Houston Car Accident Spine Injury Lawyer
Spine and back injuries are a frequent consequence of car accidents. Damage to your spinal cord could easily leave you in pain, unable to walk, and facing a significant financial burden in medical bills.
Because most car crashes are caused by the negligent actions of a careless driver, you might be eligible for financial compensation that could pay for your recovery—or at least make your life a little easier. A Houston car accident spine injury lawyer can answer your questions and help you seek a fair settlement for your back injury.
How Do Spine Injuries Happen in Car Wrecks?
There are a number of ways that a spine injury can happen in a car accident. Serious rear-end collisions are some of the more common, as the sudden impact from behind can easily damage the spinal column.
Rollover accidents and crashes where the victim is ejected from the vehicle also often see damage done to the back. Unsurprisingly, traumatic brain injuries often accompany spinal damage in these scenarios.
In the end, virtually any car accident could potentially damage your spine, so you should always see a doctor after a car crash. Sometimes back injuries don’t manifest symptoms right away, so it’s better to receive a full diagnostic evaluation rather than risk your injury deteriorating without medical care.
The Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries
Few injury types can be as dramatic and life altering as a spine injury. Paralysis is easily the symptom most commonly associated with damage to the spinal cord. Depending on where the spine was damaged, you could experience either full or partial paralysis. Damage high on the spine, such as to your neck region, is more likely to result in full paralysis, whereas a spine injury lower down will cause you to lose the use of your legs but still retain control of your arms.
Even if you don’t suffer paralysis, a back injury is highly likely to cause chronic severe pain and reduced mobility. Even after recovery, you will be at an increased risk of harming your back in the future, particularly if you lead an active lifestyle.
Monetary Compensation for Your Car Crash Back Injury
Depending on your job, you may no longer be able to work in the capacity you once did. This lost income, in addition to your medical bills, will make up a large portion of the settlement you are due. Other damages and losses we will help you seek include any of the following that apply to your case:
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Funds to pay a caregiver’s wages
- Travel expenses for specialist medical care
- Installing wheelchair ramps or other home modifications
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Damage done to your marriage and personal relationships
- Lost sexual function
- Decreased enjoyment of life
Free Consultation with a Houston Car Accident Spine Injury Lawyer
Your spine injury is bound to have negative consequences for your quality of life. Don’t let the other driver off the hook. Let our attorneys work for you.
For a free case evaluation to discuss the details of your crash and the effects of your back injury, call 713-807-9500 or enter your information into the contact form below.