- 1. Schedule Your Free Consultation With a Spine Injury Lawyer
- 2. Crosley Law: Getting Results in San Antonio Spinal Cord, Neck, and Back Cases
- 3. How Can an Experienced Spine Injury Lawyer Help Me?
- 4. Why Are Spine Injuries So Serious?
- 5. What Causes Spine and Back Injuries?
- 6. How Are Spine Injuries Treated?
- 7. How Much Is My Spinal Cord Injury Case Worth?
- 8. Spinal Injury Claim FAQs
- 9. Crosley Law: Your Dedicated San Antonio Back Injury Lawyer
Back and spinal injuries are often life-changing, with significant financial and lifestyle consequences—especially if you’ve damaged your spinal cord. But despite this, getting an insurance company to pay fair compensation for your future medical expenses, wage losses, and pain and suffering is often an uphill battle. That’s why many people turn to a spine injury lawyer for help.
At Crosley Law, we’ve successfully handled hundreds of cases involving all types of spinal injuries, from moderate neck and back trauma to severe and paralyzing complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries.
Schedule Your Free Consultation With a Spine Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligent actions, call the Crosley Law team right away. We offer free consultations so we can listen to your story and give you honest advice about your case—at no financial cost or risk to you.
If we’re able to take your case, we also have a contingency fee policy, which means we won’t charge you anything unless we get you a settlement or win your case in court.
To schedule your free consultation today, just call 210-LAW-3000 | 210-529-3000 or fill out the contact form on this page. Keep reading to learn how the team at Crosley Law Firm fights for spine, neck, and back injury victims in Texas.
Crosley Law: Getting Results in San Antonio Spinal Cord, Neck, and Back Cases
Insurance companies often try to minimize your pain and suffering and get you to take a lowball settlement offer. “Winning” a San Antonio spinal cord injury lawsuit won’t mean much if your compensation isn’t enough to make you whole and provide financial stability for you and your loved ones.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Crosley Law aggressively represent those who have sustained injuries—as well as families of those who have lost loved ones. We’ve helped many back, neck, and spinal cord injury victims navigate their accident claims, getting them the compensation and answers they deserved.
$5 Million Settlement
Two border patrol agents, Erick and Jason, were driving on a rainy spring night when they were cut off by a pickup truck. Both men suffered severe back injuries after the crash that prevented them from working and being physically active. Erick underwent multiple spine injections and radiofrequency ablation treatments, and Jason needed a spinal surgery to remove part of a vertebra and a herniated disc. But both continued to suffer chronic pain even after treatment.
The pickup driver was working at the time of the crash. During our investigation, we discovered that he had lied to his employer about his extensive criminal history. We also hired an accident reconstructionist, who proved that the at-fault driver was also lying when he accused Jason and Erick of causing the crash by speeding. The evidence was convincing, and a week after mediation, the insurance company agreed to settle all claims for a total of $5 million.
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$2.55 Million Settlement
Brandy was working in her front yard with her teenage daughter when an SUV slammed into her parked van and pinned her underneath. She suffered severe injuries to her entire body, including a thoracic spine fracture, TBI, and punctured lung. These injuries led to permanent disability and constant pain.
Although Brandy was obviously not at fault, helping her recover compensation that fairly reflected the medical, financial, physical, and emotional challenges required hard work and compelling evidence. Crosley Law knew she deserved more than the insurance company was offering, and after consulting with multiple expert witnesses and tireless negotiation, we were able to settle her case for more than $2.5 million.
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Zuleyma was on her way home when a pickup truck traveling the opposite direction turned directly into her path. She suffered severe back injuries, including multiple herniated discs, which required multiple surgeries. Worse, she had no health insurance, and the pickup driver refused to admit responsibility.
Crosley Law negotiated with her doctors to ensure she got the medical care she needed. We also obtained surveillance camera footage of the crash and tracked down every lead. We proved the pickup driver was at fault and that Zuleyma would require extensive future care. Armed with this information, we negotiated a great settlement during mediation.
