Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Galveston, TX

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Galveston Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

A spinal cord injury is typically caused by an abrupt and severe blow to the spine, such as a car accident. This kind of injury can be a horrible and life changing event. One impact can cause you to lose your good health and the ability to enjoy daily 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 allows 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 but that is not the only way they happen. The failure to properly diagnose or treat a disease can also result in a spinal cord injury. Frequently, this involves a spinal cord abscess that is not identified by a medical professional and is allowed to progress, causing permanent damage. A few other common causes of spinal cord injuries are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Premises liability accidents
  • Bicycle accidents

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and some of the most severe injuries that a person can survive. When an accident leaves a victim with a spinal cord injury, the damage is done not only to that victim but also to the victim's family, friends, and work life. A victim might find themselves in need of medical treatment but without the means to afford it. The expenses might start accumulating with no income to pay them. Even a victim's home may 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 Galveston, contact a seasoned spinal cord injury lawyer right away. A Galveston spinal cord injury lawyer can provide critical advice that will help you better understand when to file your claim. That attorney can also collect crucial evidence about your claim.
  • Allow the attorney to investigate your claim. In some cases, including motor vehicle accidents and construction accidents, multiple parties might share liability for your injuries. A complete investigation, including viewing witness statements and even speaking with an expert witness, can help provide a better idea of how much compensation you are entitled to and who caused your injuries.
  • Recover 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 lawyer may recommend waiting until you move further via that healing before settling your Galveston spinal cord injury claim, because the extent of your healing in addition to the extent of your medical bills can contribute to the compensation you deserve.

Who bears responsibility for the spinal cord injury I suffered in Galveston?

Spinal cord injuries can occur in various kinds of accidents: construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, auto 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 a car accident, that might mean the auto manufacturer or the driver who caused the accident.
  • Violate that duty of care. Drinking and driving, driving distracted, or breaking the rules of the road, for instance, all violate the duty of care held by all drivers.
  • Cause your injuries with that violation. Your attorney will work to demonstrate how the other party's negligence resulted in your injuries.

In many accidents, multiple parties share responsibility for the victim's injuries. Consult our expert Galveston 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 significant medical bills, and a lot of victims obtain 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 Galveston spinal cord injury lawyer can provide you with an idea of how much compensation you should expect based on:

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

Contact a Galveston Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

At Dunk Law Firm, we understand 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 claim for your damages. The first step to understanding your legal rights should be contacting a personal injury attorney that takes on 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 an attorney now.

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