San Antonio Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Experienced legal help for Texas victims of SCI and paralyses
Few injuries are as serious or life changing as spinal cord injuries. A spine injury can affect everything from a person’s ability to walk and move around to their ability to work and provide for themselves and their families. In some cases, spinal cord injury victims will require lifelong support and care; in nearly all cases, they will experience significant impairment, whether temporary or permanent, as well as severe, chronic pain and other complications.
At the Law Offices of Pat Maloney, we represent individuals and families whose lives have been irreversibly altered due to the negligence of others. If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury, and you believe another person or party was to blame, reach out to a San Antonio spine injury lawyer right away. We can provide detailed information on how our team can help you fight for fair compensation during a free initial consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can a San Antonio SCI attorney help?
As San Antonio’s oldest plaintiffs’ firm, we are well-versed in personal injury law. Since 1953, we have been proudly advocating for injured individuals and families who suffered immense harm through no fault of their own. We are prepared to handle every legal detail so that you can focus on what matters most: healing.
We provide legal services in English and Spanish and do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you. To date, we have secured numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients and have maintained a 99% success rate in the cases we have handled.
What is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that can result in loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the brainstem down through the center of the back. It is responsible for transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body.
SCI can be caused by a traumatic injury such as a fall, car accident, or sports injury, or by a non-traumatic injury such as a tumor, infection, or degenerative disease. The severity of the injury can range from mild to severe and can result in partial or complete loss of movement, sensation, and other bodily functions.
SCI can have a significant impact on a person's life, including their ability to move, control their bowel and bladder function, and their sexual function. Treatment for SCI typically involves a combination of medical and rehabilitative interventions aimed at restoring function and improving quality of life.
What are the types of spinal cord injuries?
Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when all communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury is severed due to the injury. With an incomplete spinal cord injury, the victim retains some communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury. Generally speaking, incomplete spinal cord injuries are considered less serious, as they are less likely to result in permanent and/or total loss of function. However, incomplete spinal cord injuries can still lead to serious complications that can significantly impact the victim’s day-to-day life and future well-being.
Complete spinal cord injuries can lead to:
- Paraplegia: Paralysis of the lower limbs/lower half of the body
- Quadriplegia/tetraplegia: Paralysis of all four limbs/body below the neck
- Triplegia: Paralysis of three limbs
Depending on where the injury occurs, incomplete spinal cord injuries can lead to a wide range of serious and lasting complications. These include significant impairment of various bodily functions, acute or chronic pain, temporary/partial paralysis, respiratory issues, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, and more.
What are the common causes of spinal cord injuries?
Any traumatic event or accident can cause a spinal cord injury. Anytime a person’s spine is subjected to sudden, violent forces, he or she may experience significant damage to the spinal cord, as well as the surrounding muscles, tissues, and bones.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the leading causes of spinal cord injuries are, in order:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falls, such as slip and falls or falls from heights
- Violence, including assault
- Work-related accidents
- Sports and recreation accidents
Victims of car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle collisions, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, falls, workplace negligence, and other serious accidents could be entitled to compensation for their damages if they can prove that someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct caused the accident or event that resulted in injury.
What is the value of my San Antonio spinal cord injury case?
Because spine injuries often necessitate extensive medical treatment, and because they frequently put victims out of work for extended periods of time, the overall cost of these injuries can be immense. At the Law Offices of Pat Maloney, we understand the considerable financial, physical, and emotional challenges spinal cord injury victims face. Because of this, we fight tirelessly to maximize our clients’ recoveries, providing them with the resources they need to move forward.
A San Antonio spinal cord injury lawyer may be able to recover the following damages on your behalf:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future lost income/wages
- Past and future pain and suffering, and mental anguish
- Lost or reduced earning capacity (disability)
- Lost or reduced quality of life
Our team is ready to take on negligent motorists, product manufacturers, and other entities who fail to uphold the duty of care they owe to others. Whether you suffered a slipped or ruptured disc in a motor vehicle crash, were harmed by a defective product, or became paralyzed due to a work-related accident, you can count on our firm to fight for you.
Do you have a spinal cord injury attorney near me?
The Law Offices of Pat Maloney is located at 239 E Commerce St. in the center of Downtown San Antonio, TX. We are the owner of one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in San Antonio. There’s plenty of parking nearby. If you cannot travel, we can arrange a phone or video conference, or an in-hospital visit.
A reliable San Antonio spinal cord injury lawyer on your side
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it is important to seek legal representation from a knowledgeable and experienced spinal cord injury law firm. With their expertise, they can help you navigate the complex legal system, hold those responsible for your injury accountable, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Don't wait to take action. Contact the Law Offices of Pat Maloney today to discuss your case and learn about your legal options. They can provide you with the guidance and support you need during this difficult time and work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Your future well-being depends on it. Fill out our contact form or call our San Antonio offices to request a free initial consultation with an experienced and compassionate attorney today.