San Antonio Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Spinal cord injury can happen to anyone in any number of ways. Young males between the ages of 16 and 30 are the most common victims. Males of all ages make up the majority of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injury is devastating and is often progressive in nature. It is possible to have spinal cord damage and not be immediately aware of that fact. As swelling and inflammation increase so does the damage to the spinal cord. Injuries to the head, neck and back may ultimately result in spinal cord injury. The immediate symptoms can range from mild, vague sensory changes to paralysis
If you have suffered trauma to the head, neck or back, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention. Emergency medical care can minimize damage to your spinal cord. In addition, you must contact a Texas spinal cord injury attorney as soon as feasibly possible. Our attorneys are seasoned experts in spinal cord injury. We are a San Antonio injury law firm with offices in San Antonio, Brownsville and McAllen. We know that you are likely facing a lifetime of challenges, and we will investigate your accident, determine liability and hold the negligent accountable.
The spinal cord is the messenger for the body. Nerve impulses travel from your spinal cord throughout the rest of your body. If the spinal cord is damaged, the nerve impulses do not have a clear conduit to the rest of the body. Different portions of the spinal cord activate different parts of the body; therefore, symptoms will vary depending on the location of your injury. Generally, all of the nerve impulses above the area of damage remain intact. After a spinal cord injury, you will be dealing with major medical concerns. You will be completely overwhelmed and will need the help of a Texas spinal cord injury attorney.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are sudden and can happen to anyone at anytime. Some of the most common causes are:
- Auto accidents
- 18 wheeler accidents
- Slip and fall injury
- Sporting activities
- Diving head first into any body of water
- Birth injury
- Horseback riding
Symptoms of Spinal Cord injury
Spinal cord injury falls into two basic categories, complete (total loss of nerve conduction) and incomplete (partial loss of nerve conduction). Resulting symptoms depend on location and degree of damage. They include:
- Loss of normal bladder and bowel control
- Sensory changes
We Believe You Deserve Justice and Full Compensation
Our spinal cord injury attorneys at Villarreal & Begum have successfully helped others like you get the help and compensation you are entitled to. Whether you are dealing with a negligent party or an insurance company, we are prepared and have the resources to act as your advocate. Not only will you need immediate help, but will probably need ongoing care for the rest of your life.
In the days following a spinal cord injury, you will come to realize the changes that have occurred in your life. Depending on the location and severity of the damage, you may be confined to a wheelchair or be a quadriplegic with very little use of your body. You may not be able to breathe on your own. Regardless, your life will go on. With long term rehabilitation and both medical and personal assistance, your life can become the best it can be.
Much of what follows and the future quality of your life will depend on the assistance of a Texas spinal cord injury attorney. We will utilize our many resources to investigate your accident, assist in getting medical care, determine liability and get the maximum compensation you are allowed and deserve. We know the challenges you face now and in your future. It is our desire to assist in getting the help you need to protect your rights and your future. We love what we do. We want to help you get all that you are entitled to.
If you or a loved one has a spinal cord injury, do not try to go it alone. You can’t depend on the attorneys representing the negligent parties or the insurance companies to have your best interests at heart. The very nature of what they do is to attempt to limit the liability for their client, meaning less money and less help for you. You are not their client. They do not work to protect you. Call Villarreal & Begum today for your free consultation and evaluation of your claim.