Law Office of James Zier, P.C.
Pearland Personal Injury Attorney
Pearland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Combined with the brain, the spinal cord makes up the body’s central nervous system. It functions as the transmitter of neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Any amount of trauma to the spinal cord can have severe repercussions, including making the body unable to function on a daily basis.
After an accident, a spine injury is not always readily noticeable. If you’ve been involved in an accident that may have affected your spinal cord, be aware of possible symptoms including localized or shooting pain, numbness, tingling, or unusual nerve sensations. These symptoms can lead to permanent, severe damage, so seek medical attention immediately.
When a spinal cord injury occurs, the victim may develop paraplegia if the point of injury is at or below the thoracic (chest) spinal levels; paraplegia is the impairment of motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. Paraplegia can either be “complete,” meaning there is no feeling or function below the point of injury, or “incomplete,” meaning the patient retains some level of feeling and function below the point of injury. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are approximately 17,000 new spinal cord injuries per year in the United States.
There are more than 5,000 cervical (neck) spinal cord injuries in the United States every year. This type of spine injury can result in quadriplegia. Quadriplegia is paralysis that results in the partial or total loss of use of all the victim’s limbs and torso. This condition can also be either complete or incomplete.
Suffering a spinal cord injury is a catastrophic injury that may change the way you live forever. These injuries may prevent you from working or continuing to live the normal, happy life you once had. To ease the stress of this extreme change, our Pearland spine injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you need for your future medical and living expenses.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
Although many types of accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, some of the most common types of accidents that result in spinal cord injuries include:
Contact our Pearland Injury Attorney to Fight for Compensation
If you or a loved one has suffered a spine injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, contact experienced spine injury attorney James Zier to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. He understands the medical field’s policies and procedures as well as personal injury law and will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Call (281) 485-3377 to speak with a personal injury attorney in Pearland, Texas and find out if you are eligible for compensation for your spinal cord injury. James Zier will personally travel to your home or hospital to discuss your options.