Crosley Law Wins Fight Against Insurance Company Claiming A Preexisting Condition
Crosley Law Firm: San Antonio and Texas Spine Injury Attorneys
Successfully handling complex spine injury cases requires extensive medical knowledge, attention to detail, and aggressive legal strategies. At Crosley Law Firm, we’ve successfully handled hundreds of cases involving all types of spinal injuries, from moderate neck and back trauma to severe and paralyzing spinal cord damage.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligent actions, call the Crosley Law Firm 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 no-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.
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Our client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury from a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler truck tractor. This is a story of results, of digging deeper, of seeking out medical expertise, and of the attorneys at Crosley Law Firm doing everything in their power to make sure justice was delivered to their client.
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.
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
- Urinary and bowel incontinence
Because spinal injuries can have such 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. And if you believe someone’s negligence caused your spine injury, contact Crosley Law Firm for a free, no-risk consultation to learn about your rights and legal options.
What Causes Spine and Back Injuries, and Why Are They So Complex?
Back and spine injuries can come from many different causes, however, car accidents and falls are two of the most common. While you might think it would require a high-speed, forceful impact to cause serious damage to a person’s spine, victims often suffer severe spinal injuries in seemingly minor crashes and falls.
If you look at an image of 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.
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.
The Insurance Company Says I Have a Pre-Existing Back Problem. Now What?
Most adults live with pre-existing, degenerative changes in our backs. We don’t just randomly experience pain or dysfunction. As we age, our backs simply begin to show wear and tear. This is especially true 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 doesn’t necessarily support these arguments. In fact, you cannot be penalized in a personal injury case just because your spine was more vulnerable to an injury than an average person’s.
At Crosley Law Firm, 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.
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Crosley Law Firm: Dedicated to Fighting for Spine and Back Injury Victims
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 Firm, our team of spine injury lawyers frequently consult 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 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 consultation with an experienced spine injury lawyer today.
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