Spinal Cord Injuries and Long-Term Treatment
After a life-altering accident, we’ll help you rebuild
For all the work we put it through, the spine is a more delicate part of the body than many of us realize. Because the spine protects major nerves passing messages from your brain to body, a simple accident like a slip and fall can change the course of your life.
Hoover Rogers Law, LLP understands how serious spinal cord injuries (SCI) can be. Our attorneys are experienced in calculating the full cost of an injury and fighting for full compensation.
Spinal cord injuries are permanent, and they can affect your mobility – and thus every aspect of your life. You get one shot at full compensation for everything you’ve lost and the long-term care you need. You cannot afford to leave money on the negotiating table.
Hoover Rogers Law does not accept lowball settlements. Our attorneys would rather spend more time working on your case than accept a too-small settlement. If the insurance companies won’t offer you a reasonable settlement, attorneys Hoover and Rogers prepare for trial.
If you were injured in the Wichita Falls and Lawton area, contact us to schedule a free injury case evaluation.
What is a spinal cord injury?
The spine, or backbone, is a column of nerves that your brain uses to communicate with the rest of the body. Most adults have 24 vertebrae across the five sections of the spine — Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral, Coccygeal.
Also known as SCI, spinal cord injuries involve damage to the cord or nerve roots. Common spinal injury causes include car accidents, falls, and violence (particularly gunshot wounds).
Damage to any section of the backbone is serious; the higher on the spine the injury occurs, the larger the affected portion of the body. Depending on the location and nature of the injury, symptoms can include:
- Partial or complete loss of control over parts of the body
- Extreme pain or pressure
- Urinary or bowel urgency, incontinence, or retention
- Difficulty with balance or walking
- Tingling or loss of sensation
. People with spinal cord injuries may become paralyzed:
- Quadriplegia or tetraplegia: paralysis of all four limbs.
- Paraplegia: paralysis of the legs and lower body.
In addition to physical symptoms, it’s impossible to overstate the sense of loss and powerlessness that comes with a spinal cord injury. This can have serious consequences for the survivor’s mental health.
There is no cure for a spinal cord injury, but treatment and assistive technologies can help victims regain independence and quality of life.
The long road to recovery
While there are no guarantees, most spinal cord injury victims achieve some degree of recovery. Spinal cord injury victims often see:
- Orthopedic physician and surgeons — Specializing in spine treatment and accident victims
- Physical therapists — Can teach techniques that will adjust daily activities to your new level of function, strengthen weak muscles, and build stamina
- Occupational therapist — Helps to increase your independence after a bad injury
- Psychiatrists — Addresses mental pain and the transition to a less active lifestyle
Regaining independence after a spinal cord injury may require medication, medical devices (such as a wheelchair), and modifications to your home or vehicle to accommodate your disability. Depending on the nature of the injury and the nature of your pre-injury job, you may also need vocational retraining or replacement of lost income. All these costs should be accounted for in your personal injury claim.
We will fight for full compensation for you
You need the funds to keep up medical care for a lifetime and rebuild your independence. The insurance companies owe you this. Hoover Rogers Law, LLP is aggressive about getting you all the money you deserve for your injuries and other losses.
Don’t delay. We need time to start our investigation and take action before deadlines expire. Contact Hoover Rogers Law today to schedule your free case evaluation with a spinal cord injury lawyer. We are ready to hear from you right now.