If you have lived through a truck accident, you probably realize how lucky you are. Many such accidents are fatal for victims in smaller cars—and when they’re not, they can cause some of the most serious and life-altering injuries of any motor vehicle accidents.
Truck accidents can cause many different types of spinal injuries in Jacinto City, including:
- Slipped disks
- Herniated disks
- Cervical spine injury (neck trauma)
- Broken backs
- Temporary or permanent paralysis
Spinal cord injuries are commonly caused by accidents with 18-wheelers. A violent blow to the head or back can fracture the victim’s vertebrae, causing bone fragments to tear or even sever the spinal cord. This interrupts nerve cells that carry commands from the brain to the body, resulting in anything from minor damage to complete paralysis.
The most effective treatment for spinal cord injuries is emergency care. The body’s nerve cells cannot be regenerated once they are lost, so immediate action must be taken to save the spinal cord from irreparable damage. Steroids may help save damaged cells, but only when taken within hours of your Texas semi crash.
Spinal cord injuries will often lead to lifelong treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term personal care. Victims often experience chronic pain or mobility problems that make it difficult for them to return to work, or partial to total paralysis that severely limits their earning potential.
In addition to physical injuries, victims often require emotional counseling to cope with their loss of independence. Counselors and physical therapists can provide the support that injury victims desperately need to improve their quality of life; unfortunately, many of these services are not covered by standard insurance, and victims see them as one more cost they can no longer afford.
Our Jacinto City truck wreck attorneys have experience fighting complex injury cases. We can demonstrate the full extent of your injuries in court so the jury fully understands the effect your accident has had on you and your loved ones. With our help, you can get the compensation you need to heal, as well as the income your family needs.
Call Vujasinovic & Beckcom today at (877) 724-7800 for a free private consultation on your case, or order a FREE copy of our report, The Insider's Guide to Winning Your Texas Truck Accident Case, by filling out the online contact form above.