Spinal Cord Injuries Resulting From an Accident
Suffering a spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating injuries a person can incur. Not only are they life-threatening, but depending on the severity, they are often life-altering. These injuries can result in paralysis, loss of feeling, or severe pain. The road to recovery is long, arduous, and expensive. Additionally, many victims are permanently unable to work, which compounds the stress of paying off medical expenses.
If you or someone you care about recently suffered a spinal cord injury after an accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. The attorneys at Haney Paschal & Romoser, P.C. have decades of experience in Texas personal injury cases. Do not wait to hire legal representation — the right attorney can make the difference in your case. Contact us today.
Why Choose Haney Paschal & Romoser, P.C.
Attorney Jack Haney founded the law firm on the strong principles of helping people and pursuing justice. He served Huntsville, Texas and the surrounding communities for over 40 years before retiring. We have high client satisfaction, compassion for victims and their families, and the courtroom knowledge to help you successfully pursue settlement. Why work with us?
- We are a full-service law firm. We handle everything in one place, including representation, necessary paperwork, and legal investigations.
- We are a well-established firm in the community. We are familiar with the court system and the people of Huntsville to give you an excellent network of resources.
- We know how to help with personal injury cases, having over 30 years combined courtroom experience.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Physicians rate spinal cord injuries by levels of severity, as well as by location of the injured vertebrae. The higher coordinating numbers of nerves signify less severe injuries, while lower numbers are the most severe.
- High Cervical Nerve Injuries in the C1-C4 nerves are the most severe type of spinal cord injuries. These victims experience paralysis in hands, arms, legs, and trunk. Those suffering this injury may not be able to breathe, cough, or have bowel movements unassisted, depending on the severity. When all four limbs are affected, it is known as quadriplegia. Some C1-C4 injury victims can carry out tasks with the help of a motorized wheelchair, while others need 24/7 care.
- Low Cervical Nerve Injuries in the C5-C8 nerves may cause victims to lose control of arms and hands. However, many can breathe and speak normally. The lowest number, C5, affects the lower body in many cases. Paralysis of the lower half of the body may still occur in these injuries. C8 injuries are the least severe in this category. Victims can often carry on most tasks without assistance.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
What are a few of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries that result in legal cases?
- Car accidents
- Severe falls
- Shallow swimming pool accidents
- Sports-related concussions and falls
- Accidents related to drugs or alcohol
What Comes Next
The road to recovery with a spinal injury is long. For some, full recovery is not possible. If you or someone you love has recently incurred a spinal cord injury or a wrongful death due to a spinal cord injury, you may be able to pursue compensation. It is wise to hire legal help as soon as possible, while the facts are clear and before the medical expenses become insurmountable. At Haney Paschal & Romoser, P.C.. we understand the devastation you are facing. We will show you our utmost compassion while fighting hard for you in the courtroom. For a free personal injury consultation, contact our office today.