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Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

After a spinal cord injury, you and your family will likely face overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial challenges.

The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, TX, can help prove who is liable and collect appropriate compensation from the negligent party.

Learn how working with a spinal cord injury lawyer can help you and your loved ones after a catastrophic injury.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord often cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other bodily functions. Since the spinal cord cannot heal the same way as other parts of the body, an injury to the spinal cord can produce life-altering and long-lasting results.

Complete Spinal Cord Injury

A complete spinal cord injury causes paralysis below the point of the injury. This can lead to paraplegia (paralysis of the lower half of the body) or quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs).

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

An incomplete spinal cord injury means that despite the damage to the spinal cord, an injured person will still have some function and sensation below the point of injury.

Lasting Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury


  • Loss of control over one or more limbs
  • Loss of movement
  • Loss of sensation
  • Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
  • Pain caused by damaged nerve fibers
  • Difficulty breathing or coughing

We Know What It's Like to Have a Spinal Cord Injury Our Law Firm Is Here to Provide Legal Support and Guidance

Whether the injury to your spinal cord occurred in a car accident or while you were on the job, spinal cord injury attorney Michael E. Shelton can help. A Houston-based personal injury lawyer with more than 40 years in legal practice, Mr. Shelton understands the challenges that injury survivors face. During a free consultation, he can evaluate your case and determine if you should file a lawsuit.

What About Back Injuries?


Back injuries can be debilitating, but they are not the same as spinal cord injuries. A back injury may involve fractured vertebrae or damage to the vertebral discs and soft tissues of the back, but back injuries do not always affect the spinal cord. An injury lawyer can still assist people with filing a legal claim after a severe back injury.

Our Law Firm Can Help You Seek Damages Get Legal Compensation for Your Losses

Medical Expenses

A spine injury will almost certainly require costly medical care, both immediately and for years to come. Mr. Shelton can help you collect maximum compensation for medical treatment.

Lost Capacity to Work

If your injury leaves you unable to earn an income, Mr. Shelton can help you pursue the compensation you will need to continue living with dignity without a salary.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering are intangibles, yet victims deserve restitution for what they have endured. Mr. Shelton will pursue compensation for the emotional anguish affecting you and your loved ones.

Home and Car Modifications

Spine injuries often require modifications to your home and vehicle to ensure accessibility. Mr. Shelton will fight to have these changes covered through a settlement or jury award.

Loss of Consortium and Support

If a spinal injury results in the death of a loved one, Mr. Shelton will fight for maximum compensation on behalf of surviving loved ones to assist with the grieving process.

Did a Work Accident Cause Your Spinal Injury? Contact Our Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Backed by more than 40 years in practice, The Shelton Law Firm can help you negotiate with insurance companies or present your case in court following a spinal cord injury.

Mr. Shelton works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won't have to pay for a consultation or legal services unless he can achieve a favorable settlement or jury award for you.

To speak with a Houston-based spinal cord injury lawyer, contact our law office online. You can also reach The Shelton Law Firm by phone.

Call Our Law Firm Today

(713) 807-0700

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Attorney Michael E. Shelton and his team are proud to serve accident victims and families throughout Houston.

Injured Workers Find Relief in Houston

Because of my injury, I have not been able to work, but Mr. Shelton has made sure to help my family financially until my case is over... Jaime (Former Client)

If You've Experienced a Spinal Injury, You Are Not Alone

We Are Here to Help


The NSCISC notes that an estimated 294,000 Americans are currently living with a spinal cord injury. The Shelton Law Firm can help people in Houston get the compensation they deserve so they can still lead fruitful and fulfilling lives.

Talk to Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Mr. Shelton is here to help workers and their families receive the compensation they deserve for spinal cord injuries. Call (713) 807-0700 or write to request your free consultation before time runs out. 

Our Attorney Accommodates His Clients

It is not always necessary to come to Mr. Shelton's Houston office. He is a personal injury attorney who deeply understands the pain of spinal cord injury victims and is willing to meet you at home or in the hospital. 

Spinal Cord Damage in Construction Accidents

Construction work can result in catastrophic injuries to workers as well as pedestrians near a construction site. Many construction accidents involve falls, getting struck by falling objects, and being crushed or caught between objects. Incidents such as these can lead to catastrophic injuries to the spine and spinal column.

Mr. Shelton can review what happened at the worksite and determine whether negligence was involved and who was at fault for the construction accident.

Spine Injuries from Industrial Accidents

Industrial work covers a broad range of occupations, including manufacturing and assembly lines, packing and shipping, and food processing. Spinal trauma may occur when equipment malfunctions, employees slip or fall, or when machinery critically fails.

If you've experienced a life-changing spine injury while doing industrial work, it's crucial that you speak with a lawyer about filing an injury claim. Damages sought in a legal case can cover medical bills and other losses you've experienced as a result of the injury.

Maritime Neck, Back, and Spine Injuries

The Port of Houston is one of the largest ports in the world. Countless workers in Texas earn their livelihood along the Gulf Coast, including barge workers, commercial divers, and oil platform workers. These are all potentially dangerous occupations, each carrying a risk of injury to the neck, back, and spine.

If you've suffered nerve damage or any form of lasting disability as a result of a spinal cord injury from maritime work, The Shelton Law Firm can hold your employer or their insurer accountable for the harm you endured.

Michael E. Shelton

The Shelton Law Firm

Personal injury attorney Michael E. Shelton has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries in Houston, Texas, for nearly 50 years. He is proud to be a union card holder as a journeyman pipefitter and General Counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Houston Bar Association
  • The Louisiana State Bar
  • The Louisiana Association for Justice

If you are the victim of a personal injury, schedule a free consultation with The Shelton Law Firm today by contacting us online or calling (713) 807-0700.

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