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What are the Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury affects one of the most important parts of the body when it comes to mobility, balance, and skeletal structure: the spinal cord, made up of many vertebrae, discs, and ligaments. The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting nerve signals to your brain, which impacts much of your brain function. A serious injury to your spinal cord could cause permanent nerve damage, loss of mobility, loss of motor function, or paralysis.

Spinal Injury Causes

Spinal cord injuries could be caused by a number of things, but the most prevalent ones are incurred as a result of car accidents, falls, sports-related injuries, acts of violence, and some diseases. The effects of a spinal cord injury depend on the severity of the event that causes the injury as well as the circumstances surrounding the spinal cord trauma.

What are the Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Those who have suffered a spinal cord injury may experience a loss of coordination, tingling or numbness in their arms and legs, back pain, difficulty breathing, loss of bowel control, and more. The symptoms of such an injury do not always appear right after the traumatic event has occurred, so you should be on the lookout for any symptoms if you have experienced something like a car accident or large fall.

What is the Treatment Plan for Spinal Cord Injuries?

Treatment for spinal cord injuries varies, depending on the holistic health of the patient and the severity of the trauma incurred by the spinal cord. The treatment can range from medication to surgery, to physical therapy, to permanent mobility solutions, like motorized wheelchairs or crutches.

What Should I Do if I Am Injured?

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, do not wait to seek medical attention. Visit a hospital upon your traumatic incident and following any symptoms you may have. Additionally, if you suffered a spinal cord injury and were not at fault for the event that caused spinal trauma, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney in Texas. A seasoned personal injury lawyer will be able to help you with your case and win back what you deserve.

Contact Herrman & Herrman P.L.L.C. at 361.882.4357

Our firm is equipped with over 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases across Texas. Our outstanding record of favorable settlements and verdicts includes over 20,000 successfully resolved cases. Once we take on a case, we are relentless and you can rely on us to pursue full compensation for you.

  • You can trust our attorneys to be compassionate and professional.
  • We will fight hard to obtain a fair settlement for you.
  • Our firm represents the injured and families who have lost a loved one due to the negligent acts of others.
  • We serve as counsel in a range of injury cases – including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents, premises liability cases, product liability cases, and medical malpractice claims.
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