Sachse Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Your spine provides the structure for your body. It is not only a frame – it also serves as a type of highway for your nervous system. The spine protects the nerves that control your voluntary and involuntary movements and your ability to feel. The nerves that control different parts of your body travel down this highway. A spinal cord injury can result in serious injuries that disrupt the highway of your nervous system and can result in constant pain, numbness, and even permanent paralysis. Since these injuries can be life-changing, it is vital to consult a Sachse spinal cord injury lawyer when someone else’s negligence causes you to suffer this harm. One of our diligent catastrophic injury attorneys at McCraw Law Group could help you seek compensation for your losses.

Spinal Cord Damages Causes & Treatment

Almost any type of accident can result in a spinal cord injury. If the incident causes a sudden and traumatic blow to the back, it can damage or even sever the spine. Some common causes include:

Many injuries are due to negligence on someone else’s part. Of course, not all injuries are due to sudden trauma—certain health conditions and diseases can cause them, as well. A proactive legal professional could investigate the circumstances that led to a specific accident to determine its true cause.

The prognosis for spinal cord injuries is often uncertain. Most victims do not know if they will make a full or partial recovery or how long that recovery will take. Inflammation and swelling are often present in the days and weeks after a traumatic spinal cord injury. Once the swelling subsides, medical professionals may have a better estimate of the extent of damage and length of the recovery process. Most people will need substantial rehab to regain any degree of function. Physical therapy focuses on strengthening muscles, and occupational therapy focuses on training people to approach tasks differently. 

Therapy can be expensive and time-consuming. Even with rehab, some people will never regain full function and will experience some decline in quality of life. An experienced spinal cord injury attorney in Sachse may be able to help injured people recover compensation for the financial, physical, and emotional consequences of their injuries.

Types of Spinal Cord Damage

There are multiple ways to classify spinal cord injuries. Complete injuries refer to the loss of sensory and motor function below the injury’s location on the spine. Incomplete refers to a partial loss of sensory and motor function or only sensation or movement. The Frankel Scale scores injuries from A to D; A is the most severe, and D is the least. Spinal cord injuries can occur in different parts of the spine, including the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (top and mid-back), and lumbar spine (lower back). Each section of the spine contains numbered discs that allow medical professionals to identify specifically which areas of the spine are damaged and assist them in focusing treatment in these areas.  

When people are unable to use parts of their body, people may refer to it as quadriplegia or paraplegia. Quadriplegia, also called tetraplegia, is paralysis of all four limbs, whereas paraplegia refers to loss of movement and paralysis in the legs. People may also lose control over involuntary movements like breathing or bodily functions such as their bowels, bladder, and sexual function. A knowledgeable Sachse lawyer who has experience handling spinal cord injuries could explain possibly related damages in further detail during an initial meeting. 

Schedule a Consultation With a Sachse Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Dealing with the aftermath of a spinal cord injury is complicated. Recovery can be intense and expensive; so can adapting to a new way of life. When someone else causes your accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your injury. Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. 

Schedule a free consultation with a Sachse spinal cord injury lawyer at McCraw Law Group to learn more about your legal options.

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