Suspect You Have a Spine Injury?

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Signs and Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

Do you suspect that you have a spine injury? Spinal cord injuries can be difficult to detect in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Pain can worsen over time, becoming excruciating in the days and weeks that follow a sudden collision or fall. If you were recently involved in an accident, you need to seek medical treatment to ensure a prompt diagnosis and treatment.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, & Briggs, we represent individuals who have sustained spinal cord injuries and other serious harm in accidents throughout Houston. Our dedicated legal team can help you understand your rights and fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after an accident. Contact our office today at (713) 751-0025 to book a free consultation.

What Are Common Signs and Symptoms of a Spine Injury?

A sudden, unexpected impact to your head or body can result in serious trauma to your spine. Spine injuries can be devastating, affecting nearly every aspect of your life. It can days to weeks after an accident for symptoms of a spinal cord injury to show up.

According to the Mayo Clinic, common signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:

  • Paralysis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Loss of function to the bowel or bladder
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Difficulty breathing and other lung problems
  • Pressure in the neck or back
  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Weakness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty moving

If you are involved in an accident, it is critical to be seen by a medical professional immediately. A delay in diagnosis or treatment for a spine injury can result in serious complications and lengthen your recovery.

When Should I See a Doctor After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Any time you are involved in an accident, you should get emergency medical treatment. Even if you are unsure about the severity of your injuries, you should still be seen by a doctor or physician to ensure that there is no underlying trauma.

Because spinal injuries are not always immediately apparent, the condition may get worse without treatment. It is in your best interest to seek treatment as soon after your accident as possible and to continue treatment until released by a medical professional.

What Causes Spine Injuries?

Spine injuries may be caused by a number of factors. If your spinal cord injury was caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages.

The Mayo Clinic notes that the leading causes of spine injuries in the U.S. are:

  • Car accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Violent acts
  • Sports or recreational injuries
  • Diseases

Many spinal cord injuries are preventable. If you sustained trauma to your spine after an accident, you need to consult with an attorney.

Hiring a Spine Injury Lawyer in Houston

Did you suffer a spinal cord injury after an accident? Contact our office at (713) 751-0025 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our lawyers have over 100 years of collective legal experience. We are experienced advocates, nationally recognized for our work. Call now to get started.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we draw from over a century of combined legal know-how and expertise. With the tenacity to win and the resources to get us there, our lawyers provide strong representation for injured victims and their families.