Dallas Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Serving Spinal Cord Injury Patients Across the Nation
Victims of spinal cord injury experience long-lasting physical disabilities,
as well as impaired physical sensation and varying degrees of paralysis.
If you or someone you know has experienced a spinal cord injury, the Texas
law firm of Gresham, P.C. would like to discuss the circumstances under
which you were injured. Our firm will fight for compensation for your
pain, suffering, lasting physical impairment, past medical expenses, future
medical care, and other damages if your spinal cord injury was the result
of another person's negligence.
A spinal cord injury is often the result of severe physical trauma, such as:
- Strong, sudden, or unexpected blow;
- Truck wreck or auto accident;
- Industrial accident or explosion; or
- Serious sports-related injury.
The severity of a spinal cord injury can be determined by the point at
which the injury occurred. A spinal cord injury that occurs closer to
the base of the skull will have a much greater effect on a person's
mobility than a spinal cord injury that occurs lower down the back.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
Per the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, a high tetraplegia
spinal cord injury can cost nearly $800,000 in the first year and $200,000
every year following. Since 2005, motor vehicle crashes account for 42%
of reported spinal cord injuries. The center estimates over 12,000 spinal
cord injuries occur each year, but since no recent studies have been conducted
the number could be even higher.
How a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Can Help
Or firm can examine your case and help you receive the compensation you
deserve for medical and emotional burdens you have suffered. Gresham,
P.C. focuses in spinal cord injuries can help you navigate through the
legal process required to attain just compensation.
This often long and tedious process includes:
Filing a Complaint: If a settlement cannot be reached your catastrophic injury attorney will
file a lawsuit;
Discovery: Parties in the suit conduct an investigation into the facts of the case;
Pre-Trial Hearings: The judge meets with the parties and reviews evidence that is to be presented
and suggests a settlement amount or appoints a neutral third party to
Mediation: A neutral third party helps both parties try to come to an agreement;
Final Trial: A case is taken to trial when both parties can not agree on a settlement.
If a case is unfortunately appealed, Gresham, P.C. clients can be assured
that their attorney will continue to fight for the justice they deserve.
Having an experienced attorney greatly reduces additional stress the legal
process may impose on the victim or their family.
Understanding & Protecting Your Legal Rights
You may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Civil law exists to
compensate an individual for injuries and losses which were caused by
someone's negligence, a defective product, or some other form of misconduct
or failure to act.
Financial compensation awarded in a court of law is aimed at covering the
- Medical care
- In home care givers
- Counseling and Psychiatric care
- Lost income
- Expenses not covered by existing health insurance
- Travel expenses for medical care
- Funeral expenses
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a spinal cord injury,
the attorney at our Texas firm is here to help you. To discuss your case
with the spinal cord injury lawyer at our Texas law firm,
contact Gresham, P.C.