McAllen Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
A spinal cord injury can be devastating and affect all aspects of both a victim and their family’s lives. This type of trauma can lead to permanent disability that affects all aspects of life. The lawyers at the De La Garza Law Firm can provide experienced representation to individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) due to another person’s negligent behavior. For help negotiating your claim, speak to our McAllen spinal cord injury lawyer in a free consultation by calling (956) 533-1426 or reaching us online.
Why Work with De La Garza Law Firm?
- We have a track record of success, having recovered over $5 million in compensation and litigated more than 1,200 personal injury cases in only the past 18 months.
- We can provide you with peace of mind at this difficult time, by handling all matters related to your case.
- Our founding attorney Rafael De La Garza makes it a point to remain in constant communication with our clients, continually providing case updates and answering any questions they have.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
An SCI consists of damage to the spinal cord, resulting in a fracture or dislocated vertebrae. They are extremely painful and may cause a loss of function or feeling. SCIs can range in severity depending largely upon the location of the injury, as well as the level of damage to the spine. Tragically, some catastrophic SCI victims will completely lose sensation and mobility below the point of the injury. Therefore, the higher the damage on the vertebrae, the more severe the paralysis.
Other SCIs, such as bulging or herniated discs, may not cause paralysis but can drastically decrease range of motion and mobility. Patients also typically suffer ongoing tingling or numbness in the extremities. Physical therapy, injections, or surgery may be required to repair the condition. However, even with treatment, victims may never recover to the state at which they were prior to the accident, as ongoing issues with bodily sensations are common.
Major Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are many possible causes of SCIs, but some of the most common are:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Sports Injuries
- Workplace Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Gunshots or other acts of violence
The Lasting Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury
Even with health insurance, SCI victims can face a mountain of medical bills, and also often struggle with:
Future Medical Bills
Many SCI victims require ongoing physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as prescription medications and other treatments – for months or years after the accident.
A serious accident may leave an injury victim unable to work for weeks, months, or even years. Some individuals may not be able to work ever again, or earn at the same capacity as before.
Pain and Suffering
In addition to pain, SCI victims may have to deal with psychological issues after their accident, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Loss of Quality of Life
Those who are left permanently disabled from an accident, may be unable to participate in previous activities and hobbies. Additionally, they may no longer have the same relationship with their spouse or family members.
Do I Need an Injury Lawyer for My Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
After an accident, insurance companies or the responsible parties may try to pressure you into admitting fault or accepting an unreasonably low settlement offer. Hiring a McAllen personal injury lawyer can guarantee that you are treated fairly, and you receive the compensation you deserve for all of your injury-related losses.
Contact the De La Garza Law Firm
Our McAllen spinal cord injury lawyers are prepared to fight for you. Please contact our office at (956) 533-1426 and schedule a free consultation for compassionate and personalized legal counsel.