Experienced Legal Help Following A Spinal Cord Injury
Suffering a catastrophic injury will change the lives of the injury victim and his or her family. It can be difficult to anticipate all of the ways that your family will change in the aftermath of the injury. Working with an experienced lawyer is helpful during this time.
At the Dallas law office of Jerry D. Andrews, we understand that you are facing many decisions and changes. We will help you determine what your needs will be in the years to come. Jerry Andrews is board certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He also has more than 20 years of legal experience, so he is prepared to seek the compensation you need.
We Will Work Hard To Recover Compensation For You
Spinal cord injuries are most frequently caused by falls and motor vehicle accidents. However, accidents at work, defective products and medical malpractice can also cause spinal injuries.
The effects of spinal cord injuries depend on the type and location of the injury. Symptoms and side effects can include:
- Chronic pain from pinched nerves or herniated disks
- Numbness and muscle weakness
- Paralysis from damaged spinal cord nerves
- Paraplegia from injuries to the thoracic or lumbar regions of the spinal cord
- Quadriplegia from injuries to the cervical region of the spinal cord
- Organ dysfunction or failure of organs located below the injury site in paraplegia/quadriplegia cases
People who suffer these types of injuries may be unable to care for themselves or their families, return to work or participate in social activities. They will need compensation to cover medical expenses such as daily care, medical equipment, modifications to their home and vehicles, rehabilitative therapy and a lifetime of care from specialists.
Working with medical experts, life-care planners and economists, we will calculate your past, current and future losses. This ensures that we seek sufficient compensation for you.