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The cervical spine includes vertebrae near the head and neck. A cervical spine injury may result in some degree of quadriplegia (tetraplegia), with the injury affecting all body parts below the neck and shoulders.

The thoracic spine makes up the upper and middle regions of the back. A thoracic spine injury can affect the legs, pelvis, and lower torso. Depending on the location of the damage on the thoracic spine, an injury can also affect hand and arm movement, digestive function, and breathing.

The lumbar spine makes up the lower portion of the back. A lumbar spinal injury can affect the legs, pelvis, and lower torso and may also impact bodily functions, including bladder and bowel control and sexual function.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, boating accidents recently reached a 30-year high in Texas. Fatalities in boating accidents in waterways increased 45 percent from 2019 to 2020, while deaths in accidents on open water increased by 61 percent. Injuries had also increased by 64 percent from 2019 to 2020. From January through…

If you are involved in an accident with another boat or watercraft, you should exchange information with the other operator. Important evidence you should ask for includes: Name and contact information The other vessel’s make, model, and registration number, if applicable The boater’s driver’s license or boating license The boater’s insurance provider and policy number,…

Under Texas Parks and Wildlife Code §31.105, the operator of a watercraft involved in an accident must report the accident and any casualties sustained in the accident either to a local law enforcement agency or to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. A boat accident normally must be reported within 30 days, although a report…