Houston Spine Injury Lawyer
Suffering a spinal cord injury can be devastating and often happens as a result of a car wreck or on-the-job injury. If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury because of the negligence of others call the Baumgartner Law Firm and speak with a Houston spine injury lawyer for a free, new obligation consultation regarding your rights and options. (281) 587-1111.
Our firm has been winning personal injury lawsuits for over 35 years and has extensive experience in spinal cord injury cases. We know that serious neck and back injuries can impact significantly a personal injury victim’s life in many different ways.
Spinal Cord Injury From a Car Wreck
There are many ways to suffer a serious spinal cord injury and perhaps one of the most frequent is a car accident. However, our truck accident lawyers see neck and back fractures frequently. In some cases, the trauma to the spinal cord is evident immediately and diagnosed in the emergency room. Generally, these are fractures and sometimes the victim is operated on relatively quickly to prevent spinal cord damage and further spinal cord injury.
More frequently is the situation where the personal injury victim was taken to the emergency room and x-rays are done that showed no fractures and the victim is discharged to follow up with his or her treating physician or recommended orthopedic doctor. In many of these cases, the seriousness of the spinal cord injury is not diagnosed until weeks or even months after the crash, when an MRI is done which reveals the damage.
The Necessity of an MRI
It is a myth that x-rays show all spinal cord injury – they do not. More sophisticated tests- an MRI or even a CT scan is necessary to diagnose some neck and back injuries correctly. Typically, doctors attempt conservative treatment first before ordering an MRI to avoid the excess expense. This can lead to a delay in the correct diagnosis after an automobile accident. Regularly we see injuries such as bulging discs and herniated discs as a result of a serious car accident.
Surgery Often Required
There are some cases that surgery is required to help the victim deal with everyday living. Going through surgery is a scary thing for anyone and many people put it off as long as possible. Others, comment later on how thankful they are that they went through the operation as it allowed them relief from the pain. After being diagnosed with a serious neck or back injury, the most important issue is that the personal injury victim finds the best orthopedic surgeon that they are comfortable with and they may also want to consider getting a second opinion.
Surgical procedures for neck or back injury have come a long way in the last 15 or 20 years and recovery times on some procedures have been shortened substantially. There is no doubt that certain neck and back injuries can make it extremely difficult for people to enjoy their lives on a disability-free basis.
Baumgartner Law Firm has been handling significant neck and back injury cases for over 30 years and we are extremely proud of our track record of success. We have helped numerous families where the clients actually received six and seven-figure settlements. Please visit our results section for further information on recent cases.
Call an experienced Houston spine injury lawyer for a free initial consultation regarding your rights and options and know that we charge no fee on the cases we accept-unless we win your case.