Your spinal cord carries vital signals controlling sensation, movement, strength, and other bodily functions. When injured, it disrupts communication between the brain and body, leading to temporary or permanent changes in these functions. 

A spinal cord injury can have a profound impact on every facet of your life. These injuries can happen in the blink of an eye, sometimes resulting in permanent injuries and disabilities.  

Whether caused by a car crash or a severe fall, common symptoms of spinal injuries include: 

  • Difficulty breathing. 
  • Extreme back pain. 
  • Pressure in the neck, head, or back. 
  • Balance and walking difficulties. 
  • Numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet, or toes. This may include an inability to feel temperature. 
  • Weakness, incoordination, or paralysis in any part of the body.  
  • Loss of limb and organ control. 
  • A misaligned or twisted neck or back position. 


​​A spinal cord injury’s impact on your life is determined by the severity and location of the injury

The symptoms you experience can help determine the severity of the injury. These symptoms can range from partial to complete loss of sensory function or motor control in the arms, legs, and body. In more severe cases, critical bodily functions like breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure can be affected. Chronic pain is also commonly experienced by individuals with spinal cord injuries. 

The impact of an injury also depends on its location along the spinal cord. Here are two classifications of spinal cord injuries: 

  • Complete Spinal Cord Injury: If all, or almost all, feeling below the injury on the spinal cord is lost, the injury is considered complete
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: If there is some sensory function, feeling, or movement below the injury on the spinal cord, it is considered an incomplete injury. 

The level of disability resulting from a spinal cord injury is closely tied to its location. Higher spinal injuries can lead to paralysis throughout the entire body, while lower injuries may result in limited paralysis of the legs and lower body. 

In cases of significant trauma to the head or neck, immediate medical evaluation is critical. It is important to assume that trauma victims have a spinal injury until proven otherwise, as serious spinal injuries are not always immediately apparent. Delaying treatment can lead to more severe complications down the road. 

If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury, seek medical care as soon as possible. Then, contact an experienced spinal cord injury attorney at Daniel Stark.  

We offer free case evaluations to help you recover from a life-changing spinal cord injury. With our No Fee Guarantee® policy, there is no financial risk in having us assess your case.  

If you think you might need assistance with a spinal cord injury case, contact the personal injury attorneys at Daniel Stark today. Contact us at (800) 474-1233 or complete our online form for a free and confidential consultation. 


Is your insurance company downplaying your pain after a spinal injury? Are they ignoring how an injury has impacted your life?    

Our spinal injury attorneys are here to fight back. Too often, insurance bullies take advantage of people after a severe injury and turn against them. 

If your insurance company refuses to take you seriously, tell them, “Call my lawyer!” When you have a Daniel Stark lawyer by your side, insurance bullies will know you mean business.  

With our track record of successful settlements and court verdicts, we know how serious and far-reaching a spinal cord injury can be — a spinal injury can disrupt every aspect of your life, including your health, work, relationships, emotional wellbeing, and ability to enjoy your passions. Our Texas spine injury attorneys live and work in the same neighborhoods as our clients, giving us a deep understanding of the challenges they face.  

Don’t rely on the insurance company to do the right thing and value your unique story. Call us, tell us about your injury, and find out how we can help you get your life back to normal. 


If you were injured by someone’s negligent actions, the last thing you need is another bill, especially from a lawyer.   

The good news is, with Daniel Stark, you don’t need to worry about money. With our No Fee Guarantee® policy, we have zero upfront costs and represent you for free unless we win your case!    

When we win your case, our fee will be deducted directly from your settlement or verdict, making the payment process hassle-free.  

At Daniel Stark, we also cover all of your case-related expenses, including the costs of your doctor’s appointments, filing fees, and more. Your focus should be on healing from your injury, not stressing about bills. Our goal is to give you peace of mind so you can get your life back to normal.   

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, reach out to our personal injury lawyers today. Your initial consultation is free, and our lawyers will review your claim, answer any questions, and determine how we can assist you.    

Simply call us at (800) 474-1233 or fill out our free initial consultation form, and a member of our intake team will contact you shortly.   


When you choose Daniel Stark, we will keep you fully informed every step of the way. Our dedicated team will investigate the details of your case, uncovering your unique story and discovering the true impact of an injury on your life.   

Trust us to handle all aspects of your case, from reviewing evidence to keeping you updated on crucial deadlines. Our online client portal offers convenient access to case information, and we provide regular updates on your case’s progress.  


After a spinal injury, you may be wondering what to do next. How will you pay for your medical bills? When do you need to file a lawsuit? How do you talk to an insurance adjuster?    

Get answers to these questions and more by contacting the experienced attorneys at Daniel Stark. Dial (800) 474-1233 or complete our free initial consultation form today.   


We have six offices across Texas, including North and South Austin, Bryan/College Station, Waco, Killeen, and Tyler.   

Our local personal injury lawyers also serve clients in outlying areas such as Bastrop, Bellmead, Belton, Brenham, Buda, Caldwell, Georgetown, Harker Heights, Hearne, Kyle, Longview, Madisonville, McGregor, Navasota, New Braunfels, Pflugerville, Rockdale, Round Rock, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Temple.  

Wherever you are in Texas, we’re here to help. If you can’t visit us, we’ll come to you!   


When you choose Daniel Stark, we’ve got your back. Our team will fiercely protect you from big insurance bullies and will help you recover the full value of your injury.    

Your unique story deserves to be heard. Our team of skilled personal injury attorneys deeply care for each of our clients, and we will provide the legal support and peace of mind you need during this challenging time. If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, call (800) 474-1233 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.