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San Antonio Spinal Injury Attorney

Spinal injuries change your entire life. When you receive a spinal injury because of an accident in San Antonio, one of your immediate thoughts is how will you be able to support yourself and your family while also managing the now overdue medical bills, future medical bills, and your regular monthly expenses. The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC is here to help. We represent spinal injury victims who were injured as a result of another party. To learn how we may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve, schedule a free consultation with our San Antonio personal injury lawyers today.

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord and other spinal injuries can vary in severity. Depending on how severe they are, you may be impacted for the rest of your life in some way. The goal of the spinal cord is to send messages from the brain to the rest of the body and vice versa. When an accident injures the spinal cord, there are numerous things that can happen, such as the loss of feeling and movement.

There are two types of spinal cord injuries: complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury causes permanent damage. It often results in some form of paralysis. An incomplete spinal cord injury means that there is partial damage to the spinal cord. What happens is often based on where the spine is injured as well as the victim’s health and medical history.

There are four types of spinal cord injuries that can be classified as complete or incomplete. These types are based on where the spinal cord is injured:

  • Cervical spine
  • Thoracic spine
  • Lumbar spine
  • Sacral area

What Are the Common Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury in San Antonio?

Any type of serious accident can cause a spinal cord injury. However, there are some types of accidents that may result in these types of injuries more often. These include:

  • Car accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Oilfield accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Certain types of work accidents

If you received a spinal cord injury in San Antonio or the surrounding areas because of an accident that someone else caused, schedule your free compensation with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.

What Are the Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries don’t just change your life in a medical sense. They also change how you interact with the world around you. Without the proper mobility devices, ongoing medical care, and accessibility options, this type of injury has the potential to make life feel like it is close to impossible. Yet, when your spinal cord is injured because of an accident someone else caused, it could also change your ability to work, creating debt related to medical care and even just your monthly expenses.

Some of the expenses include:

  • Additional medical problems, such as various types of infections
  • Bedsores
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Chronic constipation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Pain or sensitivity to any sort of touch or stimulus
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Breathing problems
  • Lung problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Common Types of Paralysis

One of the most known types of spinal injury is paralysis. Let’s examine it more closely.

There are four main categories of paralysis. Each is a bit different from the others, but they all include loss of feeling and motion.

  1. Paraplegia is paralysis below the waist. Many who experience it lose all or almost all feeling in their legs and hips.
  2. Quadriplegia is paralysis below the neck. It often affects not just all of a person’s limbs, but it generally affects some of a person’s organs as well. For example, they may need a catheter to urinate.
  3. Hemiplegia is paralysis of the limbs only on one side of the body.
  4. Monoplegia is paralysis of one part of the body. For example, someone may have monoplegia that affects their right leg.

What to Do If You Suspect a Spinal Cord Injury from a San Antonio Accident?

If you know or believe that your spinal cord injury was caused by another person, Texas law states that you may be eligible for compensation if what they did was defined as negligence. However, you must be able to provide evidence to support your case. There are some steps you can take, if you’re able to do so at the time of injury, that can help protect your claim and create evidence.

  1. Get immediate medical attention. These types of injuries are serious. They can get worse if you don’t get care as soon as possible. The moment you have symptoms, get medical care.
  2. Report the accident. If it was a vehicle, bicycle, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident and the police were called, there should be a police report.
  3. If you’re hurt at an oilfield or on a construction site, the injury should be reported immediately to the person in charge.
  4. Schedule a free consultation with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. We’re here to help you understand your potential claim and legal rights.

Get a Free Consultation with a San Antonio Spinal Injury Attorney

Spinal injuries are serious and last for the rest of your life. If the cause of your injury was someone else’s negligence, The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC wants to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and ongoing care. Schedule your free consultation now.

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