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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth

Spinal cord injuries occur after a traumatic accident results in damage to the cells of the spinal cord or nerve tracts that send signals up and down the spinal cord. These injuries can be severe, life-altering, and have a number of different causes and symptoms. If you've suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of somebody else's negligent or reckless behavior, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth today. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. He handles a wide range of serious injury cases in Texas.

Causes of spinal cord injuries

Like other forms of severe injury, spinal cord injuries can have a variety of different causes and vary based on the age of the victim. Among those under 65, car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause. In those 65 or older, slip and fall accidents cause most spinal cord injuries. Other common causes involve:

  • Construction accidents due to a fall from heights, scaffolding collapse, or electrocution
  • A swimming pool accident such as a dive into shallow water or slip and fall on unguarded, slippery surfaces
  • Parking lot accidents where somebody is violently assaulted due to a lack of adequate security or monitoring systems

Types of spinal cord injuries

The most common types of spinal cord injuries include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord), and compression (excessive pressure on the spinal cord). Laceration injuries can easily tear spinal fibers. Severe spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, loss of sensation and reflex function, difficulty controlling breathing, pain or sensitivity to stimuli, and muscle spasms. Over time, spinal cord injury victims are much more likely to develop secondary conditions such as lung infections, bladder infections, and bed sores.

How a spinal cord injury attorney can help

Serious legal matters require serious legal representation from a spinal cord injury attorney in Fort Worth. Attorney Wooten gives honest answers to difficult questions. That's because he's focused on what really matters: getting people the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Case results matter here - and so do you. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today. Call (866) 408-0940 to schedule an appointment at our Fort Worth or Dallas office locations. Serving families in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington and throughout Texas.