TRAUMATIC BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURIES
Often the result of an accident, brain and spine injuries can devastate your ability to complete even the simplest tasks. These accidents can occur in a vehicle collision, workplace injury, or in many other situations including repetitive stress. Often the result is an injured individual who is paralyzed, or otherwise severely affected, for life.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Each year there are roughly 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries or “TBIs” in the U.S. we hear all the time about concussion syndrome from football players to boxers. Brain injuries often occur during car accidents, but can be caused by almost any bump, blow or jolt to the head.
There doesn’t have to be blunt force trauma to the head, the actual stopping quickly can move the brain inside the skull causes the brain to slam against the walls of the skull.
Brain injuries come in may different varieties, from the most severe, where one is now functioning at a level well below where they where prior to the incident, to a mild condition. Concussions are an example of a mild form of brain injury that often leads only to a temporary impairment and possibly a full impairment.
In the more severe brain injury, the person could experience a loss of memory, a change in personality, a decrease in the ability to communicate and understand others, inability to walk or use their motor functions, a decrease in IQ, or a loss of taste.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal injuries can devastate your ability to complete even the simplest tasks. The spine contains vital nerves that many of us take for granted until they start to impair our ability to walk, brush our teeth, or even sit for long periods of time.Treatment for these injuries and the resulting care for paralyzed individuals can be brutally expensive. In one year alone, many families accumulate $300,000, $500,000, even $800,000 or more in treatment costs. Surgeries on the spinal cord are extremely expensive as well, and the aftercare for a spinal cord surgery and resulting years of therapy can leave a family financially devastated.
It is critical to consult with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney as soon as possible if a serious accident has left you or a family member injured with spinal cord injury. Our spinal cord injury attorneys can help determine if the injury resulted from someone’s negligence.
Often individuals with spinal cord injuries are afflicted through no fault of their own. Our attorneys can help you make that determination for free by reviewing the incidents that led to your particular injury. Our attorneys can also help walk you through the steps you need to take to secure your future medical bills and after-care are provided for.