Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Houston
A spinal cord injury can be overwhelming for both the victim and the victim’s family. Many victims are uncertain about their future, having to come to terms with a loss of mobility, a diminished earning capacity, and a reduced quality of life. Spinal cord injuries can cause long-term complications including severe pain, paralysis, and even death. Spinal cord injury lawyer Shane R. Kadlec in Houston, TX, has represented spinal cord injury victims for over 20 years, and understands the nuances of personal injury cases. He can handle your case with the utmost care and consideration and provide sound legal counsel and a litigative edge when needed. If you or your loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, contact our firm to review your case today.
A spinal cord injury can result from a slip and fall accident, and require lifelong medical care.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can result from a variety of accidents, including:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Reckless drivers, including those who speed excessively or are distracted, can be held liable for your injuries. Since 2005, vehicular accidents have accounted for 38.4 percent of spinal cord injuries, which is more than any other cause.
Some industries are more dangerous than others. Construction workers are susceptible to numerous threats, from collapsing scaffolds to falling loads. Workers can also be injured in crane, forklift, or truck accident. If an accident was caused by a lack of training or improper signage, your employer can be held accountable. If faulty equipment resulted in an accident, the manufacturer can be held legally responsible.
Slip and fall accidents
If you slip and fall because of a wet floor or an uneven walkway, and the area did not include proper signage, we can pursue the property owner for damages.
Amusement park accidents
If you are injured on a ride that was not rigorously tested for safety, we can hold the amusement park accountable.
Mr. Kadlec can explore all avenues of your case to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Long-Term Effects of Injury
According to a National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) report, more than a quarter of a million individuals are living with some type of spinal cord injury in the United States. The spinal cord connects your brain and your body, making it integral to your health, mobility, and daily function. As a result, injuries to the spinal cord can have a serious impact on daily life, causing cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory conditions that can be life-long.
These injures can also cause paralysis and induce severe pain, which may require ongoing medical care, modifications to the home and workplace, and at-home services. The consequences of an injury extend beyond the physical, often causing psychological and social repercussions as well.
Establishing Liability and Negligence
To establish liability or negligence, Mr. Kadlec can review all pieces of evidence, including any property damage, weather conditions, and eyewitness testimony in the case of a motor vehicle accident, and any mechanical documentation, training records, and safety standards in the case of a work-related accident. He can then use his extensive resources to help prove negligence, if he finds another party’s actions directly contributed to your injury. Mr. Kadlec is dedicated to his clients and will work tirelessly on your behalf, while guiding you through all legal proceedings.
Damages Awarded to Victims
Spinal cord injury victims must adapt to an entirely new way of life. They are often burdened with extensive medical bills, which are compounded by diminished earning capacity and loss of employment. Additionally, victims and their families must cope with the overwhelming emotional stress of an injury, as well as loss of companionship in severe cases. Treating a spinal cord injury not only requires immediate expense but can last the duration of a victim’s life.
Spinal cord injury victims are often burdened with extensive medical bills, which are compounded by diminished earning capacity and loss of employment.
If you are living with quadriplegia or paraplegia and your injuries were caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, you could be entitled to significant damages. These may cover lost wages, past and future medical treatments, as well as pain and suffering.
Contact Us to Learn More
Personal injury attorney Shane Kadlec understands that spinal cord injuries can be devastating from a physical, emotional, and financial standpoint. As such, he approaches each case with care and compassion. He will work directly with you to determine who was at fault so as to ensure you receive maximum reparations. To learn more, contact us online or call (281) 643-2000 today.