Spinal Cord Injuries
Personal Injury Attorney in Austin – Call 512.271.5112
As the core of our central nervous systems, any injury to the spinal cord
will likely interfere with or completely disable numerous bodily systems.
Even a seemingly “minor” spinal cord injury can result in
a variety of complications, many of them permanent. Severe cases will
result in the victim becoming partially or totally
When spinal cord injuries result from a preventable accident caused by
the negligence of a third party, the victim has the right to legal recourse.
Our Austin personal injury lawyers at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC provides
honest and reliable legal representation to clients who have suffered
catastrophic injuries, including
back and neck injury cases that involve spinal cord damage. To learn more about your rights and legal
options, please feel free to
contact our firm to arrange your no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Have you suffered a serious spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s
negligence? Call 512.271.5112 to talk to our Austin spinal cord injury
lawyers. Our lines are open 24/7.
Challenges Spinal Cord Injury Victims May Encounter
When assessing the long-term impact of a spinal cord injury, it is crucial
to consider the challenges such an injury will create. Day-to-day activities
that once were easy can become next to impossible. Within that notion
alone, the emotional harm can be devastating. Damages won in compensation
should reflect this nonphysical side of the harm done.
A person living with a spinal cord injury may experience hardship when:
- Getting dressed
- Using the restroom
- Traversing stairs
- Preparing meals
- Leaving their home
- Finding comfort before sleep
Additionally, a person with a permanent spinal cord injury will likely
face challenges when seeking or keeping gainful employment. Many professional
occupations do require freedom of movement, or the ability to operate
specialized equipment. It may be unreasonable to place someone with a
spinal cord injury into these job positions, and finding employment could
become extremely difficult. Any compensation given must consider this
form of damages as well.
Lifetime Costs & Care
Our Austin personal injury attorneys know that you will need total compensation
for your spinal cord injury claim, or else you could get stuck with a
hefty bill associated with lifetime treatments. We work with a trusted
network of medical experts to help us gain a clear understanding of the
extent of your injuries and just how much treatment will be necessary
to either let you recover or help you feel comfortable again. In the end,
no matter how much is needed to take care of you, the cost should not
come out of your own pocket when you were not the one responsible for
Forms of lifetime care that you may need to utilize include:
- Rehabilitation therapy sessions
- Repeated visits to back specialists
- In-home assisted living care
- Prescription medicines
Even before your lifetime cost of care is calculated, you may have already
accrued extensive medical expenses. In an average spinal cord injury case,
hospital bills range between $150,000 and $500,000 for just 100 days of
treatment. It is not uncommon for the final total of all lifetime expenses
to go beyond $1 million or even $2 million. For this reason and many more,
it is absolutely imperative that we seek a maximized compensation amount
and nothing less.
Let Us Put Decades of Legal Experience to Work for Your Case
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, our Austin personal injury lawyers represent
clients throughout Texas who have been injured by the negligent, reckless,
or malicious actions of another person. If you have suffered a spinal
cord injury through no fault of your own, you can turn to our firm for
the tenacious and dedicated representation you need. We are standing by
to answer your questions during a free consultation, so please do not
contact us today.
Call 512.271.5112 to discuss your spinal cord injury case in a
free, no-risk consultation.