Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord relays electrical signals throughout the body.  Spinal cord injuries can occur 1) when a physically traumatic event damages cells within the spinal cord or 2) severs nerve tracts that cumulatively make up the spinal cord. 

The most common types of spinal cord injuries include bruising or contusion of the spinal cord and compression of the spinal cord which is caused by pressure. 

Other types of injuries include lacerations which are severing or tearing of spinal cord nerve fibers, such as damage caused by a knife or gun shot, and central cord syndrome which is specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region of the spinal cord. 

Severe spinal cord injuries often cause paralysis (loss of voluntary movement due to loss of muscle control) and loss of sensation and reflex function below the point of injury, including involuntary activity such as breathing and other activities such as bowel and bladder control. 

Other symptoms such as pain or increased sensitivity to stimuli, frequent muscle spasms, and sexual dysfunction may develop immediately or over time.  Spinal cord injury patients are also prone to develop secondary medical problems, such as bladder and lung infections, decubitus ulcers and bed sores.

The leading causes of spinal cord injury vary by age.  Automobile, motorcycle, all terrain and other motor vehicle accident crashes are the leading cause among persons under age 65.  For persons over 65, falls cause most spinal cord injuries.  Other causes include:

  • Bullet or stab wounds;
  • Diving accidents;
  • Extreme twisting of the trunk
  • Surgical mistakes; medical malpractice and medical negligence; 
  • Severe electric shock;
  • Sports especially “extreme” sports and 
  • Workplace accidents especially involving heavy equipment.

Spinal cord injuries can be permanent, severe and life-altering.  Lawyers at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane understand that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get medical care as well as to have income to pay your living expenses.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers will discuss the facts surrounding your accident and situation and explain the various options that are available to you.  They will work with all other parties involved in your case to make sure your medical and financial needs are met as quickly as possible.

At The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, we have extensive experience with all types of personal injury cases and are ready to help you with your spinal cord injury in any way we can.  We are experienced, compassionate and totally dedicated to your physical as well as financial well-being.

If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims.  Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling or contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.

For your convenience, we offer home, hospital, office and nursing home visits.  Our team of professionals at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane will provide you with the experience, strategy and commitment that protect your rights and claims.

At our personal injury firm, you speak directly with an attorney, not just secretaries and paralegals.  A Spanish-speaking attorney and staff members are available for your assistance. Se habla Español.

Attorneys associated with The Law Offices of Adrian Crane handle cases across the state of Texas.  Our principal office in North Texas is in Dallas however we are happy to welcome cases from anywhere in Texas, regardless of where you live or where the accident took place.


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