Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Houston

The Pursley Law Firm, spinal cord injury lawyer in Houston, would like to help you learn more about your legal rights if you have been injured. A Harris County spinal cord injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a personal injury case requiring a lawyer in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio or anywhere in Texas.

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) occur when there is severe trauma to the spinal cord, such as contusion (bruising), compression (pressure), or laceration (tearing). They are also the most common cause of paralysis in TX (loss of control, function, and sensation in the body). Approximately 11,000 Americans sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury each year. And approximately 250,000 Americans are currently living with a spinal cord injury. SCI results in paralysis and loss of sensation/function at the point of the injury to the spinal cord and below that point in the body. It is possible for the neck or back to be broken and the person can heal as long as the spinal cord is not damaged. However, anytime the spinal cord is damaged, there is the loss of function in the body. SCI became main stream news in 1995 when actor Christopher Reeve fell from a horse and became a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic as a result of SCI.

Statistics have shown that motor vehicle accidents account for approximately half of the spinal cord injury claims sustained each year. The other primary causes of SCI are falls, acts of violence (e.g. gunshot wounds), and recreational sports. There are varying degrees of paralysis from paraplegic (waist down) to tetraplegic (chest down) among the injured and therefore varying annual healthcare costs after the injury. The first year of care after the spinal cord injury can cost between $220,000 and $750,000 depending on the severity of the SCI, then each following year of healthcare is estimated to cost between $15,000 and $130,000. It is important to note that these are only the healthcare costs, these figures do not include cost of living or lost wages and benefits.

While it is overwhelming to go through rehabilitation and deal with the physical and emotional aspects of your injuries, it is important to speak with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney in Texas to help you get through the red tape and make sure you receive any benefits you have a right to and work with insurance companies to make sure necessary future treatment relating to your injuries will be covered. If there were other parties involved in the injury, it can be an even more complicated path to getting your medical bills paid and compensation for lost wages or benefits. We want to make sure you have the information and ability to move forward in your life as soon as possible.

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