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Did You Suffer A Spinal Cord Injury After An Accident?

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The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that runs from the brain down through the spinal column. These nerves deliver all messages about pain and movement between the brain and every part of the body, which is why a spinal injury can be so devastating — direct trauma to the cord, or to the bones and tissue that protect it, will cause side effects that extend to other parts of the body. Suppose the damage is severe or the spinal cord is completely severed. In that case, the injured individual may suffer paralysis of the arms and legs or any portion of the body below the damaged spinal cord.

After you or a loved one has experienced an accident that has resulted in paralysis, the future may look bleak. It takes patience, knowledge, and attentive caretakers to work through the details of physical therapy and the ongoing medical care needed by an individual with a spinal injury. In some cases, modifications may need to be made to the home to compensate for disability. Full-time or part-time in-home medical assistance may be required to help with cooking, eating, bathing, and basic chores. 

Not only is the injury physically devastating, but it will also be financially taxing for the rest of your or your loved one’s life.

Ask Braker White to help you determine the appropriate injury settlement for your situation. No amount of financial compensation can undo the damage of a spinal injury or make the injury any easier to bear, but an appropriate settlement can make sure you or your loved one will be covered for all future medical needs and ongoing care.

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We Keep It Simple

It’s easy to get help with your claim. Submit your case online or contact us by phone to schedule your free case review.

Protecting Your Right to Compensation

As your legal representatives, we work hard to ensure that you are not cheated out of the settlement you deserve. If you have a legal right to compensation, we are here to defend it.

Risk-Free Legal Representation

Because we don’t charge any upfront legal fees, you can secure our services without risking financial loss! We only get paid if we get YOU paid.

We Know How Hard This Has Been

At our law firm, we understand that a spinal cord injury can be a life-altering event that causes significant physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial loss for the patient and their family.

In their experience working as Texas injury lawyers, Attorneys Robert White and Greta Braker have seen firsthand the devastating effects that spinal injuries can have — from the loss of mobility to the inability to perform daily activities, spinal cord injuries can dramatically impact a person’s quality of life.

Spinal cord injuries require specialized medical care, ongoing rehabilitation, and assistive devices, and this can all add up quickly. After an accident in which your spinal cord was damaged, you may not have been able to work as much to cover these costs.

Our law firm is dedicated to helping spinal cord injury patients and their families recover the maximum compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you’ve been injured, our team of legal experts specializing in damage to the spine will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

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I am so glad that I hired Robert White. He did an excellent job on my case and was successful in getting me compensated for my time off work. Robert White and his staff answered all my questions and were available when I needed to talk to them.

-Harry Crosby
5 Star Reviews

I am so glad I was referred to Robert E. White. The insurance company would not take me serious until I hired Robert White. Mr. White was very understanding and reassuring. I don’t think I could have done this without his help. His staff was great and would go out of their way to help me.

-Vanessa Sanchez-Portillo
5 Star Reviews

I was really glad I hired Robert White. I had a severe back injury and the workers compensation carrier continued to deny my surgery. Mr. White made sure I had my surgery and that the insurance company paid for it. I did not have to wait until the lawsuit was finalized to have my surgery. I am so pleased with his work and his staff was very pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process. I was so pleased with his work, that I hired him on another accident. He did an excellent job on the second accident too.

-Malcolm Owens
5 Star Reviews

My wife & I are so glad that we hired Robert White. We are so happy the way Mr. White handled our case. We recovered our money real fast and we will recommend Mr. White to anyone that’s involved in an auto accident.

-Linda & Daryl Goolsby
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I was truly impressed with the attentiveness Robert White and his staff showed toward my case. Throughout the entire process I never had to worry about a thing and it was such a relief. I am very happy that I hired him.

-Steven Dillon
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Attorney Robert White, Greta and their team have been very helpful, friendly, courteous and professional. They were easy to work with, answered all our questions and concerns. Also kept us informed through the whole process. Would definitely recommend them and would use them again if needed!!

-Mary Caldwell
5 Star Reviews

I am happy I hired Robert White. His staff was such a delight and quickly took control of my case. Throughout the process Mr. White and his staff made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions. Overall, I was impressed with his services.

-Stevan Campos
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Greta has been the greatest human to work with. She hasn't talked to me like I'm an idiot and I have understood everything along the way. Everyone in the office is so nice and let's you know exactly what is going to happen and when.

-Misty Torres

Do You Qualify?

With our complimentary case reviews, you can find out if you have a valid claim. Meanwhile, explore the tabs below to find out more about what constitutes a claim for injuries to the spine.

Automobile wrecks and bad falls are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries, but the truth is there are myriad situations in which they can occur. If your accident was caused by someone else and led to a spinal cord injury, you can likely seek compensation with a spinal injury claim.

