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Victoria Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Helping Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries in South Texas
Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. The spinal cord is the main pathway for information to travel between the brain and the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged, the brain can no longer communicate with the body, resulting in paralysis and other serious complications.
Spinal cord injuries are often caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of others. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
At Cole, Cole, Easley, & Sciba, P.C., our Victoria spinal cord injury lawyers are committed to helping injured individuals and their families fight for the justice and fair recoveries they are owed. We understand the immense physical, emotional, and financial toll that spinal cord injuries can take, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury is one in which the victim has no feeling or movement below the site of the injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury is one in which the victim has some feeling or movement below the site of the injury.
Spinal cord injuries are further classified by the area of the spine in which they occur. The higher up the spine the injury is, the more severe the resulting complications will be. In general, the higher the injury, the more of the body that will be affected. For example, an injury to the neck may result in paralysis from the neck down, while an injury to the lower back may result in paralysis from the waist down.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
The most common cause of spinal cord injuries are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Acts of violence
- Sports injuries
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
The symptoms of a spinal cord injury will depend on the severity and location of the injury. Some of the most common symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Exaggerated reflexes
- Changes in sexual function
- Pain or intense stinging
- Difficulty breathing or coughing
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty with balance and coordination
Can You Sue for a Spinal Cord Injury?
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
However, these types of lawsuits are highly complex and require the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you gather the necessary evidence, build a strong case, and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
We communicate with clients clearly and tell them candidly what they can expect, given the specifics of the case.
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In 1954, Emmett Cole, Jr., returned to the crossroads area to found our practice after working a year at a Houston law firm.
We have provided effective, ethical legal representation throughout Texas and nationwide for more than 50 years.