Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Dallas, TX

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Dallas Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

A spinal cord injury is typically caused by a sudden and severe impact to the spine, such as a car accident. This kind of injury can be a terrible and life changing event. One impact can cause you to lose your good health and the ability to enjoy everyday life.

A spinal cord injury, simply put, is damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is made up of nerves that run from your brain down to your lower back. The bones in your spine help protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord moves information from the brain to the rest of your body; this information enables you to move and to feel. An injury to the spinal cord can stop the flow of information below the site of the injury. The closer the injury is to the brain, the more areas of the body can be impacted.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are most common after an accident or other traumatic event however that is not the only way they occur. The failure to properly diagnose or treat an illness can also result in a spinal cord injury. Often, this involves a spinal cord abscess that is not recognized by a physician and is allowed to progress, causing permanent damage. Some other common causes of spinal cord injuries are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Premises liability accidents
  • Bicycle accidents

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and some of the most serious injuries that an individual can survive. When an accident leaves a victim with a spinal cord injury, the damage is done not just to that victim but also to the victim's family, friends, and work life. A victim may find themselves in need of medical treatment but without the means to pay for it. The expenses might start piling up with no income to pay them. Even a victim's home might no longer suit their needs after a spinal cord injury.

When should I file a spinal cord injury claim?

  • After a spinal cord injury in Dallas, contact an expert spinal cord injury lawyer immediately. A Dallas spinal cord injury lawyer can offer critical advice that will help you better understand when to file your claim. That attorney can also collect crucial evidence regarding your claim.
  • Allow the attorney to investigate your claim. In some cases, including motor vehicle accidents and construction accidents, multiple parties may share liability for your injuries. A full investigation, including viewing witness statements and even consulting with an expert witness, can help give a better picture of how much compensation you deserve and who caused your injuries.
  • Heal before settling. It can take up to six months for your doctors to have a solid idea of how much mobility and function you will recover, especially in the case of incomplete spinal cord injury. Your attorney might recommend waiting until you move further via that recovery before settling your Dallas spinal cord injury claim, because the extent of your healing in addition to the extent of your medical expenses can contribute to the compensation you deserve.

Who holds liability for the spinal cord injury I sustained in Dallas?

Spinal cord injuries can happen in various kinds of accidents: construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and product liability accidents, for instance.

The party that caused your accident has to:

  • Have a duty of care to you at the time of the accident. In the case of an auto accident, that can mean the car manufacturer or the driver that caused the accident.
  • Violate that duty of care. Drinking and driving, driving distracted, or breaking the rules of the road, for example, all violate the duty of care held by all drivers.
  • Cause your injuries through that violation. Your attorney will work to demonstrate how the other party's negligence led to your injuries.

In a lot of accidents, multiple parties share responsibility for the victim's injuries. Consult our skilled Dallas spinal cord injury lawyers to provide you a better idea of all parties that contributed to your accident.

How much compensation do I deserve for a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries bring with them major medical costs, and a lot of victims receive substantial awards. You can not, however, predict the extent of your award based on what other parties have received for spinal cord injuries in the past.

A Dallas spinal cord injury attorney can provide you with an idea of how much compensation you should anticipate based on:

  • Liability
  • The extent of the insurance policy that covers the responsible party
  • The extent of your medical bills
  • How much time you had to miss at work
  • The severity of your injuries

Contact a Dallas Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

At Dunk Law Firm, we know how one accident can change an entire life. When you have been injured by the negligence of another, you might be able to bring a civil case for your damages. The first step to knowing your legal rights should be speaking with a personal injury attorney who handles spinal cord injury cases. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, request a Free Case Consultation or call (888) 744-5642 to talk to a lawyer now.

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