Every year, hundreds of thousands of people receive a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Many of these accidents cause permanent damage, and over 50,000 people die from brain injuries annually.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain or spine injury, you need a specialized lawyer who can help. Don’t go through this alone. Find someone who will fight for your rights and get the compensation you deserve to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more.
The leading cause of brain and spine injuries are automobile accidents. Our bodies are simply not designed to take the force involved when two heavy vehicles collide.
Sports and other physical activities also make up a significant portion of these types of injuries.
All spinal injuries are serious, and their effects can last weeks, months, or even years. Some of the most common injuries include:
Whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are suddenly jerked forward and backward, damaging the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It mostly affects the cervical spine (the neck area), but it can cause intense pain and difficulties for long periods of time. In fact, whiplash can become permanent if not properly treated.
Herniated discs. Your spine is made of discs, stacked one on top of the other. The extreme force and impact of a car accident can cause one or more discs to slip out of place. This may not cause trouble on its own, but can cause extreme pain, tingling, or numbness in the back or your extremities if the slipped disc compresses a nerve.
Fractures. A car accident can cause your vertebrae to fracture. A compression fracture, where pressure causes cracks or fissures in the spine, is the most common type of car accident fracture and requires immediate medical attention.
Spinal cord injuries. The most serious and dangerous type of spinal injury from a car accident. If the spinal cord itself is damaged, you may experience nerve damage or paralysis, including paraplegia (paralysis of the lower half of the body) or quadriplegia (paralysis from the neck down).
Brain injuries are similarly serious, and with over 2.8 million people suffering traumatic brain injuries annually, they are a real public health problem. Victims may suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:
These injuries may be temporary, but they could be long-lasting or even permanent. People suffering from brain or spine injuries may need intense physical therapy to relearn day-to-day procedures and get back to a normal life.
Like most accidents, there is no average settlement for a spine or brain injury – it depends on the extent of your injuries, the circumstances surrounding your accident, and who is deemed responsible.
However, with the right lawyer on your side, you can hope and expect to receive compensation for:
If you’re suffering from a spine or brain injury, you need an attorney who is familiar with handling these cases. An experienced lawyer will be able to prove negligence, support your claim, and fight for your rights to get the compensation you deserve.
The professionals of Snedaker Law have handled many cases involving people with a Traumatic Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury. We have the knowledge, the education, and the experience to handle even the most complex personal injury case.
If you experience a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, then you need a brain injury lawyer who is here to stand for you. Our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, the education, and the experience to handle even the most complex personal injury case. When you’re looking for someone to help you though your difficult time, Snedaker Law is the One for you.