Spinal injuries are one of the most serious forms of trauma that can result from a motor vehicle accident. Texas residents who have suffered an injury to the spine generally incur significant medical expenses and may require long-term care and rehabilitation. The activities of everyday life can suddenly become a challenge.
Many spinal injury victims find they are no longer able to work at their former trade or vocation, and some may be disabled and cannot work at all. In addition to the enormous financial consequences, the physical and emotional pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life can be devastating.
Even a minor car collision can result in nerve damage or a herniated disk. More severe injuries can lead to loss of sensation and paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia.
If the truck or auto accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, under Texas law the injured victim may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek financial compensation for their loss. Damages could be recovered from the negligent driver's insurance company. If the negligent driver was uninsured or if the injuries are catastrophic, the victim's own uninsured or underinsured insurance coverage may be another source of recovery.
At the personal injury law firm of Reed & Terry, L.L.P., we have represented numerous clients who have suffered significant spinal injuries in auto accidents. We have extensive experience in large, complex personal injury litigation. We are committed to seeking the maximum possible compensation for our clients. For more information, please visit our Spinal Injuries web page.