Brain And Spinal Injury
Why seek legal action for a traumatic brain injury (tbi) or spinal cord injury?
Approximately 1.5 million Americans per year sustain a brain and spinal injury, of those, 50,000 will die. Survivors can be affected the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI or a spinal cord injury due to someone’s neglect, a competent attorney can help you receive financial compensation to cover the numerous expenses involved. In addition to medical care, a survivor of these injuries often needs a combination of physical and neurological rehabilitation, as well as psychological counseling in order to deal with the many impairments that go hand-in-hand with a devastating injury.
Financial compensation awarded in a court of law is aimed at covering these expenses:
- Medical care throughout the person’s life
- Caregivers at home
- Counseling and Psychiatric care
- Lost wages
- Expenses not covered by existing health insurance
- Travel expenses for medical care
- Various support services for the injured person’s family
- Funeral expenses
Even if you feel you are not ready to file a suit, consult one of our qualified lawyers as soon as possible so that you will know your options. We do not charge any fees upfront. In fact, we will only charge attorney’s fees if we obtain a financial settlement for you. If you don’t win, we won’t get paid a legal fee. Call us today for your free case evaluation 1.800.241.9779.
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Traumatic brain injury (tbi): get the facts
Approximately 1.5 million Americans per year sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and of those, 50,000 will die. Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days, or the rest of their lives.
Spinal cord injury: get the facts
Today in the United States, as many as 400,000 people are living with spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries are the number one cause of paralysis. The two types of spinal cord injury are complete (traumatic), and incomplete (non-traumatic). Complete or traumatic injuries result in paraplegia or tetraplegia.
Frequently Asked Questions
A TBI is caused by a direct blow to the head when the force is strong enough to break through the skull and damage the soft brain, or to cause the brain to move within the skull.
- Car Accidents account for 50 – 70% of all TBIs
OTHER CAUSES INCLUDE:
• Slip and Falls
• Sports Related Activities
- Loss of consciousness
- Dilated pupils
- Paralysis or muscle weakness
- Loss of coordination
- Difficulty speaking or swallowing
- Memory issues
- Change in personality
- Difficulty processing thoughts
- Problems with body temperature, metabolism and pulse
These issues not only affect individuals but can have lasting effects on families and communities.
If a person is experiencing any TBI symptoms, they should immediately contact their doctor, go to the nearest emergency room, or dial 911. Getting timely treatment is crucial for survival and recovery.
Spinal cord injuries are caused when delicate spinal cord tissue is bruised, torn, or crushed. Spinal cord injuries can be caused by accidents, but can also be caused by diseases or disorders.
- Motor vehicle accidents account for 44% of all spinal cord injuries.
OTHER CAUSES INCLUDE:
- Acts of violence, including knife and gunshot wounds
- Slips and falls
- Sports-related injuries, primarily diving accidents
- Trampoline accidents
- Motor deficit
- Sensory deficit
- Breathing difficulty
- Bowel and/or bladder dysfunction