Austin Motorcycle Spine Injury Lawyer
One of the most serious injuries you can potentially suffer in a motorcycle accident is a spinal cord injury. The spine is extremely fragile, but performs the important function of controlling your neurological system. When you injure your spine, back, or neck in a motorcycle accident, it can leave you unable to work or even carry on with your daily routine for several months or years. In addition, those dealing with spinal cord injuries also face crippling financial losses because the costs of treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation could add up very quickly.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident, the experienced Austin motorcycle accident attorneys at the King Law Firm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. We understand that in spite of the notoriety motorcyclists may have, they are often the victims of others' recklessness and negligence. Each motorcycle accident case is unique and must be reviewed by a skilled professional in order to determine fault and liability. Please contact us at (512) 375-4455to obtain more information regarding your legal rights.
Spinal cord injuries occur as the result of damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, or discs of the spinal column. A spinal injury may result from a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine, which breaks, dislocates, crushes, or compresses one or more of your vertebrae. A high-impact motorcycle accident could also cause the spinal cord to become severed. Additional damage may occur over days or weeks because of bleeding, swelling, inflammation, and fluid collection in and around the injured spinal cord.
A spinal cord injury can seriously affect victims' everyday lives. Such injuries can cause changes in bladder and bowel control, loss of sensation, blood clots, increased blood pressure, difficulty breathing, spasticity in muscles, weight loss, and sexual issues. Serious spinal cord injuries could result in paralysis, which could leave the victim with permanent injuries and disabilities. When a spinal cord injury occurs, there is often no way to reverse the damage done. Surgery may be needed to remove fragments of the spine or repair discs and vertebrae. The patient may need to spend several months in a hospital and then move to a rehabilitative facility.
It takes an entire team of doctors, psychologists, therapists, and counselors to work together and help spinal cord injury patients cope with their new disabilities. There is no question that their injury will bring about major and severe changes to their lives and the lives of those around them. The person may never be the same again. These patients need tools, resources, and skills to help cope with the injuries and their new life. When the spinal cord injuries are caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, injured victims can seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim. Such claims seek compensation for damages including medical expenses; lost wages; lost future income; hospitalization and rehabilitation costs; pain and suffering; and emotional distress.
The Austin motorcycle accident lawyers at the King Law Firm understand the significant challenges these types of catastrophic injuries can present for a victim and his or her family. These are not one-time challenges or expenses. Our attorneys have the resources and skills to help you obtain the compensation you need. We treat every case with care, sensitivity, and compassion while working hard to get the best possible outcome for our injured clients and their families. Please contact us today at (512) 375-4455 for a free consultation.
- Spinal Cord Injuries - MedlinePlus
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Spinal Cord Injury - AANS