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Filing an Accident or Personal Injury Claim

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 3rd, 2010
There are recourses available if you’ve had a Dallas car accident. While legal affairs are usually quite expensive, there are ways you can file a claim without being put out for a lot of money. In fact, you can actually file a claim for an accident without paying money up front. This is done through a contingency arrangement, which is a good way to make sure that the case you’re filing is worthwhile. In this arrangement, the lawyer doesn’t get paid unless you go to court or win, or unless you get a settlement.

In a contingency arrangement, the vehicle accident lawyer usually offers a free consultation. At this time, they’ll sit down with you and go over the details of your case. They’ll need to know as much as you can offer; be sure to bring all the relevant paperwork with you. The attorney will be able to tell you if your case has a good chance of winning. If it does, you’ll have to work with the attorney to come up with a concrete figure to seek for damages. This is a basic part of how this type of law works. Sometimes it’s hard to put a dollar value on some kinds of injuries, but this is where the attorney’s prior experience comes in.

The Seriousness of Spinal Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 5th, 2010

The Seriousness of Spinal Injuries

Your spinal cord is the nerve center of your body. Essentially the nerves along the spinal cord are the gateway of communication between your brain and all of the rest of your body. According to Medicine, the spinal cord allows your brain to communicate with your arms, legs, stomach, chest and organs. Nerves along the spinal cord are also responsible for your ability to feel pain, discomfort or temperature.

When spinal injuries occur, these nerves may become damaged. Unfortunately, the spinal cord cannot repair itself and the nerves and tissue do not regenerate when damaged. Thus, when the spinal cord is injured, the affected nerves stop functioning permanently. If the affected nerves are those responsible for controlling your organs, death can result. If the nerves impact the limbs, then you may become paralyzed.

Spinal injuries can be complete or incomplete. When a complete spinal injury occurs, you will lose all feeling and function everywhere on your body below the site of the injury. If the injury is high enough on the spinal cord, this means you may become a quadriplegic and lose feeling in both of your arms and legs. If the spinal injury is incomplete, you may have some ability to function or feel pain, but ability will be impaired.

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