Spinal Cord Injury or Paralysis Attorneys Austin

The nerves in the spine transmit signals throughout the body that control a person's movements and sensations. For this reason, a spinal cord injury can be devastating and may lead to permanent loss of sensation and function of the arms and legs, and impact a person's ability to breathe on their own.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of another's negligence, The Tony Nguyen Law Firm can help you obtain just compensation. We have extensive experience fighting for injury victims in Travis County, Austin and throughout the Central Texas area.

What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury involves damage either to the spinal cord, nerves in the spinal canal, or the vertebrae, ligaments, or disks of the spinal column. While a severe injury can lead to complete paralysis, lesser injuries may result in partial loss of movement and sensation.

These injuries are typically caused by a traumatic blow to the spine or a violent wound that cuts the spinal cord.  In addition, bleeding, swelling, inflammation and fluid buildup in the spinal cord can also occur. In such an injury, nerve fibers in the spine can be damaged, which can impair all of the muscles and nerves below the injured area. If the injury occurs in the neck, it can affect arm movements as well as the ability to breathe. An injury to the chest or lower back can impact the torso, legs, bladder and bowel function, and sexual capacity.

Common causes of spinal cord injury

The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents - automobile and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the Central Texas Area

  • Falls - falls account for many spinal cord injuries in Austin, particularly in individuals 65 years of age and older

  • Acts of violence - violent crimes involving gunshot and knife wounds can sever the spinal cord

  • Sports and recreation injuries - athletic activities, such as contact sports (football, soccer) and diving into shallow water lead to numerous cervical injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys in Austin, Texas

If you were injured in an accident due to another person’s negligent or reckless conduct, or as a result of a defective product or criminal act, you may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages, as well the costs for long-term care, rehabilitation, assistive devices such as motorized wheelchairs and needed modifications to your home.

The personal injury attorneys at the Tony Nguyen Law Firm will offer you compassion and knowledge and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call our office today at 1-800-35-TEXAS for a free consultation.

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