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Kayla, an 18-year-old high school cheerleader who was weighing her college options at the time, was in the back seat of a car when the driver suddenly veered off the road, hit a concrete barrier, and flipped. The impact knocked Kayla unconscious and fractured the C1 vertebra in her neck. Her spinal cord was not severed, but the injury to her vertebra caused permanent neck damage and forced her to miss the rest of her senior year.
Even though this was a complicated case, we conducted a thorough investigation, negotiated with multiple different insurance companies, resolved Kayla’s medical bills and liens, and settled the case in just five months. (The average spinal cord injury claim can take two years or more.)
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How Can an Experienced Spine Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Personal injury cases involving spine and brain injuries tend to involve very serious impacts for accident victims, from memory loss to complete paralysis or death. This is especially true in the case of a severe spinal cord injury. You could be looking at multiple surgeries, significant physical therapy, wage losses, and chronic pain.
However, it’s not always easy to prove just how significantly a complex spinal injury can change the course of your life. To get fair compensation, you need to do more than show that someone else caused your injury. You also need significant evidence and information that supports your claim:
- Medical records and doctor’s statements documenting your injuries and linking them to the incident
- Accurate projection of any future medical procedures you will need
- Economic evidence that documents your decreased wage-earning capacity
- Cost estimates for medical or household services you’ll need
- Evidence supporting the extent of your pain and suffering
- Information about how your injuries affect your daily life
Insurance companies will take any opportunity to question your symptoms and try to get you to accept a smaller settlement than you deserve. They care about their profits, not about making you whole.
Experienced back and spinal cord injury lawyers are familiar with how insurance companies handle such cases, and work with a network of medical, financial, and life care planning experts to show how such injuries dramatically alter lives. They also have extensive medical knowledge about spinal injuries and can build aggressive legal strategies that help you stand up to the insurance company.
Our personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation so that injured people and their loved ones can focus on the important things, like healing and caring for the household.
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Why Are Spine Injuries So Serious?
Your spine is incredibly complex. It consists of 26 bones called vertebrae that support your body and protect your spinal cord. Along with these bony structures, your spine is home to discs, nerves, ligaments, and muscles.
Doctors divide your spine into three sections: cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (low back). A spinal injury in any of these areas can lead to devastating consequences because your spine is much more than just a support rod for your body. Your spine is also full of nerves, and it acts as the highway that allows your brain to communicate with your muscles and organs.
If you look at the human spine, you will see that there isn’t much space between the spine’s bones, nerves, and soft tissues, which is why the spine is so vulnerable to injury. The forces involved in a car crash can easily cause bones to break, a disc to rupture or herniate, or soft tissues to swell. Because there’s so little room in your spine, any of these injuries can also pinch and damage nearby nerves.
Common Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
When you suffer an injury to your spine, you may experience:
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Severe headaches
- Pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, or difficulty controlling movement in a place that isn’t injured (radiculopathy)
- Difficulties with motor control and coordination
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Limb paralysis
Because spinal injuries can have serious consequences, you should immediately seek medical treatment for trauma to your neck or back. If you experience incontinence or have any difficulty moving a limb after being in an accident, then you may have a serious injury.
If you believe someone’s negligence caused your spine injury, contact Crosley Law for a free, no-risk consultation to learn about your rights and legal options, including personal injury lawsuits.
Spinal Cord Injuries vs. Spinal Column Injuries
As we mentioned earlier, what we often call “the spine” is actually a collection of bones, discs, nerves, ligaments, and muscles. The bones, muscles, and other tissues of the spinal column surround and protect the spinal cord itself, which is a bundle of nerves that connect with everything below your head.
While a spinal cord injury and spinal column injury might cause similar symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, etc.), the initial injury itself might only be to one part or the other. This aspect of your case can be complex, making spinal cord injury attorneys that much more important when you’re seeking compensation.
What Causes Spine and Back Injuries?
Car accidents and falls are two of the most common causes of spine and back injuries, although there are many others. A forceful, high-speed impact isn’t necessarily required. Many of our clients suffered severe spinal injuries after seemingly minor trauma.
