Houston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Nationwide Law Firm, Representing Catastrophically Injured Clients
The spinal cord is one of the most delicate and intricate parts of the human body. Because the spinal cord contains the central nervous system, which is responsible for sending myriad signals to the brain regarding movement and bodily function, even relatively minor spinal cord damage can have devastating consequences.
According to certain reports, there are about 11,000 new spinal cord injury cases reported each year. The National Spinal Cord Injury Database reports that of the approximately 306,000 people in the U.S. with spinal cord injuries, over 42% suffered their injuries in motor vehicle accidents, while nearly 27% endured spinal cord injuries as a result of falls. Additionally, over 15% of reported spinal cord injuries occurred due to violence and almost 8% were the result of sports-related accidents.
The Ammons Law Firm LLP has extensive experience representing victims of spinal cord injuries and their families in personal injury litigation. If your or your loved one’s spinal cord injury was caused by another person’s or company’s negligence, a defective product, or another factor outside of your control, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Our Houston spinal cord injury lawyers know the immense impact these injuries have, physically, emotionally, and financially. That’s why we fight for the maximum compensation our clients’ are owed. This approach has helped us obtain more than $1 billion for our clients, both in settlements and jury verdicts.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Generally speaking, spinal cord injuries are divided into two categories: complete and incomplete. While any spinal cord injury can have catastrophic results, complete spinal cord injuries are particularly devastating. These occur when the spinal cord is damaged in a way that prevents the nerves below the injury point from communicating with the brain whatsoever. Complete spinal cord injuries often result in either paraplegia or quadriplegia/tetraplegia, depending on where the injury occurred.
Incomplete spinal cord injuries, on the other hand, typically result in partial loss of movement and function. While victims’ lives will certainly be altered by incomplete spinal cord injuries, they may still be able to retain certain functioning and, with proper treatment and rehabilitation, may make a full recovery.
Some examples of incomplete spinal cord injuries include:
- Anterior cord syndrome, resulting in loss of sensation below the point of injury
- Brown-Sequard syndrome, resulting in loss of function below the injury and reduced function/weakness in the opposite side
- Central cord syndrome, resulting in reduced or loss of function in the upper body, as well as weakness in the lower body
- Posterior cord syndrome, resulting in movement and coordination issues with preservation of most functioning
To learn more about the various types of spinal cord injuries, as well as their effects, visit our Types of Spinal Cord Injuries page.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
As previously mentioned, spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents. These injuries may include whiplash, bulging or herniated discs, or complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries. While many car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are the result of another driver’s carelessness or recklessness, many motor vehicle accidents are caused by defective autos and auto parts.
At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we have extensive experience pursuing compensation for victims who suffered spinal cord injuries as a result of:
- Airbag defects
- Defective automobile door latches
- Seatbelt failures
- Roof crush rollover accidents
- Tire defects
- Defective and dangerous roads
- Defective car seats
With over a century of combined experience, much of which has centered on this highly niche area of law, our defective product lawyers have what it takes to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery. We know how to take on large manufacturers and their legal teams—and we know how to win.
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
Victims of spinal cord injuries often suffer from some degree of paralysis, whether temporary or permanent, partial or complete. Even those who are not paralyzed will require extensive medical treatment, ongoing care, and even lifelong rehabilitation for their injuries. They may not be able to return to work or obtain any form of gainful employment after their injuries. This puts a severe financial strain, both on victims and their families.
At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we understand the unique challenges spinal cord injury victims face. Our Houston spinal cord injury lawyers fight to recover compensation for their clients’ financial, physical, and emotional losses, including compensation for medical bills and treatment, lost wages, lost future earnings, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. In the event that a victim dies as a result of his or her spinal cord injury, our wrongful death lawyers provide compassionate and dedicated representation to the surviving family members and loved ones.
Your initial consultation with The Ammons Law Firm LLP is free. Call us at (866) 808-0960 to get started today.