Lawsuits may be filed for spinal cord injuries caused by the recklessness of another person, especially after car accidents, falls, sports injuries, botched medical procedures, and more.
Need a Texas Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one hurt their back and suffered a spinal cord injury, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
How Much is my Lawsuit Worth?
There is never a guarantee that any lawsuit will end in a cash payout, but some spinal injury lawsuits have ended in multi-million dollar settlements or jury verdicts awarded in favor of people who were hurt.
$14.5 Million Settlement
In October 2018, a woman who was paralyzed from the waist down by a falling tree limb in a park was awarded a $14.5 million settlement from the city of San Francisco.
$2.5 Million Settlement
In September 2018, a woman who was hit by a Bee-Line bus in Yonkers, New York received a $2.5 million settlement. She required surgery to install a rod and screws to repair her broken spine.
What Can I Get Paid For?
- Pain and suffering
- Medical treatment and hospital bills
- Surgery and rehabilitation
- Lifelong disability
- Ongoing depression or decreased quality of life
- Lost wages, employment, or future earnings
- Decreased quality of life
- Loss of consortium for your spouse
- And more
Settlement Value of a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit
The settlement value of a spinal cory injury lawsuit is based on a number of factors, but typically depend on the severity of the injury, medical expenses, the evidence to support your side of the case, your age and health conditions before the injury, and other legal issues.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the bundle of nerves that are enclosed in the backbone and connect the brain to the body. These injuries often cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and bodily functions below the site of the injury.
Spine Injuries After Accidents
A serious spine injury will change a person’s life forever. The person may be permanently paralyzed and immobile. He or she may not be able to work, live alone, or perform basic daily life tasks. The lives of family members may change dramatically as they suddenly become full-time caregivers. This significantly decreases their quality of life.
Delayed Diagnosis May Lead to Paralysis
Serious spinal injuries are not always obvious. The problem is that if it is not diagnosed and treated immediately, a far more serious spinal injury may develop, such as paralysis. Anyone who suffers a significant head, neck, or back injury needs to go to a hospital.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by a traumatic blow to the spine that fractures, dislocates, or crushes the bones (vertebrae) that normally protect the spinal cord. They can also be caused by lacerations that cut through the vertebrae and into the spinal cord.
Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic back injuries are most common in victims of car accidents, construction workers, people who fall from great heights, athletes in sporting accidents, and military personnel in combat zones.
It is also common for spinal cord injuries to occur as a result of a gunshot or knife wound, or medical mistakes, such as a botched surgery, misplacement of an epidural, a defective product, or implant.
Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
- Weakness or loss of coordination
- Loss of movement
- Changes in sensation or temperature
- Incontinence — loss of bowel or bladder control
- Sexual dysfunction or loss of function
- Intense stinging or burning sensation
- Breathing problems
- Inability to walk
Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Paralysis of the spinal cord may involve quadriplegia, which affects the body below the neck (arms, hands, abdomen, legs, and pelvis), or paraplegia, which affects the body below the chest (abdomen, legs, and pelvis).
Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas spinal cord injury lawyers for a free lawsuit review.