Spinal Cord Injury from a Car Accident
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Did you or a loved one suffer a spinal cord injury in a car accident in McAllen or the nearby areas? Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. is ready to fight for you and your fair recovery! We understand the serious challenges spinal cord injury victims face, and we know what it takes to negotiate with insurance companies to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
Led by award-winning McAllen spinal cord injury lawyer Humberto Tijerina, our firm has successfully secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We have assisted victims of all types of neck injuries and spinal cord injuries caused by car accidents and other traumatic events, and we are ready to fight for you, too. There are no fees unless we win your case!
Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are categorized according to how severe they are, as well as their location along the spine. Generally speaking, spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete injuries. A complete spinal cord injury often results in permanent paralysis and loss of function below the point of injury, whereas an incomplete spinal cord injury typically leads to partial retainment of movement, sensation, and function.
Complete spinal cord injuries often lead to:
- Paraplegia: Paralysis of the lower limbs and lower portion of the trunk
- Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia: Paralysis from the neck down
Examples of incomplete spinal cord injuries include:
- Anterior Cord Syndrome: An injury to the front of the spinal cord, leading to issues with movement, motor coordination, and sensation
- Central Cord Syndrome: An injury to the center of the spine (between the lower and upper spinal cord), often resulting in nerve damage
- Brown-Sequard Syndrome: An injury to the side of the spinal cord, often resulting in issues with movement, function, and sensation on one side of the body
- Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury: An injury to the lower portion of the spinal cord, leading to incontinence, loss of sexual function, and other issues
- Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: An injury to the upper portion of the spinal cord (near the neck), often resulting in partial or total paralysis
Additionally, slipped (or herniated) discs are sometimes classified as spinal cord injuries. Along with whiplash, disc injuries are some of the most common back injuries/spinal cord injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Studies have shown that motor vehicle accidents of all types—including car crashes, motorcycle collisions, and large truck accidents—account for approximately half of all new spinal cord injuries in the United States every year. About 30 percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of falls, including slip and fall accidents. Additionally, violence, including assault, and sports- and recreation-related accidents each make up about 13 percent and 10 percent, respectively, of all new spinal cord injuries in the U.S. each year.
It is no surprise that auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. When two large, fast-moving vehicles collide, or when a vehicle hits a stationary object, vehicle occupants are subject to extreme force, which often leads to devastating injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident in the McAllen area, contact Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. for the legal help you need.
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Mr. Tijerina is an award-winning personal injury lawyer who has spent years fighting for the rights of car accident victims. At Tijerina Legal Group, P.C., we understand just how serious these accidents can be, and we know how to negotiate for the full compensation victims deserve.
Remember, after any type of accident, the other person or party’s insurance provider is not on your side. Their primary goal is to make money—not pay out claims. It’s critical that you have an experienced negotiator on your side, like Mr. Tijerina and his team. If the insurance company in your case refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are ready to represent you and your best interests at trial.