Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Corpus Christi
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating to those who experience them and to those who have to care for the victims. The law firm Zinda Law Group is dedicated to helping the victims of spinal cord injuries in Corpus Christi.
In humans, the spinal cord serves as a conduit to carry messages from the brain to other parts of the body. This allows for the movement of extremities and also makes it possible for a person to feel heat, cold and other physical sensations. Spinal cord injuries can result from damage to the vertebrae that make up the spine, to ligaments or disks, or to the cord itself. An injury to the upper spine can affect the free movement of a person's arms or the ability to breathe. An injury to the chest or lower back area can lead to paralysis of the legs or lower torso and cause the impairment of bowel, bladder or sexual functions.
Spinal cord injuries are often caused by a sudden trauma that fractures, dislocates or compresses at least one vertebra. Additional damage can come from such long-term effects as bleeding, swelling or the accumulation of fluid. Nearly half of the spinal cord injuries in this country occur in traffic accidents, and a large number of them result from falls. Recreational activities are another major factor in these types of injuries. In many cases, the injuries result from the negligence of others. It is the victims of such negligence who require the services of a personal injury attorney.
After suffering a spinal cord injury, the victim will have to deal with medical bills, lost wages and possibly, the continued support of other family members. Rehabilitative and caretaker will be a concern in the event of a permanent disability. There are many other issues that are more personal than economic, such as having to deal with the physical and emotional pain associated with the injury. A complete or partial paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury can mean an end to many personal activities and pleasures, and can place a considerable hardship on family members. Both the victims and their families require compensation for the pain that has been inflicted upon them.
A personal injury attorney can help the victims of spinal cord injuries understand their rights under the law, and thus their legal options. An attorney can assist in the filing of a personal injury claim and make sure that the process has been completed properly. Legal representation is also needed to guarantee that victims will receive the full compensation to which they are entitled. Whether the case goes to trial or is settled out of court, a personal injury attorney from Zinda Law Group are advocates for the victims of spinal cord injury in Corpus Christi.