Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
If you have recently been involved in an accident and suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, or if someone close to you has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury in an accident, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Serious brain or spinal cord injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the Brain & Spinal Cord Injury was caused by human error, someone's negligence, a hazard, a dangerous condition, a design flaw or a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
According to the Centers for Disease Control traumatic brain injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head and can disrupt the function of the brain. Concussions, also called “closed head injuries,” are a type of traumatic brain injury. Each year in the United States, an estimated 1.5 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury. Of those, 230,000 are hospitalized and survive, which is more than 20 times the number of hospitalizations for spinal cord injury, another key disabling injury. Another 50,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries. An estimated 300,000 sports-related brain injuries of mild to moderate severity occur in the United States each year. At least 5.3 million Americans, 2% of the U.S. population, currently live with disabilities resulting from traumatic brain injury.
According to the Centers for Disease Control nearly 200,000 people in the U.S. live with a disability related to a spinal cord injury. Approximately 11,000 Americans sustain a spinal cord injury each year. The leading cause of spinal cord injuries varies by age. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause among persons under age 65. Among persons age 65 and older, falls cause most spinal cord injuries. Sports and recreation activities cause an estimated 18% of spinal cord injury cases.
Brain and spinal cord injury personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
Where can I get legal advice about my Accident Injury issue or case?
If you have an Accident Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule an initial consultation.
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