BACK, NECK AND SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYERS

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The spinal cord injury survivors who we represent are people going through the toughest time in their lives and facing an uncertain future. Spinal cord injury survivors need support and a forceful personal injury attorney who will advocate on their behalf for full compensation for their injuries.

At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., our personal injury attorneys and staff are focused on helping injured South Texas residents and their families regain financial stability and move forward after serious spinal injuries.

Our attorneys have resolved more than 20,000 accident cases, and our legal team has more than 100 years of combined experience. If you have been injured through the negligence of others, you may seek compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to the spinal injury.

Our attorneys honestly care about our clients. Let a spine injury attorney discuss how we can assist.

Schedule a free case evaluation today. Contact a spine injury lawyer at our Corpus Christi office at (361) 792-2358 or at our McAllen office at (844) 426-6000.

HOW OUR BACK INJURY ATTORNEYS CAN HELP

We will review the details of your accident, listen to your concerns and discuss your legal options. After reviewing the specific details of your injury, we can give you a clearer understanding of the value of your case and whether you have a valid personal injury claim. That will allow you to make a better-informed decision about how to proceed.

If we represent you, we will:

Identify all potentially liable parties and the insurance policies to provide compensation;Identify all potentially liable parties and the insurance policies to provide compensation;
Calculate your losses to date and estimate future losses related to your burn injury including medical bills, loss of income, future surgeries, loss of future earnings, and other losses;Calculate your present losses and estimate future losses related to the spinal injury including medical bills, loss of income, loss of future earnings, and other losses;
Negotiate with insurance companies for a full settlement of your burn injury claim;Negotiate on your behalf with insurers to file a full settlement;
personal injury lawsuit for spine injury claimFile a personal injury lawsuit and seek justice in the Texas courts if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

If you or your loved one has sustained a serious back injury in South Texas, you will need the help of a committed and experienced spinal cord injury lawyer to guide you. person’s negligence. There is no charge for the consultation.

CAUSES OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES

Many types of accidents can cause spinal injuries. Among the most common causes of spinal cord injuries in Texas are car crashes, truck wrecks and motorcycle accidents. Innocent people can suffer serious back and neck injuries due to the carelessness of another motorist.

The violent impact of a car crash can cause hyperflexion of the spine and traumatic injury to the vertebrae or the spinal cord itself, causing disabling injuries. A back injury may alter the life of the accident victim. The cost of lifetime medical care and treatment may amount to millions of dollars.

At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., our back injury lawyers understand that your financial future is at stake after a disabling back injury. We dedicate ourselves to holding negligent parties accountable when they cause accidents that result in back injuries or spinal injuries and seeking maximum compensation for our clients.

Our attorneys represent accident victims who have sustained serious injuries in the following types of accidents:

Car accidents
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Oil refinery accidents
car wreck
Motorcycle accidents
motorcycle collision
Workplace accidents
motorcycle collision
Drunk driving accidents
Construction accidents
Commercial truck accidents
truck crash
Scaffolding falls
truck crash
Pedestrian accidents
pedestrian injuries
Premises liability accidents
pedestrian injuries
Bicycle accidents
bike crash
Slip and fall accidents
bike crash

If you suspect that another person’s carelessness or negligence caused an accident that left you or your loved one with a spinal injury, you should seek help from an experienced back injury attorney without delay. You may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault individual or their insurance company.

COMMON TYPES OF BACK INJURIES

A spinal injury may involve damage to one or more of the vertebrae that form the spinal column or cause damage to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries are described by the extent of loss of sensation and motor function. They are classified as either complete or incomplete.

Complete— A person who has sustained a complete spinal cord injury (SCI) has no sensation or motor function below the level of the injury to the spinal cord.
Incomplete—With an incomplete injury, the SCI survivor will still retain some level of motor function or feeling below the level of the injury.
Paralysis – Paralysis may affect the legs, arms or one side of the body.
  • Quadriplegia—An injury to the cervical vertebrae or spinal cord in the neck region may cause paralysis that affects all the limbs. It is known as quadriplegia or tetraplegia.
  • Paraplegia—When the spinal cord injury occurs lower in the back, the victim may still have use of arms and have partial paralysis affecting the legs and pelvic region.
Herniated disk —When one of the rubbery disks located between the vertebrae ruptures or tears, it causes calcified scar tissue to put pressure on nerves within the spine causing pain and numbness. A herniated disk may put pressure on a spinal nerve causing pain or numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. A blow to the back in a car crash or fall can cause a ruptured disk.
Slipped disk—A slipped disk is another name for a herniated disk. Slipped disks may occur in the neck or back. A slipped disk in the neck may cause shooting pain, loss of sensation or weakness in the shoulder or arm.
Pinched nerve— Pressure on a nerve in the neck or back may interfere with the function of the nerve and cause pain, numbness, loss of motor control or weakness. For example, a compressed nerve in the lower back can cause pain to radiate down the leg. A slip and fall or auto accident may cause a back injury leading to a pinched nerve.
Chronic back pain—Back pain that lasts for more than three months is referred to as chronic back pain. The pain may persist despite medical treatment and require taking medication to manage the pain.

Many people who have suffered serious back and spinal injuries adapt and proceed to lead fulfilling lives. But the costs of living with a disabling spinal cord injury can add up to millions of dollars. That does not take into account lost income. You will need to access all available financial resources to adapt to a new life and move forward after a devastating injury.

