Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Austin
Spinal cord injuries can happen in virtually any type of accident. Because your entire core and body’s motor skills stem from such an important and delicate part of your body, your spine, it’s safety is pertinent to most daily routines. It’s integrity can be compromised in nearly any scenario. Sometimes it is a car accident that put’s someone’s back on the fritz and leaves them with chronic and severe spine pain. Other times a work accident where too much weight was expected to be lifted off a truck or a large piece of machinery malfunction and ended up causing an impact and trauma on a worker’s body. Even the slightest slip, trip, or fall, from a small flight of stairs or over a pot hole on a private party’s property could see awful dilemmas in everyday performance due to spinal cord injuries.
A severe spinal cord injury may impede your motor control and cause you to lose feeling below the injury location. The spine is such a delicate and fragile part of our enduring everyday lives that these issues could greatly reduce your level of well being and functional use. Even moderate injury may hinder your ability to move and function the ways you used to, with every other twist, lift, and turn, causing a victim shooting pain through their back.
Colley & Colley, LLP won $3 Million from a car manufacturer for the dangerous design of a car seat back, which caused paraplegia in a 3 year old.
Whether you spinal cord injury was sustained in a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident, on the clock at your place of work, or even from the simple negligence of a property owner, the injury can have many different effects:
- Loss of motor skills
- Loss of basic organ function
- Inability to walk, perform mobile tasks
- Entire or supplemental loss of nerve response
- Problems with speech
- Problems with support of head or neck
- Problems with controlling limbs
When you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury there are many immediate issues as well as some risk of longer term ones. Spinal injuries require proper analysis and stabilization, meaning the immediately from the incident you are usually transported via ambulance or air lift to a hospital where an extended stay is needed to entirely diagnose and treat the condition of your spine. Most spinal injuries require a level of physical therapy and rehabilitation to get the victim back to their initial mobility and standard of living, if even possible.
All of these procedures, from the hospital stay to rehabilitation and even to adjustments needing to be made to one’s home and daily routine due to the effects of the spinal injury, are very costly and time consuming. Not only could you be out of work now and unable to collect pay which you need for your living expenses, but the medical and rehabilitation bills are piling up and the hospital is actively seeking payment for their services. Services which you had no intention of receiving because your spinal cord injury was the result of an accident at the hands of a negligent party.
Get the Help You Need
At Colley & Colley, LLP we have the experience you need to receive compensation for your spinal cord injury. Many spinal cord injuries are due to the negligence of others. A drunk or distracted driver may be at fault for crashing into your car. Or you may have been injured at work due to hazardous working conditions or poor equipment maintenance.
Paul Colley Jr. has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years and has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2003. As an avid motorcycle rider, he’s very aware of the dangers of the road and takes his commitment to representing injury victims very seriously.
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When you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you need experienced legal representation to get you the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies will often try to deny your claim and pay out less than you are entitled to receive. Call Colley & Colley, LLP to discuss your case and set up a free consultation.