Denton County Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyers
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Injured Texans
Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious and potentially devastating that you can suffer. These types of injuries are often labeled “catastrophic” due to the intense damage they can cause to the ability to function as a “normal” individual. Damage to the spine can be lifechanging and long-term. These injuries can leave you with various degrees of permanent paralysis making the accomplishment of everyday life or job tasks impossible. Spinal cord injuries can require serious and expensive medical interventions and various forms of treatment. Spinal cord injury victims often will need lifelong medical equipment such as wheelchairs along with home and vehicle renovations to accommodate their permanent disability.
At the Haugen Law Firm, P.C., our team of Denton County spinal cord injury attorneys are totally dedicated to providing outstanding legal assistance to Texans who have suffered such disability from at-fault parties. Our firm has focused much of its practice on personal injury law leading to a deep familiarity with the statutes, legal proceedings, and with how local courts handle such cases. We are proud of our strong track record of successful results and the relationships we have built with our many clients over the years of our practice.
Spina Cord Injury Cases in Texas
An estimated 250,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries in this country every year. These injuries often occur in motor vehicle accidents as well as through sporting events, falls, criminal attacks such as gunshot wounds, or other types of incidents. They can happen in the blink of an eye but their consequences can last forever. These types of injuries are the result of major impact or force to the spine causing damage to the vertebrae in the spinal column. These tiny bones may become dislocated, compressed, crushed, cracked, or broken. The spinal cord that is a bundle of nerves inside these bones may then suffer tears, bruising, or severe pressure resulting in various types of symptoms and dysfunction of the body below the damaged area.
The nerves in the spinal cord are a relay system between the brain and the rest of the body. Because of this, damage to these nerves can result in compromised motor function and other physical abilities. How severe the loss to motor function may be will depend on how severe the spinal cord damage has been. In the worst cases, a drastic and tragic loss of bodily function can occur; such injuries can result in permanent paralysis of all limbs and body parts below the neck, called quadriplegia or below the chest, called paraplegia.
Besides loss of sensation and function in the body below the damaged area of the spine, these injuries can also lead to the following:
- Loss of the ability to breathe on one’s own
- Atrophy of muscles
- Loss of regulation of heart rate or blood pressure
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Loss of sexual capacity
- Loss of body strength in the affected areas
- Swelling of extremities
- Increased risk of blood clots
- Pain in cases where the injury is only partial or “incomplete”
Those who suffer spinal cord injuries may become permanently disabled for life with ensuing damages such as enduring medical expenses, costs for disability, loss of earning capacity, and emotional trauma. Emotional trauma can range from emotional or mental anguish to loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and more. Lifelong medical expenses can entail staggering costs for surgeries, rehabilitation, various therapies, doctors appointments, medical devices, prescription medicines, and caregivers to help with daily living.
Let the Haugen Law Firm, P.C. Provide the Help You Need
No one who sustains a spinal cord injury from a negligence-based accident should consider a personal injury claim without the representation of a skilled lawyer. Quantifying your losses and damages alone is a complicated action that requires legal know-how and experience. Our firm will work diligently to fight for all of the compensation you will need to make as full a recovery as possible. Our aim is to ensure that you and your family have all the resources you need to accomplish that.
Contact a team member at (972) 436-8750 to get started today.
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