One of the areas of personal injury law that Barapp Law Firm specializes in is traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. These are more commonly referred to as “catastrophic” injuries because the victim suffers with catastrophic consequences and is permanently disabled by them. While these types of injuries commonly range from mild to severe, they can dramatically degrade a person’s quality of life. In many cases, the victim’s quality of life is burdened by the need for hospitalization, medical equipment, medication, rehabilitation, surgery, and long-term health issues.
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Common Causes of these Injuries
There are numerous causes of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries but what you have to remember is that they not only affect the person that has sustained them, the impact on their family members and loved ones can be devastating. The most common causes of these injuries are motor vehicle and slip and fall accidents. For example:
Spinal cord injuries result from damage to the discs or ligaments in the spinal cord, the spinal cord itself, and the vertebrae. This type of damage can result from acts of violence, diseases, long periods of alcohol consumption, motor vehicle accidents, recreational and sporting injuries, or slip and fall accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by closed head injuries such as concussions or penetrating skull injuries such as a piece of glass penetrating your skull if it hits the windshield of the vehicle.
If a loved one has sustained either one of these injuries, it could be financially distressing for the entire family if the victim is permanently disabled and cannot work or even temporarily disabled and must undergo rehabilitation in order to work again. Recovery and rehabilitation from such catastrophic injuries can take months and oftentimes, years. While in many cases, recovery might not be a possibility.
There are many adverse effects that are associated with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Regardless, these injuries are oftentimes life-changing and negatively impact a person’s quality of life. For instance:
Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or total paralysis / paraplegia or quadriplegia. In most cases involving these types of injuries, the Barapp Law Firm has helped clients get the extensive medical care and rehabilitation that is needed.
Traumatic brain injuries can result in decreased motor skills, diminished cognitive skills, and personality changes. Other consequences and symptoms include coma, hearing loss, loss of smell and taste, learning disabilities, seizures, and vision loss.
If you or a loved one has sustained either type of injury, you may be in for a lifetime of care and treatment expenses. Don’t run the risk of financial devastation. Let us protect your right to compensation. For more information, call Barapp Law Firm today and schedule an appointment so we can determine the extent of your injuries and place a value on your case.
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