Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
We have extensive experience with brain and spinal cord injury cases.
Brain and spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating injuries a person can experience. Efforts to regain cognitive or physical functioning may involve months or years of therapy, and even then recovery may be limited. Along the way, medical bills pile up and financial resources are depleted. You need a skilled lawyer to protect your rights as you adjust to a new reality, and we have the knowledge and experience to help you.
Spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries often begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates one or more vertebrae, such as a traumatic impact occurring during a motorcycle accident, a motor vehicle collision, a truck crash or an industrial accident. Many spinal cord injuries lead to death or paralysis, and those that cause paralysis have immediate life-changing consequences. You will need extensive medical treatment. You may need to relearn your day-to-day skills or adapt them to fit your changed abilities. You may need to modify your motor vehicle, home and workplace.
People who suffer spinal cord injuries experience a number of health problems, such as complications with the bladder and bowels, an inability to regulate blood pressure, a reduction in the ability to regulate body temperature, chronic pain and decreased resistance to respiratory complications. As a result, spinal cord injury victims often experience a shorter lifespan and need a lifetime of specialized medical care.
According to our research, patients who suffer severe spinal cord injuries require an average of more than $1 million of medical care during the first year, followed by close to $250,000 in medical expenses each subsequent year. These costs are far beyond most people’s means, making it vital that any wrongdoer who caused the harm bear that financial burden.