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Houston Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

As experienced spinal cord injury attorneys, we’re very familiar with the complex needs that come with a spinal cord injury lawsuit. They may not be visible to the naked eye, but spinal cord injuries can be absolutely devastating to their victims.Whether your spinal cord injury lawsuit was caused by car accidents, medical malpractice, a defective product, or any other act of negligence, a Houston spinal cord injury attorney at Grimes & Fertitta can help you and your family win the benefits you need to get your life back on track.

Don’t let the insurance company deprive you of the compensation you need. Contact Grimes & Fertitta online or call 713-224-7644 to schedule a free consultation today.

Common causes of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injury lawsuits are filed when another party’s negligent or malicious actions cause a serious back or neck injury, resulting in severe pain, nerve damage, or even paralysis. The following are some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries that we see at Houston back and neck lawyers.

  • Car accidents: Spinal cord injuries are, unfortunately, frequently caused by car accidents, truck accidents or motorcycle accidents. Because of the force of impact, even a collision that does not total either car can leave the victim with deep spinal cord injuries that emerge later and often require an MRI to fully reveal.
  • Medical malpractice: Surgeries on or near the spine require the utmost precision to preserve patient safety. When mistakes are made, irreversible damage can be done to the spine, leading to paralysis or limited mobility.
  • Defective products: When products collapse or fail to protect their users as intended, the resulting falls and impacts can cause severe spinal cord injuries—injuries for which the product’s manufacturer may be held liable.
  • Workplace accidents: From a slip-and-fall injury to an injury caused by heavy machinery or even an explosion, spinal cord injuries often happen where we spend the majority of the day: at our workplace. Spinal cord injury attorneys see cases like these when a person’s injury was caused by negligence on the part of their employer.

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Examples of spinal cord injuries

Regardless of the cause, spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on victims’ quality of life. The Houston back and neck injury lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta are prepared to help you file spinal cord injury lawsuits for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated or ruptured disk
  • Whiplash
  • Cervical injuries
  • Paraplegia (paralysis from the waist down)
  • Quadriplegia (paralysis from the neck down)

If you’re in any doubt that you’ve sustained one of these injuries and are wondering, “How do you know if you have a serious neck injury?” the following are symptoms to watch out for:

  • Numbness or tingling in your extremities
  • Weakness and difficulty balancing
  • Severe back or neck pain
  • Difficult breathing
  • Loss of bladder and/or bowel control
  • Paralysis

Richard Grimes and his entire staff were a pleasure to work with from the very onset of our case to the final conclusion . When we were faced with a challenging personal injury incident, Richard was able to intervene on our behalf and his professionalism, knowledge and great personality completely changed the trajectory of our case for the better. Richard and his assistant Deborah were extremely attentive to not only every detail but every question we had and kept in constant communication to ensure we understood the process every step along the way. I'm truly grateful to have been referred to Richard Grimes and would highly recommend Grimes & Fertitta.


If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above symptoms after an accident, seek medical attention immediately.

How a Houston personal injury attorney builds and effective case

Similar to personal injury and brain injury/TBI cases, a successful spinal cord injury lawsuit is built around strong evidence and proper documentation of your injury and its impact on your life. Oftentimes, properly diagnosing a spinal cord injury caused by a car accident or other acts of negligence requires more than just an X-ray on the day of the accident.

Because spinal injuries are often complicated and can evolve over time, more comprehensive exams such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) or computerized tomography (CT) scans may be necessary to truly understand the depth of your injury.

An injury that you can walk away from the day of the accident may require surgery later. The only way to know is to consult trained medical experts. That’s why it is crucial that you seek multiple medical opinions in addition to consulting an experienced lawyer for negligence cases before agreeing to any insurance settlement or signing anything that could limit your claim.

How a Houston back and neck lawyer can help you

When you suffer a spinal injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, you can’t rely on their insurance company to do what is right. Understanding the extent of these injuries and the long-lasting effect they can have on your quality of life and your finances requires analysis from experts and medical professionals invested in fighting for your best interests.

The experienced spinal cord injury attorneys at Grimes & Fertitta have networks of experts and professionals who can help you understand the full extent of the injuries you have suffered. These experts can contribute to your case and help you obtain the compensation you need for your recovery.

As former insurance lawyers ourselves, we are uniquely positioned to fight strategically for you and your loved ones. We know how insurance companies operate and the means they use to whittle away at the compensation you need.

Make Grimes & Fertitta your spinal cord injury attorneys in Houston

The Houston spinal injury lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta know how earth-shattering a spinal cord injury can be for victims and their families. As a small and close-knit firm, we promise to never treat you like a case number. You didn’t ask to be in this situation, and we promise to help you through it with the respect and compassion you deserve.

Don’t settle for less than you’ll need to truly recover and rebuild. You may have options, and Grimes & Fertitta is here to help you explore every avenue available to you and your family.

Let us help you pursue the justice you deserve. Contact us online or call us at 713-224-7644 to set up your free consultation today.

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