Talk to a compassionate spinal injury lawyer at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. to understand your legal options.

COMPENSATION FOR BACK INJURIES

Pursuing compensation for your back injuries requires proving that your injuries limit your earning capacity or prevent you from working altogether. Documentation of your symptoms and medical treatment will be used to build your case for compensation. At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., we take a fact-based approach to presenting your story by teaming up with medical experts and documenting your injuries through a day-in-the-life narrative.

We will seek compensation for:

  • Payment for past and future medical expenses: Spinal injury survivors often require surgery, multiple hospital visits, lengthy rehabilitation and physical therapy after a serious accident. Many survivors face lifelong costs for medical care associated with the injury.
  • Lost income and lost earning capacity: A back injury may limit your ability to handle the physical demands of your job, leaving you unable to return to your former job. The injury may reduce your earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: You may seek compensation for your physical pain that your back injury has caused.
  • Mental Anguish: After a serious back injury, SCI survivors may experience emotional distress, anxiety and depression as they confront physical changes, chronic pain and adapting to a new lifestyle. Many need professional counseling to cope with their losses. You may be entitled to compensation for the many hours of mental anguish you have experienced.
  • Loss of marital relations: Spinal injuries may cause paralysis and loss of sexual function. If your spinal injury leaves you disabled and unable to enjoy intimate relations with your spouse, you may experience a reduction in the enjoyment of life. You may seek compensation for loss of consortium.
  • Punitive damages: In some accident cases, punitive damages may be allowed to punish the defendant for outrageous behavior.

Defense lawyers will try to downplay your injuries and minimize the amount of your past and future damages. Our attorneys match their aggressive approach with dedication, attention to detail and a relentless pursuit of justice.

Our attorneys at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. understand the impact that a serious back injury can have on your financial stability and quality of life. We are committed to helping our clients regain control of their lives and move forward on the road to recovery.

Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Q&As

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What damages can you seek in a spinal cord injury lawsuit?

Long-term care costs are an important consideration for survivors of spinal cord injuries. As part of a spinal cord injury, you may seek compensation for both present and future medical expenses related to the injury. You may seek compensation for remodeling your home to make it wheelchair accessible. You also may recover compensation for loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional anguish and diminished quality of life. The costs of living with a serious spinal cord injury are significant. An experienced lawyer at Herrman & Herrman can review your accident and help you understand the types of compensation available in your case. We can help you seek a settlement that reflects the full costs of your spinal cord injury.

How to choose a spinal cord injury attorney?

Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing injuries, involving partial or total paralysis. It’s important to select a lawyer who has extensive experience handling catastrophic injury claims. You need a lawyer who will investigate the full impact that the spinal injury has on your life and negotiate with the insurance company for full compensation reflecting the severity of your injury. The attorneys at Herrman & Herrman have handled thousands of personal injury cases including many involving catastrophic injuries. We have the resources and experience to seek maximum compensation for victims of spinal cord injuries to help them rebuild their lives.

What are the main causes of spinal cord injuries?

Spinal cord injuries are typically caused by some form of trauma to the back from a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, fall or sports accident. Most spinal cord injuries are caused by car accidents or falls. The impact of a car crash can crush one or more vertebra and sever the spinal cord running through the center of the spinal column. Damage to the spinal cord can cause loss of function, even if the spinal cord is not completely severed. A spinal cord injury in which some function remains below the level of the injury is referred to an incomplete injury. Generally speaking, the higher in the spine the injury occurs, the more loss of function the individual will have. Men tend to experience more spinal cord injuries than women.

Can someone recover from a spinal cord injury?

There is no cure for a spinal cord injury. But spinal cord injury survivors may recover some motor function in the months after the injury. A bruise to the spinal cord may cause temporary loss of function. A partial or complete severing of the spinal cord causes permanent loss of function. As swelling from the injury subsides, a person with an incomplete spinal cord injury may regain some function for up to 18 months after the injury. Spinal cord injury survivors require extensive rehabilitation and have ongoing needs. You will need all the financial resources available to cover your ongoing medical expenses. If your injury was caused by someone else’s disregard for safety, an attorney at Herrman & Herrman can help you pursue full compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation and related expenses.

Who is liable when you suffer a spinal cord injury at work?

An employee who sustains a spinal cord injury on the job may have his or her medical bills covered by workers’ compensation if the employer has workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance, so it provides benefits to injured employees regardless of fault. If the employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, it may be possible in some situations for the injured worker to hold the employer financially liable if the employer failed to correct unsafe conditions that led to a workplace accident. Another company (other than your employer) operating on the same job site also may be liable if that company created unsafe conditions that caused a spinal injury. A knowledgeable spinal cord injury lawyer will analyze the details of the accident and identify all the parties that can be held liable.

Is a spinal cord injury a disability?

If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, you may apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments that qualify for disability benefits include spinal cord disorders. You may qualify for SSD benefits if your spinal cord injury has lasted three months and is expected to leave you unable to work for at least year. Spinal cord injury survivors who have complete loss of function such as the loss of use of an arm or leg automatically qualify for disability benefits. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury and cannot work, a spinal cord injury lawyer at Herrman & Herrman can discuss your eligibility for SSD benefits.

 

CONTACT OUR CORPUS CHRISTI SPINAL CORD INJURY ATTORNEYS

Call Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer and receive an explanation of your legal options after a spinal cord injury caused by another.

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