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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.

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Traumatic brain injuries – “invisible” devastation

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) typically occurs when a portion of the brain collides with the skull, causing the brain to either bruise or bleed. According to recent U.S. government statistics, about 2.8 million TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occur in the United States every year. Common causes include high-impact sports, car accidents, major falls, and assaults.

A TBI is sometimes referred to as an “invisible” injury because the victim can experience slower reasoning, memory lapses, confusion, emotional outbursts or impulsive behavior but can appear physically normal.  Brain injury victims may not be able to hold jobs that place intellectual demands on them and may have difficulty performing daily tasks.  The long-term impacts can dramatically impact the victim’s ability to work, making the person financially vulnerable.

When you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury, it’s vital to have an experienced attorney fully investigate the claim to determine how extensive the damage is, whether the results will have a long-term impact, and whether the injury occurred due to another person’s careless or reckless conduct.

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.

OUR RESULTS

We get results in spinal cord and brain injury cases.

$2,700,000 Settlement

for a spinal cord injury caused by excessive use of force by police.

$2,825,000 Jury Verdict

for a brain injury caused by an assault by bar patrons.

$275,000 Jury Verdict

for a mild TBI from a concussion caused by a car accident.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

Our Process

See how we will get you justice.

  • 01

    Initial conversation.

    We gather all the necessary information and begin evaluating.

  • 02

    Evaluation.

    Using the information, we assess the strengths and weaknesses of all possible claims and defenses.

  • 03

    Filing the lawsuit.

    This starts the formal litigation process.

  • 04

    Exchange of information.

    This is called the discovery phase and includes exchange of information and documents, and testimony under oath.

  • 05

    Mediation.

    Oftentimes the parties will attempt to resolve the case by using a neutral third-party to help bring the sides together.

  • 06

    Trial.

    If mediation or negotiations are unsuccessful, the next stop is the courthouse.

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The first step is an initial conversation. Call us or leave us some information below, and our team will contact you quickly to gather more information.

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