Depending on the severity and location of the injury, a wide range of symptoms can occur, including but not limited to those below:

  • Paralysis, including quadriplegia or paraplegia
  • Changes in sensation and functioning of the limbs or chest
  • Incontinence
  • Trouble breathing
  • Numbness or severe pain

In Texas, you can recover losses in a personal injury claim, including one involving spine injuries, as long as you hold no more than half of the liability. This means that if your own actions contributed 50% or less to your injuries, you can seek compensation, but the percentage of your responsibility will be subtracted from your final settlement.

For example, if your liability is 25% and your total damages are worth $100,000, your final settlement will be worth $75,000 (25% less than the total damages).

Texas’ negligence statute bars someone from pursuing compensation if they are more than 50% responsible for the accident.

Need Help With Your Spine Injury Claim?

These matters can be complicated, but finding a legal ally you can trust is easy! At Braker White, we fight for our clients and keep their best interests at the forefront of our mind. Don’t wait, start on the road toward justice today.

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Compensation: What’s Included?

Your final settlement will likely cover all the costs of prescriptions, surgeries, medical devices, and ongoing care relating to your injury.

Any income you lost out on while you’ve been recovering, along with any lost earning capacity for the future will be accounted for.

If your injury was due to an auto wreck, your car likely took some damage as well. Any property damaged in the accident could be compensated for with a spinal injury claim.

These damages account for the physical and emotional harm done by the accident, such as the pains you feel, mental disturbances brought on by your condition, loss of consortium, and inability to participate in life as you did before.

If the spinal cord injury resulted in the death of someone close to you, especially if you were their dependent, you could be compensated for the cost of having the funeral.

Our Results Speak For Themselves

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Why Hire an Attorney for a Spinal Injury

While it is possible to attempt a spinal cord injury claim on your own, having a lawyer can make the process much smoother and increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve.

We know that every spinal cord injury case is unique, so we take the time to listen to our clients, understand their needs, and tailor our legal strategy to their specific situations. We fight hard to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and recover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages for injured Texans.

We also understand that spinal cord injuries can be emotionally devastating for patients and their families. That’s why we approach every case with compassion and empathy, providing support and guidance every step of the way. Our goal is to help our clients navigate the legal process and focus on their physical and emotional recovery.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, our Texas injury lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you on your road to recovery.

 

What To Do Next

First, you’ll submit the circumstances of your case to us to review. We will explore your legal options, inform you of what options you have, and if you have a case, we will tell you how much it could be worth if you choose to file.

After your case review is complete and we’ve found that you have a valid case, we will begin gathering the documentation that backs up your claim for compensation. This could include reports from a hospital or physician, testimony from experts or eyewitnesses, police reports, photographs, and more. All of this is done to build a strong claim so there is no dispute over what you deserve.

The next step is negotiating your maximum settlement. Don’t worry — your attorney will handle every part of the negotiation process while keeping you informed the whole time.

Lastly, you’ll receive a settlement offer that you may accept or turn down. We will provide ample legal direction and advice for your situation so that you can make the most informed choice.

Once you’ve accepted, we will make sure your check is not delayed unnecessarily.

Spinal Cord Damage FAQs

After an accident, you should always be evaluated by a medical provider, whether it be at a hospital or your physician’s office, to address any obvious concerns. However, there are times when spinal cord injuries (and other accident-related injuries, for that matter) may not show up immediately.

Some of the signs to look out for in the days and weeks following an accident are numbness or dizziness, severe back or abdominal pain, loss of feeling or sensation, and trouble with breathing or chest pain. 

If you experience any of these, you should treat it as a medical emergency. Spinal cord injuries and other injuries showing these symptoms after an accident require a 911 call or emergency room visit for immediate care.

While there is currently no known cure for spinal cord injuries, the medical community is constantly working to understand more about these injuries and how to treat them.

There are treatment options that give the injured person better chances of recovering some functioning and leading a more comfortable life, though. Depending on your specific injury, your treating physician may choose to move forward with medication, surgery, or the use of medical devices, namely ventilators, catheters, or feeding tubes.

On top of this, you may need rehabilitation and/or long-term care providers to help your condition improve and to assist you in your day-to-day life.

Texas allows two years from the date of the injury to file a claim for compensation. If you miss this very narrow opportunity to file, you will not be able to seek compensation for injuries caused by your accident.

We know you are struggling to pay for the expenses coming your way. For this reason, we recommend that you contact us as soon as you are aware of your injuries so that we can begin pursuing your claim.

Our Odessa, TX, office serves as a legal resource to all Texans who need to recover their losses after an injurious accident. If you suffered injuries due to no fault of your own, get in touch with us over the phone, in person, or by sending your case through our online form.

We don’t charge a thing for you to work with us, and we only get paid if we succeed in bringing you compensation.

We never charge for our case reviews and consultations, so you can obtain legal assistance regardless of your financial circumstances.