During a car wreck, your body can experience rapid acceleration and deceleration. These forces, even if they seem “minor” can put a lot of stress on your spine, especially your discs, ligaments, and other soft tissues. And if you already have some degenerative changes in your back—like most of us do—you’re even more vulnerable during a crash.
How Are Spine Injuries Treated?
The spine’s delicate anatomy also complicates medical treatment for spinal injury victims. If you’ve suffered a spinal injury, it might be hard for doctors to pinpoint the exact cause of your severe back pain: Is it the bulging disc, the inflammation, or something else?
For this reason, doctors often address spine injuries with a treatment plan that involves injections, physical therapy, pain management, and surgery.
While you and your doctor may agree that treatment is necessary, an insurance company just sees it as unwanted expenses. That’s why you can expect that they’ll fight you during every step of your treatment if you’ve suffered a serious spinal injury. It’s also why a personal injury firm can help.
How Much Is My Spinal Cord Injury Case Worth?
While we cannot say exactly how much money any particular case will get, fair compensation for back and spinal cord injuries typically covers specific losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Because car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, experienced attorneys are vital to these personal injury cases. Their familiarity with the insurance and health care systems means they are more prepared to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company and have a better chance at reducing your medical bills.
Ultimately, your San Antonio personal injury lawyer’s primary job is to pursue compensation for mild and serious injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. Whether you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, experienced medical malpractice, or slipped and fell on someone else’s property, legal representation through a San Antonio personal injury law firm makes you more likely to secure full and fair financial compensation.
Spinal Injury Claim FAQs
The Insurance Company Says I Have a Pre-Existing Back Problem. How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
Many adults live with pre-existing, degenerative back problems. In most cases, this is just a natural consequence of a lifetime of wear and tear, especially for people who perform heavy physical work or play contact sports.
Insurance companies frequently use these circumstances as grounds to deny a claim. However, Texas law is clear that injury victims cannot be penalized simply because their spine was more vulnerable to injury than an average person’s. And even if you already had existing back problems, you are still eligible to be compensated if a personal injury incident made your injury symptoms worse.
At Crosley Law, we use our extensive legal and medical knowledge to assess your complex spine injury claim. We’ll review your medical records and diagnostic tests to look for evidence that supports your case. We also work with highly skilled medical experts who can help us identify any injuries and explain how the accident caused or worsened them.
Can Spinal Cord Injuries Be Related to Traumatic Brain Injuries?
The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system. The two are very much connected, and sometimes a spinal cord injury is related to a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
For example, brain injury is always a concern after a head injury, but the blow can damage the (usually cervical) spine as well. Also consider how common whiplash injury is motor vehicle accidents — with whiplash the outcome isn’t necessarily a brain or spine injury, but both.
Again, the medical details of a brain and spinal injury case can get complex and working with experienced spine injury attorneys is in your best interest.
Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help if Catastrophic Injuries Led to Wrongful Death?
Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and other incidents can cause such serious injury that injured victims don’t live, and the outcome is considered wrongful death.
Wrongful death cases often happen after events that typically lead to personal injury cases, but instead of recovering, the injured person dies. The laws in San Antonio and Texas are a little different on wrongful death cases, but personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you through the claims process.
Crosley Law: Your Dedicated San Antonio Back Injury Lawyer
We understand that a spine injury can drastically change your quality of life. Seemingly minor neck or back injuries can lead to serious consequences, especially if the injury refuses to heal and requires expensive injections or multiple surgeries. In fact, spinal injuries often make it impossible for victims to work.
At Crosley Law, our team of spine injury lawyers frequently consults with medical experts that include orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. We strive to understand medical science as well as or better than anyone in the courtroom because we believe it’s essential to achieving the best results for our clients.
If you’ve suffered a back, neck, or spinal cord injury because of someone else’s carelessness, call 210-LAW-3000 | 210-529-3000 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced spine injury lawyer today.
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.
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