San Antonio Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Trusted Legal Guidance for Victims of Catastrophic Injuries
Spinal cord injuries have incredibly devastating effects. Known as “catastrophic injuries,” spinal cord injuries can permanently affect a victim’s earning ability, relationships, and financial stability, as well as result in immense physical pain and emotional distress.
Victims of spinal cord injuries face a long and difficult road to recovery, but recovery is possible. Receiving a just settlement or jury verdict can make all the difference in a victim’s ability to secure proper medical treatment, continue paying bills while they’re out of work, and care for their family.
If someone else—whether it was another person, a company, manufacturer, or some other entity—was responsible for the accident or incident that led to your or your loved one’s spinal cord injury, you have the right to take legal action and seek fair compensation in the form of a personal injury claim. The Chris Mayo Law Firm can assist you in this process. With over 22 years of legal experience and thousands of cases handled, our San Antonio spinal cord injury attorney has what it takes to negotiate with insurance adjusters and aggressively advocate for you in trial.
Call (210) 899-5440 or fill out and submit an online contact form today to request a free consultation.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries occur when the spine and nerves surrounding it suffer damage, either as a result of a sudden catastrophic event, repetitive motions, or certain diseases and conditions.
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, such as car, motorcycle, or truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports accidents
- Recreational activity accidents, such as skiing or surfing accidents
- Horseback riding injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice/negligence
- Violence, including assault and gunshot wounds
- Penetrating wounds
Regardless of the cause, spinal cord injuries nearly always have major, life-altering consequences for victims and their loved ones.
The Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury
The effects of a spinal cord injury are, primarily and most apparently, physical; victims may suffer serious complications, including partial or total paralysis. Often, spinal cord injuries result in paraplegia, in which a person is paralyzed from the point of injury down, or quadriplegia, in which the victim is paralyzed from the neck down. Even when the victim is not paralyzed, he or she will likely require extensive physical rehabilitation therapy, which can last weeks, months, or even years.
But the effects of a spinal cord injury are not solely physical in nature. To address their physical injuries, victims typically require extensive medical treatment. In some cases, this could mean multiple surgeries or ongoing pain management programs. It could mean lifelong physical rehabilitation therapy and degenerative conditions that, ultimately, will take decades to properly treat. The cost of this treatment can quickly become exorbitant over the lifespan of the victim, putting a serious strain on both victims and their families. On top of this, a spinal cord injury often prevents the victim from returning to work, either temporarily or permanently, and may prevent the victim from ever obtaining any gainful employment, creating an even direr financial situation.
And, of course, there is the emotional trauma of suffering such a serious, life-altering injury. Spinal cord injury and paralysis victims have had their entire lives changed in an instant, the stress of which can be overwhelming. For the family members of victims, the new reality of caring for their loved one can also be an immense emotional strain.
Why You Need an Attorney on Your Side
At the Chris Mayo Law Firm, we understand the full impact these injuries have, both on victims and their families. Our San Antonio spinal cord injury attorney believes that you should not have to suffer these consequences on your own when someone else is responsible for your injuries.
Unfortunately, obtaining your rightful compensation is not always easy. Insurance adjusters will often do everything they can to deny or devalue your claim. With an attorney on your side, however, you have a much better chance of recovering the maximum compensation you are owed, as an attorney will know how to negotiate with adjusters and, if necessary, advocate for you in trial.
For a free consultation with the Chris Mayo Law Firm, call us at (210) 899-5440. When you work with our firm, there are zero fees unless/until we win your case.
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