Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Of all the traumatic injuries the human body can endure, none is more devastating and has the potential to induce fear and uncertainty more than a spinal cord injury. Because of its connection to the brain and other parts of the body, a spinal cord injury may result in temporary or, in the worst cases, permanent loss of bodily functions. If you are currently suffering from a spinal injury, you need a San Antonio spinal cord injury lawyer to protect your legal rights. At Carabin & Shaw our experienced attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve and will ensure that your medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering costs, are covered.

Most spinal cord injuries occur among young adults between the ages of 16 and 30 and affect more men than women. When a spinal cord injury is present, the body’s normal pathways of communication to the brain is interrupted. This impacts the victim’s sensory and motor reflexes. The location of the injury along the spinal cord determines the level of functional disruption and are evaluated according to movement and sensation from the point of the injury and below.

The most common causes for spinal cord injuries include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Falls (usually after age 65)
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Acts of violence
  • Sports injuries

Because every person’s recovery is unique to their condition, you want a spinal cord injury lawyer in San Antonio to help you evaluate what effect your injury will have.

Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating to the victim and the victim's family, because they often result in partial or complete paralysis. Most spinal cord injuries are caused by accidents. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Automobile and motorcycle accidents are the chief cause of injuries to the spine. Other causes of Spinal Cord Injuries ( SCI) are falls, sports injuries (diving is the most common cause for sports injuries), violence, and other accidents.

As a result of this injury, motor deficit, sensory deficit or bowel or bladder dysfunction may occur either, temporarily or permanently. Spinal Cord Injury victims often suffer from lifelong complications due to their injury including:

  • Paralysis
  • Loss of sensation and reflex function including autonomic activity
  • Dysfunction or loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Chronic constipation (common in 40% of spinal cord injury cases)
  • Hemorrhoids and bleeding
  • Pain or sensitivity to stimuli, muscle spasms,
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Secondary medical problems, such as bladder infections, lung infections, and bedsores

A catastrophic spinal cord injury ( SCI) is emotionally devastating and can be financially overwhelming. If you or a loved one has suffered from a spine injury you should seek immediate medical attention. If you feel that the injury was someone else’s fault, then contact a spinal cord injury lawyer serving San Antonio for help.

In addition to seeking compensation for your medical expenses, we will also determine whether it’s appropriate to pursue additional money for other costs you incur as a result of your injury. This might include hard expenses like lost wages, household expenses, and loss of future earnings, but it can also include general damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.

Some insurance companies may try to settle with you quickly to minimize the amount of money they will have to pay out. They may work in conjunction with their attorneys, giving little to no attention to how your injury has really affected your well-being. Every personal injury case is different and there is no formula to determine how a spinal cord injury will affect every person.

Contact the law offices of Carabin & Shaw. Our attorneys will evaluate your injury case free of charge and if you hire us, we don’t get paid until we win your case.

The San Antonio spinal cord injury lawyers of Carabin & Shaw will fight for your rights. With over half of a century of combined experience, our dedicated team of attorneys have handled thousands of spinal cord injury cases.

Our lawyers have the experience you need and we have 10 locations throughout Texas to serve you. You may reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t delay. Contact Carabin and Shaw.

p>If you or a loved one is suffering from a severe spinal cord injury, you and your loved ones are going through an extremely difficult time.

The attorneys of Carabin and Shaw will fight for you. The Injury Lawyers at Carabin & Shaw have over half of a century of combined experience and have handled thousands of spinal cord injury cases. Contact the Law Offices of Carabin and Shaw. Our attorneys will evaluate your injury case absolutely free of charge.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating to the victim and the victim's family, because they often result in partial or complete paralysis. Most spinal cord injuries are caused by accidents. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Automobile and motorcycle accidents are the chief cause of injuries to the spine. Other causes of Spinal Cord Injuries ( SCI) are falls, sports injuries (diving is the most common cause for sports injuries), violence, and other accidents.

As a result of this injury, motor deficit, sensory deficit or bowel or bladder dysfunction may occur either, temporarily or permanently. Spinal Cord Injury victims often suffer from life long complications due to their injury including:

  • paralysis
  • loss of sensation and reflex function including autonomic activity
  • dysfunction or loss of bowel and bladder control
  • chronic constipation (common in 40% of spinal cord injury cases)
  • hemorrhoids and bleeding
  • pain or sensitivity to stimuli, muscle spasms,
  • sexual dysfunction.
  • secondary medical problems, such as bladder infections, lung infections, and bed sores.

A catastrophic spinal cord injury ( SCI) is emotionally devastating and can be financially overwhelming. If you or a loved one has suffered from a spine injury you should seek immediate medical attention. If you feel that the injury was someone else’s fault, then contact the Texas Injury Law Firm of Carabin and Shaw for a free case evaluation. We are experienced, we have 10 locations throughout Texas to serve you, and we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Don’t delay; contact Carabin and Shaw.

For immediate assistance, call us toll-free at 1.800.862.1260.

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