Austin Motorcycle Accident Spine Injury Lawyer
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, twenty-three people died in Texas in 2015 as a result of a motorcycle accident. However, depending on who you ask, death may not even be the worst thing that can happen due to a motorcycle accident. Other serious injuries, such as back and spine injuries that can lead to paralysis, can negatively impact your quality of life and create untold amounts of misery.
Unfortunately, because of the nature of motorcycle accidents, it isn't unusual for a motorcyclist to experience a spine injury, but that does not mean he or she should have to deal with the aftermath alone. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident that injured your back, contact an Austin motorcycle accident spine injury lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP to pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
Types of Spine Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accidents
There are several different types of spine and back injuries. When it comes to motorcycle accidents, the injuries are often more extreme than they would be if the rider had been the driver of a car. This is because a motorcycle offers nothing to protect the rider from other vehicles, debris, or the pavement itself during a crash.
Spine injuries can lead to paralysis, loss of control over gross and fine motor skills, reduced sensation in many areas of the body, and even speech loss—just to name a few of the repercussions. The treatments are as varied as the injuries themselves, and could include any of the following:
- Surgery that may include rods, pins, or plates
- Body cast
- Physical therapy
These are just a few of the medical treatments you might require after a motorcycle accident. This does not include all of the complications you may experience or the potential decreased quality of life. Many spine injuries may require you to avoid movement completely. The spinal cord and the back are such delicate areas that, no matter what kind of treatment is prescribed, movement will be limited to prevent further injury while you recover.
Risk of Not Taking Legal Action
The biggest risk that comes from not taking legal action after a motorcycle accident is that you may be left with bills you can't afford coupled with at least a temporary loss of income. Even if finances are not a part of the equation, you will likely suffer both physically and emotionally. An Austin motorcycle accident spine injury lawyer from our office may be able to help you get the justice you deserve.
Consult an Experienced Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been in a motorcycle accident that affected your spine, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and expenses. The knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys from Colley & Colley, LLP have many years of experience helping accident victims.
We can help you determine the best way to move forward from this unfortunate event. To speak with one of our attorneys, please call 512-447-2001 or submit the form below.