initial consultation.
Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when all communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury is severed due to the injury. With an incomplete spinal cord injury, the victim retains some communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury. Generally speaking, incomplete spinal cord injuries are considered less serious, as they are less likely to result in permanent and/or total loss of function. However, incomplete spinal cord injuries can still lead to serious complications that can significantly impact the victim’s day-to-day life and future well-being.
Complete spinal cord injuries can lead to:
- Paraplegia: Paralysis of the lower limbs/lower half of the body
- Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia: Paralysis of all four limbs/body below the neck
- Triplegia: Paralysis of three limbs
Depending on where the injury occurs, incomplete spinal cord injuries can lead to a wide range of serious and lasting complications. These include significant impairment of various bodily functions, acute or chronic pain, temporary/partial paralysis, respiratory issues, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, and more.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Any traumatic event or accident can cause a spinal cord injury. Anytime a person’s spine is subjected to sudden, violent forces, he or she may experience significant damage to the spinal cord, as well as the surrounding muscles, tissues, and bones.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the leading causes of spinal cord injuries are, in order:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falls, such as slip and falls and falls from heights
- Violence, including assault
- Work-related accidents
- Sports and recreation accidents
Victims of car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle collisions, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, falls, workplace negligence, and other serious accidents could be entitled to compensation for their damages if they can prove that someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct caused the accident or event that resulted in injury.
Damages in Spine Injury Cases
Because spine injuries often necessitate extensive medical treatment, and because they frequently put victims out of work for extended periods of time, the overall cost of these injuries can be immense. At the Law Offices of Pat Maloney, P.C., we understand the considerable financial, physical, and emotional challenges spinal cord injury victims face. Because of this, we fight tirelessly to maximize our clients’ recoveries, providing them with the resources they need to move forward.
Our San Antonio spinal cord injury lawyers may be able to recover the following damages on your behalf:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future lost income/wages
- Current and future pain and suffering
- Lost or reduced earning capacity (disability)
- Lost or reduced quality of life
Our team is ready to take on negligent motorists, product manufacturers, and other entities who fail to uphold the duty of care they owe to others. Whether you suffered a slipped or ruptured disc in a motor vehicle crash, were harmed by a defective product, or became paralyzed due to a work-related accident, you can count on our firm to fight for you.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
As San Antonio’s oldest plaintiffs’ firm, we are well-versed in personal injury law. Since 1953, we have been proudly advocating for injured individuals and families who suffered immense harm through no fault of their own. We are prepared to handle every legal detail so that you can focus on what matters most: healing.
We provide legal services in English and Spanish and do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you. To date, we have secured numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients and have maintained a 99% success rate in the cases we have handled.
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