Pasadena Spine Injury Lawyers
Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury in Pasadena, TX?
After suffering a spinal cord injury, you may be overwhelmed by medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and other expenses. You may not be able to return to work due to your injuries. You may also be unable to perform the same tasks you did before the accident, or unable to work at all.
If you have injured your spinal cord due to someone else's negligent or harmful actions, our team at Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC, understands the difficulties and legal challenges you may face. We are here to help you obtain the justice you deserve.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs through the spine. It is responsible for relaying messages between the brain and the body. A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged. The severity of the injury is determined by the extent of the damage to the nerves.
There are several types of spinal cord injuries. The most common are:
- An incomplete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged but not severed. These injuries are often temporary and can result in paralysis over time.
- A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is severed and there is no chance of recovery. These injuries are almost always fatal.
- A traumatic spinal cord injury occurs when a person is hit by a car, falls from a great height, or suffers a similar accident. An accident that causes a traumatic spinal cord injury is often called a "traumatic brain injury."
- A nontraumatic spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is injured due to medical malpractice, a defective product, or another type of personal injury claim.
How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Affect People?
Spinal cord injuries can affect people in many different ways. The severity of the injury can be determined by how much of the spinal cord is damaged. The area of the spine that is injured can also affect how the injury affects the person.
A person with a spinal cord injury may experience:
- Loss of sensation in certain parts of the body
- Limited mobility
- Reduced or no control over bodily functions
- Reduced or no control over bodily functions
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty digesting food
- Difficulty maintaining body temperature
- Difficulty sleeping
- Vision loss
The severity of these symptoms will depend on the severity of the injury. Some people may experience only minor issues after a spinal cord injury. Others may require a lifetime of medical care.
What Damages Can I Recover If I Suffer a Spinal Cord Injury?
A personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for your injuries and losses. Our team can help you file a claim for damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of life
A spinal cord injury can cause many different types of injuries. The severity of the injury can be determined by how much of the spinal cord is damaged. The area of the spine that is injured can also affect how the injury affects the person.
Why Hire a Pasadena Spine Injury Attorney?
At Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC, we can help you file a lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries. Our team can also help you obtain the compensation you need to make the best possible recovery from your injuries and move on with your life.
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What is negligence?
“Negligence” refers to careless, reckless, or wrongful (including unlawful) behavior. Often, this type of behavior leads to serious accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Some examples of negligence include someone who runs a red light because they were texting while driving, a shop owner who fails to put out a “wet floor” sign after an employee mops up a spill, or a dog owner who allows their dangerous dog to roam free and unleashed in a public park.
How do I know if I have a case?
You likely have a personal injury case if you were injured and suffered measurable damages—such as medical bills or pain and suffering—due to the careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful conduct of another person or party. In other words, if someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. The best way to know whether you have a case is to contact an attorney at our firm for a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can go over the details of your situation and provide personalized counsel tailored to your circumstances.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The exact value of your personal injury case depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, whether you had to take time off work to recover, how much time you had to take off work, whether your injuries resulted in a disability, and your degree of fault (if any) in causing the event that led to your injuries. It is not possible for any attorney to estimate the value of your claim without first reviewing the specific details involved. We encourage you to reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys at Goldenzweig Law Group to request a complimentary case review.
Will I have to go to court?
Not all personal injury cases go to court. In fact, many settle in pre-trial litigation or as a result of your attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. However, if the liable party refuses to play fair, you want an attorney who is not only willing but also has the experience needed to aggressively represent you at trial. At Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC, we will prepare you for what to expect with your case, including whether or not you may need to go to court.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
In most cases, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Texas (surrounding states may have different laws). This means that you typically have just two years from the date of injury to bring your claim in court. Sometimes, when an injury is not discovered right away, the statute of limitations will be deferred to two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.
There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline, but they are rare. We encourage you to act quickly after an accident or injury to avoid losing your right to seek compensation for your damages. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case. Even if you think it might be too late, reach out to Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC to discuss your legal options.