That pain in your back could be more than just an inconvenience. Did you know that the top two causes of spinal cord injuries are car crashes and falls, whether you are here in Texas or elsewhere? Left untreated, an injury to your spine could lead to lifelong consequences, including paralysis. It is always best to get checked out by a doctor even if you do not think the injury is serious because it could be without you knowing it.
Many people walk around after accidents only to discover that they suffered a serious spinal injury. The adrenalin rush that occurs after an accident may make you think that everything is okay since you aren’t really feeling a lot of pain. When that wears off, you could discover that you are in more pain than you thought possible.
An injury to your spine could take a significant amount of time to heal. Even then, you may not achieve a full recovery, depending on the circumstances. During treatment and recovery, you will more than likely incur a significant amount of medical and other costs associated with your injuries. Undoubtedly, you will be out of work for an undetermined amount of time. You may be among the Texas residents who would suffer significant financial losses after even a few days of missed work.
If the negligence or recklessness of another party led to your spinal cord injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to pursue restitution for your injuries. Successfully establishing that your injuries were caused by the negligence of another could result in the court considering an award of damages. Any monies you receive as a result could provide you with the care you need, both now and in the future.