Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Claims
Traumatic brain, spinal or other catastrophic injuries, whether it is mild, moderate or severe, can seriously alter your quality of life. These injuries may be the result of a motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall. Closed head injuries may be the result of the severe shaking experienced during a car accident (such as a concussion), while penetrating head injuries are the result of an object penetrating the skull (such as a piece of glass from the windshield). Surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation, equipment, medication and other health issues make for a serious burden on your quality of life.
Traumatic Brain Injury
When a person suffers a brain injury they may not demonstrate any obvious physical signs of the injury. Personality, memory, reason and temperament can all be affected by such an injury and can lead to debilitating and frustrating obstacles in the road to recovery. It can often take days, weeks or even months for symptoms of a brain injury to appear.
Loss of consciousness or significant head trauma is not required to cause a traumatic brain injury.
If you or someone you know has suffered trauma to the head, monitor that person for the following signs:
- Severe Headaches
- Unusual tiredness
- Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
- Nausea and dizziness
Early intervention is ideal for this type of injury; the first 12 to 18 months are the most crucial for maximizing recovery. In this time we will make every effort to secure early financing from the insurer for rehabilitation and attendant care.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries can result in the permanent and/or partial paralysis of an individual. Often, Spinal Cord Injuries can result in pain, the partial or complete paralysis of the arms and/or legs, and the loss of sensation in certain areas of the body depending on the level in which the injury effects. Trauma to the cervical spine (neck) can result in the full paralysis of the arms and legs known as quadriplegia. If trauma occurs in the thoracic region, it can result in sensitivity and a limited range of motion.
Let Potestio Law Work for You
At Potestio Law we have been instrumental in obtaining compensation for the enormous health care costs associated with long-term medical care, rehabilitation and assistive aids and devices. We work alongside a team of medical experts to obtain compensation for the loss of income and the pain and suffering our client has experienced as a result of their Brain and Spinal Cord Injury. We understand both the short and long-term ramifications of these types of injuries and are committed to seeing that our clients are fully compensated for their injuries.
Tell us your story and we’ll make sure that your insurance and/or benefit claims provide maximum compensation for your loss.