After suffering a spinal cord injury on the job, you and your family will likely face overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial consequences.
A compassionate spinal cord injury lawyer at the Shelton Law Firm in Houston, TX, can help prove who is liable and collect appropriate compensation.
Can I pursue legal action for my spinal cord injury?
Certain industries, such as construction and commercial driving, can put workers at risk for severe injuries including paraplegia and quadriplegia. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a work-related accident, contact our Houston office online or call (713) 807-0700 right away to start building a case.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, or discs of the spinal column or spinal cord and often cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other bodily functions. The most common cause of traumatic injury to the spinal cord is motor vehicle accidents, which are linked to 42.1 percent of spinal cord injuries, but they are also associated with falls, violence, sports injuries, and construction accidents. Since the spinal cord cannot heal the same way as other parts of the body, an injury to the spinal cord can produce devastating and long-lasting results.
At The Shelton Law Firm, we understand the physical and emotional impact of spinal cord injuries and will put over 40 years of experience in these types of cases to work for you.
Many victims of a spinal cord injury lose control of one or more limbs, depending on the location and severity of the injury. Other symptoms may include:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation
- Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
- Pain or stinging sensations caused by damage to nerve fibers
- Difficulty breathing or coughing
At The Shelton Law Firm, we understand the physical and emotional impact of spinal cord injuries. Injuries that impact the spinal cord can have catastrophic effects on the victim’s quality of life, making everyday tasks challenging. These effects can require lengthy rehabilitation and therapy, as well as at-home assistance. Survivors may also experience serious secondary medical problems such as infections and bedsores.
Working to Protect Your Interests
While financial compensation cannot erase the pain and suffering of a spinal cord injury, it can help ease the financial burden of expenses incurred during your treatment. Damages awarded to spinal cord injury victims can be used to cover current and future medical bills, destruction of property, lost earnings, construction to your home, assistive devices, and other lifestyle changes.
Personal injury lawsuits are notoriously difficult to pursue. Without the help of an experienced attorney, it is unlikely you will receive the full compensation that you deserve. At The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, we have over 40 years of experience in work-related injury cases and an in-depth understanding of the process of determining liability. We work hard to help our clients seek the restitution they need to face current and future struggles.
Michael E. Shelton
Michael Shelton is a catastrophic injury attorney who has been representing victims of severe injuries for over 40 years. His personal history provides him a unique insight into the offshore, pipeline, and construction industries. He is proud to be affiliated with the:
- United Spinal Association of Houston
- Texas Bar Foundation
- Houston Bar Association
Mr. Shelton has also achieved a Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. For more information about our legal services, reach out to our office online or call (713) 807-0700 today.