Spinal Injuries

Friendswood and Galveston Spine Injuries Lawyer

The Apffel Law Firm has litigated a number of personal injury claims that resulted from simple garden-variety traffic, pedestrian and workplace type accidents, but resulted in severe catastrophic injuries with serious consequences for the victims. As an experienced League City spinal injury lawyer, Trey Apffel knows all too well that even a relatively minor accident can result in life-changing injuries. This is sometimes why insurance companies will offer a settlement early in the process, before due diligence can be performed to determine the full extent of the damages.

According to the Mayo Clinic, if you have experienced significant trauma to your head, neck or back, the safe route is to assume you have a spinal injury until proven otherwise. Determining the extent of the injury and any associated complications as soon as possible can be critical in determining the type of medical care needed and how the injury might affect the length of your recovery.

Spinal Cord Injuries What to Look For

Most spinal cord injuries are caused by trauma to the vertebral column, which results in damage to the nerves within the spinal canal. This affects your spinal cords' ability to send and receive messages to your central nervous system which controls sensory, motor and autonomic function. Many bodily functions are affected with a spinal cord injury such as a herniated or crushed disk.

When it comes to accidents involving a spinal cord injury the symptoms may not always be readily apparent. For example, feelings of numbness or paralysis may not immediately follow an accident as it could come on slowly due to bleeding or swelling in or around the spinal cord. Initial symptoms may include extreme back pain or pressure on the neck, head or back or a lack of coordination or balance when walking. A delayed diagnosis could result in an even more severe injury, so the sooner you seek medical attention from a doctor who specializes in treating accident victims the more likely you are to receive an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate medical treatment.


If you have experienced a catastrophic injury your choice of law firms will make a major difference in the outcome of your case. Texas attorney Trey Apffel has the experience you need, along with a dedicated network of medical professionals who will fully investigate the evidence in your case and prepare the best possible strategy for handling the insurance companies so you can focus on your recovery.

Contact us for a no-obligation, initial consultation.