Brain and Spinal Injury
Brain and spinal cord injuries are traumatic events. They are often a result of motor vehicle accidents, though they may also result from slips and falls or other types of serious incidents. People who have suffered brain and spinal cord injuries are changed for life. Their injury generally requires costly immediately medical care in order to stabilize them, and this is followed by extensive rehabilitation. In most cases spinal cord and brain injury patients need constant care and attention, either in their own homes or in specialized long-term care facilities.
All of these necessary accommodations of the injured person’s new reality are extremely costly, and if they occur as the result of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior then that person is financially liable for all of the damage that they’ve caused. If you are in a situation where someone you love has been damaged in this way, we are here to help. James Kennedy is an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight on your behalf to make sure that your loved one receives the compensation that they need and the justice that they deserve.
The leading cause of brain injury is automobile accidents, with slip and fall accidents coming in second. In the case of slip and fall incidents, the majority of those injured are the most vulnerable among us – the elderly and very young children. Brain injuries also result from physical assaults, child and elderly abuse, construction site and workplace accidents, and incidents on the athletic field. When the brain is injured recovery is often very difficult if not impossible, and nearly 25% of all of those who suffer severe brain damage end up dying as a result of their injury. For those who don’t die, the end result can include lifelong seizures, coma, or learning disabilities.
Spinal cord injuries are the result of sudden trauma in which the vertebrae are fractured, dislocated or crushed and end up damaging the spinal cord itself. Though nearly half of all spinal cord injuries are the result of an auto accident, falls, physical violence and sports injuries also play a part. The result of a spinal cord injury is often paralysis or permanent disability. Other effects include difficulty controlling bladder and bowel, inability to control blood pressure or body temperature, and chronic pain.
In a large percentage of brain injury and spinal cord injury situations, the accident that caused the injury was the fault of somebody else’s reckless actions or negligence. If you or someone you love has suffered this type of catastrophic injury, make sure that you have legal representation from an attorney who truly cares. James Kennedy is a compassionate personal injury lawyer who has the experience you need to make sure that you get the compensation and justice you deserve.