Do I Need a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney?
Best Options for Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Victims in Texas
Suddenly, you cannot walk or have limited movement of your limbs. Everything is more difficult, from reaching a light switch, to crossing a room, to simply sleeping. In addition, you no longer have the ability to live on your own without the assistance of a caregiver or you may even have to reside in a nursing home fulltime for the rest of your life. To top it all off, your spinal injury prevents you from working, which leaves you without the income you need to afford the medical care you require or even to cover your and your family’s basic needs. This is the reality spinal cord injury victims and their families have to face.
Spinal cord injury attorney Mike Love fights for paralysis victims and their families, because he has seen firsthand how their lives can be destroyed due to someone else’s negligence. At Mike Love & Associates LLC, we make it our mission to hold the other side accountable.
We know, in many cases, it could just as easily have been us or someone we love in your position, and we pursue justice for you the same way we would for ourselves. You and your family have probably never been in this situation, and even if you did know exactly what you were doing, you are in no condition to fight a legal battle. We have been successfully defending the rights of injury victims and their families throughout Texas for years. You can talk with us about your situation for free and learn what rights you have, and have your questions answered, all without any pressure to hire us. You should know this information before you make a decision that will impact the rest of your life. Call now for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
There are several types of spinal cord injury, including:
- Complete – Patients no longer have feeling and have no voluntarily movement below the injury.
- Incomplete – Patients still have some feeling and may be able to move to a limited degree below the injury.
- Quadriplegia – This condition is also known as tetraplegia. It is the result of injuries to the levels C1 through C7 of the cervical spinal cord and, generally, leads to partial or even total functional impairment in a patient’s arms and legs.
- Paraplegia – This injury is the result of damage to the lumbar, thoracic or sacral regions of the spinal cord and leads to the patient losing feeling in and not being able to move the lower half of his or her body.
Spinal injuries due to negligence happen for a number of reasons, such as:
- Car Accidents and Truck Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Accidents
- Physical Assaults
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Costs
Depending on the severity of a spinal injury and at what age someone is injured, the lifetime costs of a spinal cord injury can be enormous. For a 50-year-old spinal injury victim, including initial hospitalization, first year expenses and average annual spinal cord injury treatment costs, an SCI injury will cost the patient and his or her family approximately $2.5 million, according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. For a 25-year-old, a spinal injury will cost around $5 million over the course of his or her lifetime.
Find a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Texas
To set up a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney at Mike Love & Associates LLC, simply give us a call or fill out the online contact form on this page today.